Posts Tagged ‘Harry Thomas Jr.’

Is There Hope for Woodridge?

On the western end of the eastern half of Rhode Island Avenue NE, gentrification has done its work, lining the broad road with proudly restored rowhouses flowing out of Bloomingdale. After heading up over a crest, the avenue descends past a rough patch of car ramps up to a strip mall vacated last year by [...]

Waltzing With Walmart: Can D.C. convince the world’s largest retailer to take up urbanism?

Over the three decades Brookland Hardware has operated on the corner of 12th and Monroe streets NE, it seems to have nested in place. Floor-to-ceiling shelves are densely hung with every kind of fastener, cleaning agent, and kitchen implement a home improver might desire. Narrow aisles are further crowded by power tools to rent, which [...]

Albert to Council: Leave Grimke, Backus School Developments Alone

 
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On Friday, Loose Lips obtained a letter [PDF] to the D.C. Council from outgoing deputy mayor for planning and economic development Neil O. Albert. In it, he outlined his problems with several proposals in the budget legislation scheduled for a second and final vote on Tuesday. LL plucks out the highlights, republished here:*
Two of the [...]

What’s Going on at the Old Hecht’s Warehouse? Pt. 2

Yesterday, I stumbled across a piece of tax abatement legislation for a project in Ward 5 striving to be the next DC USA mall.
In December 2007, Patriot Equities, a Philadelphia-based developer, purchased the Old Hecht’s Warehouse at the corner of New York Ave and Fenwick St. NE.
The immediate plan: Move Target, Best Buy, or Costco [...]

What’s Going on at the Old Hecht’s Warehouse?

Back in December 2007, Patriot Equities, a Philadelphia-based developer, purchased the Old Hecht's Warehouse at the corner of New York Ave and Fenwick St. NE. There was talk of opening up a Target, Best Buy, or a Costco in the building. Then the chatter, as far as I know, went away.*
Today, I was looking through [...]

Armed Forces Retirement Home Halts Major Development

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The McMillan site is the green 25-acre site at the bottom of the image, directly right of the reservoir. The Armed Forces Retirement Home sits within the green 77-acre site above the Washington Hospital Center.
At various McMillan meetings I've attended, people have made vague, unexplained references to development at the Armed Forces [...]

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