Posts Tagged ‘Ivy City’

Busboys and Poets in Negotiations to Open Location at Hecht’s Development

Ivy City's former Hecht's warehouse is about to get very spiffy.

Cheh Aims to Preempt Bus Lot With Community Center

In one of the most successful recent triumphs of civic activism over city plans, Ivy City residents persuaded a judge in December 2012 to prevent the District from turning a former school parking lot in the neighborhood into a major bus parking depot—temporarily. The judge issued a preliminary injunction against the use of the lot [...]

Officials Dig Into a Sandbox to Launch Transformation of Hecht Building

The old Hecht Company Warehouse took the latest step in its continuing evolution today with a dozen shovels jammed into a makeshift sandbox.
The "groundbreaking" of the redevelopment of the 1937 Ivy City building on New York Avenue NE may not have broken any actual ground, but it drew the majority of the District's 2014 mayoral [...]

Douglas Makes Big Changes to Hecht’s Warehouse Plans

When Doug Jemal looks at the old Hecht Company distribution center, a vacant warehouse on noisy New York Avenue NE that he bought for $20 million in 2011, he sees a property that's "gonna be worth $200 million." When he looks at the surrounding neighborhood, economically depressed Ivy City, he sees an area that "could be the Meatpacking [...]

Hecht’s Gets Its First Retailer: Mom’s Organic Market

Douglas Development has big plans for the Hecht Company warehouse development it's bringing to New York Avenue NE in Ivy City, but up to now it's lacked one crucial component: tenants. Douglas is seeking tenants for the 500,000 square feet of office space it's putting into the old Art Deco warehouse, and the company's executives [...]

The Hecht Company Warehouse, Present and Future

In my column this week on the potentially transformative development taking place at the Hecht Company warehouse on New York Avenue NE, I didn't have a ton of space to go into details of the plans. So allow me to flesh them out a bit.
The highlight of the site is the warehouse itself, a 1937 [...]

Hecht’s Appeal

Photo Slideshow: Hecht Company Warehouse

At a time of when cranes are proliferating across the city, Ivy City can feel like the kid who didn’t get picked.
The diminutive Northeast neighborhood is hemmed in by New York Avenue and the railroad tracks to the north, Mount Olivet Cemetery to the southeast, and Gallaudet University to the southwest. [...]

Ivy City Bus Lot Opponents Get a Gift: Alternatives

Ivy City residents have been fighting the city's plans to put a tour bus depot in their neighborhood with all they've got. In December, they won a temporary injunction from a judge against placing the depot on the lot of the defunct Alexander Crummell School until certain conditions were met. But in their struggle, they've [...]

Vice Principles

Kenyan McDuffie eyed the small plastic shot glass in his hand with suspicion, then took a sip. The proprietors of New Columbia Distillers waited for the Ward 5 councilmember’s reaction to their Green Hat Gin. McDuffie swallowed, and smiled.
“I’m not generally a gin drinker,” McDuffie said, “but it’s good.”
McDuffie and three of his aides were [...]

Judge Allows Buses in Crummell Lot on Inauguration Day

Nearly a month after Ivy City residents celebrated a judge's ruling that temporarily barred bus parking on the lot of the defunct Crummell School, the city won a small victory today: a stay by the same judge that lifts her earlier injunction for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21.
The city was hoping to use the [...]

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