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Another Casualty of Sandy: Tenant Protest Against Alleged Discrimination

Hurricane Sandy claims another victim: a protest by Latino tenants of 1111 Massachusetts Ave. NW against alleged abuses at the building, owned by Jair Lynch Development Partners.
Tenants of the building accuse the building's managers, the Kettler Management Company, of waging a deliberate campaign against Spanish-speaking Latino residents, with the goal of forcing them out in [...]

When All Else Fails, Convene a Task Force

Planning for the  streetcar has veered a bit off the rails, as neighbors protest the city's planned car barn/training facility on the Spingarn High School campus and the launch of the inaugural H Street-Benning Road line seems destined to be pushed into 2014.
Hoping to get things back on track (sorry, I'll stop, I promise), Mayor [...]

The Apartment Iceberg Cometh

It's not news by now that developers and landlords are on edge about the wave of new housing stock that will hit next year, after a long drought (that graph at right pretty much sums up the situation). They're just getting even more strident about it.
"Whenever I have the opportunity of speaking nationally, I tell people [...]

Big Trades: Wisconsin Avenue Akridge Site to Pepco, H Street Murrys to Housing Developer

Today brings potentially bad news for Wisconsin Avenue and good news for H Street.
Bad news first: Michael Neibauer reports that 5220 Wisconsin Avenue, which developer Akridge had planned to turn into a mixed-use project, has sold to Pepco, which may use the site to expand its adjacent substation. Though Pepco might also incorporate some housing [...]

Jair Lynch Gets Himself a Piece of H Street NE

The southern side of the 600 block of H Street NE is one of the strip's most blighted stretches: A set of boring brick office buildings mostly leased to District agencies, with little in the way of retail on the ground floor. Back in 2005, H Street Ventures LLC bought the whole property (roughly outlined [...]

LEEDy Outtakes

My column this week is about the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development certification, which D.C. has more of than any one other city–because most of the city is shaped along their criteria anyway. As usual, there were a few interesting bits I couldn't fit. So here they are in a blog post:

Two [...]

The Great Reset: McMillan has Bedeviled Developers for Decades. Can the Latest Try be the Last?

There have been so many plans for development of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site that if you put them together in a slideshow, it might make for a dramatic film—except with no clear heroes or villains, and no happy ending. Yet, at least.
The most recent main characters are trying to provide one. In their first [...]

At McMillan, Developers Need a Little Help From the Neighbors

With a budget gap yawning into the next few years, Mayor-elect Vince Gray has put developers on notice that not all of their big projects—Hill East, Walter Reed, the Southwest Waterfront, to name a few—will get the public funding they were expecting.
That puts them all in competition with each other to move to the front [...]

McMillan Plans Start Taking Shape

Three weeks ago, the design and development teams tasked with the redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site started over on the long, painstaking process of doing something with the area that neighbors could accept. After another couple of salons with interested residents, the planners came back to St. Martin's Church on Saturday morning with [...]

Starting Over–Again–On McMillan Planning

There has been plan after plan after plan for the redevelopment of the McMillan sand filtration plant east of First Street NW. Yesterday, project leaders got community members to begin yet again.
In the first of three public meetings, several dozen community members hunkered down in St. Martin's Church on Saturday morning with principals from the [...]