Posts Tagged ‘JBG’

Developers Strike Deal on Controversial Florida Avenue Site

A longstanding conflict over a controversial planned development near the U Street NW corridor is finally nearing resolution, as the two competing developers have agreed to collaborate and bring a full-service grocery store to the project.
In July 2013, city officials surprised many neighbors by picking underdog developer MRP Realty over the JBG Companies to develop [...]

Four Potential Futures of the Gateway to Mount Vernon Triangle

At the corner of 5th and I streets NW sits a vacant lot that will soon be transformed into what's been called the "gateway" to the Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood. Last night, neighbors packed into the trailer that serves as the Mount Vernon Community Improvement District offices and caught a glimpse of the future of [...]

Four-Teams Shortlisted to Develop 5th and I NW Lot

One of four teams will soon have the opportunity to develop a rarity in the District: a vacant lot in the heart of the city.
Yesterday, the city announced a shortlist of four teams of developers to build a mixed-use complex on a city-owned piece of land in Mount Vernon Triangle at the corner of 5th [...]

With 245-Apartment Complex, JBG Continues Takeover of 8th Street NW

Having successfully conquered the area around the intersection of 14th and U streets NW, the JBG Companies have rounded the corner and will soon have a second epicenter along 8th Street NW and Florida Avenue.
The Chevy Chase, Md.-based developer has already altered the skyline of the 14th and U corner, with the nine-story, 268-apartment Louie [...]

Live in a Former EPA Office Building for $3,000 a Month

Call it urban renewal 2.0. In the 1950s and 1960s, the federal government leveled much of the Southwest quadrant of D.C. and replaced it with a brutalist utopia. At the center of the new Southwest was the Waterside Mall, blocking what was once 4th Street and straddled by two office towers used by the Environmental [...]

Ten-Screen Movie Theater Coming to NoMa

Landmark Theatres is planning to open a 10-screen movie theater in NoMa, with an anticipated opening in fall 2016.
The cinema will be part of the Capitol Point development by the Chevy Chase, Md.-based JBG Companies, which is located at the corner of New York Avenue and N Street NE and will also include a 200-room [...]

Grocery, JBG Collaboration Still on the Table for 965 Florida

Angry neighbors confronted a senior city official and the developers-to-be of a valuable parcel of public land last night over the city's decision this summer to award the site to a team that was not favored by local groups.
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham presided over the gathering in the back room of Duffy's Irish Pub after [...]

Neighbors Still Seeking Answers on City’s 965 Florida Ave. Decision

When the city announced its decision to award valuable city-owned land to an underdog developer in late July, neighbors and local elected officials demanded a full explanation of the surprising move. Nearly three months later, they're still waiting for answers.
The JBG Companies were thought to have the leg up in the competition to develop the [...]

Is Boring Better Than Ugly?

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." –Jeremiah 29:11
So reads a banner facing the corner of 16th and I streets NW, affixed to a concrete wall of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. The [...]

Graham to Hoskins: Explain Your Unpopular 965 Florida Ave. Decision

Responding to the growing controversy surrounding the city's selection of a developer for a valuable property near the U Street corridor, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham sent a letter this morning to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins requesting a more detailed explanation of the city's decision.
"I have rarely experienced in Ward [...]

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