Posts Tagged ‘Logan Circle’

Water Testing Reveals Petroleum Contamination; Four Schools Closed (Updated)

Don't drink the water yet if you live in parts of Shaw or Logan Circle.

If You Live in This Area, Don’t Drink the Water

There were two reports of a petroleum smell in the water today.

Mr. Georgetown Moves to Logan Circle: “The City’s Moved East”

Here's a sign of the times if there ever was one: Herb Miller, a 50-year Georgetown resident and the man responsible for developing much of the neighborhood, has packed up and moved to Logan Circle. His reason: "The city's moved east."
"There was a local grocery store and cleaners and hardware stores," says Miller of his [...]

Miller Boys Set Sights on 14th Street [CLARIFICATION]

It's been a while since we heard from Ben and Dan Miller, the guys behind the buzziest real estate-related social media tool of last year, and possibly ever. They're biding their time with their new building on H Street, which has been gradually gathering commentary on Popularise, and still trying to figure out a new [...]

Abdo Bails on Logan Circle Project

Developer Jim Abdo's lawyer tells me that he's withdrawn the zoning application for his planned 70-ish-unit building in the empty space between 14th and 15th Street on Rhode Island Avenue NW, and declined to give a reason for the reversal. It's not an unprecedented thing for Abdo; he's proposed building on top of his office [...]

Two New Projects Filling Holes in Dupont/Logan

Up for consideration at the Historic Preservation Review Board this month are two new projects that will just fit in between the buildings around them.
The first: A nine-story apartment building at 17th and O Street on land owned by First Baptist Church (yet another religious institution making good use of its extra acreage) and developed [...]

Monument Rolls Dice on Logan Circle Redevelopment

What would you do if you were offered $800,000 for a condo you bought ten years ago for $120,000 in one of the city's hottest neighborhoods?
That's the choice facing 54 homeowners and their families in Logan Circle in the next few weeks, as big-time developer Monument Realty makes a bid for four separate parcels that [...]

Italian Shirt Laundry is No More; Owner Settles Lawsuit With Architects

Remember that exciting new concept coming to the old shirt laundry building on 14th and Q NW? The would-be restauranteur, Whisk Group, has finally given up the fight after pouring more than $50,000 into preparation–only to decide that foundation upgrades, soil remediation, and renovation would cost more than he'd bargained for.
"At this point, we're backing [...]

Behold: MidCity Arts District Brand Concepts Revealed!

Despite the criticism they've come under in recent months, the as-yet-unnamed Arts District team has forged ahead with its branding process, presenting four banner concepts yesterday that will be narrowed down to one design and installed on lampposts by the beginning of December.
The designs are the result of a feedback gathering process that, when it's [...]

Midcity Branding Process Gets Rolling, Faces Questions

The folks heading up the city-funded neighborhood branding initiative for a region around 14th and U Streets learned last night that getting consensus around the idea of a unified, arts-oriented identity might require some convincing.
In a packed gathering at Busboys and Poets, project leaders Andrea Doughty and Carol Felix ran through their plans to host [...]