Posts Tagged ‘Shaw’

Valor Development’s On a Roll, Plans 66 Units in Shaw

Valor Development has been banging out projects left and right over the past year, with new things underway and planned in Tenleytown, Logan Circle, Columbia Heights, and Capitol Hill. Now, it's hoping to add Shaw to the list, with a proposal for 66 condos on P Street NW between 7th and Marion Streets, on what's [...]

O Street Market Delay Could Cost City More Cash

Shaw's Giant grocery store closes today, and despite doubts and delay, Roadside Development told Advisory Neighborhod Commission 2C last night that the CityMarket at O development is finally getting started in earnest. But because of the extra time, the Chief Financial Officer says it'll cost the city more than anticipated.
Yesterday, CFO Nat Gandhi sent the [...]

Another Chunk of City Land Back Up For Grabs: 7th and Rhode Island

Gradually, gradually, the city is scrapping Adrian Fenty-era-and-earlier plans for redevelopment projects on government land—either killed by the economy or fumbled by the last administration—and throwing them back out for bid. Up this week: Parcel 42, otherwise known as the big empty lot on the northeast corner of 7th and Rhode Island Avenue NW, kitty [...]

Omegas Kick in $5K for Carter G. Woodson Home, Millions Still Needed

You know all those guys walking around in purple hats and T-shirts for the past few days? Those were the Omegas—members of the Howard University-based Omega Psi Phi fraternity, which was having its centennial bash in the city this weekend. On Saturday morning, their agenda included a rally near the former residence of Carter G. [...]

What the Debt Crisis Means for D.C.

You're hearing a lot about what happens to states and municipalities if the United States goes into default because the people on the Hill can't get it together and agree to raise the debt ceiling before August 2. Even if they do, it's likely that the U.S.' credit rating will fall, which determines how expensive [...]

Hoagie House Owner Gets A Pass

Hoagie House: The red building on the corner of 4th and N Street NW in Shaw that's been vacant and boarded up as long as most people can remember. Finally, the top tax rate for blighted property taxes is kicking in, and the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission is supporting the owner's bid for a break [...]

Final Plan for Wonderbread Factory: Offices?

It's always going to be hard to say whether any given plan for Douglas Development's Wonder Bread Factory on 7th and S Streets NW will be the last, given the number of iterations it's been through. But the company's Paul Millstein seems pretty confident about his latest proposal: A 60,000-square-foot speculative office building (which means [...]

Douglas Details Schwag for Shaw

When developers come to community groups asking their support for necessary favors like tax exemptions and zoning variances, they better be prepared with box of goodies for the neighborhood. Douglas Development has had to do this more than most, with the number of extensions on zoning applications and breaks from vacant property taxes it's needed [...]

Construction Watch: Gibson Plaza Made Over, Inside and Out

Here's the lesson of Gibson Plaza, the 10-story Shaw behemoth housing mostly Section 8 tenants: If you suffer through bad conditions long enough, you might just be there when a fantastic upgrade comes around.
The 217-unit building hadn't had a major renovation since it was built, back in 1974, by the development arm of First Rising [...]

905 R Street NW: Not Abandoned

It's always puzzling to see properties sit vacant in fast-developing neighborhoods. Sometimes there are bureaucratic reasons for the delay, and sometimes owners are just absent. In the case of 905 R Street NW–one of the most painful eyesores in Shaw–the District transferred the house as part of a group of properties to the New Columbia [...]