Posts Tagged ‘Shaw’

iStrategyLabs Is Final Tenant for Shaw’s Wonder Bread Factory

A year ago, the Wonder Bread Factory was struggling. Douglas Development's ambitious project had transformed the vacant Shaw factory into boutique office space, but tenants were hard to come by. The anchor tenant, WorkSpacesLLC, had just backed out of its lease amid financial hardship.
Now things look much rosier. The tech marketing firm iStrategyLabs is taking [...]

Ice Skating Rink Coming to Shaw

An ice skating rink will open in Shaw this winter, on the site of the Old City Farm and Guild on Rhode Island Avenue NW.
The Lake Shaw Ice Rink is set to open on Dec. 6 and close for the season around Feb. 23, with the latter date depending on the weather. In the spring, [...]

Diving-Board Apartments and Dog-Grooming Stations: A Virtual Tour of CityMarket at O

The two-block development project that promises to transform a section of Shaw is inching toward completion. Roadside Development's CityMarket at O, which replaces the former O Street Market and the run-down Giant supermarket on 9th Street NW, will include a new Giant, a 182-room Cambria Suites hotel, and senior and market-rate housing. And after some [...]

Prediction Notices: What 2013 Could Have in Store for D.C. Real Estate

2012 was supposed to be the year that the economic recovery finally picked up steam, the real estate market made a meaningful comeback, and the District’s streetcar started running. None of that happened. 2013 has already seen similar predictions, but with the country continuing to see not-very-impressive job growth, D.C.’s housing and office markets coming [...]

Photos: The Progress at Progression Place

Shaw is getting ready for its makeover. There's the long-vacant Parcel 42, for which six new development designs are being considered. There's the old Wonder Bread factory on S Street NW that'll soon become well-facaded offices. And then there's Progression Place.
The massive development above the Shaw Metro, on 7th Street between S and T streets, [...]

UHOP Looks to Consolidate Hold on 7th Street Block

Last month, the city held a pre-bid conference for people interested in Parcel 42, the key chunk of land at 7th and Rhode Island Avenue NW that's now on its second trip through the public disposition process. There was a good showing of local small developers: Redbrick, Neighborhood Development Company, Altus Realty Partners, The Community [...]

Former Townes Groceries to be Redeveloped For Ex-Foster Kids

Rendering by Fox Architects.

Once home to Townes Groceries, the humble building at the northeast corner of 9th and S Streets NW has played host most recently to the Capital Pool Checkers Club, which moved there when it got too big for a barbershop down the street. If things go right for D.C. Housing Enterprises, they'll [...]

Park It

In the basement of the Watha T.Daniel/Shaw Library early last month, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C came up with a wish list for everything it wanted in a new development that would go on a long-vacant, city-owned lot across the street. The last plan had foundered in the recession, and this time, the city was offering [...]

Why Shiloh Baptist Church Hangs On to Those Vacant Properties

The one that got away.

Shiloh Baptist Church hasn't made many friends in Shaw by keeping a string of five properties on 9th Street NW north of P Street—now prime real estate in the fast-changing neighborhood—vacant for about a decade. The neighbors might not even mind as much if the church were at least open about [...]

Hoagie House Owners Throw in the Towel, Sell Building for Apartments and a Cafe

Back in July, ONE Ministries LLC was still hanging onto their dream of making the building known as Hoagie House at 4th and N Street NW in Shaw into a facility for after-school youth programs. But the blighted property tax was about to kick in, and while the Advisory Neighborhood Commission supported their request for [...]