Posts Tagged ‘Tenleytown’

It’s Finally Time for Jemal’s Babes

As the Washington Business Journal reported last week, Douglas Development is moving forward again on the long-troubled Babe's Billiards site in Tenleytown: Five floors of apartments with ground floor retail on the corner of Wisconsin and Brandywine Street NW, which will replace a one-story commercial building. Read all about it in their application to the [...]

Can UDC Get Its Students to Come Without Cars?

Out of all the campus plans working their way towards the Zoning Commission this year, the University of the District of Columbia's is somewhat unique: None of the others are attempting to transform themselves into something entirely different. With this year's launch of the Community College of the District of Columbia–which will accommodate many of [...]

The Builder: Ginnie Cooper’s blitz of glitzy libraries was pricey—but worth it.

D.C. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper’s office, on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, is in some ways a reminder of failure: It’s too big, and a set of fraying modernist chairs, original to the 1973 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building, have grown too delicate to sit on. Cooper, a [...]

Reno School Lands $1 Million, Thanks to Data Center Switcharoo

Last year, during the game of musical chairs that had D.C. government agencies moving around to different buildings all over the city, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer decided to move some of its data center operations to the newly-purchased warehouse at 225 Virginia Avenue instead of the Unified Communications Center, as previously planned. [...]

Finally, City Breaks Ground on Tenleytown Library

It's been nearly five years in the making, but construction of Tenleytown's new library is finally underway. The mayor kicked off the project with an official groundbreaking this morning.
As I wrote this spring, the city once planned to build a more ambitious mixed-use development with housing at the site. A public/private partnership could have funneled [...]

Tenleytown Library Project Rally Tomorrow!

I can't keep up with—nor do I want to keep up with—all the twists and turns in the Tenleytown Library saga. By this point, there have been so many acts in this drama, it's damn near impossible to recall them all.
But if you're new to this epic, allow me to offer a pithy summary: The [...]

What’s Doug Jemal Going to Do With the Maxim?

A week ago today, I attended an auction downtown for a prime piece of property in Tenleytown, at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, N.W.
After a tension-filled bidding war with a representative from American University, developer Doug Jemal came away with the win. For five million dollars, he strolled out of the building [...]

Tenleytown’s Maxim Goes for $5 Million–to Doug Jemal

It's a prime piece of real estate, right there at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street NW. It has potential in all the mixed-use ways that make urban designers drool.
And so Tenleytown's Maxim building started out with a bidding price of $5 million today in a foreclosure auction at a downtown law firm. [...]

On the Auction Block: The Maxim in Tenleytown

For years, it seems, I've passed by the Maxim in Tenleytown. The building was supposed to be turned into a 42-unit residential project at 4600 Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street NW. But with a name like "Maxim" in that masculine, tryin'-to-be-sleek-and-sexy font, the signs projected more Maxim Magazine than principles and proverbs.
Either way, the [...]

Albert Stands Ground On Tenleytown Library Project

Tenleytown mixed-use development by the Metro.
DCmud has posted a letter from Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Neil Albert regarding the Tenleytown Library.
The library shut down in 2004. Since then, the community and the city have gone back and forth on how to rebuild the facility, which is located close to the area's Metro [...]