Posts Tagged ‘U Street’

What Would Replace the Reeves Center in the D.C. United Deal?

A lengthy political battle stands between the city's proposal to orchestrate several land swaps and purchases in order to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point and the realization of the plan. But one central piece of the plan, previously lacking in clear details, has begun to come into focus: the building that would [...]

City Seeks Developer for U Street School, Civil War Museum

The city is seeking a developer to transform a vacant U Street NW school building into a new mixed-use facility that will house the African-American Civil War Museum.
The Grimke School, located at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW, was built in 1887 as the Phelps School, and renamed in 1934 for civic [...]

Latest Recipients of City Largesse Include H Street CrossFit, U Street Indoor Cycling Studio

A pharmacy in Bellevue, an artist studio in Anacostia, and a construction company in Congress Heights just got a big boost from the city, in the form of grants aimed at assisting businesses in the District's emerging corridors.
So did a popular bistro/bar in Shaw, a group indoor cycling* studio on U Street NW, a CrossFit gym [...]

With City’s Movie Supply Nearly Doubling, Landmark CEO Is Unconcerned (Mostly)

The District currently has 49 commercial movie-theater screens, not counting the IMAX theater at the Smithsonian (or the myriad screening rooms at culture institutions). In the next few years, we're set to get an additional 40 screens. The arrival of Landmark cinemas in NoMa and on V Street NW, an Angelika theater at Union Market, [...]

Wells: Affordable Housing Must Be Part of D.C. United Deal

The city's effort to complete a deal to swap public land for the site of the proposed D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point is already well behind schedule, and it's not getting any easier. Both Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and his challenger Brianne Nadeau have pushed for an office use rather than the expected residential development [...]

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 [...]

Has the Reeves Center Become a Second Hoover Building?

There's lots to unpack in the reported deal to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point: the implications for the riverfront neighborhood, the potential pitfalls following criticism of the city's (more expansive) funding of nearby Nationals Park, the ability to pull off all the necessary swaps and arrangements, etc. But one aspect that [...]

Development Showdown: Florida Avenue Proposals Go Head to Head

This afternoon, two development teams are meeting with a panel of city officials. The future of Florida Avenue NW north of U Street hangs in the balance. Will the neighborhood get a Harris Teeter supermarket, an extension of W Street, apartments, and a hotel? Or a specialty goods market, a grand concourse, restaurants, and a [...]

The No Luck Club: Three Films on Displacement in D.C.

On a given weekend night in Chinatown, there are probably more Vapiano diners or Lucky Strike bowlers than there are Chinese people. If you took away the iconic H Street arch and the gratuitous Chinese lettering on many of the businesses, most visitors would think they were in a typical downtown commercial district, not a [...]

JBG Continues to Inflict Outsiders on D.C. Architecture

Well, JBG has gone and done it again: Brought in somebody who's never before worked in Washington to design residential buildings on its Atlantic Plumbing sites at 8th and V Street NW. That would be Morris Adjmi, who's accustomed to New York City and California. Despite stepping outside the familiar cast of characters, it's not [...]