Thursday, May 31, 2012

Agenda Announced for ANC2C Meeting on June 6, 2012

The agenda has been announced for the Wednesday, June 6, 2012, meeting of ANC 2C. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street, NW.

Agenda items include a presentation on the proposed redevelopment of the Wonder Bread Factory building at 641 S Street, NW; a request for support of zoning relief for the proposed development project at 435 R Street, NW; a request for support for historic preservation approval for proposed new construction at 411 Ridge Street, NW; a proposal for Sunday diagonal parking on the east side of the 1600 block of 9th Street, NW; and consideration of a grant request from Friends of Bundy Park.
The full agenda is after the jump.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three-Unit Project at 515 Q Street, NW, Will Deliver in Summer 2012

The real estate development company M Squared announced that its three-unit condominium project at 515 Q Street, NW, which is currently under constriction, will be completed this summer.  The three-story project features three 2BR/2BA units, with each unit on a separate floor of the building.  The first-floor unit will have a private rear yard and the third-floor unit will have a private roof deck.  Sales prices have not been announced, but the website for the project states that the units are "priced from the $500's".
The developer describes the project as follows: 
Owners will find maple hardwood flooring throughout, as well as 10-foot ceilings, in-ceiling speakers, spacious walk-in closets and new front-loading washers and dryers. Gourmet kitchens are also included within each residence, ... [with] custom cabinetry, over and under-cabinet accent lighting (LED), built-in microwaves, Italian pendant lighting and Italian marble countertops. ... Additionally, these residences feature luxurious designer bathrooms outfitted with pristine Italian white Carrera marble, Italian vanities, designer Italian sink faucets ... dual master bathroom sinks, as well as the modern door hardware and the oversized showers.  ...   Residence One features 1,400 square feet of space, and includes a private backyard. Residence Two offers 1,200 square feet and a private terrace. Residence Three offers 1,200 square feet of living space, as well as a private rooftop deck for additional enjoyment.
Additional information on the project is available at the project website,

A copy of the project brochure, including floor plans, is available after the jump along with a picture of the previous building located at 515 Q Street, NW.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mixed-Use, Post-Foster Care Housing Project Planned for 9th and S Streets, NW

As first reported by Lydia DePillis in the Washington City Paper, a mixed-used redevelopment project named "The Bridge" is being proposed for the northeast corner of 9th and S Streets, NW.

The project would entail the demolition of two buildings (1801-3 9th Street, NW, and 813-15 S Street, NW), including the former Townes Groceries building, and construction of a new building with approximately 14,000 square feet of space.

The new building would include 10 efficiency apartment units for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system, 3,271 of retail space, and 3,271 square feet of office space.

According to a project description package prepared by D.C. Housing Enterprises (a subsidiary of the D.C. Housing Authority, the District's public housing agency), as part of the project the National Center for Children and Families will "administer educational support, workforce development, and soft skills that will carry these children throughout their lives."

There are a couple of question marks regarding the project: the property does not appear to be owned by D.C. Housing Enterprises or the named developer, Thornwell Colden Foundation.  In addition, a Google search for that foundation produced no results.

View the project description package, including project images, project timeline, and project budget, after the jump.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

News Bite: New Public Art Installation Unveiled at Convention Center

From the Shaw Main Streets website:

New Public Art Installation Unveiled at Convention Center
On May 9, 2012, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2), Events DC President and CEO Gregory A. O’Dell and Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Lionell Thomas celebrated the unveiling of Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture, a public art fashion project at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the DC Fashion Foundation.
To illustrate local fashion, select artists and fashion designers showcased couture fashion with scenic art installations along M Street, NW and a visual narrative highlighting six distinctive Washington, DC neighborhoods along the N Street corridor, between 7th & 9th Streets, NW.
Read the full news release here.