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Piling a bunch of stuff together, again:
* Just posted on its Housing Complex blog (and in this week's print edition), the City Paper takes a look at the "Capitol Riverfront," both in the attempts to brand the neighborhood and in how empty it currently is (the subhed for the piece says "Developing a Name for the Southeast Waterfront Is Easier Than Actually Developing It" ).
UPDATE: I should also mention that Housing Complex has also posted occupancy numbers for the new buildings in Near Southeast: 70 and 100 I are 18 and 14 percent leased, Onyx is at 8 percent, Capitol Hill Tower is at 75 percent, Capitol Quarter Phase I is sold out, and Velocity is 25 percent sold.
* Reader J. reported yesterday that interior work seems to have begun at the old dialysis building at 900 M Street. They're rehabbing the interior and the exterior to create three retail storefronts, though no tenants have been announced yet.
* The Douglass Bridge is having another early-Sunday-morning-closure on the 14th.
* Planners are trying to figure out where to put all the charter buses coming to town for the inauguration. I'm guessing that the surface parking lots all around Near Southeast are going to be pretty enticing.
* The WBJ picks up on what I reported last week about 810-816-820 Potomac Avenue going up for sale in a sealed bid.
* One more add: Dr. Gridlock reports that Metro will be testing more eight-car trains on the Green line.
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Marc says: (12/11/08 9:53 AM)
"70 and 100 I are 18 and 14 percent leased, Onyx is at 8 percent"

I go by these buildings frequently and thought that they looked pretty empty, but have always wondered how normal that is for how long they have been open. Does anyone know how long it usually takes a new apartment building to fill up? Are these buildings on schedule for renting the apartments or behind? I would think those numbers suggest they are behind, but that is just a total guess on my part.


Marc says: (12/11/08 9:59 AM)
"70 and 100 I are 18 and 14 percent leased, Onyx is at 8 percent"

I go by these buildings frequently and thought that they looked pretty empty, but have always wondered how normal that is for how long they have been open. Does anyone know how long it usually takes a new apartment building to fill up? Are these buildings on schedule for renting the apartments or behind? I would think those numbers suggest they are behind, but that is just a total guess on my part.


Marc says: (12/11/08 10:00 AM)
whoops, sorry; I got a 'there's something wrong in JD Land' page so I hit the back button and resubmitted. Didn't realize it would post twice.


JD says: (12/11/08 10:02 AM)
Testing.... Testing....


JD says: (12/11/08 10:03 AM)
Must have just been your fault. ;-)


Pat says: (12/13/08 2:43 PM)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't a BR in a 2BR place at Onyx go for $1,500? No wonder occupancy is at 8%.

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