Near Southeast hits the bigtime, with a front-page story in Monday's Post
("A Transformed Neighborhood Awaits Stadium
") that jumps to two full pages of information and photos about the 'hood. The story gives a great feel for the mood as the land rush by developers transforms this formerly neglected neighborhood. A huge map
lists 64 spots within Near Southeast that are being developed, sought after, or are held by developers who aren't divulging their plans. If some of the information and photos seem familiar, that's because your humble Near Southeast webmaster temporarily escaped the Post
's Newsroom IT department and helped put together the package. Dana Hedgpeth and I will be taking questions
and comments on Monday Aug. 15 at 11 am
in a washingtonpost.com Live Online chat
, so please join in to talk about all the goings on.
While frequent JDLand visitors will be up-to-speed on much on the content, there are some new nuggets to be found:
· Construction is expected to start in 2007 on the first project within the Southeast Federal Center
, 400 residential units with accompanying small retail, with delivery anticipated in 2008. (Don't yet know where on the SFC's 44 acres these will be built.)
· Monument Realty
has now acquired all parcels on N Street between South Capitol and Half streets, as well with properties on both South Capitol and Half (in what I'm anticipating the city is going to start calling the Stadium District
, so of course I had to create a new page for it
· Faison Associates
has just acquired an acre of property that covers almost the entire western half of the block between 1st, New Jersey, L, and M. (But the On Luck Cafeteria on the corner of 1st and M remains a holdout.)
· The owner of the Splash car wash on I Street reveals that he has received multiple $8 million offers for his property and a neighboring parcel.
· The Donohoe Cos.
appear to be planning an office building for their property in the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue.
· And, for those of you who've been following along for a while, you'll also enjoy reading the story of the Star Market at 2nd and L, which lived a solitary life until Capitol Hill Tower
rose up around it.