says: (2/13/19 9:23 AM)
To say that is a challenging site is an understatement. Great location, terrible views and externalities all around (well, mainly north).
says: (2/13/19 9:31 AM)
And if you want a refresher on why this block gets built right up to the sidewalk on New Jersey: link
says: (2/13/19 9:47 AM)
When I look at the BZA filing, it does indeed show a cantilever on the hotel matching the cantilever on ORE82, so those poor residents will have their view impinged upon.
says: (2/13/19 3:26 PM)
Ugh. That article is just further proof that people on both side of the aisle are moving to JDland because there's plenty of availability and it's relatively priced compared to other areas. The line "even a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month" makes me want to puke.
says: (2/13/19 5:30 PM)
On a related note, I just went to Steadfast Supply and they have AOC merch.
says: (2/14/19 7:15 AM)
Why is there a need to fly helicopters 100 feet above the roof of our apartment at 4:30 AM?
says: (2/14/19 7:38 AM)
With the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez article, is there any suggestion that she is getting a sweetheart deal like an unnamed former EPA Administrator? Otherwise, OMG someone has to pay $2,000 for rent in a city with an extraordinary high cost of living. Scandal!!!!!
says: (2/14/19 8:56 AM)
@202 sounds like a fun morning! Sorry!
As for more buildings, well yeah, it happens. As long as there's empty ground around at least.
says: (2/14/19 10:53 AM)
This really underlines the fact that DDOT needs to put a light at NJ and I, right?
says: (2/14/19 11:09 AM)
Just got an advertising email from UrbanTurf about eNvy. Apparently they plan to start sales this spring, with "One and Two bedrooms starting from the low 400s."
says: (2/14/19 11:29 AM)
@JES-- I also received it. The anticipation builds for a swank condo sales party this spring.
says: (2/14/19 11:35 AM)
Didn't an UrbanTurf article last month say eNvy is delivering by the end of 2019? I just find that timing impossible to believe given the pace of the projects I've seen and that they never seem to hit the advertised deadlines.
says: (2/14/19 6:16 PM)
While Amazon says they're not going to move the 25,000 LIC employees to any one single location, as the WaPo article points out, at least the decision makes it so Arlington is the clear HQ2! I thought it was funny the Arlington official flat out admitted they had no idea what to do about "HQ2" when there were two "HQ2's"...HQ2B, hahaha!
says: (2/14/19 9:08 PM)
Simple request, folks—given the Jeff Bezos photos, can we please not describe Amazon’s decision as “pulling out.”
says: (2/15/19 9:32 AM)
Via Twitter, a sign on the El Bebe door saying it will open Feb. 26 at 4 pm: link
says: (2/15/19 9:42 AM)
We’ll let all of you know how El Bebe is next Friday!
says: (2/16/19 6:43 PM)
@RMP. First move-in was Friday, Feb 15. Kinda freaky to have a 137-unit building to yourself (and the wife) for the first night. Of course, there were scores of construction workers on-site at 7am Saturday with drills and saws to remind you that it’ll be a few months before all of the units are ready for occupancy.
says: (2/16/19 7:31 PM)
So where did the sales office go? It sure looks like they up and left in a hurry.
says: (2/16/19 11:34 PM)
I live on 1st, SE by the park. Love urban development but serious creep happening from NJ Ave millennials parking their cars there and humping up the staircase to their assorted rentals. Scary to think a couple thousand more poaching a once manageable park. Normally I’d say fair game but hard as an owner (who is paying good money) with 3 elementary school kids having to circumnavigate the neighborhood after seeing a kid bounding up the staircase having just taken the last spot. As it’s not enough stomaching VA license plates with “temp” parking permits taking up Zone 6 spots as they head to their 9-5 on the house side. Becoming contentious.
says: (2/17/19 1:02 AM)
@RMP: I‘m embarrassed to say I haven’t even been down to the south end of the block since moving in Friday. I’ll have to see what’s up with ye olde sales office. I do know that PNH plans to shift sales to within the Bower itself, with an open house in Unit 304 (overlooking Bluejacket) on selected dates beginning Feb 24th. An email splash to folks on the list is forthcoming. I’m curious to see how they’ve dressed it up. They’re also showing the 304 (and possibly other unsold units) by appointment during the week.
says: (2/17/19 5:16 PM)
@ATPdc: if RPP permits cost closer to market price (parking for my building is like 150/month), you wouldn't have this problem.
says: (2/19/19 11:54 AM)
Atlas Brew Works planning to open a second brewery and tap room, in the ground floor of JBG's West Half building, directly across N Street from the Center Field Gate. Shooting for spring 2020: link
says: (2/19/19 12:00 PM)
Happy Day! This is fantastic news about Atlas.
says: (2/19/19 1:38 PM)
The person behind the counter at Splash Car Wash today told me the worst of the construction is over and that Splash plans to stay open moving forward. Is Greystar project an influence on that?
Also, what happened to that ramen place that was supposed to open up where 100 Mondatidos used to be?
I’ve been a bit out of the loop, so my apologies if this has already been discussed...
says: (2/19/19 4:40 PM)
Ramen place is currently building out, judging by what it looked like when I walked past it. No idea about what'll happen to Splash though, that's interesting.
And HELL YES to atlas. That puts our brewery count to 3, right? (Bluej, GB, Atlas).
says: (2/20/19 6:55 AM)
The Washington Examiner is such a garbage paper.
says: (2/20/19 8:43 AM)
@JES Does Gordon Biersch brew on premises? Or do all their brewpubs bring it in from a central location? I consider Bardo glorified homebrew at best.
@GarfieldPark Wow. Terrible Examiner article. I do recall making a comment about hitting "peak amenity" when JD post a photo of that pizza oven. I never would have imagined it would have come to this though.
says: (2/20/19 9:33 AM)
Seems about right that an article pretending to care about affordable housing to score cheap political points would approvingly reference a famously scummy lawyer who pretends to care about gentrification to shakedown developers.
I guess you have to hand it to them -- it takes a particularly unhinged political hack to spin multiple spittle flecked screeds out of "new arrival rents literally the closest available apartment to her new job"
says: (2/20/19 1:17 PM)
@RMP I don't count Bardo since it's temporary (and sucks, lol). GB does brew on premises, I've toured their brewhouse before. It's small, but it's where all their beer comes from.
says: (2/20/19 2:18 PM)
Skanska announces that a "Wells Fargo Express Center" is coming to its 99 M office building, joining Circa, El Bebe, and Bluestone Lane and filling out all the building's retail spaces. Wells Fargo used to be in 20 M, left a few months ago. (What's an "Express Center"?)
says: (2/20/19 2:56 PM)
Well, not every retail space can be a dry cleaners or a CVS...
says: (2/20/19 3:13 PM)
My guess is that an "Express Center" is a room with ATMs and no humans.
says: (2/22/19 1:00 PM)
"Lambau88 says: (2/19/19 1:38 PM)
The person behind the counter at Splash Car Wash today told me the worst of the construction is over and that Splash plans to stay open moving forward. Is Greystar project an influence on that?"
I wouldn't think the construction to the east of Splash would be an issue, but that parcel to the west is interesting. At some point I could see Greystar making an offer Splash can't refuse to consolidate those parcels. The re-do of the S Capitol/695 interchange is pending in the next 5-7 years, though, if I remember correctly, which would seem to make any construction on that western parcel unlikely for a while. Could see DOT using it as staging during construction or even needing it for relocation of roadway.
says: (2/22/19 1:03 PM)
I think Splash is staying open going forward until they aren't. I believe that the plans for a self-storage project there are still being bandied about, though perhaps at this point they may also be hoping, as you said, for a Greystar offer.
That Capitol Power Plant strip of land is a bit of a pain, though.
says: (2/22/19 3:27 PM)
The short walls around the former GSA warehouse are coming down/are down, so I guess that permit was granted.
says: (2/22/19 4:15 PM)
Walked by Dacha today and the park in front was being torn up. Is that going to be part of the Dacha outdoor space?
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