DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PERLA

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If you hear church bells ringing, it might be no more than an echo. Okay, that might be a tad dramatic –– there are plenty of places of worship untouched by DC’s growing pains. Still though, it’s only right to acknowledge that as development creeps up in unsuspecting corners, some of DC’s establishments get pushed out. That is the case as The Perla, one of DC’s developments in the works, comes to fruition in the heart of Shaw. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PERLA

DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE WREN

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As I’ve gotten older, the “checklist” I have for every apartment, home, or real estate hunt has shifted ever so slightly. Now, instead of my only criteria being that it fits within my budget and doesn’t look like the ceiling fan will decapitate me when I’m least expecting it, I get to be a little bit pickier. I can hold out for something with exposed brick or that’s walkable to a hip bar where I can spend way too much money or a place where there’s a doorman dedicated to receiving my amazon prime packages promptly (and without judgment). Looking to some of DC’s latest developments, I’d probably even be prompted to hold out for an apartment that sits comfortably atop a Whole Foods, so I can buy organic cheese puffs and whole trade chocolate that I can’t afford at a moment’s notice. I’m talking of course, about a development nearby Howard University at 965 Florida Ave. NW: The Wren. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE WREN

NOMA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A MASSIVE HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE, ART PARKS & MORE!

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DC, we finally get to see what is on the horizon for the vacant parcel of land at 1005 First Street NE, or better known as “Storey Park”. Almost five years ago, the old Greyhound Bus Terminal with its 70s era charm in was demolished and relocated to a newer location just a few blocks away from Union Station. This relocation left a huge hole in the heart of one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods; though, in a city that is constantly changing, not much time had to pass before the city’s patrons would find a way to utilize this space. NOMA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A MASSIVE HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE, ART PARKS & MORE!

FLAMED-OUT FRAGER’S GETS A 30-UNIT, MIXED-USE MAKEOVER

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PGN rendering of Pennsylvania Avenue development project between partners, Perseus Realty and Javelin19.

“It’s been a long time coming…” — Sam Cooke

Big news and big change are making its way to the historic Capitol Hill district.

Back in October 2015, Perseus Realty partnered with Javelin19 Investments to shell out 5.7 million dollars to acquire a hefty slice of property located on Pennsylvania Ave SE in the historic Capitol Hill District. This block has been home to local and family-owned shops like, Frager’s Hardware, which has been in operation since 1920. FLAMED-OUT FRAGER’S GETS A 30-UNIT, MIXED-USE MAKEOVER