Keeping tabs on a city like DC can seem daunting –– there are so many moving parts to keep track of and so much that’s changing on a regular basis. And while your commute home might be filled with more “When did that open?” and “Has that always been there?” moments than you’d like to admit, one thing’s for sure: It’s easy to stay interested in this humble abode we like to call home. One of the most exciting and buzzed about developments on DC’s calendar as of lately is The Parks at Walter Reed. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PARKS AT WALTER REED
Another day, another development taking shape in the streets of DC. So many projects that have been humming along in the background for some time now are finally (almost) ready to make their debuts. One of the most striking and exciting developments that’s just about ready to hit the DC scene is Columbia Place. If the name sounds familiar, it might be because of how long the papers have been penning about this place and the wheels have been turning on this idea, it would seem it already exists. But no –– in fact, Columbia Place is just coming into its own. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): COLUMBIA PLACE
Like any major city, DC is always evolving. Buildings are being flipped, businesses being tweaked…the city is constantly moving in roughly a billion different directions. In all of the hubbub, it’s easy to forget that while it seems like the changes come at a million miles per hour, development takes time, and often a lot of it. One development that has been fighting for action for almost a decade now in Hill East is the old Eastern Branch Girls and Boys Club Building. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): REIMAGINING THE EASTERN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
A lot of times, the only interest we have in developments is the finishing touches – -the breaking ground of a new project or the demolishing and refurbishing of a redevelopment. It goes without saying, though, that those moments are not the whole story. There is a lot of fight that goes on without the rallying cry of public interest to push it forward. The redevelopment I wanted to cover today, of Georgetown’s West Heating Plant, was first brought to the table in 2013. For reference, that’s when Macklemore was singing about Thrift Shops and Miley Cyrus was hell bent on killing her Disney princess image by way of a foam finger. If you’ve buried those memories, you’re not alone, and the point is simple: it’s been a while. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): GEORGETOWN WEST HEATING PLANT PROPOSAL
It’s summer and while the birds are chirping, the hammers are also swinging. If you didn’t catch my drift, let me put it simply: it’s construction season. Homes are being built from scratch, buildings are being flipped, and developments are being made. All in all, pretty exciting stuff! It’s fun to imagine what the raw beams will look like when they are done up from the outside and what kind of folks will live inside the walls that do not yet have ceilings. What fights over what’s for dinner will end predictably in Chipotle food babies and what Pinterest fails might take place upon move in…the future is bright! … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): STRAND THEATER RENOVATION
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!