Shoring Up D.C.’s Historical Foundations: Collection 14

Nestled between Meridian Park and Howard University in the heart of Washington, D.C., the historic block between 14th, V and W streets Northwest featured several original structures, many of them dating to the 1800s. During its rich history, this square block has been home to a variety of different organizations including automobile showrooms and repair […]

Hill East Redevelopment lands $70M in financing, breaks ground

A 100-unit permanent supportive housing development atop the Stadium-Armory Metro station is moving ahead. The team of Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Development have closed on $70 million in financing needed for the project, to be called The Ethel, which will include a new plaza and 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail to connect the […]

The 10 Best Commercial Contractors in Washington, DC

Home to important U.S. government buildings, Washington, D.C. is the official capital of the United States. In the middle of this federal district lies the White House, U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court Building. Offices and headquarters of many professional associations, notable institutions, and private businesses can also be found here and in nearby cities. […]

D.C.-Based Developer Focuses on Historic Preservation

As business associates see it, Washington, D.C.-based developer Douglas Jemal deserves as much credit as anyone for helping to preserve the District of Columbia’s cityscape. Jemal, the founder and president of Douglas Development Corp., has carried out many historic preservation projects in downtown D.C. and spurred the revitalization of entire underdeveloped neighborhoods elsewhere in the […]

DC’s New Downtown East of the River

You keeping up with everything happening at the corner of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road? A big mixed-use project just delivered, an out-of-town investor is spending big bucks on a shopping center down the street, and Ward 7 will soon have the critical mass it’s long pined for. (Even the traffic light is changing, though […]

Two Adjacent Projects Create a New Center of Gravity in Shaw

The Wonder Bread Factory project, designed by R2L: Architects, preserves the brick outer walls of the old Wonder Bread factory building at 641 S Street, NW, while completely rebuilding the interior to create a project with 98,000 square feet of retail and office space on four levels plus a basement.

Central Union Mission building trades hands

The Central Union Mission has sold its 14th Street headquarters in Northwest D.C. for $7 million to development company Alturas LLC as it prepares to move to other locations in the District.

Central Union Mission’s move means new condos on 14th Street NW

The red sign that reads “Come Unto Me” over the Central Union Mission on 14th and R streets NW is meant for the homeless men whom the shelter has been serving since 1983. But these days it seems to be calling out to urban hipsters, too.

Donatelli closes financing for $65M Park 7 at Minnesota Benning

Donatelli Development Inc. has secured financing for its $65 million Park 7 at Minnesota Benning, a key ingredient to the District’s Minnesota Avenue Great Streets program, according to developer Chris Donatelli.

Bright & Bold: Shaw Apartments Nearly Complete

McCullough Construction, LLC, will soon complete construction of one of the more colorful apartment buildings in Washington D.C. Bailey Park, located at 625 Rhode Island Avenue in Shaw, was designed by Suzane Reatig Architecture, and includes an unusual color scheme and Trespa panels, rare in American architecture.

For LivingSocial, Old is New

LivingSocial, the District-based daily deals company, is rapidly expanding in Washington and prefers reusing historical buildings that contribute to a playful, creative vibe executives want to cultivate.

Room & Board

Newly renovated interior with hardwood floors throughout, charming antique fireplace mantles, open, airy space and a stunning roof deck addition. Marketing for a new condo? No; a description of the new Room and Board store coming to the 14th Street scene this June. Adding to the design/decor corridor along 14th Street, NW, the new DC […]