The building at 1410 9th Street is undergoing a significant rehabilitation presently: all three floors have been gutted and there is a sizable 3 story addition going up in the back. It looks like great quality work (e.g., the back addition has a brick exterior rather than wood or vinyl).
Does anyone know what is planned for the space? I would guess that residential (probably condos) will be on the upper floors and a commercial space (hopefully a restaurant or bar so we can begin a cluster of such spaces on 9th) will be on the first floor.
The D.C. real estate sales database indicates the property sold in October 2005 for $750,000 to Fessha Mollalign of Maryland. A brief Google search of Fessha Mollalign indicates s/he owns several properties in the D.C. area, but does not indicate much else.
It's great to see others investing in our neighborhood, as it affirms that we aren't the only ones who see its potential.
PHOTO CREDIT: Drew