Not too long ago, I noticed construction on the east side of 11th Street near the Rhode Island Avenue intersection. A banner on the fence reads McCullough Construction, and a banner on the historic facade being incorporated into the project reads Willco Residential. Curious, I did some Internet research and found a blurb in Washington Spaces from late last year/early this year about the project. The article indicates that Willco Residential and McCullough Construction are constructing a 10-unit condo project. "The ground floor units will be duplexes with flats on levels two through four. All the flats will access the common green roof deck and will feature private elevators that open into the units." Sounds cool, right?
This project is one of many multi-unit residential buildings going up along 11th Street. Indeed, on Wednesday night I saw another project about to get underway by Boundary Street Development just a few doors down from this work site. I've written about the movement of widespread renewal from the west, and 11th Street's construction boom evidences this point poignantly. 11th Street's revival, and the movement of widespread renewal towards central Shaw generally, is very exciting and ensures our future as an increasingly safe, amenity filled, business-thriving neighborhood.