Check out this picture of 1410 9th Street, taken a few weeks ago:
The building seems to be nearing completion and is looking great. The rumor I heard a while ago is that the first floor will be commercial (office) space and the upper floors will be residential.
With two buildings on the block for sale and (hopefully) soon to see new ownership and corresponding renovations, several buildings having undergone renovations in recent years (including most recently 1416 9th Street), Vegetate's success, and the O Street Market redevelopment soon to take place across the street, this block's renaissance is apparent and it will soon be unrecognizable from what it was a few years ago. Hopefully the vacant building on the corner of 9th and O and the liquor store at 9th and P will both see neighborhood-enhancing change soon.