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Friday, April 04, 2008

The Exchange Gives Us Our 9th Street Sidewalk Back

Drew submits this photo and report that The Exchange has given us back another -- and final -- sidwalk back! The construction fencing and dumpsters have been removed, easing pedestrian movement north of the convention center and indicating that the end of The Exchange's construction is near.

As far as I know, there is still no offical word on when the residences, offices and retail will be ready for occupancy. This development will surely give the 9th and N intersection even more vibrancy when tenants move in.

9 comments:

DG-rad said...

wow, this looks so great. come on Jemal, start work on your anacostia properties!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

IMGoph said...

can't wait to see the plywood come off those windows. one more step forward for 9th street.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the O Street market will break ground?

ML said...

anon... when I spoke with one of the principles of Roadside back in Feb., they mentioned that if the PUD was approved in Mar., at the earliest they could break ground on the O Street Market in Feb. 2009. She said they had about a year's worth of drawings and planning to do prior to getting started. I don't think I've seen official word, but all indicators point to the PUD being approved after the Mar. 24th meeting of the zoning commission.

si said...

the paint job on the trim at the Exchange is delicious.

Anonymous said...

ML - thank you very much for the O Street update!! the sooner it starts, the better :) Can't wait to see dirt flying...

Anonymous said...

I heard that the apartments will be ready the 15th of April. I don't think they have anyone to occupy the retail space yet.

ML said...

Further update on the "City Market at O Street"...

"With little fanfare, the D.C. Zoning Commission approved plans Monday [3/24/08] for the long-discussed massive redevelopment of the O Street Market in Shaw."

"According to [Susan] Linsky, construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009. She said the project faces one more hearing before the city’s Historic Preservation Review Board next month and a hearing before the D.C. Council sometime this summer on the proposed use of tax-increment financing."

Not sure what the HPRB meeting is about, as I thought they had finished running that gauntlet. Also not sure how difficult the TIF will be to get, but it does seem to be pretty big - $40 million. When I've brought it up to those in the know, however, they've expressed that they would likely receive it.

Someone had posted this on Kevin Chapple's site:
http://chappleanc.com/public/index.php/2008/03/24/zoning_commission_special_meeting_on_o_s_1

Online version of this edition of the Dupont Current is here:
http://www.currentnewspapers.com/admin/uploadfiles/D%20March%2026%20Pgs.%201-24%201.pdf Note that this is a mighty big PDF to download - 21.7 MB.