At its July 2009 meeting, ANC2C apparently received status updates regarding several (but not all, apparently, e.g., Addison Square formerly known as Kelsey Gardens) major Shaw area projects in the pipeline. Here is a summary of what was reported on the Shaw Yahoo! message board (originally recounted by Commissioner Sule, I believe):
The Howard Theater (renovation of historic theater in the 600 block of T Street, Northwest, into a live performance venue with restaurant and bar) - Work began recently on the front facade. The anticipated opening is late 2010 or early 2011. The Howard Theatre acquired 1830 Wiltberger Street, Northwest, which will house the Washington Jazz Institute.
The Convention Center Hotel (mostly new construction of convention center headquarters hotel at Ninth Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest) - With financing in place, hotel may break ground on October 1. Construction should take three and a half years.
CenterCity - (mixed use development of ten acre site of old convention center) - The developer, Hines/Archstone, is attempting to secure financing, which is, in part, dependant on finding an anchor office tenant.
Shaw Junior High School - (demolition and replacement of school facility on Rhode Island Avenue) - A budget of $54 million is being put in place for the complete demolition and reconstruction of the school.
Broadcast Center One - (mixed use office/retail/residential development at Seventh and S Streets, Northwest above north exit to the Shaw/Howard Metro Station) - Project could break ground later this year if financing falls into place. Financing is apparently tied with securing a co-anchor tenant to occupy the office portion of the building along with financially troubled RadioOne (originally slated to be the one and only anchor tenant). The residential portion of the project will now be apartments and not condominiums.
Parcel 42 - (all-below-market building planned for Seventh and R Streets, Northwest) - The project lacks financing in part due to the income cap for residents.
City Market at O - (mixed use grocery/retail/hotel/condominium/senior housing project bounded by O, P, Seventh and Ninth Streets, Northwest) - The groundbreaking should occur in late 2010.