In October, Shiloh Baptist Church sold its long vacant property at 1600 Eighth Street, Northwest (as evidenced by this listing). Kudos to the church for selling this notable corner property; this sale will help improve the safety, beauty and health of our neighborhood.
This past weekend, I noticed a new fence around 1600 Eighth Street and signs of construction. This initial work is likely for the purposes of stabilizing the property and making necessary interim repairs. Another round of permitting will ensue once the major overhaul plans for the property are in place.
Gleaning what I can from the online permit record, the new owner is a developer who won an award from the mayor's office for a fantastic building he constructed a few years ago at Tenth and Rhode Island. With that project as a exemplary of his work, I can't wait to see what he does with 1600 Eighth!