Atlantic Plumbing: The Shaw Boom Continues

Rendering courtesy the JBG Cos.

Rendering courtesy the JBG Cos.

The City Market at O may have been the first mixed-use development of its kind (read: gigundo) to grace the streets of Shaw, but my friends, I am here to tell you that the arrival of that leviathan was just the beginning. The Atlantic Plumbing condos, set to deliver in spring of 2015, will have 62 one- and two- bedroom condo units, multiple rooftop terraces, an in-house gym, and a variety of eateries – a complex certainly on par with its nearby competition. Condo pricing begins in the upper 300’s, but skyrockets up to nearly 2 million. (Either that’s going to be one hell of a 2-bedroom, or developers The JBG Cos. and Walton Street Capital LLC are holding out on some of the details.) The building described (and pictured) above will be at 2030 8th St. NW; next to it, at 807 V St. NW, will be 300 luxury rental units, even more retail, and a Landmark Movie Theater. Shaw is going to be pretty much unrecognizable before the decade is out.

Looking for a Condo on U Street?


If you’ve been looking in vain for a condo in the U Street area, I’ve got good news for you – a whole bunch of new inventory is about to open up! Sales for The Hatton, at 1921 8th St. NW, will be opening up this fall, and move-ins will start as early as Spring 2015.

The five-story mixed-use building will have 245 condos and 28K sf of retail spread across a single floor.  The units will range from studios to two-bedrooms, and prices will start in the high $300s. There will even be parking! 29 underground spaces. If you’d like more info or want to go take a look when they open up sales, let me know!

City Center: A Photo Tour


City Center is getting super close to delivery! I took a walking tour of the site yesterday and am amazed at how they’ve transformed what was once a giant, nonsensical parking space in the middle of the city. A mix of residences, retail, and office space, the complex is the height of luxury. High-tech touches like the interactive touchscreen directories and the large, ever-changing digital art archway bring the complex into the 21st century.

The office space will be occupied by Covington & Burling (one of the area’s largest corporate law firms) and the American Hospital Association’s lobbying arm. Retailers will all be on the higher end, and will include names like Kate Spade and Hugo Boss. Expect a number of great dining options as well, like Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro and Magnolia Bakery veteran Meredith Tomason’s RareSweets bakeshop. Residences are mixed between rentals and condos, and there are still about 30% of the condos available for sale. Want to learn more? Email me!

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Water features and dancing fountains spring from the ground in the complex’s central plaza area, which will be surrounded by patio seating for the restaurants.



Interior shots of one of the restaurant spaces. The wall of windows opens up accordion-style when weather permits, and the high ceilings and huge picture windows flood the place with light.

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This two-story black archway is actually a giant digital screen that will be constantly streaming “digital art installations.” No advertising allowed. The goal is for this to be the iconic spot in the complex – this is where you’ll want to take that group photo so everyone will know you’ve been to City Center DC.


Hard Hat Tour: The Edmonds School

Last week I got to take a hard hat tour of a GORGEOUS new condo development coming up at 9th and D NE in Capitol Hill. It’s called the Edmonds School, and is an old schoolhouse (surprise!) that has been gutted to make way for twenty-ish seriously beautiful condos. The developer, Ditto, has done a fantastic job of maintaining some of the building’s charming historical elements (exposed brick, archways, etc.) and taking advantage of the building’s huge windows and high ceilings. The project is set to deliver next month (April 2014). If you’re interested in a unit in this building, let me know!

Here are some highlights from my tour, including the staged model unit:



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Mt. Vernon Triangle is Hot!

(Bozzuto Group)

Photo Courtesy of Bozzuto Group

The Washington Post reported today that more new condos are coming to Mt. Vernon Triangle courtesy of Bozzuto Homes. The development – cleverly named 460 New York Avenue – consists of a 63-unit, 11-story high rise building at the corner of 4th and NY Ave NW. Per The Post, “The lower levels of the building were created from a converted brick loft-style warehouse, while the upper levels are constructed of metal and glass designed byWDG Architecture.” The building will have all the luxury bells and whistles: marble lobby, concierge, rooftop patio, community lounge, and even a handful of garage parking spaces.

Prices start in the $300’s, and sales should get started next month. Give me a shout if you’d like to learn more about the building, or better yet, if you’d like to go take a look!