This and That: Will 14th & R Condo Project Start in April?

by Borderstan.com February 16, 2010 at 11:00 am 1,357 15 Comments

Some interesting, amusing and newsworthy posts at other blogs around town…

DCmud, which reports on DC real estate development, reported last week that the condo project for the southwest corner of 14th and R Streets NW may get underway in April: “That New Condo Smell: Coming Soon to a Parking Lot Near U.” (See November 19 post on the project.) The space at 1638 14th is currently a very small parking lot next to AYT Auto Services. The seven-floor building will have around 30 units and first-floor retail is planned. In terms of retail street traffic, this intersection is a dead zone, so hopefully the plans for “mixed use” will ultmately mean some retail at that corner. DCmud also notes, “The project may also have some direct competition from JBG one block north, which has plans for its own, much larger condo on 14th Street.”

Who can resist a headline like this at New Columbia Heights? “Be careful in the snow! Burned car blocking alley on 11th,” seems to sum up the frustration of this winter’s ongoing snowfall.

At 14th & You, Mr. 14th & You has a fun post, “News Flash: Ex-Manhattanite Finds DC Lacking.” The headline tells you what you need to know before clicking.

Over at why.i.hate.dc, Dave Stroup has a posting from Friday on the derailment of the Redline Metro train, “Was a destination error the cause of Friday’s derailment?”

“Forget the Snow – Garbage is the Big Issue Now,” says the Prince of Petworth. (I would add snow-clogged alleys to the list of issues since the city does NOT plow alleys.) What are you seeing around the Dupont-Logan-U area? Are the public trash cans overflowing onto the ground? Has anyone gone out and bagged up the trash and left it for city crews to pick up?

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