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by Borderstan.com April 2, 2013 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

"Logan"

Corner of 11th and M Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Plans for a potential mixed-use development for a building on 11th and M Street NW in Logan Circle are advancing.

Elevation Media reports that a vote for the concept of a 78,000-square-foot development at 1011 – 1015 M Street and 1201 – 1207 11th Street NW were supported in a recent ANC 2F meeting. The presentation to the ANC in March was to gain support from the Historical Preservation Review Board.

The developer on the project is Community Three Development LLC; Torti Gallas and Partners is the architect on the potential development.

“11th Street hasn’t seen the same pace of development that 14th, 9th or even 7th Street has seen, and I think the Community Three Development project will serve as a catalyst for greater growth along the 11th Street corridor,” ANC 2F commissioner Walt Cain told Borderstan.

“The Community Development Committee (CDC) and ANC were very impressed with the thoughtfulness of the design and the level of research put into making the architecture harmonious with other buildings in the neighborhood,” said Cain.

According to Elevation Media, the new development will actually be two distinct buildings (one will be six floors and the second will be nine floors) that will have 87 residential units, ground-floor retail space and underground parking.

Cain said that as of Community Three’s last presentation to ANC 2F, there are no firm plans for the retail space.

“The developers indicated to the ANC that they are interested in hearing ideas from local residents as to what kind of retail would make the most sense in the space and for the community,” Cain explained.

Community Three Development also renovated the historic 1316 9th Street NW building in Shaw that will soon be home to Thally, a contemporary American restaurant.

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by Borderstan.com March 28, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

"14th and T"

Perseus Realty develops 1728 14th Street NW (Luis Gomez Photos)

An empty warehouse at 1728 14th Street NW will soon be turned in to a four-story, mixed-use retail and office space.

Elevation Media reports that construction on the abandoned Granger warehouse will begin in the next three weeks and will hopefully be completed by May 2014. However, unlike most developments in the area, Perseus Realty will not turn the mixed-use space into a residential building.

“The area is maturing and has lots of apartments and residences,” Robert Cohen, president of Perseus Realty told Borderstan in July. “Now the local population needs other services, and that is what we are hoping this renovated building will provide.”

Rather, the development will be used for office space. Similarly, the retail space will not be reserved for a restaurant — a trend that most mixed-use developments embrace. Perseus Realty President Bob Cohen told Elevation Media that he is “very excited” that the retail space is not a restaurant.

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