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Old 12-05-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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270-Unit Apartment Building Planned for Old Town
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I've regularly rode past the construction going on at that block and wondered what was going to go up there. I had assumed that it would be more EYA-style townhouses but apartments would make sense there as well.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Yep, that has been known about by locals for a LONG time. In fact there is very much talk of the whole Braddock Road metro area being redeveloped to add high density commercial and residential as well as some sort of parking structure. This I think is also referred to in the article linked above. So in the not too distant future the Braddock Road Metro area will likely have a much more urban feel to it than it currently does.

That said, I think what you are seeing Tone, is another building that is going up at the corner of Wythe and N Fayette Sts. Google that on maps, then go to street view and on the SW corner of those streets in the street view is the old, 1 story brick, warehouse like building that is now gone and is currently a large hole with a building being put up in its place.

The construction on the building that is being discussed in this thread has not started yet. This building will be next to (across the street from?) the existing mid/ high rise residential buildings that are already there.

In fact, all of this construction around the Braddock Road Metro station area is also in conjunction with the much larger long range plans to extend Potomac Yards development to include much of the (formerly empty, now being excavated) land in the tract that bordered E. Monroe Ave to the north, Leslie Av to the west, the GW Middle School to the south/ southwest, and the Metro/ CSX tracks to the east. All of that is slated to be developed, ostensibly erasing the buffer between Del Ray and the train tracks / Rt. 1. My guess is that the southern portions of this development within the boundaries I just mentioned will amount to basically the expansion of Del Ray, eastward.

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Old 12-05-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I just moved to the Meridian building that is next to the new construction and I think that is going to increase the car traffic in this area.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Yep, that has been known about by locals for a LONG time. In fact there is very much talk of the whole Braddock Road metro area being redeveloped to add high density commercial and residential as well as some sort of parking structure. This I think is also referred to in the article linked above. So in the not too distant future the Braddock Road Metro area will likely have a much more urban feel to it than it currently does.

That said, I think what you are seeing Tone, is another building that is going up at the corner of Wythe and N Fayette Sts. Google that on maps, then go to street view and on the SW corner of those streets in the street view is the old, 1 story brick, warehouse like building that is now gone and is currently a large hole with a building being put up in its place.

The construction on the building that is being discussed in this thread has not started yet. This building will be next to (across the street from?) the existing mid/ high rise residential buildings that are already there.

In fact, all of this construction around the Braddock Road Metro station area is also in conjunction with the much larger long range plans to extend Potomac Yards development to include much of the (formerly empty, now being excavated) land in the tract that bordered E. Monroe Ave to the north, Leslie Av to the west, the GW Middle School to the south/ southwest, and the Metro/ CSX tracks to the east. All of that is slated to be developed, ostensibly erasing the buffer between Del Ray and the train tracks / Rt. 1. My guess is that the southern portions of this development within the boundaries I just mentioned will amount to basically the expansion of Del Ray, eastward.
Interesting facts to ponder, UCSF. Thanks!
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