We have been following one of the largest developments in the city, Brentwood Village, because its proximity to Brookland – on the other other side of Rhode Island Avenue – will definitely impact our neighborhood. The development project will eliminate 535 mostly affordable housing units and will create almost 2,000 residential units and over 200,000 square feet of retail, including a supermarket. Yesterday we got word that the development made a big step forward from this story in the Washington Business Journal. Mid-City Financial Corp., owner of Brookland Manor purchased the strip mall on Rhode Island Avenue NE between Brentwood Road and Montana Avenue (Brentwood Village Shopping Center) for $14.1 million. From the story:
All Brentwood Village leases will be terminated immediately, and the center is expected to be vacant by June 30. Brentwood Liquor is expected to close much sooner, perhaps by the end of January.
For images/renderings of the proposed development check out this link. We will let you know when we learn anything new.