We are a little late in getting this out, and this is beyond the greater Brookland area, but we thought the NewCityDC Development was too big to not pass along to readers who have not heard about it yet.
NewCityDC is a 15 acre development project bordered by New York Avenue, Montana Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE. According to this article in the Washington Business Journal, it will have a mega sized grocery store, big box retail anchors and junior anchors, a movie theater, a bank, and more than a dozen restaurants for a total of 550,000 square feet of retail. There will also be a 108-room hotel, 200 apartments and 2,800 parking spaces. Check out the series of renderings in the article, which adds:
The site plan includes a large pedestrian plaza toward the southern end of the site, three pocket parks and an extended 17th Street NE moving east-west through the property.
While this is a really large development in and of itself, it is really just a piece in the over all re-development of the Ivy City area that is already underway.