Brookland In Photos – Visualizing The CUA Development (Monroe St. Market)

by Shani on October 9, 2012

People keep telling me that when we post “before and after” photos of the Catholic University / Monroe Street Market development, it helps them to visualize what is to come. For previous posts along these lines, check here and here. Today, we will take a look at how a portion of Monroe St. NE will be transformed. The first photo is how Monroe St. NE looks today when looking west on the corner of 7th St. NE. The second is a rendering of how that same stretch will look when completed. Notice what is missing? Power lines! We were told at a meeting in August that the power lines along the Monroe Street NE  portion of the development would be buried, and that my friends, is good news.

Brookland Development CUA Monroe St. NE Washington DC

Brookland Development Catholic University NE Washington DC

Rendering Courtesy Of The Buzzuto Group

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Mary Hodges October 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is very helpful! Do you happen to know which section of the development will be getting the Barnes and Nobel? I’m really looking forward to seeing what other retailers they will get.

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Shani October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for commenting. I don’t know where the B&N is going. If I had to guess – just a guess – I would say in the buildings depicted above. Only saying that because the other stretch of development (700 block of Monroe) will be the Arts Walk – primarily for art studios. I am gathering the questions readers ask me and am going to see if I can get some answers. I will add this one to the list. Yes, I think everyone is dying to know what restaurants and stores are coming. I am keeping a close watch and will post when I know!

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Mary Hodges October 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Thanks! So glad you are so on it! I’ll let you know if I hear anything from my end.

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Jen on Kearney October 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hi Shani. Any idea if the Abdo/Bozzuto group have considered an amenities package that would include a park/tot lot? While we are thrilled with the new retail/dining prospects, a small park would also be fantastic! There are so many kids living in the area east of 12th and Monroe, but there is nowhere walkable to play. Turkey Thicket is in a sad state of repair, and is just beyond a reasonable walk from the heart of Brookland. The closest decent playgrounds are all the way in North Michigan Park and on South Dakota Avenue.

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Shani October 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

That’s a good question Jen. I have no idea. I see that I’m going to have to do a follow up post! :)

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Christie Poimboeuf on Otis October 31, 2012 at 5:40 am

Is there anything we can do to get a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods in the complex?

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