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Nearby NewCityDC Development Moves Forward With $66 Million Land Acquisition

NewCityDC Site Plan courtesy of Antunovich Associates/Douglas Development via Washington Business Journal

We like to keep an eye on major developments going on in the neighborhoods near Brookland, since the they will impact us in one way or another. We first wrote about NewCityDC in February 2016. At that time we were just getting the first look at the 15 acre development which borders New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road and Montana Avenue NE. We recently learned about a major investment in the development, via this story in the Washington Business Journal. Douglas Development recently acquired 9 parcels of land for $66 million to complete the development site (they spent  $8.25 million already acquiring other parcels). From the article:

Within the triangle, the developer intends to build NewCityDC, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use project just down the road from its Hecht Warehouse District. According to Douglas’ marketing materials, the vision for NewCityDC includes 422 apartments, 18 townhomes, 550,000 square feet of retail, 156 hotel rooms and 2,900 parking spaces.

The site plan includes a 130,000-square-foot grocery store, a separate 100,000-square-foot retailer, a five-story hotel, a host of restaurants and junior anchors and a movie theater.

We will continue to follow this development and let you know when we learn anything major.

NewCityDC – A Massive New Development In NE DC

NewCityDC Site Plan courtesy of Antunovich Associates/Douglas Development via Washington Business Journal
NewCityDC Site Plan courtesy of Antunovich Associates/Douglas Development via Washington Business Journal

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.