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In The Works: 3 New Developments Coming To Northeast D.C.

The site plan for Buchanan and Pinkard's proposed rezoning of the Brookland site

1. Michigan Avenue and Irving Street

A vacant lot in Brookland could soon go from a place where people park to a place where people live. Buchanan Partners and Pinkard Group have filed an application with the Zoning Commission to rezone this 5.5-acre site to allow for residential, commercial and hotel space. 

If approved, the development team will begin building on the site, a block away from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — the largest Catholic church in the U.S. — within 12 to 14 months. The project will consist of three or four phases, and the first phase will focus primarily on building a dual-branded 260-room hotel, with Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott as flags. For Phase 2, the development team hopes to build 600K SF of residential and retail space. 

Buchanan Partners and Pinkard Group has brought in Perkins Eastman, the lead architect behind The Wharf, to spearhead design strategy and execution for the project. 


2. The Violet

A vacant building at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NE will soon become a modern apartment complex. The Jocelyn Group has broken ground on the construction of The Violet, a new residential development composed of 20 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units located in the quiet neighborhood of Woodridge. The majority of units in The Violet will have access to outdoor space and a rooftop. 

A rendering of the redeveloped Crummell School in Ivy City

3.  Crummell School Redevelopment

At 1900 Gallaudet St. NE, a school that has sat vacant for years will soon be adapted to another use. The Crummel School was built in 1911, and served the black residents of Trinidad and Ivy City before it closed in the 1970s. 

Almost 50 years later, D.C. put out a request for proposals to redevelop the 20K SF building. StonebridgeCarras was selected as the developer

The development team plans to transform the school into a community center and build a mixed-use development with 320 residential units, 22K SF of retail and 35K SF of industrial space around the site.