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D.C.'s Changes: 11 Projects to Watch in the Next 11 Months

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2013 was a pretty busy year for development in D.C. City Market at O, Sky House and CityCenter DC all opened their first phases, Louis at 14th topped off and the city's first two Wal-Marts opened their doors. However, 2014 should be equally exciting as many game changing projects look to open, break ground or finish the bulk of their constructions. Here are eleven exciting new projects to watch in the year's remaining eleven months. Stay tuned to this space, because there are also several conversions of existing buildings that will generate a lot of excitement this year.


· Gateway Market Center [UrbanTurf]
· Former Adams Morgan Exxon to Become 'The Adamo' Condos Opening Spring 2015 [PoPville]
· A Walking Tour in Pictures: Buzzard Point, where D.C. United plans its stadium [WaPo]
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· Developers Strike Deal on Controversial Florida Avenue Site [WCP]
· 10-Screen Landmark Theater = Best Building Amenity Ever? [CDC]
· NoMa Will Get Its Own Elevated Park at Old Greyhound Terminal [CDC]
· A Hyatt Place in Southwest = Tourists Can Walk to the Mall! [CDC]
· UPDATED! All the Construction in D.C.'s Central Neighborhoods [CDC]
· All National Museum of African American History and Culture Coverage [CDC]
· All Atlantic Plumbing Project Coverage [CDC]
· All D.C. United Coverage [CDC]

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1. Atlantic Plumbing Project

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V Street Northwest & 8th Street Northwest, Howard University
Washington, DC 20001

The apartments at the massive project by the 9:30 Club aren't slated to open until early 2015, but the construction on the project which will include a Landmark Theater and art studios has already begun.

2. 965 Florida Avenue

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965 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

This is going to be an interesting project to watch this year because it's the rare example where competition is turning into collaboration. After MRP-Ellis won the bid for this plot over and above juggernaut developer JBG, residents bemoaned the loss of a Harris Teeter. However, now it looks like all three firms will work together and the grocery store might come back.

3. Ontario 17

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1700 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

The historic (but long out of use) Ontario Theater was finally demolished last year. Look for construction to start on the mixed use project that will contain retail and condos and feature the theater's signature canopy and marquee.

4. National Museum of African American History and Culture

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1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

This building, designed by starchitect David Adjaye, will also open in 2015. However, this museum, taking up the final space on the National Mall will start installing more exhibits (they installed the first in November) and the basket-esque building should really start to take shape.

5. Storey Park

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1005 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

The old Greyhound station in NoMa met the wrecking ball over the fall and the development going up in its place is going to be a multi-purpose behemoth. Storey Park will feature office buildings, apartments, a marketplace and a central park.

6. Hyatt Place

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4th Street Southwest & E Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

Construction has already begun on this hotel which will be one of the closer options that tourists will have to the attractions of the National Mall. So, what are the chances that after its opening in 2015 that the locals can get their metro escalators back? Still pretty low?

7. Capitol Point

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51 N Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

Capitol Point is another massive multi-part project coming to NoMa. One part of it, a Hyatt Place, will be opening in June. The apartments will break ground earlier this year. Oh yeah, and it will host a Landmark Theater that will open in 2016. Movies for everyone!

8. MGM Resorts International - National Harbor

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116 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

It will be a couple years until this massive gambling behemoth opens but that's because it's not so much a casino as an enormous entertainment destination. But the Capital Wheel down the street will open this year and a project this large will certainly yield some interesting news.

9. Gateway Market Center

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340 Florida Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

A sign has been sitting at the corner of Florida Avenue and 4th Street NE for years that says, "Pretty Soon You Won't Recognize the Place. We Promise." Even though this combination of apartments and retail has no concrete dates set for delivery, construction is expected to start this year.

10. The Adamo

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1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

The one and two bedroom condos taking over the spot of Adams Morgan's former Exxon Station won't open until 2015, but the station itself has already been demolished, so expect to see some cranes over in AdMo.

11. New D.C. United Stadium

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Potomac Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC

This is an important one to watch because there's still a possibility that it might not happen. D.C. United and Mayor Vince Gray were excited to announce a new stadium at Buzzard Point that would make more sense for the team, revitalize the neighborhood and revamp the old Reeves Center on 14th Street. However, not everyone on the D.C. Council is onboard with the proposed land swaps and tax breaks. Moreover, the city has already missed enough deadlines that D.C. United could pull out of the deal. Also, it's an election year so the whole thing could go down in flames if Mayor Gray is not re-elected. Stay tuned.

1. Atlantic Plumbing Project

V Street Northwest & 8th Street Northwest, Howard University, Washington, DC 20001

The apartments at the massive project by the 9:30 Club aren't slated to open until early 2015, but the construction on the project which will include a Landmark Theater and art studios has already begun.

V Street Northwest & 8th Street Northwest, Howard University
Washington, DC 20001

2. 965 Florida Avenue

965 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

This is going to be an interesting project to watch this year because it's the rare example where competition is turning into collaboration. After MRP-Ellis won the bid for this plot over and above juggernaut developer JBG, residents bemoaned the loss of a Harris Teeter. However, now it looks like all three firms will work together and the grocery store might come back.

965 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

3. Ontario 17

1700 Columbia Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

The historic (but long out of use) Ontario Theater was finally demolished last year. Look for construction to start on the mixed use project that will contain retail and condos and feature the theater's signature canopy and marquee.

1700 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

4. National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

This building, designed by starchitect David Adjaye, will also open in 2015. However, this museum, taking up the final space on the National Mall will start installing more exhibits (they installed the first in November) and the basket-esque building should really start to take shape.

1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Storey Park

1005 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

The old Greyhound station in NoMa met the wrecking ball over the fall and the development going up in its place is going to be a multi-purpose behemoth. Storey Park will feature office buildings, apartments, a marketplace and a central park.

1005 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

6. Hyatt Place

4th Street Southwest & E Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024

Construction has already begun on this hotel which will be one of the closer options that tourists will have to the attractions of the National Mall. So, what are the chances that after its opening in 2015 that the locals can get their metro escalators back? Still pretty low?

4th Street Southwest & E Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

7. Capitol Point

51 N Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

Capitol Point is another massive multi-part project coming to NoMa. One part of it, a Hyatt Place, will be opening in June. The apartments will break ground earlier this year. Oh yeah, and it will host a Landmark Theater that will open in 2016. Movies for everyone!

51 N Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

8. MGM Resorts International - National Harbor

116 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

It will be a couple years until this massive gambling behemoth opens but that's because it's not so much a casino as an enormous entertainment destination. But the Capital Wheel down the street will open this year and a project this large will certainly yield some interesting news.

116 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

9. Gateway Market Center

340 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

A sign has been sitting at the corner of Florida Avenue and 4th Street NE for years that says, "Pretty Soon You Won't Recognize the Place. We Promise." Even though this combination of apartments and retail has no concrete dates set for delivery, construction is expected to start this year.

340 Florida Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

10. The Adamo

1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

The one and two bedroom condos taking over the spot of Adams Morgan's former Exxon Station won't open until 2015, but the station itself has already been demolished, so expect to see some cranes over in AdMo.

1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

11. New D.C. United Stadium

Potomac Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC

This is an important one to watch because there's still a possibility that it might not happen. D.C. United and Mayor Vince Gray were excited to announce a new stadium at Buzzard Point that would make more sense for the team, revitalize the neighborhood and revamp the old Reeves Center on 14th Street. However, not everyone on the D.C. Council is onboard with the proposed land swaps and tax breaks. Moreover, the city has already missed enough deadlines that D.C. United could pull out of the deal. Also, it's an election year so the whole thing could go down in flames if Mayor Gray is not re-elected. Stay tuned.

Potomac Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC