Entries by John Freeland

Groups pursue community engagement after Anacostia River Pool study documents the idea’s feasibility

By Sophie Austin posted March 19, 2019 on thedcline.org A view of the Anacostia River from Nationals Park includes Diamond Teague Park in the foreground. It’s one of nine sites studied in the Anacostia River swimming facility feasibility study released in January. (Photo by Chris Kain) A new study concludes that a swimming facility in the Anacostia […]

Developers Break Ground on White Flint Apartments

By Caitlynn Peetz posted March 11th, 2019 on www.besthesdamagazine.com Project is joint venture between Metro, private developer RENDERINGS COURTESY LCOR Work has started on a 294-unit apartment complex on property in White Flint once used as a dog park. A joint venture with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and developer LCOR, the project at […]

The Orange and Blue Line Rent Watch

By Nena Perry-Brown posted March 11th, 2019 on dc.urbanturf.com As Amazon gears up to begin filling its first 64,000 square feet of office space over the next year, UrbanTurf has resumed its look at what rental rates are looking like along Metro lines that run near or through National Landing. Along with the Yellow Line, […]

$5 Million Discount: Kevin Plank’s Georgetown Home Now Listed for $24.5 Million

By UrbanTurf Staff posted March 11th, 2019 on dc.urbanturf.com Kevin Plank’s Georgetown home. In early 2018, Under Armour co-founder Kevin Plank privately listed his 12,000 square-foot Georgetown mansion for $29.5 million. Now, that home is a little more affordable. Last week, the listing price for the home was reduced by $5 million to $24.5 million. Renovated […]

$150M mixed-used development coming to Rockville

By Katishi Maake posted March 8th, 2019 on www.bizjournals.com Duball LLC, Daiwa House Group and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County are teaming up to bring a $150 million development to Rockville. DUBALL LLC A joint venture will bring an 18-story, $150 million mixed-used development to downtown Rockville. Duball LLC, Daiwa House Group and […]

Legislation Crafted To Erase Gas Price Ambiguity

By Dan Schere posted March 7th, 2019 on bethesdamagazine.com Montgomery senator’s bill would require gas stations to prominently post credit card prices A Shell gas station on Rockville Pike GOOGLE STREET VIEW For the third year in a row, state Sen. Cheryl Kagan is attempting to get the state legislature to pass a bill that would […]

30 Percent of DC Area Renters Can Afford to Buy in the Region

By Nena Perry Brown posted March 7th, 2019 on dc.urbanturf.com A recent analysis by the Urban Institute states that 30 percent of renters in the DC area could afford to buy a home in the region in 2017, one of the higher proportions in the country. However, the barrier of entry for the regional market was high, […]

Bad Zillow info ‘corrupted’ listing price on $150M mansion: Suit

By Andrew V Brambila posted February 26th, 2019 on inman.com Once the most expensive listing in the US, the Bel Air mega-mansion was incorrectly listed as sold multiple times. The seller of one of the nation’s most expensive real estate listings is suing real estate giant Zillow Group for $60 million in damages, alleging the company was […]

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is less than a month away

By Andrew Giambrone posted February 25th, 2019 on dc.curbed.com Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin with the Jefferson Memorial in the background f11photo/Shutterstock It’s almost that time of year again. The 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to start on March 20 and run through April 14, according to the annual festival’s organizers. The National Park […]