Construction progress is in full effect in Fort Lincoln. We are getting closer to the opening of the much anticipated Shops at Dakota Crossing, the “almost” sold out Banneker Ridge Development and the start of the next large multi-family development in Fort Lincoln which consist of 123 town homes and 240 apartments.
Shops At Dakota Crossing
The Large parcels in the Shops at Dakota Crossing are expected to open 4th Quarter of 2016 with the remainder of the shopping center completing construction in the 1st Quarter of 2017. The Opening dates of the remaining shops have not been announced, however the buildings will be completed.
There appears to only be 8 Home sites remaining at the new Banneker Ridge residential development. If you want to claim your piece of the most expansive view of the DMV there’s still time. Granted you may have to wait a few years before you see services such as an adequate park & an unshuttered school catch up with the progress of the rest of community…Bazinga! We are actually making progress towards conducting a study for a more comprehensive park design & exploring options to expedite the opening of the school; more details forthcoming.
Fort Lincoln Multi-Family Development
Fort Lincoln continues its tradition of building family sized apartments, town homes & condos throughout the community. Although the new developments all have the required Inclusionary Zoning Units, there is still a lot of concern about the affordability of new construction residential developments. During the last SMD Meeting the developer announced that Fort Lincoln overall will be 60% affordable when development is complete, and that the affordable units were built earlier in the development. I’ve met with neighbors and we are planning a home buying seminar later this year to be sure that long time & current residents are taking advantage of all possible home-buying incentives to increase their chances of attaining home ownership in new developments in Fort Lincoln.
I have drafted the comprehensive plan based on the first 6 months of service to the community. I have been working diligently to address the major concerns of the community and am now ready for the city to provide resources to fund them. Below is the Fort Lincoln Comprehensive Plan Draft to be considered for the upcoming budget proposal 2016 to the Mayor. Additional comments are welcomed however, please note that not all comments will be added at this time however, as we resolve the items listed in the plan we will add the new ones. Thanks again for electing me to work for you.
The outline of the building pad for the construction of Lowes (which is a large one I might add) can now be clearly identified. Concrete is being placed for the access roads around the site and the asphalt base coat for the extension of market street appears to substantially complete (by my definition lol). A lot of the trees have been planted and the green wall appears to be ready to receive plantings. As noted previously the store is slated to open 3rd or 4th quarter this year. I’m working on finding out how large this store is compared to others in the country.
Thanks to my awesome neighbor for allowing me to use your balcony! #luvmyseniors
The Washington Business Journal reports that the Hecht Warehouse District is expanding. This development is shaping up to be a Washington Gateway landmark destination. Below are some progress photos compared to renderings of what’s to come. Click the link for the full story. – WBJ ( Click This Link)
Site Clearing for Cityscape at Dakota Crossing has commenced. The new townhome development previously known as the Banneker Site is directly across from Fort Lincoln Park and along Fort Lincoln Drive. As stated in my previous post, these are going to be high-end townhomes. After speaking with the developer today I was informed that these homes will set you back somewhere between $650,000 and $699-999 if you get in early (…Lesson Learned) . Construction on the townhomes will start early 2015; the Models Homes will be open in the spring of 2015.
Construction is steadily progressing at some development sites and breaking ground at others, here’s the latest on the Hecht Warehouse District:
Hecht Warehouse District
The Hecht District is moving full speed ahead with the structure of the 1000 Car parking Garage which appears to be nearing substantial completion. Updated renderings on Douglas Development’s Website suggest that a pet store as well as other clothing retailers will join the confirmed Moms Organic Market.
Update 5/8/14 – Construction will start on June 1 2014. ( Don’t shoot the messenger if it doesn’t happen, it’s what I’ve been told from the Developer.)
Unofficial sources tell me we should start to see construction activity at the Lowes site some time in June. This would in turn be the end of that unsightly dirt stock pile, “Mount Lowes” which is now starting to grow its own Forrest. This is about a month later than what was anticipated when I last reported on Lowes from official sources a few months ago. In any instance there seems to be confidence that its going to happen so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.