Category Archives: Development Updates

New Affordable Housing in the Gateway Community on Bladensburg Road!

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If you haven’t already please call to reserve your space at the Residences at Gateway.  Construction is nearing completion and the waitlist is filling up fast!  The units are well sized and have great finishes.

img_1121-1The building replaces two vacant homes with a 33 unit multi-family building on 2615 Bladensburg Road NE located in ANC Single Member District 5C04.  The building features:

8 – Two Bedroom Units

25 – One Bedroom Units

These’s also a garage and an outside patio with green roof.  The floor plans of the units are below!

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Field Trip – Rescheduled. Details to come!

Proposed Alternative Alighnement

Due to an unfortunate death to someone close to me the field trip has been rescheduled.  Details of the new date coming soon.  Thank you.

Join ANC 5C03 along with the Capital Trails Coalition and WABA as we walk our proposed connection to the Anacostia River Trail.  This connection has been a “long time coming”and will provide a vital transportation alternative for residents of Ward 5.  I will post another article on the background of the project and how we got to where we are today.  DDOT under Mayor Bowser’s administration has done a tremendous job responding to the disparity of transit alternatives in the community.  DDOT has assigned a consultant for the environmental assessment which brings us another step closer to this becoming a reality.

Please note that this is a walking tour, and is not yet accessible by bicycle.  However, you can secure your bike at the meet up location.

Please register using the link below!

Register Here for the Field Trip!

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Updated Renderings – Multi-Family Development at the “Reserve” in Fort Lincoln.

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View of Bridge at the Intersection of Hurston Lane & CJ Barney Drive
As the site clearing for the development site wraps up, the design of the multi-family building is taking shape. This will bring many families within a 5 minute walk to the Shops of Dakota Crossing. The multi-family building has changed significantly from its concept to it current design.  The development will change the landscape and physical appearance of the community with the addition of the new bridge across the wetlands, below grade parking, very large units and an architecture style which helps it blend a lot better wth the surrounding community.  It hasn’t been determined on whether the units will be rentals or condos or the price point for either.  I’ll continue to send updates as they come!

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View at The Entrance of the Building
The Multi-Family Building will sit next to the Wetlands Pond.
 

 

 

 

 

Easter Eggs & Chicken Biscuits: Events this weekend 4/15/17 in Fort Lincoln/Gateway!

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will open its doors to the public beginning this Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 AM with its fresh-fast restaurant. Eager diners and biscuit enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the new location in the Gateway Neighborhood on 2301 Bladensburg Road N.E. to fill their stomachs with a selection of crave-worthy biscuit sandwiches, juicy fried chicken, refreshing salads and creamy frozen “Cultshakes” by DC’s premier ice creamery, Milk Cult.

“The opening of Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. drive-thru marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our growing company,” states CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga. “We want to extend a huge thank you to our Union Market customers as we end our pop-up tenure there. It is our hope that our closing provides another eager small business the same opportunity to gain exposure and build a dedicated following, just the way that we have.”

Complete with a large parking lot and family-friendly activities, the Grand Opening Weekend is an event not to be missed. To kick off the Grand Opening weekend, the first 100 purchasing customers will receive a card entitling them to one free breakfast sandwich every day for 90 days after opening. Additionally, guests can utilize a limited time Lyft promo code to receive 20% off rides to or from the Mason Dixie Drive-Thru.

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Our awesome neighbor Kellie Bengtson along with the Fort Lincoln Civic Association is hosting the First Annual Easter Event.  There are lots of activities planned for the community for the family even the leashed furry ones! Come out and join your neighbors for this fantastic event!

Updates on the Shops at Dakota Crossing.  

The excitement is building as many Fort Lincoln Residents as well as others anticipate the eventual opening of the shopping center.  The following is the latest available information.  As always, this information is subject to change.  It’s not final until grand opening.

Building 10


Starbucks

Chipotle – Still Pending

Mid Range Fast Casual – Call your favorite restaurant and tell them to  hurry to Fort Lincoln before it’s too late!

Building 9


Panda Express

Jersey Mikes

Possible Small Fast Casual – Call your favorite take out and tell them to hurry to Fort Lincoln before it’s too late!

Building 8


Pending Small Fast Casual

Pending Cosmetic Related

Pending Cleaning Services Related

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Vitamin Shoppe

T-Mobile

Vision Works

Pending – Financial Related

Buildings 6 & 11



Let’s play a game called your best guest, the winner will be recognized for their retail speculation expertise!  The prize will be the boost to your confidence.  These are Hot locations but unfortunately no finalized decisions.  So call your favorite restaurant and tell them to make like a politician and run… to the Shops At Dakota Crossing!

Preview Event Tomorrow for the Reserve At Dakota Crossing!

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Building 10 at The Shops At Dakota Crossing

If you are interested in getting a sneak peak at what’s to come at the Reserve at Dakota Crossing residential development, there will be a Preview event this Saturday, March 25, 2017.  The event is from  noon until 4pm and will be located in Building 10 of the Shops at Dakota crossing.  It’s the half moon shaped building  across from Dick’s Sporting Goods!