Renovated 610 Newton Place Definitely Improves the Block

The landscaping at 610 Newton Place includes a tree -- much needed on that block.

The landscaping at 610 Newton Place includes a tree — much needed on that block.

In reviewing and walking through the spaces of 610 Newton Place recently, I can definitely say that it has made a significant improvement to the block. Readers may recall that the property as recently as 2011 was a blighted shell that added nothing to the community. Now (with a large addition at the rear), its a 12-unit condo building.

You can read more about the development, and see photos, from an article in the Washington Post (don’t let the Post’s ignorance of where this development is located throw you).

One thing I’m particularly pleased with is that the developer planted a tree in the front of the property.  Early in my conversations with them I expressed the need for additional trees in the neighborhood, and especially on the 600 block of Newton Place. In looking at the tree it appeared that it might be a Redbud, which if that is the case would grows to be 20′ to 30′ tall with a  30′ spread.

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4 Comments on “Renovated 610 Newton Place Definitely Improves the Block”

  1. Frank Says:

    terrific rennovation; I look forward to more like this!

  2. Joanne Says:

    They did do a nice job. I just wish they didn’t lie in order to make their condos seems more affordable. Small row houses do not go for $800,000 in Park View. I live in one such small row house a few blocks from here, that would sell for less than one of these units. They are nice, but in no way affordable for families.

  3. ABDELV Says:

    Yes indeed. I was also happy to see they planted a tree. both the 600 block of Newton and that section of 6th Street around the corner desperately need trees.

  4. Sarah Says:

    Fascinating that an “affordable” condo is >600k to the WaPo reporter. Much like the term “middle class,” this word seems to be quite pliable.


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