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CVS/Community Q&A Scheduled for May 11, 2010

May 7, 2010

New CVS nearing completion

If you’ve been curious about the new CVS at Georgia and New Hampshire Aves. and have been wanting to know more, here’s your opportunity.

Next Tuesday, representatives from CVS will be in Park View to meet their new neighbors and answer any questions the community may have. Details are below:

What: CVS Regional Management Q&A
Where: Park View School Auditorium (3560 Warder Street, NW)
When: May 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m.


Exterior of CVS Appears Finished

April 8, 2010

State of the new CVS during the week of April 5, 2010

Truth be told, I just really liked the image … but, it is a good opportunity to show that the exterior of the CVS is essentially finished with the exception of the landscaping and sidewalks. Workers have been focusing on the interior these days.


New CVS Looking More Like Proposed Rendering

March 19, 2010

CVS March 2010

Over the last two weeks, the exterior of the CVS has really taken shape. One no longer has to rely on the rendering that we first saw on Petworth News last April.

In other development news, the Prince of Petworth reported on a groundbreaking yesterday at the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and Quincy. As for the Green Room, that project is still waiting for permits and hopes to have a contractor selected in the near future.


CVS is Starting to Look Good

March 8, 2010

The future CVS at Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues is moving right along. Its been interesting to see how quickly it has come together. I’ve consistently been surprised to find work going on during Sundays.

Though the Georgia Avenue side didn’t have anything more than studs when I looked at it on Sunday, the New Hampshire side not only had its inner shell layer on, but showed evidence that the outer façade layer could begin soon.

New Hampshire Ave. side of CVS

As you can see from the photo below, there are already a number of bricks on site. Consulting the initial rendering of what the CVS will look like when completed, red brick will be below the windows and for the piers between the windows.

At the time of the CVS groundbreaking, it was estimated that this project would be completed by May or June of 2010.

Bricks at the CVS site awaiting installation


CVS Rising: Drug Store Begins to Take Shape

February 2, 2010

As you can see, the CVS project has begun to rise. The transformation of this property should be amazing over the next couple of months. One more shot after the jump>> (more…)

CVS Has First Wall Up

January 28, 2010

I’ve been watching the progress of the new CVS ever since they broke ground on November 12th.  By January 12, the work crews had most of the footings in place to start building up. 

I’m happy to see that the first wall of the new structure is up and finished. This work has been going on for the last few days. While I haven’t looked into the issue, I surmise that this wall is as thick as it is, detached from the abutting rowhouse, and the first to be completed because of fire code issues that are likely in play due to the neighboring structure.

I’ll strive to get some clearer images over the weekend.

CVS Preparing Foundation

January 12, 2010

The CVS work site was a buzz of activity this morning with excavation and installation of rebar in preparation of  the building’s foundation.

It was difficult for me to see if the footings had already been poured or not, but pouring concrete directly into a trench is a common way to create a footing and appears to be what has/will happen on this site. Still, it will be interesting to watch and see exactly how the foundation comes together.

Once the foundation work is in place, the building should start to rise quickly as the Ward One Senior Welness Center has risen.

CVS Construction Update

January 6, 2010

Thought it would be good to include some images of the construction for the new CVS. Despite the cold, workers have been on site and moving along.


CVS Work Site Active

December 3, 2009

Park View CVS WorksiteThe Senior Wellness Center isn’t the only activity on Georgia Avenue. The CVS work site is finally active after the official groundbreaking on November 12th. Its currently scheduled to be completed by May 2010.

CVS Breaks Ground

November 12, 2009

CVS Ground BreakingStarting shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, Mayor Fenty, Council members Graham and Bowser, developer Rob LaKritz, representatives from CVS and other ANC and city officials met at the corner of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues to official break ground for the new CVS. The project is estimated to be completed by late spring/early summer of 2010.

This project was a long time coming and the best possible outcome for the property. The last business to be located there had been a gas station, and when development was first planned a gas station was once again proposed. Through the efforts of many, and the commitment of LaKritz working with Graham, Fenty, and others, a much-needed CVS is being constructed on the site instead.

Councilmember Graham had the following to say about the groundbreaking which he distributed on area listservs:

November 12, 2009

Dear Friends:

Today we broke ground on another new development in Ward One – CVS Pharmacy at Georgia and Princeton. This one will service our neighbors in Park View on Georgia Avenue.

This is a wonderful achievement for us. It took four years to come up with just the right project – from a gas station (which we rejected) to an ice cream store to a doughnut shop. But now with the new Senior Wellness Center coming, a pharmacy is just what the doctor ordered.

CVS is scheduled to open in May or June of 2010. Our seniors won’t have to go far to get their checkups and prescriptions. And new residents at Park-Morton and all around Park View can get a little shopping done on the way too and from work.

Oh, I forgot to mention, this entire project was significantly helped by $2 million in city money to remediate the site. And a little help from me from my Metro Board seat. We included land previously owned by Metro to complete the CVS parcel. This newest development joins the Senior Wellness Center, new mixed retail/residential at 3512 Georgia Ave. and a New Community for Park-Morton.

We are really on the move on Georgia Avenue!


Council Member Jim Graham

More photos after the jump (more…)

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