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“The Avenue” Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Continued Georgia Ave. Investment

September 24, 2012

The entry lobby of the Avenue at night

The ribbon cutting and opening celebration of The Avenue — the 83-unit mixed-use apartment building located at 3506 Georgia Avenue NW — went off without a hitch on Friday. The event was well attended and included both a tour of two of the building’s units and a sampling of food from nearby Georgia Avenue businesses.

The building is 100 percent affordable under the city’s affordable housing laws. So as would be expected, a major theme of the event’s speeches focused on affordable housing. Mayor Gray renewed his commitment to bring more affordable housing options to the District as they City attracts new residents and broadens its tax base.  For hist part, Councilmember Graham briefly recounted the long road and past community involvement that occured just to get the Avenue underway. He also renewed his commitment to redeveloping the main Park Morton complex noting that the Avenue was only the first step.

In touring the building, all I can say is WOW. Starting with the lobby and navigating the building, in many ways if felt like a boutique hotel to me.

Key speakers at the event were Peter Siegel (Landex Corp.), Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Michael Brown, Councilmember Jim Graham, Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, DC Housing Authority Director Adrianne Todman, DC Housing Finance Agency Director Harry Sewell, DC Department of Housing and Community Development Director Michael Kelly, and Freddie Mac Director Christin Kaufman.

Mayor Gray prepares to cut the ribbon, flanked by Councilmember Jim Graham and Victor Hoskins

Kitchen in one of the one-bedroom units

The building includes a small exercise room


Landex Corporation’s Avenue Project (Park Morton) Begun, Demolition in Full Swing

April 9, 2011

While it’s certainly seemed like a long time coming, there is no longer any question about the future of Landex Corporation’s The Avenue, which is considered the first phase of a redeveloped Park Morton and located on the southwest corner of Newton and Georgia Avenue. As recently as April 4, 2011, equipment arrived and interior demolition of the site began. As of today, all that is left of the Newton Variety Mart, the empty apartment building, and the car wash are piles of rubble, which you can see below.

Looking west from the former front of the Newton Variety Mart

View northeast over the property from the rear alley

View to the east from the rear of the property

Newton Variety Mart sign amid the rubble


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