5th and Eye update

Investigatory site work is underway at the Arts at 5th & I. Survey work has taken place over the last week, and Donohoe is beginning geotechnical work.

The little tank-treaded vehicle is a drilling rig for geotechnical investigation. 5 borings will be drilled down to a depth of 70′. This will clarify issues of underground water, rock and soils onsite.

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    Anonymous says

    Any idea as to when construction will start? I assume it’s a long way off still.

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    fourthandeye says

    Groundbreaking is a long way off. Too difficult to really say how far off – but I’d guess two years…

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    LResident says

    Does any one know how far the 5th and Eye lot extends to the north? (i.e. will it replace the rundown buildings including the former Fun Fair video location?) If not, I can’t understand why nothing is being done with that space. You’d think someone would want to develop it given the foot traffic that City Vista has generated.

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    fourthandeye says

    @LResident – word is that Donohoe ultimately would like to acquire the entire length of the east side of the 900 block of 5th Street NW. Basically the project would then consume Eye to K Street along 5th. I’ve also heard that the city selected this development team, in part, because of these ambitious plans to develop the entire block. Inevitably a one or more of the land holders of the lots along the block see this as an opportunity to leverage into a big windfall and are asking for much more $$ than their land is worth.