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Rents at the V Apartments


Yesterday on the MVSNA blog, MaryP provided a link to rental rates and floorplans, as listed by Kettler, for the V apartments at the City Vista (website).

I couldn’t capture all the rates into a single screen print, so in the right inset I included only the Studio and 1BR rates (follow the link for 2BR).

Kettler’s site also points out the property will welcome pets, allow AMEX payments, and have Zipcar.

rendering for one bedroom 1G floorplan

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Fire house facade at 400 Mass

Below is a snapshot of the Firehouse facade preserved at 400 Mass.


Do you think the outcome was well done and/or a positive for the streetscape? Will the eventual retail tenant be forced to keep those red firehouse doors or could they be replaced at some point with glass doors allowing for more light to shine in and pedestrians to see inside?

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Historic carport?

Last week we had two postings debating preservation of three Victorian rowhouses at the MRP realty 6th & K Street NW site. To my knowledge those rowhouses are not inside the historic district nor are they designated historic structures.

Yet, during the Mount Vernon Triangle WalkingTownDC tour, I learned that the roof of a small building diagonally across the street from the 6th & K Automart is protected. I forget the entirety of the backstory – but the roof at one point was a carport of past structures including a gas station.


While this terracotta roof represent a more rare feature than other old buildings inside our neighborhood possess I’m not particularly impressed. It wouldn’t be anywhere near the top of my personal list to save. What are your thoughts?

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Demolition on 3rd Street completed

The demolition on the 900 block of 3rd Street NW is complete.


The properties demolished were 908-914 3rd Street NW. The land is part of the Mount Vernon Place master planned development. The 300 K Street NW office building is supposedly the next piece of Mount Vernon Place to be built.

I have inquired what this demolition might signify. Word is that the buildings were demolished predominantly for safety reasons. The vacant buildings were attracting prostitution activities in and around them. The flickr photostream I compiled does not include a pre-demolition snapshot of the buildings as everytime I happened to walk over with my camera someone was sleeping or hanging out in front of the properties.

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