Update to Aren’t They Building?

3200 block of M St.


Up above, you’ll see a link to a page GM maintains called “Aren’t the Building?” It’s supposed to be a list of projects coming to Georgetown. “Supposed to be” is the key phrase there. GM’s not very good about keeping it updated.

So he occasionally does just what he’s doing today: going over the list and trying to update it.

So read ahead and please chime in with any corrections or additions:

Projects on the Existing List:

Developing Georgetown Post Office
-No announced date
-last GM prediction: 2011 at the earliest Late 2012
-New prediction: the project has been scaled back signficantly from the original plans to build condos. Now it will just be office space, which will all be contained within the building as it currently stands. Not much has been heard about this in a while, so GM will put it at mid to late 2014.

Billy Reid
-GM prediction: Fall 2011
-Took a lot longer due to trouble locating a space, only opened last month.

Jack Wills
-GM prediction: Winter 2011
-Opened a bit earlier than that: August 2011

-GM Prediction: Summer 2011
-Called off (same people behind it opened up the pizza spot on Mass Ave. and 4th downtown.)

Redoing O and P Street Streetcar Tracks
-GM prediction: 2012
-Yup, that’s when it was finished.

K St. Streetcar
-The city is supposedly looking to build a cross-town streetcar line to Georgetown quickly, so that timeframe is still applicable.

Wisconsin Ave. Streetcar
-GM’s previous prediction @2020
-That’s looking less likely now. If there ever is a Wisconsin Ave. line, it will likely not be for a while and after more of the initially planned lines go in.

New Projects:

Verizon Building condos:
-Construction is underway, GM’s guessing a late 2014 completion date

Key Bridge Exxon Condos:
-This project hasn’t seen much public movement in a long time, but Anthony Lanier was recently quoted as mentioning it as a project he’s still pushing for. It’s got a lot of work ahead of it though.
-GM prediction: Early 2016

-This Thai restaurant is supposed to go into the old Fino Italino space
-GM prediction: late 2013

Shop House:
-This Chipotle spin-off is currently under construction in the old Furin’s space. Should be open soon.
-GM prediction: Summer 2013

-This bowling alley just got zoning approval, so it should be smooth sailing now.
-GM prediction: Summer 2014

West Heating Plant condos:
-Four Seasons has a long hard slog ahead of them before they can start turning keys over to new residents.
-GM prediction: 2018

Anything else GM forgot?



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7 responses to “Update to Aren’t They Building?

  1. Jacques

    Good Stuff Eatery appears to be taking their time.
    Capital Prague (restaurant version).
    Gypsy Sally’s (and for that matter, Malmaison, to the extent it will be open as a restaurant)
    Fiola Mare – late summer? early fall?

    Could also add the other non-Pinstripes items going into Georgetown Park non-Mall… including the DMV, if they’re bringing it back.

  2. Gee

    Any truth to the rumor that the folks behind Thunder Burger are putting in a pizza parlor in the Guards space?

  3. Walter

    Reopening of Latham Hotel and Citronelle

    (Graham and Capella hotels weren’t on your list.)

    Four Seasons wine bar (under construction).

  4. Washington Business Journal listed permits issued to Good Stuff Eatery and after-hours renovation to “various retail spaces” and completion of the TJ Maxx build-out in Georgetown Park

  5. Is the Michael’s a real thing or is that not happening? Also forget El Centro in the Third Edition space

  6. Q St Neighbor

    I noticed this morning that the gas station on the west side of Q and Wisconsin has reopened.

  7. Asuka

    Moving of the GU medical campus? When’s that happening again?

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