Just what is going on in Petworth, this past week the city released a solicitation for partners for the 3800 block of Georgia Ave, just two blocks to the Petworth Metro. This may just put Petworth on the map, combined with the “Great Streets Initiative” on Georgia Ave and the Curtis Chevrolet / Foulger-Pratt partnership as well as Park Place by Donatelli on the Metro. Petworth is coming up on my radar!
This past Friday, Curtis Chevrolet, located at the intersection of Missouri Ave NW and Georgia Ave NW closed its doors to make room for an upcoming development.
According to the Washington Business Journal:
“Dudley Dworken, owner of the dealership, said details were still being worked out but that he would be a partner in the development.” Foulger-Pratt has signed on to fill the position as development partner. The development is expected to house residential units above with street level retail along the scrutinzed Georgia Ave corridor. In upcoming years, Georgia Ave, a part of DC’s “Great Streets” initiative, will be completely repaved, replanted and redesigned to create a more warm welcome into our city.
Foulger-Pratt is locally known for their roles at the Metropole, Madrigal Lofts, and 1010 Mass as Glen Construction filed bankruptcy earlier this year. Read more here.
According to the tax record, the lot is zoned c2a and is a quite sizable 145,000 square feet, thats over three acres. This might be a bit presumptuous but I have the feeling we’ll be seeing a PUD application sometime in the VERY near future.
Only time will tell.