Author Archives: Rachel Davis

DC’s The Parks at Walter Reed Signs First Retail Tenants

by Commercial Observer The first retail tenants have signed on with The Parks at Walter Reed, Hines’ 66-acre mixed-use community in Washington, D.C. When complete, the development will include more than 3.1 million square feet of new construction and adaptive reuse […]

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12 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Week

by dcist EUROPEAN MUSIC: Attend the first edition of DC European Music Day, celebrating all sorts of genres from all over the European Union.  POLLINATOR WEEK: Celebrate Pollinator Week with the National Museum of Natural History. NEW EXHIBIT: Check out the very first exhibit from […]

This Week’s D.C. Deal Sheet

by Bisnow A 125-unit affordable redevelopment in Columbia Heights has landed a $25M loan from EagleBank and is slated to begin construction next month. The project by Jonathan Rose Cos. and Somerset Development Co. at 1350 Fairmont St. NW will feature 125 affordable […]

J.P. Morgan Chase Provides $75.6M Construction Loan for D.C. Apartment Project

by Rebusiness Online WASHINGTON, D.C. — J.P. Morgan Chase has provided a $75.6 million construction loan to Urban Atlantic and Triden Development Group for The Reynard, a 344-unit apartment development in Washington, D.C. The property will be part of The […]

Home Rule Music Festival keeps the spirit of Black Fire Records alive

by Michael J. West, Washington Post In the 1970s, Washington-based Black Fire Records was simultaneously an incubator and reliquary of D.C.’s African American music and culture and a living symbol of the Black Power and Black Consciousness movements. Charvis Campbell […]

D.C.’s First Wegmans Shows How Grocers Can Spur Development In Wary Communities

by Jacob Wallace, Bisnow As large mixed-used developments take shape in D.C., developers are leaning on the perceived virtue of grocery stores to help gain community support and attract apartment renters. That has been especially true at Roadside Development‘s City Ridge project, where Wegmans plans […]

Catch These Jazz And International Acts Playing Around D.C. In June

By Sriram Gopal, dcist From Duke Ellington to the Howard Theatre, Washington D.C. played a pivotal role shaping the sound and stylings of jazz — a legacy that’s endured in the city’s clubs, concert venues, and, now that it’s summer, […]

Caridad Svich’s ‘Red Bike’ stars breakout actor Brinden Banks

By Lisa Traiger, DC Metro Theater Arts Making his professional debut for Pan Underground, the 19-year-old displays astounding skill in conveying the hope, wonder, fear, and disappointment of a child. Read the full article here

Outdoor setting suits Faction of Fools’ merry ‘Missed Connections’

By Celia Wren, Washington Post A rare butterfly is winging around D.C. and a celebrity chef would like to serve it for dinner. Great news for foodies, until the chef’s hunt for the insect in a local park runs up […]

Theatre Review: ‘Missed Connections’ by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

By Kateri Pelton, MD Theatre Guide “This newly devised work perfectly encapsulated all the delight and tradition of an ancient comedy technique with relevant content and whimsical storytelling…a knockout performance” Read the full article here

Pan Underground’s popular ‘Red Bike’ block party returns May 21

by Newsdesk, DC Metro Theater Arts By popular demand, Pan Underground will throw the Red Bike Block Party again on May 21, 2022, at the Parks at Walter Reed — a one-day outdoor celebration featuring music, food, local vendors, and performances, all centered around an […]

Check out these fun family Halloween events

by Petworth News First Annual sPETacular Halloween Parade/Costume Contest The Parks at Walter Reed (Cameron Drive NW) Thanks to the Parks at Walter Reed for proving that Halloween is for furbabies too! Prizes that have been generously donated by One […]

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Mayor Bowser Celebrates New Grocer and Retail at Walter Reed Marketplace and Breaks Ground on New Housing

From the Executive Office of the Mayor (Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and community leaders celebrated progress at the Walter Reed Marketplace, which […]

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Oct. 7-13 (Down in the Reeds)

by Fritz Hahn, Chris Kelly, Anying Guo and Adele Chapin for The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide Down in the Reeds at the Parks at Walter Reed: Head to the Parks at Walter Reed, the former grounds of Walter Reed […]

Construction will soon start on the final pieces of Walter Reed’s Whole Foods-anchored town center

By Alex Koma, The Washington Business Journal The developers of the massive Parks at Walter Reed project have lined up financing for two more residential buildings at the heart of its Whole Foods Market-anchored town center, clearing the way for […]

Walter Reed condos land financing

From The Washington Business Journal by Tristan Navera Another piece of the Parks at Walter Reed is moving ahead as the Kite House, a condominium over retail building, obtained $37.3 million in construction financing, according to JLL. The property will […]

CIM Group Acquires First New Apartment Building at the Walter Reed Redevelopment

by Jon Banister for Bisnow The first new apartment building at D.C.’s 66-acre Parks at Walter Reed development has sold ahead of its delivery. CIM Group announced Wednesday it acquired The Vale, a 301-unit apartment building at the development that […]

Rorschach Theatre’s ‘Distance Frequencies’ to finish live on lawn

by News Desk for DC Metro Theatre Arts Last fall Rorschach Theatre launched Distance Frequencies, an unprecedented project for unprecedented times, sending subscribers on self-guided urban adventures as a story unfolded around them. The story will now conclude live with […]

The Parks at Walter Reed Comes Alive with More than 90 Community Events This Year

Live Theatre, Movies, Fitness, Festivals and Children’s Events Offer Variety and Opportunities to Gather for Fun and Entertainment WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 8, 2021: The Parks at historic Walter Reed is coming alive with markets, music, festivals and fitness, as more […]

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Program Links Local Farmers to People Experiencing Food Insecurity

by Jackie Bensen for NBC4 As the coronavirus pandemic wanes in the U.S., food insecurity continues to a problem, with many families forced to choose between paying down months of back rent and utility bills or buying food. A program […]

A Look at the 400 Units Planned in Historic Takoma, and the 1,200 in the Works at Walter Reed

by Nena Perry-Brown for Urban Turf DC’s Takoma neighborhood could have quite a few active construction sites in the coming years, compensating for a lack of new housing construction in neighboring Takoma Park and Shepherd Park. On the other side […]

Children’s National’s Walter Reed campus was ‘just a pipe dream.’ Now it’s going live.

By Sara Gilgore for the Washington Business Journal For Children’s National Hospital’s future D.C. campus, the future is here. A portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C., transformed into the pediatric nonprofit health system’s pesearch and […]

Here’s when you can expect Whole Foods to arrive at Walter Reed town center

by Alex Koma, Washington Business Journal A new town center at D.C.’s Walter Reed campus will start opening for shoppers and new residents as early as 2022 as construction steams ahead on the massive project. The Whole Foods Market-anchored mixed-use building in the […]

Grocery Stores Continue To Expand Across D.C. Area Despite Pandemic

by Jon Banister, Bisnow Washington, D.C. Grocers have been expanding rapidly across the D.C. area for years, and they have continued to open new stores and search for new spaces during the pandemic… Grocers have already signed deals and announced […]

Big mixed-use down. Sales up. The changing face of multifamily amid a pandemic.

Big mixed-use down. Sales up. Experts discuss the changing face of multifamily amid a pandemic. The Washington Business Journal recently hosted a virtual panel discussion with three industry leaders, experts in the fields of design, development and leasing, who spoke […]

Top D.C. Officials On Reopening The City, Moving New Developments Forward

by Jon Banister, Bisnow Washington, DC While D.C.’s economic development and housing agencies have been focusing on reopening and coronavirus relief, they have also closed several new deals, allowing projects to begin construction during the pandemic. This week, D.C. announced the 171-unit Riggs […]

Why Some Developers are Breaking Ground on New Projects During a Pandemic

by Jon Banister, Bisnow Washington, D.C. Some U.S. cities have halted construction activity during stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But in the D.C. area, not only have ongoing projects been allowed to continue, developers are breaking ground on […]

So Others Might Eat (SOME) Commencing Construction of Karin House for Seniors

So Others Might Eat Commencing Construction of Karin House for Seniors at The Parks WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 4, 2020 — The Parks team is excited to announce that non-profit developer So Others Might Eat (SOME) will be commencing construction of […]

Luxury Development Coming to DC’s Parks at Walter Reed

by Keith Loria, Commercial Observer Hines, Urban Atlantic, Triden Development Group and Bridge Investment Group have teamed to develop The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury mixed-use, transit‐oriented, new construction mid‐rise development in Washington, D.C., according to Hines. The joint venture acquired one-and-a-half acres at The Parks at Walter […]

Walter Reed Development Team Closes Deal For Next Phase, Plans May Groundbreaking

by Jon Banister, Bisnow A global pandemic and economic crisis is not slowing down the Parks at Walter Reed development team, which is planning to begin construction on a new mixed-use building next month. The team of Hines, Urban Atlantic and Triden […]

The Hartley Moving Forward at The Parks

The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury, multifamily property, anchored by natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market” Moving Forward at The Parks at Walter Reed Prince of Petworth Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group along with joint venture partner, Bridge […]

Hines Partnership Adds Land for Walter Reed Redevelopment

Connect Washington, D.C. Hines, Urban Atlantic and Triden Development Group, along with joint venture partner Bridge Investment Group, have closed on 1.5 acres at The Parks at Walter Reed in northwestern D.C. to develop The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury, multifamily […]

Primrose Schools Opening at Parks at Walter Reed

By Keith Loria, February 25, 2020 Primrose Schools has signed a 16,576-square-foot lease at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 66-acre redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Primrose inked a deal for space at The Vale, a 301-unit apartment […]

Walter Reed project signs day care, preschool operator

By Daniel J. Sernovitz, Washington Business Journal Primrose Schools has reached a deal to open a new location in one of the new mixed-use buildings coming to the Parks at Walter Reed in Northwest D.C. The private day care, preschool […]

National Early Childhood Education Provider Primrose to Open First DC Location at The Parks at Walter Reed

Primrose Schools Joins DC International School to Create to Premier Educational Opportunities in New Mixed-Use Community WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2020 — Primrose Schools has signed a 16,576 square-footlease at The Vale, the first new construction mixed-use development within The […]