Friday, June 08, 2007

Old New York Avenue Hecht’s Building To Become New Mixed-Use Development?

Readers of dcmud know of our particular fascination with all the new development slated for what we call The Devil’s Bowling Alley – that stretch of New York Avenue NE starting from N. Capitol Street going to the Maryland border long known for its auto lots, warehouses, and houses of "entertainment" of mixed repute. But the march of redevelopment continues its move eastward, first with MRP Realty’s mixed-use Washington Gateway project at the intersection of New York and Florida Avenues NE, and Abdo’s massive $1.1 billion Arbor Place complex planned for where New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road, and Montana Avenue NE meet. And now, it looks like the old Hecht’s distribution warehouse, located between these two projects on 16 acres at 1401 New York Avenue NE, will be the next to go under the knife. Pennsylvania-based Patriot Equities is now under contract to purchase the750,000-sf warehouse from Macy’s, and the company plans to develop a mixed-use complex on the site, with retail, office space, and residential units. As the property is currently zoned for industrial use, Patriot will need to have the zoning changed, as well as deal with the building’s landmark status. We will be sure to update you as plans are further developed and released.

Previously: Exclusive: Washington Gateway Project Images, Details
Previously: DC Zoning Approves Abdo’s Newly Named "Arbor Place" New York Avenue Project


gpliving on Jun 9, 2007, 3:30:00 PM said...

I wonder how the planned relocation of the DC strip clubs to the NY Ave NE area will affect the appeal of this and ABDO's planned developments.

poo poo said...

i wonder how this and the ABDO developments will affect the planned relocation of the dc strip clubs.

this building is going to be a tough one to redevelop. it's historically significant, and the frosted glass windows wrap all around it.

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Anonymous said...

Love Night club is next to it, very loud club and the city never seem to crack it down


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