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Safeway Spurs Petworth Residential Project

by Mark Wellborn

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Just a few days after reports that its apartment section sold, CityVista is in the news again. Tangentially, that is.

The Washington Post reported this morning that Reston-based Duball LLC and Safeway are in the final negotiating stages of a deal that would bring a 210-unit residential project to 3830 Georgia Avenue NW (map). The residential complex would sit on top of a new 50,000 square-foot Safeway store.

Marc Dubick, a principal at Duball, formerly worked with Lowe Enterprises, which developed the very successful CityVista project in Mount Vernon Triangle. CityVista has a Safeway on its ground floor, so Dubick knows the draw that a grocery store brings to a new development.

From The Post:

Dubick, who left Lowe on June 30, said the success of CityVista, built on a vacant property that once housed a wax museum, shows that a grocery store has the ability to help create a neighborhood around it and that he was eager to find another deal like it.

If the project goes forward, the city could be waiting awhile for the final product. The Post reports that CityVista took eight years to be completed from when Lowe Enterprises and Safeway started talking about the project.

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6 Comments

  1. Joe said at 9:21 am on Monday August 23, 2010:

    Wow 8 years for a similar project. That is an incredible amount of time.

  1. Maria said at 9:43 am on Monday August 23, 2010:

    I would LOVE to see this come to fruition. Our neighborhood really needs another quality grocery store option besides Yes.

  1. Sharyn said at 10:10 am on Monday August 23, 2010:

    I *was* excited. Until I read the bit about “8 years.” We’ll have fled the District because of the need to put our (future) kids in public school. Shame.

  1. Josh said at 10:21 am on Monday August 23, 2010:

    The post is not saying that this project will take 8 years, but rather that is how long CityVista took to complete. I think for a project like this, a 3 to 4-year timeline is more likely.

  1. PleasantPlainer said at 11:53 am on Tuesday August 24, 2010:

    Josh - why do you think less time for this project? Is it somehow less complex? Did CityVista have an existing Safeway, or did they have to assemble the entire lot? How many units was CityVista? Will there be other retail/restaurant/nightlife in addition to Safeway as in CityVista? If any Duball people are reading, they might want to check the GA Ave neighborhood survey results if they haven’t - which notes Hardware Stores in demand (among other things…) - maybe bring Ace into the deal?: http://8665736359770680155-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/pleasantplainsdc/newsletters/PPNN_News_July_2010.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7coonUNVD4363-b-e21xhkkBjFUIxr3kg2fL-ZTNnx-GHWU9FYnK-zw-bxJfqnUmqFrmKJmvPIx22AQhcn9hbkKfJSqSYeKwJLOpZ85j-ucUr7IrDEUboG6u6nCr2UtvctfE-j6SJewiQN78n1XwJn5BaLHCDvWYIen2T1PGxn72yqNEWB5zxjZopmVCa-EeE_D8eJ83i2fvDwuD972zZxOVDIlu-FCMZqq30QU9rY5claGKvh8=&attredirects=2

  1. SL said at 5:02 pm on Tuesday August 24, 2010:

    All these large projects seem to take forever. I moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1999 right after the Columbia Heights metro opened thinking I’d soon be living near all this development in walking distance—I think DC USA finally opened in 2008? So - no one hold your breath. I think if we’re lucky it will take 4 years instead of 8, but in the meantime there will be a lot of other projects in Petworth coming online and at least we have the Yes Organic Market (and drives to Harris Teeter) to hold us over…

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