For years, I have driven past this empty lot surrounded by a chain link fence. I was anxious to see something new at this location that would help to “up” the area. The property is located across the street from Brookland Manor, which doesn’t seem to be the “upscale” type of place (in fact, there have been a lot of comments about this location on this blog that say the place “should go away”).
So what is Brookland Square going to be? Well, originally, the proposal by ASR Group, Inc. was for a condo building with underground parking and a rooftop terrace. According to the DC Planning Department, the developer requested in 2008, they requested to reduce the number of units and build an apartment building. In December 2009, the ASR Group, Inc was approved for another reduction of units to 176 units. It seems that the registered representative of Brookland Square, JOHN J. SCJLICK, located at 2400 41ST ST., N.W., #504, Washington, DC 20007 (the company is registered in Delaware), is losing faith year after year on whether or not they will ever build anything worth any quality for RIA.
Hopefully with the redevelopment of the Rhode Island Ave Metro station, John Scjlick will decide to return to the original plan and open a quality condo building. Maybe this will force Brookland Manor to better themselves. By the way, ever want to let the owners of Brookland Manor know what you think about the way that they take care of the place, here is there information: Edgewood Management Corporation, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD, 301-562-1744, firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know what you think.