Yesterday we looked at areas of Eastern Capitol Hill, Barney Circle and Hill East that are likely to change. But what will change look like in this little-known corner of the city?
Probably much like the new buildings that have already popped up in this transit-rich area, where change looks swanky and a lot like a glistening condominium. Check out Pennsylvania Avenue at Potomac Avenue SE on Google Maps, likely from about a year ago.
Here is what that corner looks like now. Check out those condo prices.A couple blocks away are towering new rowhouses (cut into condos, perhaps?). Could be better, could be worse, could be expensive.
Back to Pennsylvania Avenue, The Iridium looks like it was airlifted from Adams Morgan or U Street NW.
Northwest of here, edging closer to the more established sections of Capitol Hill, is one of the gaudiest developments this side of the Capitol building: The Butterfield House.
And the most obvious sign of change, which brought with it a brand-new grocery, $400,000 condos and a GameStop, is Jenkins Row, adjacent to the Potomac Avenue Metro station.
One thing anyone interested in this area should know: You can find houses for not much more than these two-bedroom ‘dos. They might need fixing up, but the new construction here is not emblematic of the neighborhood, which is solidly middle-class. For now.