Beckert's Park | Safeway

Washington, DC
Official construction updates on the Beckert's Park mixed-use development and Safeway grocery store in Capitol Hill.
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Phase
Construction
residential
325 UNITS
retail
8,000 SF
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Thanks for the update that indicates there will be power outages. Can you please provide more specifics regarding the impacted blocks or residents? We haven't seen anything from Pepco, and given that temperatures... Read more...

It is also very inconsiderate to do power outages at the beginning of the month when tons of people just bought groceries for the month. If the power will be out overnight, the groceries will be lost.... Read more...

Arielle, Alex, we just posted an update--there will be no disruption of power to neighbors. Outage will be limited to just the construction site. Apologies for any cause for concern.

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Hi there, we understood that your construction crews would be parking offsite and having coordinated transportation in. Currently, we observe parking on our nearby residential streets—in violation of both... Read more...

Thank you for your message Arielle. We have indeed been working closely with the neighborhood and ward 6 leadership as well as the other developers in the area to secure adequate shared parking facilities... Read more...

Hey folks, looks like a Honda Civic with VA plates that we believe belongs to one of your crew is preventing tree work from occurring on the 1400 block of D Street SE. Authorities are headed over to the... Read more...

Arielle,
Thank you for your message, we spoke with our construction team and they ensure me those cars do not belong to anyone related to our project. All of our sub-contractors and staff are parking... Read more...

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This is my new home

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What’s your strongest connection to this project?

I live nearby!

I'm trying to submit an actual comment...can someone please comment on the change in the residential parking permits? When this project was first pitched to the community, the developer stated that residents... Read more...

Thank you for your message. The proposed new community will have 325 rental units. The property is intended to have 398 parking stalls. 204 of those stalls will be dedicated parking for residential tenants... Read more...

Thank you for your reply. and follow-up Then why did the initial presentation to the community include a statement that these residents would not be eligible to receive residential parking passes? To... Read more...

It's never our intention to create any form of miscommunication, however based on recent research, that appears to be the current regulation for resident parking permits enforced by DDOT. We would be supportive... Read more...

Erin Means, this is a statement that gets floated often by developers that "residents won't be eligible for street parking." Unfortunately, it is a gross misstatement of fact or outright false statement... Read more...

Matthew, Thank you for your comment, we understand where you are coming from and appreciate your perspective. It is never our intention to mislead or misinform. We are new to developing in the District,... Read more...

Foulger-Pratt, it's always the same response, "we never intend to...." but here we are. It seems your reputation for honesty must be your own self image because the facts support that Foulger Pratt made... Read more...

Foulger Pratt, in what way did my comment not adhere to the community guidelines and warrant being hidden from public view?

I merely stated a fact that was verified by the initial comment. Your... Read more...

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It's okay to disagree or criticize. We did when we wrote these rules! But please, don’t use profanity or direct threats toward others. Bullying, harassment, and hate speech are not permitted... Read more...

Hi Matthew,
Project developers do not have the ability to hide comments on coUrbanize. Your comment triggered an automatic action by our moderation system, and is currently being manually reviewed by... Read more...

Sorry for the late chime in. Did the parking situation ever get resolved? Will residents in the new building be allowed to apply for a zone 6 parking permit?

Alex - yes it has been determined that residents will be able to apply for a zone 6 residential parking permit.

That's unfortunate and again, very much against what the community was told at those initial community meetings.

Residents being able to apply for zone 6 parking is absolutely unacceptable. It is my understanding this is opposite of what the community was told. I will surely be following up with my elected officials... Read more...

We understand new development is always a sensitive topic. Please continue to use this page as a place to ask your questions and voice your concerns.

Since it is clear now that residents will get RPP (again, contrary to what we were all told earlier in the process), have you worked with the city to form a plan for how the area will absorb the new parking... Read more...

Echoing Melissa’s concerns. Can we also discuss adding parking back to 14th Street? There was no outreach to the neighbors immediately affected by this decision prior to the removal of the parking and... Read more...

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What’s your strongest connection to this project?

I live nearby!

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What’s your strongest connection to this project?

I live nearby

What streets/buildings are going to be affected by the outage? What time will it begin and end? Will it be intermittent? With 2 days of record heat, people who are elderly, have kids, pets,...or frozen... Read more...

Jeffrey, we just posted an update--there will be no disruption of power to neighbors. Outage will be limited to just the construction site. Apologies for any cause for concern.

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What type of construction mitigation would you prioritize *first*?

Quiet hours

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Other than an update here, how else should we publicize the completion/opening of Beckert's Park?

Facebook, invite Payne Elementary School parents, staff and students

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What type of construction mitigation would you prioritize *first*?

Site beautification

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What part of the construction phase are you *most* interested to hear about?

Community events (e.g. free ice cream day)

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What’s your strongest connection to this project?

I live nearby

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What’s your strongest connection to this project?

I pass nearby for shopping/entertainment

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Good morning, there is some unpleasant graffiti on the ‘construction ahead’ sign on the north side of D St between 14th and 15th. Would it be possible to spray paint over it?

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! The site team was notified yesterday and the offensive graffiti was been painted over.

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Any other questions or suggestions about the project?

None

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