Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cambria Hotel & Suites Reportedly to be Built in Buzzard Point


A Cambria Hotel & Suites will be built in Buzzard Point on Half Street, less than two blocks from Audi Field according to an article in the Washington Business Journal. The WBJ story states the site is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Half and Q streets, which currently contains nine rowhomes that will be razed for a nine-story, 154-room hotel by Kouza Cos, partnering with Choice Hotels International. Planned amenities include a rooftop bar, gastropub, a 2,500 SF multi-function space, and a fitness center. With a planned opening in 2020, construction will likely begin sometime later this year. 

This would be the second Cambria built in the District and the first hotel in the Buzzard Point neighborhood. A hostel/hotel concept was planned by Carr Hospitality a block away at a taxi repair shop site on the 100 block of Q Street in 2010, long before a soccer stadium was contemplated for the neighborhood, but that project has been stalled. In addition, a hotel could potentially be built on a site controlled by D.C. United, adjacent to Audi Field. 

The planned hotel is across the street from the USA Motors site at 45 Q Street that was put on the market last year by the Zupancic Group and Ian Ruel & Josh Feldman of the Feldman Group, the same group who helped broker the sale of the Cambria site. Since then, 45 Q Street was removed from the market. The Cambria site is also on the same block as a planned affordable housing project to be built at the Shulman Liquors site at the corner of 1st and Q streets. Currently, Q Street ends prior to South Capitol Street, but with the new Frederick Douglass Bridge project, a new traffic oval will be created with a connection to Q Street.

11 comments:

Marc said...

I passed by those houses the other day. They are occupied. How can they be so sure they will be able to get rid of the renters legally, do you know?

Al said...

Re: the Shulman Liquors site -- any word on what will happen to Swaad Palace?

Sultan of SW said...

I have been walking my dog up Q multiple times per week for the last 2.5 yrs. Seems like many of those houses are actually vacant (some have vacant property notices on them). Although, there is a solid open-air drug market right in front of 69 Q St (the white house).

SWill said...

Swaad Palace will have to vacate their space once development commences on the site. I don't know where they will end up going. Anyone?

Ben Thielen said...

Do you know what is planned for 156 Q St, SW? I noticed this house on Saturday while checking out the progress on the DC United stadium. This building is surrounded by a construction fence and is adjacent to the Pepco substation.

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/James_C._Dent_House

SWill said...

The James C. Dent house is owned by Pepco and as far as I know, they have no plans for it. The house is a historic-designated property.

The Communications Charlatan said...

No blog entries since February?

Bryce McNitt said...

I used to live in the building pictured (that faces half street) back in 2011 while working at the DOT building. It was dirt cheap, but it was a horrible couple of blocks. Dust from the concrete building would coat everything in a 500 yard radius, you couldn't open your windows. There was also a brutal murder at the taxi company that occupied the building between South Capitol St and Half Street. I'm happy to see these buildings wiped away, it was an awful place.

Mike said...

I must admit that I am concerned about the wellbeing of our superb local blogger, SWill. I just want to say that I thoroughly his postings. I hope he is well, and he is in my thoughts.

Ben Thielen said...

Exciting news-- the former fire station at School and 6th Street SW, where the new hotel is going to be built, is being demolished today.

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