the blog DC Metrocentric totally scooped me on this, but there is a great new building under construction at 2345 MLK Ave, about a block from the Anacostia metro station.
looking north on MLK Ave
inside one of the uber-chic residential units
The building will be completely mixed use: retail on the ground floor, with medical offices and residences above. Obviously this building is not in the historic district, but it looks like it will be a really cool addition to the neighborhood. I love it when developers don't skimp on architecture, and this design by Boston's Höweler + Yoon is pretty stunning.
It's projects like this that are going to lift Anacostia. Big cheer.
Click Here to see some of architect Eric Höweler's photos of the site preparation earlier this week