Hine Construction Schedule – Eastern Market Frager’s Out On March 22

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Hine Construction Schedule – Eastern Market Frager’s Out On March 22

Flea Markets Relocating to 7th Street in April

by Larry Janezich

EastBanc’s Hine Project Manager, Matt Harris, told ANC6B Tuesday night that the target dates for construction of the Hine Project are as follows:

Hazardous material removal:  Start March 2015 – Finish April 2015

Demolition:  Start April 2015 – Finish May 2015

Excavation:  Start June 2015 – Finish October 2015

Vertical construction:  Start November 2015 – Finish June 2016

Façade/Interior construction:  Start June 2016 – Finish June 2017

First Units/Stores Open:  June 2017

Harris told the ANC that Frager’s had been given notice to vacate the pad across from Eastern Market on March 22.  The weekend flea market operators, Mike Berman and Carol Wright, will soon be given 60 days’ notice to vacate the Hine playground, timed to coincide with the end of the hazardous material removal – sometime in April.  Thereafter, they will transition to a much reduced weekend flea market space on 7th Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and C Streets, SE.

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12 responses to “Hine Construction Schedule – Eastern Market Frager’s Out On March 22

  1. Maggie Hall

    Such losses for the community – and for those who come from elsewhere to shop at them both. Of course we knew that Frager’s was temporary but it’s become so central to Eastern Market. As for the Flea Market its breaks your heart to think of it in its much reduced state. But there we go – the price to be paid for having such a behemoth development pushed into our charming and attractive midst!

  2. Kathleen

    Despite being ill, I went to the first part of the meeting last night. I found Mayor Bowser’s remarks interesting.
    Before a large audience, and before the developers themselves, all she could say when asked about Hine is, “it’s moved too far forward” to turn back now.
    In the final analysis, and largely as the result of the work of this blog, it is clear that there is nothing positive to say about this development. Not one thing.
    That this is the case is a huge indictment of our local political establishment, from Tommy Wells–to Charles Allen–to the coterie of ANC Commissioners who viewed their role as facilitating the developer’s agenda rather than voicing the concerns of neighbors. I knew it was all over the night Brian Pate stood up at that community meeting–which over 200 neighbors attended–and said “ANC 6b has everything we need to negotiate with the developer; we don’t need any help from Councilmember Wells.” Pressuring Tommy Wells into actually acting on behalf–and not selling out–this neighborhood was the only realistic chance we had to change this development. It was always a political problem; we needed to find a political solution.
    For this reason, I did not partake in the legal challenge on Hine. I don’t believe that we should use adversarial means to solve what are essentially political problems.
    This is a problem that has yet to be solved. I take very seriously the fact that this developer appears to have skirted federal requirements and cheating the city out of affordable housing that they are being paid to construct.
    I will take this point up in the political realm.
    As we see elsewhere in our city and in our country, Hine represents a failure of the political class, acting in service of their own ambition (sorry to all the ANC Commissioners who left once Tommy didn’t win Mayor!) and forsaking the community along the way. Not even the Mayor can find a single redeeming thing about this project. All she can say is, this has gone too far along the process to turn back now.

  3. Let it begin!

    As someone who is pro-development and for Smart Growth, I cannot say how happy I am to see this project finally get started. The only regrettable thing is that the delivery date is June 2017 and not June of this year! If only there were not so many feeble attempts by a select group of neighbors to stall this project, we would be enjoying the new site right now. Vox populi, vox humbug!

    • Plato

      No humbug, you’re closer to “vox stultorum.”

    • Maureen

      I agree. I’m looking forward to moving into one of the Universal Design apartments. It means I can continue to live in the neighborhood once I can no longer manage the stairs.

    • MKL

      Thank you. The people supporting the Hine project are the vast, vast majority of neighbors. I’m exhausted of the tantrum-throwing by Oliver Hall and this small group of neighbors who could be putting their wheel to the shoulder on actual problems instead. They seem to think that neighborhood improvement should go like gangbusters right up til the minute THEY moved in, then everything should be frozen in time. Apparently whatever the state of the neighborhood was when they came, THAT is the definition of perfect and charming.

  4. elizabeth eby

    Problem is isn’t not smart.

  5. Johnnie B

    I will sorely miss the rats, roaches, trash, homeless people, and derelict structures of the Hine School. I can’t believe anyone would want the area cleaned up, built into new retail, offices, condos, and parking garage spaces to serve and beautify the community and provide places to live to productive members of society. The horror! Frankly, anyone in their right mind who wants things to remain the way they are would move away to a more unchanging and therefore comforting place, like Florida.

  6. Maggie Hall

    All the people who knock those who have protested – and still do – should think on this: if Stanton had not pulled its bait and swtich trick and stuck with its original (well accepted all round) plan the Hine site would today would be up and running.

    • E. Masquinongy

      I agree.

      This whole affair has made me leery of anything proposed by Stanton/Eastbank. They have ruined their goodwill in the neighborhood, and will run into problems with any future project they may bid on.

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