The northwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place is under new management.
The building housing the Van Ness Potbelly, Well Fargo Bank and Parkland Cleaners has been sold to Roadside Development for $6.5 million for “a likely future development.”
Richard Lake, Roadside’s co-founder tells the Business Journal:
“Obviously we’ll clean up all these assets that we purchased and put them in the kind of condition we like,” Lake said. “I think down the road we could see something.”
Perhaps Roadside will see the same potential in the properties as the Van Ness Vision Committee, the precursor of Van Ness Main Streets Inc. The group advised ANC 3F to commission Travis Price, a Forest Hills resident and visionary architect, to design a community hub at Windom Place based on extensive community feedback.
Price’s concept, revealed in November 2014, placed a multi-story mixed-use building at this site, seen here looking east from the west end of Windom Place:
Roadside’s purchase could bring this design a step closer to becoming a reality.