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On the northern tip of the Hill, the area around H Street is the next slated for renaissance. Abdo Development (202-265-9393; abdo.com) bought the block between Second and Third streets and H and I streets, once home to the Capital Children’s Museum. It’s breaking ground on a 480-unit luxury condo complex called Senate Square. Residents will walk cobblestone streets with fountains to reach their condos, which will range from pied-à-terres for business travelers using Union Station (less than a ten-minute walk) to 2,600-square-foot lofts.
Planned amenities include a DVD-projection theater and a rooftop pool. Construction and sales begin in late spring: Abdo expects units to go for $600 per square foot; the smallest, a 750-square-foot condo, would fetch $450,000.
A sports bar and a tavern with live music and a vaudeville show are to open on H Street in the early fall. The street is already home to a coffeehouse and cultural attractions like the H Street Playhouse and the Atlas Performing Arts Center.