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Earlier today, I spotted this sign at the corner of Randolph Place and 3rd Street Northeast. The idea of luxury condos in Eckington, at this particular time, seems like a bit of a stretch. But the developer—-UrbanLand Company, according to the sign—-recently completed a similar project just a few blocks north by 3rd Street and Todd Place. That condominium, Eckington Station, has seven units. The multiple listing services shows that six of them gone, sold for between $222,000 and $195,000. I put in a call to the company to get more information. If anything, a little luxury will balance out the 178-unit affordable housing building shooting up a few blocks over. Some Eckingtonians—-now Ex-Eckingtonians—-moved out of the neighborhood because they were so upset about that project.
Okay, looking at the parcel below, a balance probably won’t be met. But hey, it’s a move in that direction.