Property notes: Nonprofits buy Brentwood, College Park lots on Rhode Island Ave.

Two nonprofits have made big buys on Rhode Island Avenue this month, one in College Park, the other in Brentwood.

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Developer buys North Brentwood properties

Prime Rhode Island Avenue lots in North Brentwood has been sold to a prominent D.C. commercial real estate investor. According to state property records, several lots near 4550 Rhode Island Ave. in North Brentwood, including an abandoned vintage plumbing store, traded hands last month. The purchase, when combined with a neighboring property purchased in 2013, now leaves the developer with nearly 30,000 square feet of assembled properties fronting a rapidly-redeveloping Rhode Island Avenue corridor. In a transaction recorded Dec.