Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

Busboys and Promises

The local cafe mini-chain signed a 20-year lease on a space in Anacostia, and plans to begin construction next summer.

Blighted Anacostia Building Reopens as Condos

The city's solicitation for development on eight Anacostia lots may not be returning any blighted buildings to productive use, but one nonprofit developer is. Today, affordable housing developer Manna officially opens The Buxton, a 24-condo project in an Anacostia building that's long stood vacant.
Manna took over the dilapidated building at 1700-1720 W St. SE last year [...]

Busboys and Poets Will Open an Anacostia Location

The long-rumored expansion east of the river will be formally announced next week. It'll be on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.

City Looks to Unload 36 Vacant Properties in Wards 6 and 8

About a third of the units developed would be reserved for households making less than 80 percent of the area median income.

City Says Controversial Anacostia Development May Move Forward

Plans for affordable housing on the Big K site have "special merit," the Mayor's Agent in the Office of Planning found.

This Will Soon Be D.C.’s Most Ambitious Park

A design by OMA and Olin Studio was picked for the 11th Street Bridge park over the Anacostia River.

Rescue Mission: The Coast Guard Hasn’t Done Much for Ward 8

The U.S. Coast Guard's move to the St. Elizabeths campus was support to revitalize Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. But neighbors have hardly noticed its presence.

Gray: D.C.’s on Track to Surpass Affordable Housing Goals

The mayor's goal of 10,000 affordable housing units by 2020 is within reach. But few of those units are for the lowest-income residents.

Is the City to Blame for Anacostia’s Vacant Properties?

Anger at a public art installation led to an outpouring of frustration among Anacostia residents at the city-owned vacant property in their neighborhood.

Ward 8 Gets Its First Bike Lanes

There are bicyclists throughout D.C., but there aren't always bike lanes to match—a point generally overlooked in the faux-outrage over cyclists' supposed excessive privileges in the city. Biking east of the Anacostia River is often hard, and it's not just because of the hilly terrain. While the District had 72 miles of bike lanes as [...]