Well, I didn't see this coming. After everyone and their mother attended the pre-bid conference for redeveloping the Bruce Monroe School site on Georgia Avenue–now happily occupied by a large, if bland, park–only one partnership actually got together a bid for the site, Michael Neibauer reports. The proposal, from townhouse specialist EYA and Georgia Avenue [...]
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With the 45-day review period triggered by Councilmember Marion Barry's hold on the contract having expired, Gage-Eckington Park at 2nd and V Street NW will get finally underway with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. It's one of those D.C.-esque ironies: The interim use at the site of Bruce Monroe, another school that closed [...]
Tomorrow morning, the developers interested in answering the request for proposal out for the Bruce Monroe School site on Georgia Avenue will gather at Howard University's GADGET Center to hear more details about how the process will work. But they won't be convening in peace: Local activist group Empower DC has issued a call for [...]
A few months ago, prospects for a new school on top of the rubble at Bruce Monroe Elementary in Park View looked dim–even funding for a park on the site in the mean time seemed thin. Since then, basketball courts and lawns have bloomed on the site, courtesy of a beefed-up budget. There's even a [...]
The big story coming out of today's budget vote was the death and immediate rebirth of the H Street-Benning streetcar. But a few other items are worth noting.
First, Councilmember Jim Graham secured $1.5 million to construct the basketball courts, gardens, and other park-like amenities planned for the site of Bruce Monroe Elementary while it waits [...]
Ever since Bruce Monroe Elementary School was demolished a few weeks ago–and long before that, really–a group of local parents has kept up a steady drumbeat of protest over the ever-receding deadline for its reconstruction. The last we heard, $20 million remained in the FY 2011 budget. But at a City Council budget hearing on [...]