Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Riverfront BID’


The support crew had already removed the red carpet, so Mayor Vince Gray trod gingerly across the ice, from the Olympia ice resurfacer he’d been driving to the festive crowd of neighbors, public officials, and Washington Capitals cheerleaders. He stepped inside the airy Park Tavern restaurant for a snack of smoked salmon, charcuterie, and cider [...]

Lower Barracks Row Wants to Boost its Height Limit

In some parts of the city, building heights are limited to 90 feet, in others to 130 feet, by Congressional decree. But some areas have been kept even lower with self-imposed zoning overlays, and one of them—8th Street SE below the freeway—has outgrown its usefulness, says a “visioning report” put out by local organizations.
At the [...]

Bag Tax Funding Restored to River Cleanup

About a month and a half ago, advocates of the bag tax were incensed to learn that Mayor Adrian Fenty's budget diverted a couple million dollars from the revenue it generated–originally intended to clean up the Anacostia–into street sweeping, which the city argued was just another way of protecting the river. A national conservative foundation [...]

Artomatic Provides Panoramic View of Creeping Progress at Capitol Riverfront

The great thing about Artomatic is that it often introduces people to construction-heavy neighborhoods where there's not much going on otherwise.
Last year, the event was held in NoMa. This year, it's in the Capitol Riverfront, home to Nationals Park and...that Five Guys that President Barack Obama visited recently.