Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Riverfront’

A Former D.C. Planner Returns to Find His Waterfront Vision Largely Realized

An ex-planning chief calls the Navy Yard revival "one of the most remarkable urban transformations in the United States."

Sorry, Navy Yard Robot Fans: Ideaspace Is Moving Elsewhere

The Boilermaker Shops by the Navy Yard won't be filled with robots after all. Ideaspace, the "maker" playground set to take over a substantial portion of the development that includes the Bluejacket brewery and Nando's Peri-Peri, has decided to change venues in order to find a bigger space.
Ideaspace aims to serve robotics, electronics, and other [...]

Capitol Riverfront Residences Keep Sprouting Up. Offices, Not So Much.

The sign on New Jersey Avenue SE makes an attractive offer to potential office tenants. The coming development, it says, will have 190,000 square feet of office space, directly adjacent to the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station. There'll also be 8,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.
But that's not what's coming to the site at 1111 [...]

Condos, Retail Coming to Navy Yard Chiller Site

The booming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is about to get another major development project. Metro announced today that it has selected a team of developers to build on a valuable site just a block from the Navy Yard Metro station.
MRP Realty and CAS Riegler Companies beat out two competitors with a bid for 126 condos and 6,000 square feet [...]

DC Water Plans New Headquarters Atop Shit-Pumping Station

DC Water administrators could soon receive an office upgrade—albeit a small one—moving from alongside a shit-processing plant to atop a shit-pumping station.
The District's water and sewer authority has released a solicitation for firms interested in designing and building a new headquarters for DC Water. The new facility will be located above DC Water's O Street [...]

Is Capitol Riverfront Retail Overheating?

The sixth-anniversary annual luncheon of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, held this morning, was a festive occasion. The event took place in the PNC Diamond Club of Nationals Park, overlooking the empty baseball diamond, and BID president Michael Stevens trumpeted the revitalized neighborhood's many recent accomplishments. Guests received a copy of the 2013 Capitol Riverfront [...]

With City’s Movie Supply Nearly Doubling, Landmark CEO Is Unconcerned (Mostly)

The District currently has 49 commercial movie-theater screens, not counting the IMAX theater at the Smithsonian (or the myriad screening rooms at culture institutions). In the next few years, we're set to get an additional 40 screens. The arrival of Landmark cinemas in NoMa and on V Street NW, an Angelika theater at Union Market, [...]

Mixed-Income Apartment Building on the Way at 7th and L SE

The redevelopment of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing complex in the Capitol Riverfront, stalled past its expected 2013 completion date by the recession and the sheer scale of the project, now appears to have new momentum, with the D.C. Housing Authority having secured financing for a 195-unit building on the site.
The news, first reported by [...]

Housing Authority Proposes Separating Affordable and Market Housing in Capitol Riverfront

By most accounts, the development of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood has been a resounding success: The once-struggling area around the Navy Yard now features lovely parks, major employers like the U.S. Department of Transportation, buzzy restaurants and bars, and a mix of attractive townhouses and shiny apartment buildings. But in one category, it's lagged behind. [...]

High-Tech Workspace Coming to Boilermaker Shops

D.C. has seen a recent boom in business incubators and startup spaces. There's 1776, the downtown tech hub and accelerator that aims to help startups capitalize on the political power scene. There's The Hive, which brings the incubator model across the Anacostia River. But until now, there hasn't been a space for people who just [...]