Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Riverfront’

How to Lock Down a Neighborhood

The shots that rang out at the Navy Yard around 8:15 on Monday morning and sent workers running for cover also sent another group scrambling: the law enforcement officers and city officials who had to determine very quickly where it was safe for people to be. Operating in a haze of confusion and misinformation, the [...]

Time to Drop the “Buzzard” From Buzzard Point?

Buzzard Point is buzzing. With the deal to bring a D.C. United stadium to the strip of land jutting into the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, the area currently occupied by such attractions as a Pepco station and a scrapyard is poised for a jolt of new development.
But as Buzzard Point transitions to [...]

Height Made Right

The people who ponder the physical state of the District have been asking whether the city’s height limits should be abolished for so long that the obvious followup question has basically been ignored. What if, instead of wondering if the Height Act should be repealed, D.C. looked ahead to how things would look once it [...]

Housing Chief Todman Weighs in on Capper/Carrollsburg

My column this week is on the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood around the Navy Yard Metro. It's a lively neighborhood these days, with three new parks and a rapidly growing restaurant scene. Many residents—newcomers themselves—think of it as a brand-new neighborhood, built from scratch. But there's a sad history behind the place: The Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public [...]

Frontin’

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 [...]

A Sneak Preview of Canal Park

Even for D.C.'s fastest-changing neighborhood, this week is something of a landmark. On Friday, Mayor Vince Gray will cut the ribbon on the Capitol Riverfront's Canal Park. It's been a long time coming: Gray's predecessor Adrian Fenty unveiled a watery design for the park back in 2007 (mimicking the canal there that once connected the Anacostia [...]

Baseball-Oriented Development? Perspective Please!

Growing for lots of reasons.

Development around Nationals Stadium seems to have reached a tipping point where, after years of moaning about how it hadn't delivered on D.C.'s up-front investment, the press has pronounced the ballpark a success. Post writer Marc Fisher pegged the story to the Nats' winning record, and most recently, the Natural Resources [...]

Waterfront Welcomes Esocoffian Waves (Up Top, At Least)

The website flaunts a pretty roofline.

Sure, you might notice the size of W.C. Smith's newly-for-real apartment building on New Jersey Avenue in the Capitol Riverfront, at a whopping 433 units. You might also notice the even more massive amount of parking it's planning to offer—three full levels underground—and that W.C. Smith's man on the [...]

Where to Put the Jobs?

Matt Yglesias responds to David Alpert's analysis of the Gray transition's weirdly non-transit-oriented economic development report by saying that we can't start thinking about how to move people in and out of the city until there's more space for them to work:
Downtown DC is full. There’s basically no land left to build on, and [...]

Year in Preview: D.C. Development in 2011, Before it Happens.

2010 was a big year for development in the District.
Capital markets unfroze, allowing a slew of stalled projects to break ground. Large empty spaces in the architecturally uninspired NoMa and Capitol Riverfront business improvement districts finally started to fill out. A Web-savvy smart growth constituency became a force in planning and politics, and car-centric suburbs [...]

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