Posts Tagged ‘capper/carrollsburg’

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. [...]

Buildings, Business, and Baseball: Five Years of the Capitol Riverfront BID

Perched high above Half Street SE, with sweeping views of the rivers, empty lots, and smog-blocked U.S. Capitol surrounding one of the District's fastest-growing neighborhoods, the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District marked its fifth anniversary today with a luncheon and panel discussion of the area's past and future.
The neighborhood is built on the concept of [...]

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 [...]

Eleanor Holmes: Save the Garden, But Nevermind That Community Center

Missed this one last week: D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton sent a strongly-worded letter to the Marines objecting to their tentative plans to put new barracks on land currently in use as a community garden and ten-year-old doggie daycare business. The strapping lads and ladies, she wrote, are certainly fit enough to walk a few [...]

Capper/Carrollsburg Going For Another Extension

It may not surprise anyone who’s been watching the glacial movement of the massive Capper/Carrollsburg HOPE VI development site near the ballpark, but the District of Columbia Housing Authority is making it official: This month, they’ll be asking the Zoning Commission for another two-year extension to file new building permits. That means that the residential [...]