Posts Tagged ‘citycenterdc’

Gone to the Dogs

The arms race to lure well-heeled pet owners to luxury apartments

Get Ready for the Hordes: D.C. Is Lonely Planet’s Top Tourist Site for 2015

We beat Plovdiv!

U.S., Qatari Developers Finalize Deal for Luxury Hotel at CityCenterDC

The American and Qatari developers of the downtown CityCenterDC complex announced today that they've finalized a deal to bring a luxury hotel to 10th Street NW and New York Avenue.
Houston-based Hines and Qatari Diar, the real estate development arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, will build a 370-room luxury hotel and 70,000 square feet of retail at [...]

CityCenterDC Shapes Up as D.C.’s Destination for the One Percent

Last month, I asked if CityCenterDC, the mega-development on the former convention center site downtown, was becoming D.C.'s Rodeo Drive. The announced retailers at the time were high-end bag store Tumi, high-end bag store Kate Spade, high-end bag store Longchamp, high-end shoe store Allen Edmonds, and high-end checked-beige clothier Burberry.
But wait: There's more!
Today, Jonathan O'Connell reports [...]

CityCenterDC: D.C.’s Rodeo Drive?

First came the bag stores. The upscale luggage shop Tumi was the first announced retailer at CityCenterDC, the mixed-use development by Houston-based Hines Interests that's nearing completion. Then came high-end handbag store Kate Spade, followed by high-end handbag store Longchamp. Also arriving is Allen Edmonds, which sells men's shoes in the $300 range. And Michael Neibauer reported [...]

Big Developments Are Coming to D.C. in 2014. But Who Will Benefit?

Nothing brings a grin to a mayor’s face quite like raising an oversize pair of scissors and cutting a ribbon. All the more so in an election year. While 2014 does portend some potential pitfalls for Vince Gray—look no further than the process to redraw school boundaries for the first time in more than 30 [...]

D.C. Government, Developer Sue Labor Department Over Wage Ruling

The D.C. government and the developers behind the CityCenterDC project have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor in an effort to reverse a wage ruling that could have profound financial implications for the District.
In June 2011, the Department of Labor ruled that the big downtown development project is subject to the 1931 Davis-Bacon [...]

Prediction Notices: What 2013 Could Have in Store for D.C. Real Estate

2012 was supposed to be the year that the economic recovery finally picked up steam, the real estate market made a meaningful comeback, and the District’s streetcar started running. None of that happened. 2013 has already seen similar predictions, but with the country continuing to see not-very-impressive job growth, D.C.’s housing and office markets coming [...]

Four Reasons Why CityCenter Is Not Central Park

Somehow, a piece of PR for the upcoming CityCenterDC condos has managed to masquerade as news in The Washington Post. The usually excellent Jonathan O'Connell begins the story, "It isn't Central Park living, but it's as close as it gets in D.C."
I'll agree with the first half of that sentence. So, on a busy day in which [...]

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Any District resident will tell you, with great certainty, at the height of a turgid summer: D.C. was built on a swamp. That’s only half true. The reality is a lot more complicated.
Here’s the lay of the land: The rocky Piedmont’s rolling uplands extend west of Rock Creek all the way past Great Falls to [...]