Posts Tagged ‘Coast Guard’

The Coast Guard-Driven Neighborhood Revival That Wasn’t

Last summer, city and federal officials cut the ribbon on the new Coast Guard headquarters on the St. Elizabeths West Campus, between Anacostia and Congress Heights. The city, which is undertaking a companion mixed-use development on the St. Elizabeths East Campus across Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, hoped that the infusion of 3,700 Coast [...]

The New Coast Guard Headquarters Has Arrived. But Will It Help Ward 8?

This afternoon, a group of local and federal VIPs—from Mayor Vince Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)—gathered at the St. Elizabeths West Campus to cut the ribbon on the new Coast Guard headquarters.
The campus is set to house 3,700 Coast Guard employees, who will move in over the [...]

A Walk Through the Wilds of St. Elizabeths

If not for the unobstructed views of the low-slung skyline across the Anacostia River, visitors to St. Elizabeths could easily forget they were in the nation's capital. Herds of regally antlered deer roam free, foxes are occasionally spotted, and a bald eagle is known to hang out in one of the trees. Civil War tombstones [...]