Posts Tagged ‘cohen companies’

After a Rough Year for Howard, a Rare Reprieve

The year 2013 has not been kind to Howard University. As I laid out in this week's paper, the 2013 Encyclopedia of D.C., Howard has jumped from one disaster to another: a letter from a university trustee warning that the school was “in genuine trouble” and “will not be here in three years if we don’t [...]

If Everyone Wants Howard Town Center, Why’s It on Hold?

The biggest development project on Lower Georgia Avenue has taken a bitter turn, with Howard University terminating the development agreement and the developer suing in response. But when you ask both sides what they want to see in the Howard Town Center—a 445-apartment complex with retail including a grocery store, developed by a partnership of [...]

Howard Town Center Developer Sues University Over Project Termination

The developer behind Howard Town Center  sued Howard University yesterday for alleged wrongful termination of the agreement between the two parties to carry out the Georgia Avenue NW mixed-use development.
The lawsuit from Howard Town Center Developer, LLC, led by the Rockville-based Cohen Companies, alleges that Howard canceled the agreement without proper notification, as laid out [...]

With Deal Dead, What Happens to Howard Town Center Tax Break?

I reported yesterday that Howard University has terminated its agreement with the developer of the planned Howard Town Center, a big mixed-use project on Georgia Avenue with 445 apartments and a grocery store. It's still unclear exactly what led to the termination—a Howard spokeswoman said the developer, the Cohen Companies, "failed to meet certain benchmarks" but [...]

Howard, Cohen Cancel Agreement for Howard Town Center Development

Howard University and its development partner have canceled their agreement to build a large mixed-use development on Georgia Avenue near the Howard campus.
The D.C. Historic Preservation Office's Steve Callcott confirms that his office received notice yesterday that Howard has terminated its development agreement with the Cohen Companies, the developer on the Howard Town Center project. The [...]

Where Did All the Artists Go?

Back in May, DCMud stopped by opening day of artist housing at the Loree Grand in NoMA–30 live/work units set aside exclusively for those who could qualify as arts-related people, in partnership with the Cultural Development Center. The professional requirements were not stringent, the units were widely marketed, and interest seemed high. But according to [...]

What Would L’Enfant Do? (Or, When is a Street Not a Street?)

A few hours ago, David Alpert did us all a favor by decoding the planning jargon in a National Capital Planning Commission staff report on the Cohen Companies' proposed development at 1333 M Street SE, on the Anacostia waterfront. Go ahead and read the post, but the short version is this: The NCPC is worried [...]