Posts Tagged ‘Congress Heights’

“The Gentrification” Comes to Congress Heights

The neighborhood's most mysterious project has started to sell.

Zoning Commissioners “Appalled” at Conditions Where Congress Heights Development Is Planned

The second-biggest development planned for Congress Heights could get derailed.

Gridlock in Congress Heights: A Promised Neighborhood Transformation Gets Messy

“I can sum it up in one word: abandonment.”

Gray Administration Taps Development Team for St. Elizabeths

The Ward 8 development could go down as one of the departing mayor's signature accomplishments.

Rescue Mission: The Coast Guard Hasn’t Done Much for Ward 8

The U.S. Coast Guard's move to the St. Elizabeths campus was support to revitalize Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. But neighbors have hardly noticed its presence.

D.C. Wants to Run More Circulator Bus Lines to More Neighborhoods

More red buses are coming! (Eventually, and at some significant costs per rider.)

Why Did Developer WC Smith Buy Up Most of Congress Heights?

A walk along the District’s far southeastern edge reveals much that wasn’t there 20 years ago. Heading eastward from the Congress Heights Metro station on Alabama Avenue SE, the first stop is the Shops at Park Village, anchored by a Giant that became Ward 8’s first full-service supermarket since the last century when it opened [...]

Why Is St. Elizabeths Such a Snoozer?

The results are in: Five teams are officially interested in developing a key portion of the city-owned St. Elizabeths East Campus near the Congress Heights Metro. A couple of the firms have extensive experience east of the Anacostia River, but what's conspicuous is the lack of heavy-hitter development firms in the mix. Where are the likes [...]

Ward 8 Gets Its First Bike Lanes

There are bicyclists throughout D.C., but there aren't always bike lanes to match—a point generally overlooked in the faux-outrage over cyclists' supposed excessive privileges in the city. Biking east of the Anacostia River is often hard, and it's not just because of the hilly terrain. While the District had 72 miles of bike lanes as [...]

Will Congress Heights and Anacostia Actually Miss DHS If It Doesn’t Move to St. Elizabeths?

The title of the January report from the House Committee on Homeland Security's Republican majority didn't leave much room for doubt on the lawmakers' position. "Reality Check Needed: Rising Costs and Delays in Construction of New DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths," it read. And so when another Republican-led House committee issued a report last month on [...]

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