Posts Tagged ‘dirt’

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 [...]

The Scoop on Dirt: What it Is and Where it Goes

There is an impressive amount of digging going on in Washington these days: There are towering cranes and gaping holes in the ground everywhere you look, especially along 14th Street NW and in NoMa, not to mention CityCenterDC, the Marriott Marquis hotel across the street, and St. Elizabeths in Ward 8. Where does it all [...]

Not Going Condo: The Farm at Walker Jones

There’s a lot going on around the corner of K and New Jersey Avenue. Sandwiched in between NoMa and Mount Vernon Square, it’s seen tall buildings sprout up on all sides, along a busy thoroughfare eight blocks north of Congress.
Through all that, about a half acre of land has sat grassy and fallow, lending the [...]