Posts Tagged ‘dmped’

Report: D.C. Should Redevelop Public Housing Without Replacing Units First

What's the matter with the New Communities program? A lot, according to a report commissioned by the city.

As Park Morton Residents Meet Developers, Frustration but No Fire

Four development groups discussed their backgrounds with a sleepy crowd.

City Grant Erroneously Awarded to Business Not Located in D.C.

Last week, Mayor Vince Gray announced the latest round of recipients of grants through the Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Program. The grants, which aim to boost businesses in emerging retail corridors by funding renovations and expansions, aren't hard to come by. The 40 new winners include everything from a barbershop to a bookstore, and from an [...]

Four Potential Futures of the Gateway to Mount Vernon Triangle

At the corner of 5th and I streets NW sits a vacant lot that will soon be transformed into what's been called the "gateway" to the Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood. Last night, neighbors packed into the trailer that serves as the Mount Vernon Community Improvement District offices and caught a glimpse of the future of [...]

Advise and Dissent: Whatever Happened to ANCs’ “Great Weight”?

Last week, Jeff Miller and Cory Lee ventured into the lion’s den. Miller, the District government’s director of real estate, and Lee, the project manager for a controversial development, stopped by the monthly meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B to discuss that project, a planned mixed-use complex on valuable city-owned land. Miller, Lee, and their [...]

Where That $187 Million for Affordable Housing Is Coming From, and How It’ll Be Spent

This morning, nearly nine months after pledging to spend $100 million on affordable housing, Mayor Vince Gray outlined his plans to commit $187 million to the creation and preservation of nearly 3,200 affordable housing units. The extra $87 million, as it turns out, is not really an additional allocation of funds for low-income housing; it's actually [...]

Neighbors Still Seeking Answers on City’s 965 Florida Ave. Decision

When the city announced its decision to award valuable city-owned land to an underdog developer in late July, neighbors and local elected officials demanded a full explanation of the surprising move. Nearly three months later, they're still waiting for answers.
The JBG Companies were thought to have the leg up in the competition to develop the [...]

Sole Bidder Gets Green Light to Develop Hill East

The stuttering progress on the development of the 67-acre Anacostia Riverfront site known as Hill East that has frustrated neighbors for a decade has finally yielded a winning developer—if only for a small portion of the site.
After a number of retractions and reissuances, the latest city solicitation for developers of two Metro-adjacent parcels on the [...]

Housing Authority Defends Selection of Barry Farm Developers

When I reported earlier this week on the D.C. Housing Authority's selection of a development team for the overhaul of the Barry Farm public housing complex near Anacostia, several readers wrote in to question the choice of one member of the team, Baltimore-based A&R Development. One reader pointed me to a Washington City Paper story from a [...]

A Few Answers on the D.C.-JBG Disagreements Over 965 Florida Avenue

The disagreements over the merits of the two proposals for development of a city-owned parcel at 965 Florida Ave. NW are far from resolved, but I have some more clarity on a few of the points of contention.
After the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development selected a team of MRP Realty [...]

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