Posts Tagged ‘Franklin School’

With Museum Plans Scrapped, New Franklin School Effort Draws Five Suitors

There aren't many big names among them.

Director of Nixed Museum: Bowser Invented Financial Concerns as an “Excuse” to Get Him Out

Dani Levinas of the Institute for Contemporary Expression says the Bowser administration had no knowledge of his museum's finances.

Museum Plan Posed Unacceptable Financial Risk, Says Bowser Spokesman

One critic says Bowser's decision came from greed; her spokesman says it's risk aversion.

Bowser Admin Scraps Downtown Museum Plans

So long, Institute for Contemporary Expression. Hello, ???.

Five Big Projects in Flux as Bowser Reviews Development Awards

Bowser is reviewing, and in at least one case scrapping, development awards issued by her predecessor.

Historic Franklin School Will Become an Art Museum

The vacant Franklin School on 13th Street NW will become an art museum after that proposal was selected by the city today over three competing bids.
The Institute for Contemporary Expression, led by art collector Dani Levinas, submitted one of four proposals for the ornate, crumbling 1869 building last year. The proposal promised a contemporary arts center and "international [...]

This Is How the Franklin School Could Soon Look

Over the past century and a half, the Franklin School on 13th Street NW has served as a school, a homeless shelter, an Occupy D.C. staging ground, and a near-hotel twice. Now we can take a look at four possibilities for the next incarnation of the ornate, crumbling 1869 downtown building.
On Oct. 30, the four [...]

City Announces Not-So-Short List of Developers for Franklin School

Four developers have been invited to submit proposals to redevelop the Franklin School, a gorgeous but crumbling building with a prime downtown address on Franklin Square.
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins just released the short list of developers for the project, and it's exactly as long as the previous list, consisting of the [...]

Franklin School Draws Interest From Four Developers

The Franklin School isn't the easiest property to develop. The gorgeous 1869 building has a central location on 13th Street NW, but it has the potential to scare off developers in several ways. First, it's crumbling. Second, both the exterior and parts of the interior have a historic designation, meaning that developers can't significantly alter [...]

Slideshow: Franklin School Presents Challenges for Would-Be Developers

After years of neglect, two failed attempts to develop it, and a stint as a homeless shelter, the Franklin School is ready for development. At least that's what city officials are hoping. Earlier this month, the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development issued a request for qualifications for the 1869 building [...]