Posts Tagged ‘Franklin Square’

Park Service’s New D.C. Boss Aims to Make Urban Parks Work

"There’s plenty of examples in the past when we’ve said, 'No, you can’t do things.'"

Washington Post Wants to Move to Franklin Square

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post last summer, the newspaper's building wasn't part of the deal. So the Post looked likely to move its headquarters to one of the District's fast-developing neighborhoods if it wanted a new flagship office.
But now it looks like the Post won't be going that far from its current home at 15th and [...]

The Future of Franklin Park, in Four Design Concepts

Yesterday afternoon, four men planted their feet, lowered their center of gravity, and heaved their collective weight into a van stuck in the mud in the middle of Franklin Park. The men were employees of the National Park Service, which manages the bulk of D.C.'s green space, including the downtown square that's fallen into a [...]

How Transformative Will the “Transformation” of Franklin Square Be?

Of the row of downtown squares between I and K streets NW, Franklin Square is arguably the one falling shortest of its potential (and not just because it currently hosts Washington City Paper's offices). Stroll through the spacious square on a sunny weekday afternoon and you're likely to see about a hundred office workers lining [...]

Student Housing, the Newest D.C. Real Estate Boom?

The rendering of the new dormitory/classroom building by Hickok Cole Architects
Okay, maybe "boom" is going a little too far. But between the huge expansion of George Washington University over the years, the $38 million student facility being built in NoMa, and now this New York University news, it seems student housing is presenting some great [...]