Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation’

Preservation Office: Spring Valley Parking Lot Isn’t a Historic Landmark

But that's not to say other lots can't be deemed historic.

A Lot to Lose: Can a Parking Lot Be an Historic Landmark?

A developer wants to build on a parking lot in Spring Valley. Not so fast, says some neighbors: That parking lot is an historic landmark.

After Historic Anacostia Facade Collapses, Neighbors Charge City With “Demolition by Neglect”

"They knew that it was decaying, and they didn’t do anything about it."

Preservation Authorities on MLK Library: Don’t Mess With Mies

Preservation concerns could mean a more limited redesign.

Can Anacostia Plan Redevelopment in Advance?

Now that some growth is coming to the neighborhood, residents hope to manage it.

No Preservations: Money Perverts the Historic Landmarking Process

A neighborhood group dropped its application to landmark a Southwest building after being offered $60,000 in cash.

In Chevy Chase, Neighbors Rumble Over Rubble (Corrected)

When the previous owner of the home at 3823 Morrison St. NW passed away last year, it was sold to a developer. Built in 1914, the house was torn down last week, over some objections within the community.
Now the neighbors who tried, and failed, to keep it standing are hoping to use the demolition to push for a historic [...]

What’s Next for McMillan?

I'm playing a bit of catch-up here, but the plans to redevelop the former McMillan Sand Filtration Site cleared a major hurdle on Thursday when the Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to advance the project. The development team, Vision McMillan Partners, hopes to build a mixed-use complex on the long-vacant 25-acre site, with housing, [...]

Georgetown Heating Plant Set to Become D.C.’s Most Expensive Condos “by Far”

The view out the big windows of the Seasons restaurant in Georgetown's Four Seasons hotel is dominated by a deteriorating brick structure that's sat vacant for more than a decade. "In its current state, it's an eyesore," says architect David Adjaye, glancing up from his breakfast toward the West Heating Plant.
Adjaye plans to change that. As [...]

Historic Preservation Board Rejects Big K Plans

Anacostia residents who were infuriated by plans to erect a six-story development on their main street can breathe a sigh of relief: The historic preservation authorities have sent the project back to the drawing board.
Yesterday, the Historic Preservation Review Board considered the plans for the so-called Big K project on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue [...]