By most accounts, the development of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood has been a resounding success: The once-struggling area around the Navy Yard now features lovely parks, major employers like the U.S. Department of Transportation, buzzy restaurants and bars, and a mix of attractive townhouses and shiny apartment buildings. But in one category, it's lagged behind. [...]
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The Washington Post's Robert Samuels has a great in-depth story today on the years-long screw-up that's turned a low-income housing complex into a semi-permanent parking lot. In 2008, Temple Courts, on North Capitol Street between K and L streets NW, was demolished to make way for a planned mixed-use, mixed-income development on the increasingly valuable [...]
My column this week is on the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood around the Navy Yard Metro. It's a lively neighborhood these days, with three new parks and a rapidly growing restaurant scene. Many residents—newcomers themselves—think of it as a brand-new neighborhood, built from scratch. But there's a sad history behind the place: The Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public [...]
The support crew had already removed the red carpet, so Mayor Vince Gray trod gingerly across the ice, from the Olympia ice resurfacer he’d been driving to the festive crowd of neighbors, public officials, and Washington Capitals cheerleaders. He stepped inside the airy Park Tavern restaurant for a snack of smoked salmon, charcuterie, and cider [...]
Even for D.C.'s fastest-changing neighborhood, this week is something of a landmark. On Friday, Mayor Vince Gray will cut the ribbon on the Capitol Riverfront's Canal Park. It's been a long time coming: Gray's predecessor Adrian Fenty unveiled a watery design for the park back in 2007 (mimicking the canal there that once connected the Anacostia [...]
A small sampling from a weekend ride. Just in case you forgot that there's actually a lot getting built in the District these days.
469-unit apartment building by Archstone, in NoMa: