Posts Tagged ‘navy yard’

Sorry, Navy Yard Robot Fans: Ideaspace Is Moving Elsewhere

The Boilermaker Shops by the Navy Yard won't be filled with robots after all. Ideaspace, the "maker" playground set to take over a substantial portion of the development that includes the Bluejacket brewery and Nando's Peri-Peri, has decided to change venues in order to find a bigger space.
Ideaspace aims to serve robotics, electronics, and other [...]

Capitol Riverfront Residences Keep Sprouting Up. Offices, Not So Much.

The sign on New Jersey Avenue SE makes an attractive offer to potential office tenants. The coming development, it says, will have 190,000 square feet of office space, directly adjacent to the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station. There'll also be 8,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.
But that's not what's coming to the site at 1111 [...]

Condos, Retail Coming to Navy Yard Chiller Site

The booming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is about to get another major development project. Metro announced today that it has selected a team of developers to build on a valuable site just a block from the Navy Yard Metro station.
MRP Realty and CAS Riegler Companies beat out two competitors with a bid for 126 condos and 6,000 square feet [...]

Housing Authority Proposes Separating Affordable and Market Housing in Capitol Riverfront

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. [...]

How to Lock Down a Neighborhood

The shots that rang out at the Navy Yard around 8:15 on Monday morning and sent workers running for cover also sent another group scrambling: the law enforcement officers and city officials who had to determine very quickly where it was safe for people to be. Operating in a haze of confusion and misinformation, the [...]

Metro Takes a Step Toward Development Around 11 Stations

Metro gave a boost to the region's transit-oriented development this morning with a unanimous committee vote to seek to develop land around 11 Metro stations.
The parcels include three in Virginia, four in Maryland, and four in the District: 6.5 acres at the Anacostia station, 4.6 acres at Fort Totten, 5.4 acres at Brookland, and the [...]

Frontin’

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 [...]

Coffeeshoponomics

Coffee culture, as understood in bean-crazed locales like Seattle and Portland, has yet to take root in the District. A Starbucks or Caribou can usually be found churning out syrupy concoctions, but the classic independent shop—where espresso is an art and the food comes second—is still very hard to come by.
There are lots of reasons [...]

Barnes Dance Coming to New Jersey and M SE

The results aren't all in yet for the pedestrian crossing pattern at 7th and H Street NW known as a Barnes Dance, but the District Department of Transportation is already trying it again somewhere else: New Jersey and M Streets SE, right next to the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters. The intersection has gotten hairier [...]

A Visual Argument for Virginia Avenue Park

The gardeners fighting to save Virginia Avenue Park in South Capitol Hill from becoming barracks for the Marines have kicked up their advocacy with a nicely-produced video:

Richard Layman made the interesting argument last week that it makes sense to put the barracks there because urban places should be urban, as market forces create higher density. [...]

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