Posts Tagged ‘Poplar Point’

Deputy Mayor Concedes D.C. Is “Effectively Ineligible” to Retain FBI

A senior city official has admitted what we already know: D.C. has basically no chance of preventing the Federal Bureau of Investigation from leaving town.
Of course, it's an open question whether D.C. officials really want to retain the FBI, or whether they should. The agency is looking to leave its outdated headquarters, the J. Edgar [...]

CFO Study Finds FBI Departure Would Raise Revenue, Lower Jobs

If the Federal Bureau of Investigation leaves the District, the city would see an increase in tax revenue but a decrease in D.C.-based jobs, according to a new study commissioned by Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi.
The study, conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration and Bolan Smart Associates after the mayor and D.C. Council [...]

So Long, G-Men

Mayor Vince Gray wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to move to Poplar Point—that, anyway, is his official position. On Monday, the D.C. government submitted a proposal to the federal General Services Administration to build a new FBI headquarters at the waterfront location just east of the Anacostia River.
The agency is looking to leave its [...]

Gray Administration Pitches Poplar Point as New FBI Location

The office of Mayor Vince Gray just made official what we all suspected: Yesterday, his administration submitted a proposal to the General Services Administration to relocate the FBI to Poplar Point.
“In Poplar Point, the District of Columbia offers a prime real-estate location that presents the GSA with an opportunity to recommit to the District—our nation’s [...]

Gray: No FBI? No Big Deal.

Today, the office of Mayor Vince Gray will submit its proposal for a new FBI headquarters in the District to the General Services Administration. All indications are that the administration will suggest Poplar Point, the 110-acre site just east of the Anacostia River that's home to National Park Service facilities, as the FBI's future home.
But [...]

Another Poplar Point Plan Bites the Dust

Remember those big glassy office blocks planned for the intersection of South Capitol Street and the Anacostia Freeway? Developer Jeff Epperson with Urban-City Ventures was going for the Department of Homeland Security's request for 1.2 million square feet of consolidated office space. He'll need to think of something else to put there: Bisnow is reporting [...]

Could Poplar Point or Benning Road Look Like Brooklyn Bridge Park?

I'm usually not one to engage in "I wish X looked like Y" thinking. As helpful as it can be to imagine an unsatisfactory status quo as something wholly different, that's not much use if there's no feasible way to make it so.
But the vision offered by Brooklyn Bridge Park, which only a few years [...]

Huge New Office Blocks Heading to Poplar Point?

A development application for the 10 acres straddling Howard Road SE has landed at the Office of Planning, and it's pretty easy to understand: 1.2 million square feet of office space set up for the Department of Homeland Security as the sole tenant.
This could be the final game plan for the site, which has gone [...]

City Selects New Advisor for Poplar Point

It's been six months since Clark Realty pulled out of the Poplar Point project—the massive development that was supposed make  Ward 8 "a destination point for people in the metropolitan area," as fervent local activist Philip Pannell put it. 
And it's been roughly the same amount of time since D.C. United started eyeing locations outside Poplar [...]

D.C. United Fans Taking to the Streets on Saturday!

First, the plan to build D.C. United's stadium in Washington fell through. Then, the plan to move it to P.G. County fell through. Then, people speculated about whether moving it to Frederick County Maryland (check out Frederick's location on this map) would be a good move. My opinion: no. And now...This is happening:

United fans to [...]