Posts Tagged ‘reservation 13’

Sole Bidder Gets Green Light to Develop Hill East

The stuttering progress on the development of the 67-acre Anacostia Riverfront site known as Hill East that has frustrated neighbors for a decade has finally yielded a winning developer—if only for a small portion of the site.
After a number of retractions and reissuances, the latest city solicitation for developers of two Metro-adjacent parcels on the [...]

Five Reasons Not to Love D.C.’s Olympic Bid

If you thought the Nationals Park and D.C. United stadium deals were bad, just wait'll you see what the Olympics would mean for the city.
The nonprofit DC 2024, led by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, announced this morning that it's making a push to bring the Summer Olympics to the capital region in 2024. The [...]

Renderings of the Lone Proposal for Hill East

For a host of reasons, the city's call for developer proposals for the riverfront site known alternatively as Hill East and Reservation 13 got only one response, from Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Development. On Wednesday, that team presented its proposal to neighbors who are frustrated by the slow progress on Hill East but grateful [...]

Pity on the Hill

By the time this column hits newsstands, the residents of eastern Capitol Hill will have glimpsed a possible future of the area near RFK Stadium known as Hill East. But as the paper went to press, my crystal ball had revealed few details: In advance of a Wednesday evening presentation to the community, developer Chris [...]

City’s Biggest Homeless Shelter to be Broken Up–Eventually

The city anticipates lots of foot traffic along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE when the Coast Guard moves in and their restaurant pavilion is up and running. But right now, the primary signs of life on the speedway from Anacostia to Congress Heights—with a wall on one side and a fence on the other—are [...]

District Moving Forward–Again–With Bite-Sized Piece of Hill East

First, everything was happening on Reservation 13, the 67-acre piece of land located just south of RFK Stadium on the Anacostia River. Then very little was happening. Finally, nothing: Mayor Vince Gray seemed to have decided as recently as March that the project was a lost cause in this development cycle, unless a Redskins training facility [...]

Can Wards 6 and 7 Play Nice on Reservation 13?

Last summer, the redistricting debate ripped through D.C.'s neighborhoods, creating an especially ugly dynamic between Capitol Hillites and the east-of-the-river wards that had shrunk in population and needed to annex some of Ward 6. The biggest sticking point: What would happen to Reservation 13, the big piece of waterfront property long slated for mixed-use development, [...]