Posts Tagged ‘st. elizabeths east campus’

Five Developers, But Few Heavy Hitters, Submit Proposals for St. Elizabeths Project

Five development teams have submitted proposals to kick off the reinvention of the former mental hospital at St. Elizabeths near Congress Heights, Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Jeff Miller announced today.
There was some question as to the level of developer interest in the mega-project, which city officials hope will transform a neglected section [...]

City Seeks Developer for Housing, Office, Retail, and “Innovation” at St. Elizabeths

The city is seeking a master developer to kick off the planned conversion of the former St. Elizabeths mental hospital near Congress Heights into a mixed-use community with housing, offices, shops, and a tech center.
The mayor's office released a request for proposals today for a developer to spearhead the first phase of the redevelopment project. [...]

Slideshow: St. Elizabeths Gateway Pavilion Nears Completion

The pioneering, if temporary, element of the St. Elizabeths East Campus development—a "Gateway Pavilion" with a food vendor, food trucks, gathering spaces, and a farmer's market—was supposed to be finished in late August. Well, August has come and gone, and the construction crews are still at work. I paid a visit to the pavilion on [...]

Twelve Colleges Want a Part of St. Elizabeths

The redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths East Campus, near the Congress Heights Metro station, is finally moving forward, and a dozen colleges and universities want to get in on the action.
In April, the city issued a solicitation for "academic institutions or consortia that wish to serve as the academic anchor for the St. Elizabeths East Innovation Hub, an [...]

St. Elizabeths Development Gets Underway With Pavilion Groundbreaking

The ballyhooed development of the St. Elizabeths East Campus finally took a turn for the tangible this morning with the groundbreaking of the site's Gateway Pavilion. The structure, set for completion this fall, will host an array of interim functions, including casual dining, a farmers market, and arts events.
“Today is a day I have long [...]

City Seeks Academic Anchor for St. Elizabeths

The city's stutter-step approach to developing the St. Elizabeths campus in Ward 8 inched forward this morning with a call for academic institutions interested in anchoring a planned innovation hub on the site.
The request for expressions of interest seeks "academic institutions or consortia that wish to serve as the academic anchor for the St. Elizabeths East [...]

City Issues Call for St. Elizabeths East Developers

The development of the St. Elizabeths East Campus, arguably the most significant development project the city's likely to see in the next 10 years, is officially underway. The office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development has just issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for four parcels of land on the former [...]

The Five-Year Itch

It’s 9 a.m., and you’re running late. You check your email on your phone, which is connected to D.C.’s citywide WiFi. Nothing but spam from the city government, including a photo of President Marco Rubio at Ben’s Out Back—really, this campaign to publicize celebrity visits to D.C. haunts has gone too far. You wish the [...]

St. Elizabeths Master Plan Drops With Pretty New Pictures

Do not underestimate the power of charismatic renderings in getting people on board with a development vision. That's what's been missing at the St. Elizabeths east campus in Ward 8, where the District envisions a mixed-use urban center full of tech companies, educational institutions, retail, parks, new residents, a new "transit center" next to the [...]

What the District’s Building in the Next Six Years

Peanuts for the Central Library.

I'm still digesting the $6 billion, no-new-taxes budget that Mayor Vince Gray dropped on Friday. The first headline grabbers were attempts to raise revenue: Extended hours for alcohol sales, new automatic speeding cameras, a centralized system to make sure you've paid your taxes and fines, and more performance parking. Then [...]