Posts Tagged ‘St. Elizabeths’

Bowser Will Review Gray’s Last-Minute Development Deals

Development contracts awarded at the 11th hour by Vince Gray could be rescinded.

Gray Administration Taps Development Team for St. Elizabeths

The Ward 8 development could go down as one of the departing mayor's signature accomplishments.

Rescue Mission: The Coast Guard Hasn’t Done Much for Ward 8

The U.S. Coast Guard's move to the St. Elizabeths campus was support to revitalize Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. But neighbors have hardly noticed its presence.

Why Did Developer WC Smith Buy Up Most of Congress Heights?

A walk along the District’s far southeastern edge reveals much that wasn’t there 20 years ago. Heading eastward from the Congress Heights Metro station on Alabama Avenue SE, the first stop is the Shops at Park Village, anchored by a Giant that became Ward 8’s first full-service supermarket since the last century when it opened [...]

Why Is St. Elizabeths Such a Snoozer?

The results are in: Five teams are officially interested in developing a key portion of the city-owned St. Elizabeths East Campus near the Congress Heights Metro. A couple of the firms have extensive experience east of the Anacostia River, but what's conspicuous is the lack of heavy-hitter development firms in the mix. Where are the likes [...]

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 [...]

Will Congress Heights and Anacostia Actually Miss DHS If It Doesn’t Move to St. Elizabeths?

The title of the January report from the House Committee on Homeland Security's Republican majority didn't leave much room for doubt on the lawmakers' position. "Reality Check Needed: Rising Costs and Delays in Construction of New DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths," it read. And so when another Republican-led House committee issued a report last month on [...]

Feds Look to Trade Two Southwest Buildings for Renovation Work

The federal government is offering up two prime, if outdated, buildings in Southwest D.C. to a developer in exchange for renovation work on the General Services Administration headquarters and the St. Elizabeths campus.
The GSA issued a request for qualifications today for a developer to renovate the GSA headquarters at 1800 F St. NW in order [...]

Will a Hospital and a Whole Foods Market Boost St. Elizabeths?

Mayor Vince Gray's press conference this morning on the St. Elizabeths campus brought news of two new projects coming to the site: a hospital and a monthly Whole Foods market. The hospital will replace the troubled, city-owned United Medical Center on Southern Avenue, while the market will offer the high-end grocery chain's fresh products in a [...]

The Coast Guard-Driven Neighborhood Revival That Wasn’t

Last summer, city and federal officials cut the ribbon on the new Coast Guard headquarters on the St. Elizabeths West Campus, between Anacostia and Congress Heights. The city, which is undertaking a companion mixed-use development on the St. Elizabeths East Campus across Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, hoped that the infusion of 3,700 Coast [...]