Posts Tagged ‘Walter Reed’

Two Teams Pull Out of Walter Reed (but Wegmans Is Still in Contention)

In March, nine developers responded to the city's request for qualifications to develop the 67-acre Walter Reed site. In April, the city short-listed five of those teams. Now, the Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer reports, we're down to three.
Western Development and a team consisting of The Wilkes Co., Capstone Development LLC, and Quadrangle Development Corp. [...]

City Short-Lists Five Teams for Walter Reed Development

If you were trying to set up a Tale of Two Cities narrative in Vince Gray's "One-City" District, you could do worse than Hill East and Walter Reed.
At Hill East, it's been the worst of times. After several abortive efforts to develop the 67-acre site on the Anacostia River, the city received only one response [...]

Nine Developers Interested in Overhauling Walter Reed

One of the District's vaunted mega-development projects took a step forward this afternoon with the announcement that nine developers responded to the request for qualifications for the Walter Reed campus overhaul.
The list features some of the city's usual big players, including two currently undertaking other large redevelopment projects: Hines, which is completing CityCenterDC downtown, and [...]

Got a Spare Seven Acres? Metro Launches Search For New Bus Garages

The Friendship Heights location, priced to move.

Remember that talk about how Metro needed to replace its two bus garages on 14th Street and in Friendship Heights? For a hot minute there, they thought Walter Reed might be the answer, until Mayor Vince Gray and Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser came out hard against the idea [...]

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 [...]

Mysterious Switcharoo at Walter Reed

Last Thursday, residents of the Shepherd Park, Brightwood, and Takoma neighborhoods gathered to get the rundown on the final re-use plan for the now-shuttered Walter Reed Army Medical Center. But the guy who's been running the show since it started, Eric Jenkins, wasn't there—the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development had quietly let him [...]

If You Were Wondering: No FBI for Walter Reed

When the news broke in early December that the feds were actually going to move the Federal Bureau of Investigation out of its hideous and "functionally obsolete" Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters, a shockwave of excitement rippled through nearby jurisdictions. Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince Georges counties quickly invited the massive government agency to their eligible sites. The [...]

Walter Reed Plan Approved, On Its Way to Council

Approximately what the campus might look like from above.

Ten months after the lines at Walter Reed were redrawn in the District's favor, there's finally a plan for how the campus will be redeveloped. Last night, the local redevelopment committee approved a base re-use plan that will the go to the Council as a bill [...]

District Might Fast Track Georgia Avenue Streetcar to Walter Reed

The now-former site of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is a prime site for development for lots of reasons: It's a big contiguous lot on a couple of major thoroughfares in the middle of relatively dense, prosperous neighborhoods. What it doesn't have is a metro stop, and a planned streetcar route is so far [...]

Walter Reed’s Oldest Building Up For Grabs

Now that Walter Reed has closed—and nearby businesses are suffering from drastically reduced traffic—the city is grinding through the process to craft a new reuse plan for the site. The local redevelopment authority is re-soliciting notices of interest from homeless providers and government agencies, reserving the right to stick with its original choices (or not). [...]