In news from last night's Zoning Commission
meeting (and thank the heavens that DCOZ has gotten its live webcast
up and running again), the commission gave final approval to the office building proposed for 100 M Street
, a 263,000-sq-ft tower being developed by Opus East
. Opus is planning to do its construction contemporaneously with the Faison residential project
just to its north, and indications are that they plan to start work by the end of this year. A side note--Opus was unable to procure lot 0800, a 1,485-sq-ft empty triangular lot that runs along the southeast portion of Opus's land, abutting the north-south alley at New Jersey Avenue. It makes no real difference in Opus's plans, but is another interesting example of people not selling to developers, which is a fine-enough stand except for when you have a lot that will then be unable to ever have anything built on it....