(covering Southwest and Near Southeast) will have its monthly meeting on Sept. 10, and the draft agenda (now posted online
) includes a request to support the closing of the alley that bisects Square 696
(bounded by Half, I, K, and First) as a first step in DRI Development's plans
to redevelop the entire block. As I posted here
, DRI and development partner Jamestown Properties are planning a four-building office and retail project, to be constructed in four phases, starting in 2008 and ending in 2012 or later.
Non-Near Southeast agenda items include a discussion of the plans for the old Randall School at Half and I, an update on the plans for the Nassif building where the US Department of Transportation used to live, and a discussion of the apparent resolution between community members and the developers of the old Waterside Mall of the massing of the building facades facing M Street SW. The meeting is at St. Augustine's Church, 6th and M streets, SW, at 7 pm.