Some little items to head into the weekend:
* The Capitol Riverfront BID
is going with a Best of the 80s theme for its Riverfront Reel summer outdoor movie series, and has a survey up
to determine the most popular flicks. (Though let me just say that the omission of Die Hard
has me white with rage....)
* Also from the BID, news that the Earth Conservation Corps
has scheduled a dedication ceremony for Diamond Teague Park
on April 28
. I've been told that if all goes "as planned," the construction of the in-water structures (the docks and the piers) should be completed by Opening Day, though the plantings and other work on the dry-land portion of the park would be completed by the beginning of July.
* The US Department of Justice and some Shell Oil entities are nearing a $2.1 million settlement
for damages and cleanup costs at the Southeast Federal Center (now the Yards
) after what the feds allege was benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene contamination of soil and groundwater "from leaking underground storage tanks located at a former filling station adjacent to the contamination."
* I did attend last night's zoning hearing on Akridge's Half Street project
, and will post a summary when I recover from the nearly four-hour session. But I did hear that the bus garage on the site will be demolished pretty soon, to make way for temporary parking. Both Akridge and Monument are talking with the Nationals about providing their spaces for gameday parking. (Monument has told me that their underground garage at 55 M
--and the little addition to the south--will be complete by Opening Day.) That's a lot of spaces that weren't around last year....