It's a good day for tips from readers! Another correspondent passes along this piece
from Shopping Center Business
magazine, "Washington DC Focuses on the Waterfront
," a roundtable with lots of big names in DC development and government discussing the state of retail in downtown DC. One of the participants was Forest City Washington
, which is developing Capper/Carrollsburg
and the Southeast Federal Center
, plus is one of the four companies working on the Ballpark District
. There's no real *news* on the projects, but they indicate that they are getting a tremendous amount of interest from retailers who want to be part of the combined 300,000 sq ft of retail planned for Capper and the SFC. They also say that "bulldozers will be moving by the end of the year at Southeast Federal Center." Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the box highlighting Forest City, with the following sentence that will warm the hearts of Near Southeast residents and neighbors: "Forest City Washington believes a grocery store would be a good addition, and several are interested." Yes! And please hurry!