Feb 28, 2004
of the last of the old boarded-up Capper apartments
at 5th and Virginia is finally complete. (Only five months behind schedule!) Construction will probably begin in late spring on the first of two new apartment buildings for low-income seniors
. It will overlook the new field/park north of the Marine Barracks
(which should be completed fairly soon).
Jan 29, 2004 1:00 AM
Jan 29, 2004
Still waiting for the school buses to be removed from the Canal Blocks
area. Once they're gone (DC was given 90 days notice about 100 days ago), William C. Smith plans to start clearing the blocks in the spring, with the real construction on the park (including hopefully a "water feature") will begin in the future.
Jan 13, 2004
The National Capital Planning Commission has released a preview of a Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel's recommendations for South Capitol Street
; the detailed report will be made public at a later date.
Jan 8, 2004
Dec 4, 2003
Oct 26, 2003
M Street SE, from the waterfront to the Navy Yard, is included in the "high priority corridors" in the DC Metro system's 10-year expansion plan for light rail or bus rapid transit
. Two corridors--from the Anacostia Corridor to the Waterfront Metro station, and from the Silver Spring Metro station to Anacostia--would run along M Street. A three-mile demonstration version will be built in Anacostia in 2004.
Oct 13, 2003 12:50 PM
One of the "landmarks" of the old M Street
disappeared at some point in the last month--the boarded up gas station on the northwest corner of 3rd and M. Eventually there will be another office building there (250 M Street), but there's no firm construction date yet ("maybe in 2004", according to a William C. Smith rep). (May 2004 update: fences have gone up around the lot, but not for construction--it's been turned into a parking lot, so it doesn't look like they're planning for development anytime soon.)