Business section leads with "Stadium Land Rush, Developers Deal For Prime Properties Around Ballpark Site
," detailing the attempts by big companies to grab land in Near Southeast. Not much in the way of new news (especially for loyal JDLand readers!) except for the tidbit about Monument Realty trying to purchase most of the land on the north side of N Street between Half and North Capitol (across from the stadium site) for an "office, retail, and residential development." It mentions the Florida Rock
project as still being a "go", with plans to begin construction near the opening of the stadium in 2008. And of course it mentions DOT
, the Southeast Federal Center
, and the Donohoe acquisition on New Jersey Avenue
. (The story also mentions a purchase by Doug Jemal of land on Buzzard's Point for an Inner Harbor-like development, which I haven't covered because it's in Southwest, and I have to draw the line somewhere!)
I've been remiss in not yet posting here that construction has begun on the Department of Transportation HQ
. Parts of the old brick fence along M Street have been torn down (at the 3rd Street and 4th Street entrances), and digging has begun. Pictures have been taken, but aren't terribly exciting, unless you like Tonka toys.