All sorts of tidbits came down the pike in the past 24 hours. In no particular order:
* I didn't make Tuesday night's Anacostia Waterfront Forum
, but the presentation slides ("Economics of Developing the Anacostia River
") have been posted
. The slides have a good batch of economic data and detail for those interested; it's estimated that there could be nearly $6.7 billion in public investment along the river over the next three decades. In addition, the February forum is now available via streaming video
, and the next forum has been scheduled for April 21, with the topic being "Green Waterfront, Green Jobs, Green Living in a Green DC
." (The March "Waterfront Watch" newsletter
has these additional tidbits, plus stories on the DC streetcar project and the Diamond Teague Park groundbreaking
* The WashTimes's Tim Lemke gets a first peek
(along with suiteholders) of what new concessionaire Levy Restaurants
might have in store for Nationals Park
* Via the eckington
blog, a list of the "shovel-ready
" transportation projects in the district being funded by ARRA (aka "the stimulus package"). Apparently the demolition of the ramps connecting the 11th Street Bridges
and RFK were on the request list, but didn't make the final cut. DDOT's been saying for a while that this demolition would happen Any Minute Now. (Read more about DC and the stimulus package at recovery.dc.gov
* Back in December
, the owners of the 810/816/820 Potomac Avenue
properties (the building that houses Quizno's, the abandoned apartment building, and the space between) announced a sealed bid sale
for the lots. While some bids have been submitted (interest from hotels keeps getting mentioned in the communiques I've received from the landowner), the original March 15 deadline
has been extended
by another 30 days.
* A link that I saw this morning that I've subsequently lost says that the Circulator route replacing the N22 from Union Station to New Jersey and M will begin on March 30.
* Two readers reported that the 55 M construction cam
has been turned off. For the first time since 2006, there are no active web cams in the neighborhood. Waaah!
* Another reader reported that the sign put up in 2006 at the corner of Second and M
advertising 250 M Street
("Delivery 2008") has been replaced with a new sign, minus any delivery date.
* I know that it's been a *long* time since I've posted new photos. I had grand thoughts of going out this morning, until I looked at the radar. I'm hoping to take some this weekend, though I have a very tricky schedule to work around. But at least know that I'm now feeling guilty about it.