This is kind of old, but I only heard about it after the fact--on July 1, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton held a "Capitol Riverfront BID briefing" at the US DOT HQ
as part of her continuing efforts to encourage federal agencies to move to "developing" areas of DC. We heard last week
that the Department of Agriculture is looking around down here, and perhaps the FBI as well. Here's Norton's press release on the briefing
--I'm interested in the paragraph near the bottom listing the area's coming amenities, where it says "two first class supermarkets are planned." We know that there's space for one in the ground floor of the proposed office building at 401 M Street at The Yards
, which isn't scheduled to be completed until 2011--I don't know about any firm plans for another one.