Thanks to sharp-eyed correspondent John for noticing a tidbit buried in the January Hill Rag
(not yet online), which I've also found in this December 12 press release
from the Mayor's Office discussing the new forensics lab that the city is going to start building in 2008 at 4th and E, SW: "Ultimately, more than 500 District employees will work at the 300,000 square foot building which currently houses a DC Fire station and a Metropolitan Police Division headquarters. The fire station will be reconstructed at the site as a part of the new building, and the MPD Division headquarters will be relocated to leased facilities at 225 Virginia Avenue, SE
." This is the old Washington Star/Post printing plant that sits next to the freeway. I can't tell you anything more than this--the press release says that construction at the 4th Street SW site is supposed to begin in 2008 and last until 2010, I don't know when they plan to move the District Station. More as I get it. (This is the main 1st District Station
, by the way--not the substation at 5th and E SE.)
Slightly off-topic, but if you're a DC blogger, you're invited to the Washington Post Blogger Summit
, Jan. 9 from 6 to 9 pm. Here's a DCist post
with the information and RSVP address.