Near Southeast DC: Past News Items - Mar 07, 2007
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Request to Add Workforce Housing to Capper Seniors #2 -- And a Mystery Solved?
Mar 7, 2007 2:10 PM
A new item popped up on this coming Monday's (March 12) Zoning Commission agenda, and apparently it is a request by the developers of Capper/Carrollsburg to revise one of the conditions in the original PUD to allow units in the new Capper Seniors #2 building to be made available as workforce housing (30%-60% annual median income) in addition to the already approved low-income senior units. This will probably be something that the ZC will have to have hearings on, but we'll find out on Monday.
And, let's think for a moment.... Income-limited units, in a building that will be ready this spring, close to Barracks Row and the Navy Yard Metro and the stadium.... Could this be the mysterious Ballpark Apartments? It would explain why they're using a portion of one of the Capper drawings in their ads (with no apparent fear of being sued), and there are indeed water and monument views from various angles in that new building (at least for now). It's a cirumstantial case, but a pretty strong one, methinks. Let's see what shakes out.

Plans for East of the Anacostia
Mar 7, 2007 12:43 PM
I get asked a lot (and I mean, a LOT) about what new development and projects might be coming to areas east of the Anacostia River, in wards 7 and 8. Today's Washington Times has an overview of what's in the pipeline for these areas of the city that haven't seen the economic boom that has so transformed many other parts of DC. I won't be tracking these projects, but I did want to alert folks to this article, and also to put out the call that East of the River could certainly use a Redevelopment Blogger....
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Douglass Bridge Closures This Weekend
Mar 7, 2007 12:10 PM
From DDOT: "As part of ongoing improvements to the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (sometimes referred to as the South Capitol Street Bridge), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will continue bridge repairs this weekend, starting Friday, March 9. Following the morning rush hour this Friday, DDOT will temporarily close the northbound (inbound) lanes on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Inbound bridge drivers will be directed to follow signed detours on Interstate 295 North to the 11th Street Bridge--providing direct access into the District. The northbound (inbound) lanes will be closed beginning on Friday, March 9 at 10 am until as late as Monday, March 12 at 4 am. All lanes will be reopened in time for the Monday morning rush hour." This work is part of the preparations for the planned demolition of the raised portion of South Capitol Street (north of Potomac Ave.) this summer.



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