Near Southeast DC: Past News Items - May 23, 2005
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May 23, 2005 8:39 AM
According to Monday's Post, WMATA apparently plans to vacate its property on Half Street between N and M Streets (just north of the baseball stadium site and across from the Half Street entrance to the Navy Yard subway station).  They had posted a request for offers, with a deadline of May 13, but they pulled the solicitation two days before the deadline, saying that the District requested that they wait until the master plan for the area is finished, in June. The Post tidbit mentions that Monument Realty had been planning to submit an offer to turn the property into an office, housing and retail complex. (Monument recently completed a $10 million deal that includes land on Half Street just across from the stadium site, and says it is negotiating at least six other deals on the same block.)

May 23, 2005 8:12 AM

Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd is to discuss her firm's projects, including the recent winning competition design for Washington Canal ParkThursday, May 26 at 8 pm, at the National Building Museum. The lecture is worth 1.5 continuing-education units. Admission is $17, $10 for students; registration is required. Also at the NBM, there will be a black-tie gala presenting the 2005 honor award to Forest City Enterprises, developer of Capper/Carrollsburg and the Southeast Federal Center, at a black-tie gala on June 1 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are a steal at $500. Call 202-272-2448 or visit http://www.nbm.org for information.

More posts: Canal Park, Capper, The Yards

May 23, 2005 5:40 AM
A reminder that the next South Capitol Street Corridor and Baseball Master Plan public meeting will be held May 24, 2005 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the King-Greenleaf Recreational Center, 201 N Street SW. The DC Office of Planning has posted the presentation materials and flipchart notes from the April 23 workshop.



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