Voice of the Hill reports
that ANC 6B "voted unanimously July 11 to support preliminary plans for a project that would connect the Southeast Freeway with the Anacostia Freeway." This is the 11th Street Bridges project, which "would allow southbound motorists on the Anacostia Freeway to access the 11th Street Bridges and motorists on the bridges to go north on the freeway, thereby creating a link between the Anacostia and Southeast freeways." There are public hearings on July 26 and 27
on the project's draft environmental impact statement
, and public comment is being accepted until August 28.
Today's WashTimes has "Hotel Industry Gathers Momentum in Near Southeast
", keyed to today's "opening" of the Courtyard by Marriott
at New Jersey and L. (They're having a grand opening party tonight, but of course the hotel actually opened to customers in March.) The article mentions three other hotel projects on the boards, at Florida Rock
(That's "FRP Development" in the story), Herb Miller's garage-wrapper plan just north of the stadium
, Half and L (the Ron Cohen project
, which I've heard nothing about for quite some time), and Maritime Plaza
(east of 11th Street). The project it doesn't mention is the rumored sale at 50 M Street
of the Sunoco station to a hotel developer of some sort--still no confirmation of that anywhere.