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Near Southeast DC Past News Items: Oct 03, 2007
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1333 M St.
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New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
Thompson Hotel ('20)
West Half ('19)
Novel South Capitol ('19)
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
Dock 79 ('16)
Community Center ('16)
The Brig ('16)
Park Chelsea ('16)
Yards/Arris ('16)
Hampton Inn ('15)
Southeast Blvd. ('15)
11th St. Bridges ('15)
Parc Riverside ('14)
Twelve12/Yards ('14)
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Cap. ('13)
Canal Park ('12)
Capitol Quarter ('12)
225 Virginia/200 I ('12)
Foundry Lofts ('12)
1015 Half Street ('10)
Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
Teague Park ('09)
909 New Jersey Ave. ('09)
55 M ('09)
100 M ('08)
Onyx ('08)
70/100 I ('08)
Nationals Park ('08)
Seniors Bldg Demo ('07)
400 M ('07)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)
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The Near Southeast Groundbreaking Tour made its stop at the old Southeast Federal Center this morning, as city, federal, and corporate representatives took time out to officially mark the beginning of work at The Yards. There were speeches, there were shovels, and dirt was turned, all with the dull roar of heavy construction equipment in the background. I took some photos of the festivities and added them to the bottom of my main Yards page--and don't forget to look at the First Phase tab to get a feel for what's coming between now and 2010 (two residential buildings, one office building, a retail building, a pavilion, and a 5.5-acre park). There was a fair amount of media, so I expect to update with some story links later in the day. And since the mayor was there, the ceremony should eventually be on DC Cable 16.
UPDATE: Here's the press release from Forest City, with lots of numbers and stats on the project. And the Washington Business Journal piece, which sent me on my way to find this page on the design of the waterfront park, on the web site of M. Paul Friedberg and Partners, which includes a rendering of the floating bridge that will connect the Yards to Diamond Teague Park and the stadium.
UPDATE II: The Post story on the groundbreaking is now online. And NBC 4 has this text story (I think it's actually from the Associated Press), which doesn't have much of note, but I thought I'd correct one sentence: it says "More than 35 development companies are part of the project", but that should be 35 agencies. (I'm not sure any project could ever get finished with 35 different development companies!) Channel 4 also had a video report on its 6 pm newscast, but they haven't posted it online. (I only know about the 6 pm clip because Mom of JDLand called breathlessly to say she had seen me in one of the crowd shots.)
UPDATE III: The WashTimes offering. And one last reminder that you can find lots of details (and photos!) on The Yards on my project page.
UPDATE IV: A late addition, just now showing up: the Deputy Mayor's office press release.
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