Near Southeast DC: Past News Items
- Dec 10, 2008
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New Streets Arriving at The Yards
Dec 10, 2008 11:07 PM
Work is continuing on the infrastructure at The Yards
, and there's now a lot of new pavement recently laid down. Fourth and Tingey
is starting to look like a real four-cornered intersection, with Fourth now extended southward one block to the new Water Street
that will be the northern boundary of the Park at the Yards
. The paving of what will be a new section of Third Street south of Tingey
(next to the Foundry Lofts
) was completed last month (though it's hard to see in the photos I last took in November--the hassles I get from the USDOT security people lessen my enthusiasm for trudging to Third and Tingey very often). Plus, Tingey itself now has all of its lanes reopened as well. It's all still a construction zone, but it looks like traffic is now (or will be soon) routed into the surface parking lots at Third and Fourth via the new streets.
In many of these photos you can also see the progress on the two new floors on top of the Foundry Lofts
building. It's scheduled to open in mid-2010.
City Paper on the 'Capitol Riverfront', and Other Links
Dec 10, 2008 1:10 PM
Piling a bunch of stuff together, again:
* Just posted
on its Housing Complex blog (and in this week's print edition), the City Paper takes a look at the "Capitol Riverfront," both in the attempts to brand the neighborhood and in how empty it currently is (the subhed for the piece says "Developing a Name for the Southeast Waterfront Is Easier Than Actually Developing It" ).
I should also mention that Housing Complex has also posted occupancy numbers
for the new buildings in Near Southeast: 70 and 100 I
are 18 and 14 percent leased, Onyx
is at 8 percent, Capitol Hill Tower
is at 75 percent, Capitol Quarter
Phase I is sold out, and Velocity
is 25 percent sold.
* Reader J. reported yesterday that interior work seems to have begun at the old dialysis building at 900 M Street
. They're rehabbing the interior and the exterior to create three retail storefronts, though no tenants have been announced yet.
* The Douglass Bridge is having another early-Sunday-morning-closure
on the 14th.
* Planners are trying to figure out where to put all the charter buses
coming to town for the inauguration. I'm guessing that the surface parking lots all around Near Southeast are going to be pretty enticing.
, Capitol Hill Tower
, M Street
, Douglass Bridge
, Square 743N
, Square 699n
, Nationals Park