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" ).
* 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.
* 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.
* One more add: Dr. Gridlock reports
that Metro will be testing more eight-car trains on the Green line.