* My Ballpark and Beyond column
in today's District Extra of the Post includes a series of items I've posted here over the past few weeks, including the signing of sales contracts
at Capitol Quarter
, the return of the DOT Farmers Market
, work starting/not starting
on the Pattern Shop Lofts
at the Yards
and 1345 South Capitol
, and the plans Monument Realty has for 50 M Street
. (The column's just going to run every other week from now on, which will be festive given that the amount of news out of the neighborhood has dropped by about 70 percent since the ballpark opened; so my desperation for content will be even greater than before).
* Tim Lemke reports
that the D.C. Building Industry Association
is presenting today "a 2008 Building Achievement Award to the ballpark project team, in recognition of the accomplishment of building the stadium in under two years while facing significant budget pressure."
* A native of Chicagoland has good things to say
about the ballpark, especially its "green" aspects.
* Keith Olbermann's video tours broadcast during the past two weeks of the under-construction Yankees
ballparks have made me wistful.