Cleaning out the tidbit hopper with some new and not-quite-so-new items of note. I imagine posting will be light in the next few days, but you never know.
And so a Happy Holidays to all, from the entire staff of JDLand.com! Including from George, pictured at right.
* MOVIE THEATER LATEST
: I mentioned this on Twitter last week, and appended it to my post on the subject
, but I've heard kvetching from certain quarters that I did not specifically post anew that last week the DC Council passed the emergency versions
of bills that among other things declare portions of the DC Water site
at 1st and O as "surplus." This will allow the process of Forest City developing its movie theater there
to move forward another step.
* VAN NESS KINDERGARTEN
: I have been embarrassingly slow to report that earlier this month DCPS made known its decision that Van Ness Elementary will open next year with two kindergarten classes (in addition to PK-3 and PK-4). There will be 15 out-of-bounds spaces in these classes. The school system also released this FAQ about Van Ness's opening
if you are just catching up.
* 100 M STREET SOLD
: GlobeSt.com reports
that Lionstone Investments and Hermes Real Estate have purchased the 100 M Street SE
office building, with a source "pinpointing the purchase price at $78.9 million, or $324 per square foot." The building originally went up for sale back in 2012
. This is the Gordon Biersch building, for those of you who don't look at address signs.
* METRO BALLGAME USE
: WMATA's "PlanItMetro" blog took a deep dive into ridership patterns
on Nationals game days at the Navy Yard-Ballpark and Capitol South stations. "Carrying an average of 11,000 riders to every Nationals home game, Metrorail maintained a 34% mode share to Nationals park in the 2014 season." There's also a good discussion of what the numbers may mean in the comments of this Greater Greater Washington post
(along with chit-chat about the new Southeast Blvd.).