Adrian G. Washington
, president of the Neighborhood Development Company
, has been appointed as head of the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation,
replacing Andy Altman, reports Saturday's Post
("Ballpark Area Chief Named
"). Washington was raised in Anacostia, has an MBA from Harvard, and has spent 18 years developing and rehabilitating houses in DC. The Post
article also says that the AWC has named the four finalists in its search for a "master developer" to oversee the creation of millions of square feet of housing, office, retail, and hotel space expected around the new ballpark
. They are: Cordish Co.
of Baltimore (which hired architecture firm Michael Graves & Associates
, designers of the new Department of Transporation Headquaters
around the corner from the stadium
site); Monument Realty LLC
of the District and its partner Federal Realty Investment Trust of Rockville; Forest City Enterprises Inc.
of Ohio and its partner D.C.-based Western Development Corp.; and Akridge
of the District. The selection committee is supposed to give its recommendation to the AWC board by early December. UPDATE
: Here's the press release on Adrian Washington's appointment