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Near Southeast DC Past News Items: Jul 07, 2006
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Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
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One Hill South ('17)
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Hampton Inn ('15)
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Lumber Shed ('13)
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Canal Park ('12)
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225 Virginia/200 I ('12)
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1015 Half Street ('10)
Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
Teague Park ('09)
909 New Jersey Ave. ('09)
55 M ('09)
100 M ('08)
Onyx ('08)
70/100 I ('08)
Nationals Park ('08)
Seniors Bldg Demo ('07)
400 M ('07)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)
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The Nats owners have finally broken their silence on Mayor Baseball's plan to wrap the required stadium parking with mixed-use offerings, according to "Nats Owners Attack DC Parking Plan" in Saturday's Post: "Incoming team president Stan Kasten released a written statement yesterday discrediting the plan that the D.C. Council appears poised to approve next week. Kasten said the plan is shaky and threatens to blow the construction deadline and budget for the project, which could delay completion of the stadium and cost the team and the city "tremendous losses" in the tens of millions. He urged its rejection." The council's Economic DevelopmentGovernment Operations subcommittee approved the plan today 5-0, and Jack Evans is quoted as predicting the council will approve the plan on Tuesday if CEO Gandhi certifies it. If it doesn't happen, or if the project goes south, the city will be in for millions in penalties if there's no parking ready on-site when the stadium opens. So let's close with an optimistic it'll-all-work-out quote from Stan Kasten: " 'The proposal will not work for many reasons,' Kasten said. 'But most important, it has the potential to cause considerable damage. Our efforts to create a strong fan base will also be harmed for years to come.' " UPDATE: Here is the short WashTimes piece on the parking ("City Can Sell Land Next to Stadium"), which corrects my mistake on which council subcommittee approved the plan on Friday. The Economic Development subcommittee will vote Monday, and the full council on Tuesday. Also, the WashPost editorial page weighed in today in support of the plan (as long as CEO Gandhi approves it).

More posts: Nationals Park

Opus East has launched a project page (and posted a press release) for 100 M Street, its 240,000-sq-ft office building planned for the current site of the On Luck Cafeteria at 1st and M, SE. The site says that construction is expected to begin in "late summer 2006", with delivery in late 2008. 100 M's construction will run concurrently with Faison Enterprises's 254-unit residential tower at 1st and L. (Now if Faison would post information and a rendering about it's project!) You can of course see photos (and the 100 M rendering) on my 100 M/1st and L page.
More posts: 100 M, Onyx, Square 743N

From Friday's Post, "Mayor's Stadium Proposal Advances": "The D.C. Zoning Commission approved the mayor's plan for the new Nationals stadium in Southeast yesterday, including his proposal to wrap four levels of parking inside two condominium towers, a first for Washington architecture." The commission rejected the backup plan for plain boxy aboveground garages, the ones preferred by the Lerners: "'Going back to exposed garages does nothing for the revitalization of the community,' Commissioner Michael Turnbull said. 'It's not good land use, not good planning.' " This WashTimes story gives additional details. The remaining hurdles to this plan are the city council (which will vote as a whole on the plan on July 11, with a vote coming today from the Economic Development subcommittee) and whether CEO Gandhi can certify the financial aspects of the plan, which he says needs to be done by Aug. 1 in order to allow construction to proceed by Labor Day to keep the project on time. Developer Herb Miller's quote: "What Nat Gandhi wants, we want." However, NBC4's Tom Sherwood is reporting that the DC Council appears ready to reject the plan. UPDATE: Here is Mayor Baseball's statement on the Zoning vote.

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