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The Washington Business Journal is dropping names of some of the developers that stopped by last week to check out the Franklin School, which is up for redevelopment again. All bids are due by Jan. 19.*
As I wrote back in September, the school, which sits at the corner of 13th and K Streets NW, seems destined to become a hotel—-like it almost did back in 2005. And in fact Moddie Turay, one developer involved with that original plan, showed up last week and says he still sees Franklin eventually catering to the rolling luggage crowd. Turay also recently vied to redevelop the Stevens School into a hotel, though his plan was not selected.
The WBJ also spotted Elinor Bacon, who is a partner in PN Hoffman’s Southwest Waterfront development;Scottie Irving, whose Blue Skye Development has had a couple projects in the works in the last year or so (in Brightwood and by the Minnesota Ave. metro stop); and David Mayhood, who developed City Vista, Madrigal Lofts other residential projects in D.C…
*Here’s the request for proposals.