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Sorry, Silver Spring. NPR is staying in the District. According to an announcement today, the headquarters is transferring from Mass Ave to North Capitol—
111 1111 N. Capitol NE, to be precise. Six-hundred D.C.-based staff will make the move to the BID of “NoMa, North of Massachusetts Avenue, an emerging area that has begun redevelopment into a multi-use area.”
According to NPR, their new digs were built in 1927 for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone. The historic facade will stay, but a 10-story office tower will go up around it. Move-in date is sometime in 2012. I’ve heard that Mama Stamberg has accumulated A LOT of stuff through the years. Fortunately, she also has her own private interns who can start packin’ her boxes now.
And for Mr. Renaissance: Sharpen that pencil! CEO Ken Stern says, “A major factor in our decision was the opportunity to play a role in the revitalization of NoMa, much as we did 16 years ago as a pioneer in the Penn Quarter renaissance.”