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To Do Today: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen, Fantastic Negrito, and DMVtrackstars

The sprawling multidisciplinary works by Trevor Paglen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen are said to expose the frameworks of secrecy. It’s a bracing premise, often delivered brilliantly—Paglen was a 2017 MacArthur “genius” grantee—but sometimes in a way that’s overwrought. Paglen, a native of Camp Springs, Maryland, has cleverly documented California’s Pelican […]

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Think Tank Launches Fact Check Site About Group That Got Initiative 77 on the Ballot

Editors note: This story is part of continuing coverage of Initiative 77. City Paper found it newsworthy to report about the existence of the fact checking website as it relates to the ongoing battle over this ballot question. While we specified the host website’s political leanings and standpoint against minimum wage increases, it should also […]

Posted inHousing Complex

Nearly All D.C. General Replacement Sites are “Behind Schedule,” Says Internal Budget Office Communication

Nearly every one of the seven homeless shelters scheduled to open in D.C. over the next two-and-a-half years are “behind schedule,” per an internal summary of their progress sent in an email from an Office of the Budget Director staffer to At-Large Councilmember David Grosso, obtained by City Paper. The information contained in the email is current as […]

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Almost a Decade After Demolition, a Storied Site in NoMa Gets a Big Redevelopment Plan

Nine years after the District tore down Temple Courts, a low-income housing complex once located at North Capitol and K Streets NW, Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s administration this week announced that two D.C.-based developers will transform the 3.5-acre site into a major mixed-use project. At completion, the redevelopment will be able to accommodate hundreds of residents who were […]

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D.C. Weighs Eight Proposals for Former Temple Courts Site in NoMa

Family-sized units and familiar developer names mark the eight proposals the District is considering for the site of the old Temple Courts complex at North Capitol Street and K Street NW. Teams consisting of big-player developers and nonprofit groups presented their plans for mixed-income projects to residents over the weekend. Walker-Jones Education Campus, located a […]

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Gas Station at Historic Dupont Circle Site Slated for Redevelopment Closes

Just weeks after New York-based developer Marx Realty postponed plans to transform a historic site in Dupont Circle into a nine-story, mixed-use building, the gas station operating there has shuttered unexpectedly. For the last year, Hamood Abutaa, 33, ran the Sunoco gas and service station at 2200 P St. NW, which is a landmarked limestone structure built […]