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Developer Postpones Mixed-Use Project at Historic Dupont Circle Site

A New York-based real estate company and its D.C.-based architect have deferred plans to redevelop a site in Dupont Circle that contains a landmarked gas station after staff at the District’s Historic Preservation Office determined the proposal was “incompatible” with its context. In October, Marx Realty and Shalom Baranes Associates released plans to reorient the […]

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Long Vacant, Historically Black School Site in D.C. Gets Redevelopment Plan

An empty school in Ivy City that was founded in 1911 and served the District’s black students until 1972 is slated to become a community center surrounded by more than 300 apartment units, industrial space, and businesses. On Wednesday, the District announced its selection of development team Ivy City Partners—composed of The Jarvis Company, Stonebridge […]

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D.C. Launches Site to Map Businesses Near Streetcar Route

File this one under “today in D.C. streetcar news”: A disabled tractor trailer temporarily obstructed service along the H Street–Benning Road NE corridor. https://twitter.com/DCStreetcar/status/764129724801048576 Things turned out fine. Also fine, qualitatively speaking, is a new online guide showing viewers the retail opportunities near the streetcar’s approximately two-mile route. Released today, the tool allows you to […]

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Map: Here Are the Sites Bowser Considered for D.C. General Replacement Shelters

Faced with FOIA requests and public uproar over the selection process for a group of new homeless shelter for families, Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s administration today released a list of almost three dozen sites that were under consideration. The mayor hopes to open seven new, smaller facilities by 2018 in order to replace D.C. General. “We were looking for roughly […]

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Behold: Vince Gray’s Ward 7 Campaign Website

Update: It’s official: Vince Gray is running for the Ward 7 Council seat. https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/695292948641144832 Original post Ex-mayor Vince Gray hasn’t officially announced his D.C. Council plans yet, although he must have something to announce on today’s noon appearance on WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Until then, check out Gray’s Ward 7 campaign website placeholder, available at vincegray2016.com. “Let’s join […]

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D.C. Transported Hundreds of People to Shelters and Warming Sites During the Blizzard

The District government transported more than 600 people to warming sites and shelters between Friday and Monday morning, as a blizzard covered the city in nearly two feet of snow. The vast majority of transports—450 people—occurred Friday, according to the D.C. Department of Human Services’ spokesperson, before the worst of the storm. Vans operated by the […]

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Police Search Construction Site for Relisha Rudd Clues

The key to the fate of missing girl Relisha Rudd could be closer than police realized. This morning, the Metropolitan Police Department started searching a Northeast construction site across the street from MPD’s Fifth District Station that officers say could hold new revelations about Rudd’s whereabouts. Rudd was 8-years old when she disappeared in March 2014 with presumed abductor Kahlil Tatum, […]