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Of more interest to contractors are the city's real
started in 2008 but was foiled by the Great
Recession. The effort revived in 2012 and
Donatelli and Blue Skye won the development rights in 2013.
Now it appears that the project is
finally going to come to fruition.
Still to come are District plans for redeveloping the east campus of St. Elizabeth's
Hospital. Originally conceived as a D.C.
technology campus, the concept has
Thanks to the move by the rising millennial generation back to the big cities,
Washington, D.C.'s decade-long effort to
attract retailers to the city has turned into
what the Washington Post calls a "boom
in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms,
big box stores and just about every other
kind of retailer." Observers say that boom
is likely to continue for several years.
In the affordable housing area, the
New Communities initiative aims to raze
blighted housing and constructing a mix
of affordable and market rate apartment
buildings along with retail offerings.
New Communities include Northwest
One, Park Morton, Barry Farm and
Lincoln Heights. Like St. Elizabeth's, New
Communities has failed to move forward
in recent years. Part of the problem is the
controversial idea of displacing families
sometimes temporarily and sometimes
permanently. The Washington Post says
pushing the project forward will require
There are many more commercial development opportunities in
Washington, D.C. City officials have been
considering redeveloping the real estate at
Reeves Center, improving the facilities at
the University of the District of Columbia,
adding a floor or floors to the top of the
Martin Luther King Library while renovating the facility.
March saw the emergence of specific
plans. The Mayor announced that the City
was seeking private development partners for six parcels located in Southwest,
Anacostia and Northwest.
At the end of March, Mayor Bowser sent
out a call to area real estate executives and
small business owners to pitch in and help
develop a host of city-owned properties.
The initiative aims to increase the stock
of affordable housing.
More opportunities are doubtless on
the way. Stay tuned.
estate initiatives. Currently, new office buildings
and apartment towers are rising downtown, along
U Street, in NoMa and in the neighborhoods
around the National's stadium.
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Washington Contractor - Summer 2015 - President’s Message (Page 7)
Washington Contractor - Summer 2015 - Fresh Start (Page 8)
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Washington Contractor - Summer 2015 - Staying on Schedule (Page 10)
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Washington Contractor - Summer 2015 - Innovation in Technology Summit (Page 13)
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