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A pair of recent real estate transactions in Sheridan-Kalorama have attracted national headlines: the Obamas renting a house at 2446 Belmont Road NW, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner purchasing 2449 Tracy Place NW right around the corner. But...
The National Park Service is in the early stages of planning a long-term rehabilitation and development project at the Rock Creek Nature Center and Horse Center complex. The project also includes the center’s planetarium, along with picnic areas and a...
A long-gestating plan to build new non-motorized boathouses along the Potomac riverfront in Georgetown was finalized Monday by the National Park Service, though detailed design and implementation remain a long way off. The Park Service has essentially formalized an iteration...
City agencies have approved renewal permits for three large digital advertising signs at the Verizon Center, but neighborhood leaders and residents remain opposed to the extension without further review of local impacts. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C (Downtown, Penn Quarter) voted unanimously last Wednesday to once again...
Mayor Muriel Bowser spent much of her 51-minute State of the District address on Thursday speaking to citywide concerns: rising costs for housing, inequalities in education and failures of infrastructure. But she also made room for several issues specific to...
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is set to close on March 4 for a three-year, $208 million modernization that will substantially alter the interior and exterior of the historic building — plans that have earned mixed reviews...
Since 2008, the Lab School of Washington has been leasing D.C. Public Schools’ former Hardy Elementary at 1550 Foxhall Road NW, and the private special-needs school has housed its elementary program there. But a quick D.C. Council decision to allow that lease to be extended...
A Fannie Mae office building near the University of the District of Columbia could become student housing, with talks underway now between university officials and the building’s new owner. Fannie Mae sold its 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW building for $24.8...
Two years after completing a “green infrastructure” project around 33rd and Quesada streets NW, the D.C. Department of Transportation is returning to that area of Chevy Chase to further reduce stormwater runoff. Termed the Oregon Avenue Watershed Green Streets project,...
Tentative plans to remove more than 40 metered parking spaces below the Whitehurst Freeway to accommodate a dedicated bike lane and other traffic enhancements drew mixed reviews from the Georgetown community Monday night. However, all agreed that the current...

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