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  The Lab School of Washington’s recent proposal to replace its campus pool with a theater has drawn criticism from community members. As part of the school’s mission to incorporate hands-on and creative education for students with learning differences, Lab School’s...
Long-gestating plans to redevelop the dormant West Heating Plant industrial site in Georgetown for residential use hit another snag last Thursday, when the Old Georgetown Board advised the project team to revise its design proposal with a closer eye...
Zoning consideration of the proposed Ward 3 short-term family housing project has been deferred to April 5, following community requests for additional time to prepare their written arguments in the case. Over the objections of the District government, which has...
When Randy Downs was elected to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B (Dupont Circle) in November, he realized he suddenly had more power to act on a change he’d long envisioned for his neighborhood. Downs has watched with envy in recent years...
Controversial plans to redevelop Woodley Park’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and surrounding lawn have become more uncertain, as developer JBG is said to be amid negotiations with a prospective buyer for the site. An as-yet-unknown buyer is currently undergoing a...
By Anshu Siripurapu, Current Correspondent “Forty percent of the food we produce in this country goes to waste,” Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh said at a recent public hearing, where members of the D.C. Council heard testimony in...
The long-gestating Stevens School rehabilitation and development project in the West End remains in turmoil, as the special-needs education program Ivymount is now unsure whether the city will continue to fund its involvement. Three developers, led by Akridge, have been...
The Washington Canoe Club has stood at 3700 Water St. NW in Georgetown since 1905, with several additions expanding its footprint over the decades. In 1991, the National Park Service-owned site earned distinction as a historic landmark. But since 2010,...
Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s State of the District address focused on themes of reducing inequality and ramping up public safety. On Tuesday morning, she presented a $13.8 billion budget proposal that includes major allocations targeting those same areas,...
The city’s planned Ward 3 emergency family shelter won unanimous D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment approval last Wednesday, with members rejecting opponents’ concerns about the proposed height and other impacts. The District intends to construct a six-story, 50-unit facility next...

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