Washington DC Construction News
National Building Museum to close December 2 for months of repairs
The museum expects to reopen next spring.
D.C.'s 10 largest residential developments under construction
The city’s built environment is transforming with these megaprojects.
McMillan site may soon see some demolition required for redevelopment
City documents specify "selective demolition of underground cell structures."
Planet Word museum to open downtown next spring
D.C.’s first-ever language arts museum will operate in the Franklin School building.
Arlington Memorial Bridge closure postponed until mid-November
People won’t be able to use the bridge for an entire weekend.
Jefferson Memorial to receive additional renovations thanks to $10M donation
The updates will include new sidewalks, bathrooms, and an underground museum.
Amazon expects to break ground on its new Northern Virginia headquarters in 2020
The dual office towers will have ground-floor retail and rooftop decks.
Chinatown’s Friendship Archway will be renovated by next October
The city has awarded a roughly $425,000 contract for the project.
Eckington slice of Metropolitan Branch Trail to reopen this week
A detour was needed to make space for construction on an adjacent park.
The ultimate guide to Washington’s Nationals Park
What you need to know to feel like a true fan of the World Series-bound Nats.
Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to reopen this Sunday
On display: "A Right to the City," an exhibit about D.C.’s recent transformation
D.C.’s official development playbook moves forward with inclusive city goals
Other parts of the Comprehensive Plan will be updated in the coming months.
D.C. is set to update its official roadmap for development today. Here’s why that matters.
Changes to the city’s Comprehensive Plan will have far-reaching implications.
Amazon’s Northern Virginia landlord to redevelop six buildings near HQ2 site
JBG Smith has filed plans to remake 2.6 million square feet of space.
Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park to fully reopen Friday
The road will be accessible around noon September 27, the National Park Service says.
11th Street Bridge Park construction to begin in 2021
Officials will hold a meeting about the highly anticipated project next week.
City kicks off $1.9M road safety project in Takoma
A bike lane and new crosswalks are slated for a highly trafficked intersection.
Franklin Square renovations could get underway this fall
The District is looking for a contractor to complete the $13 million project.
The latest on the rehabilitation and expansion of D.C.’s Long Bridge corridor
The project would create a new rail bridge, doubling the corridor’s capacity.
D.C. Streetcar could be expanded two miles eastward, across the Anacostia River
The city will launch the design process for the project this month.
You can take Metro south of Reagan National Airport again
Six stations on the Blue and Yellow lines have reopened with upgrades
Historic Georgetown C&O Canal locks near completion of repairs
A ribbon cutting with local and federal officials is planned for September 12.
D.C.’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan
Officials say the properties need at least $2.2 billion in deferred maintenance.
Kennedy Center’s $250M REACH addition debuts Saturday
It’s the first expansion of the site since its dedication in 1971.
A month of lane closures on 1.5 miles of Connecticut Avenue NW starts after Labor Day
The traffic changes are needed to repave the road, the city says.
Apartment construction is cooling in the D.C. metro area, study says
But it appears to be up in Arlington, where Amazon is putting its new headquarters.
Convenient Rock Creek Park trail will close for up to three months for storm drain work
The Klingle Valley Trail shuts down September 3.
D.C. is one of the hardest U.S. cities in which to build affordable housing, report says
The metro area ranks 52 out of 58 for ease of new development.
City to share housing and development survey results at September 21 meeting
Urban planning officials are aiming to produce 36,000 new units by 2025.
Lane closures are in effect on the Metropolitan Branch Trail until January
Over a mile of the trail is getting new LED streetlights.
Outside the White House, Pennsylvania Avenue NW is closed through next March
The closure stems from construction on a new White House fence.
387-unit residential development to move forward in NoMa
Construction on the next phase of the Washington Gateway project will begin soon
Months-long Metropolitan Branch Trail detour begins in Eckington today
The trail will receive design changes expected to be completed in November
Modernized MLK Library will have ground-level cafe and rooftop event space
D.C.’s library system is looking for an operator to offer workforce development
Dumbarton Oaks to get new greenhouses in campus improvement project
The project is intended to make the estate more energy-efficient and accessible
With redevelopment of Southwest Library underway, interim library to open August 8
The temporary facility will be located near the Waterfront Metro station
Almost 500 apartments, retail, and a movie theater are being built in Edgewood
Construction on a major project off Rhode Island Avenue NE is now underway
Ribbon cutting for Brookland homeless shelter to take place in August
The project survived a lawsuit by neighbors earlier this month