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National Building Museum to close December 2 for months of repairs

The museum expects to reopen next spring.

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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

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