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750 apartments and coworking space planned for large parcel along I-695

Construction on the 7.3-acre site is expected to begin in late 2019

Six Metro stops are getting USB charging stations and other new features

The stops are located in Virginia, south of Reagan National Airport

Video: Watch the National Building Museum’s ‘Lawn’ exhibit come to life

The interactive display runs through September 2

NoMa project chosen by city proposes nearly 600 apartments, retail, and a park

The one-acre site is located at North Capitol Street and N Street NE

Plans for D.C.’s first-ever language-arts museum receive federal approval

Planet Word is expected to open at the historic Franklin School building in 2020

Design ideas for three-mile Palisades Trolley Trail to be discussed at July 23 meeting

D.C. transportation officials say they will hold focus groups on the project

To expand affordable housing, D.C. should reform single-family zoning: analysis

Three-quarters of D.C.’s residential tax lots allow only single-family homes by right

1.5-mile stretch of Canal Road NW reopens after emergency repairs

D.C. transportation officials had closed the road after flooding damage last week

700-seat tennis stadium opens on top of Union Market building July 15

Venus Williams and the Washington Kastles will play there this month

D.C. Council approves development framework with emphasis on affordable housing

The updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan contemplate racial equity as well

Family-sized housing remains out of reach for many in D.C., report says

Researchers also found that large homes are unevenly distributed across the city

Newseum redevelopment pursued by Johns Hopkins University promises more natural light

The university has filed early designs for the project with federal officials

D.C. appeals court clears way for planned homeless shelter in Brookland

A three-judge panel rejects a zoning challenge by neighbors

Construction to begin soon on 14th Street NW homeless shelter

The shelter will be located on the site of the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center

West end of Pennsylvania Avenue NW could be redesigned to include protected bike lanes

The corridor currently has six lanes for car traffic and two for parking

Florida Avenue NE safety improvements begin

They follow the April death of a beloved D.C. bike advocate

9 city-owned vacant sites to be turned into affordable housing

The properties were sold to private developers at a recent auction

D.C. Council hopes to advance Comprehensive Plan in next few weeks, chairman’s office says

The District’s guiding development framework could take a significant step forward

Amazon HQ2 community meeting planned in Arlington

County commissioners will start reviewing the HQ2 development plans in mid-July

D.C. seeks design firm for Ivy City homeless shelter renovations

The New York Avenue Men’s shelter is slated for an update

Track the construction of ‘Lawn,’ the National Building Museum’s upcoming summer exhibit

The museum has a camera showing the progress leading to the July 4 debut

Designs for Dupont Circle pedestrian plaza to be discussed at June 25 meeting

The plaza would be built above car lanes on Connecticut Avenue NW

Takoma Park Library closes for four months beginning June 22

The library is getting various upgrades 10 years after its last major renovation

D.C. transportation officials to present Florida Avenue NE street safety changes June 20

A planned city project spans the avenue from 2nd to 14th streets NE

RFK Stadium site recreational fields to open June 8

The fields are multipurpose and part of the 190-acre site’s overall redevelopment

Major street redesign in Capitol Hill set to begin June 10 and take two years

The project will narrow Maryland Avenue NE to two car lanes, add two bike lanes

German grocer Lidl to open store east of the Anacostia River at Skyland development

The planned store would bring greater food access to an underserved part of D.C.

Public meeting on $20M Lamond-Riggs Library redevelopment set for June 12

Library officials will discuss initial design concepts and other project details

Metro to negotiate with D.C. over Columbia Heights dog park parcel

The transit agency is offering to sell the land to the District for more than $2 million

Major mixed-use project in Anacostia could move forward with proposed tax subsidy

Mayor Bowser says she will reintroduce a tax-increment financing bill in June

Southwest Library to close for $18M redevelopment June 1

Say goodbye to the current, decades-old building

National Arboretum bridge and trail project public meetings scheduled for May 21 and 22

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge would fill a gap in access between the Arboretum and the Anacostia Waterfront

Apple’s new D.C. store is a temple to commerce housed in an ‘excellent example of neoclassicism’

The historic Carnegie Library has been radically transformed into a glossy flagship for the tech company, with creative ambitions to boot

Amazon unveils plans for the first phase of its Crystal City headquarters

The tech giant and developer JBG Smith want to build two 22-story office towers at the Metropolitan Park site

Survey: What kind of D.C. do you want to live in?

The District government wants to know as it prepares to revise the city’s Comprehensive Plan for development

City begins New Jersey Avenue NW traffic safety improvements

The street redesign has been planned for over a decade and is set to be completed by fall 2020

Public meeting about New Jersey Avenue NW safety improvements set for May 2

Construction on the multimodal project is anticipated to start this year

10 economic records set in downtown D.C. in 2018, according to ‘State of Downtown’ report

Some were highs, others were lows. And WeWork is now the District’s largest private office tenant

Renovated MLK Library to feature artwork by D.C. public school teacher on large glass walls

The walls will display protest buttons and King-related items as individual dots that form a bigger image