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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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D.C. Comprehensive Plan news

Survey: Where should D.C. build more affordable housing?

Half of the city’s income-restricted units are found east of the Anacostia River

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

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

Organizers will hold a town hall to build a ‘citywide tenant union’ Saturday

Local renters and their advocates are pushing for solidarity

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

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

Report: D.C. ranks among the most walkable U.S. metros, now and likely in the future

The D.C. area comes in fourth for walkable urbanism

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

Planning commissioners warn against ‘over-programming’ Georgetown C&O Canal overhaul

The National Capital Planning Commission recently opined on the project

Amazon hires D.C.’s economic development chief for regional role

Brian Kenner is leaving the Bowser administration to work for the tech company

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

New D.C. bill seeks to prevent gentrification and displacement in ‘high-risk’ neighborhoods

Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White is pressing for targeted services and funds

Plans for Hirshhorn Museum sculpture garden redesign receive key approvals

A public meeting on the project is expected in September

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

Median home price in Arlington jumps more than $100K since Amazon HQ2 news: report

It’s the latest sign of the "Amazon effect" on the local real estate market

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

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

Street safety changes weighed for large swath of Northwest west of Wisconsin Avenue

A public workshop on D.C.’s Rock Creek Far West transportation study is scheduled for May 18