wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost
Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Motley Fool

Market Foolery Featured Podcasts

  • MarketFoolery 04.17.14
    When a company has legal problems, what does it mean for investors?  What does Yelp’s case before the Virginia State Supreme Court mean for Google and TripAdvisor?  And what does Adam Carolla’s legal battle mean for the future of the MarketFoolery podcast?  We tackle those questions and the exciting world of space law with Assistant General Counsel Chris Harris.
  • MarketFoolery: 04.16.2014
    We analyze the world of digital media, including Pandora, iTunes Radio, Spotify with Audiam CEO Jeff Price.  Plus, Jeff discusses how Netflix, Amazon, and many more are fighting in the “Battle for the Living Room”.
  • MarketFoolery 04.15.14
    We discuss the energy industry landscape, including Big Oil, natural gas, solar stocks and more with analyst Taylor Muckerman.  Plus we look at Chesapeake Energy one year after Aubrey McClendon left the CEO office.    
Capital Business
Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

A look at the Trump hotel planned for the Old Post Office pavilion

It's been nine months since the federal government chose Donald Trump to turn the Old Post Office pavilion into a luxury hotel, and in that time Trump and his development team, headed by his daughter Ivanka, have been working through the myriad details of redeveloping a building on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Washington.

Among the questions: How will drivers on Pennsylvania Avenue know where to enter the hotel? How will guests walk from the hotel to the parking garage? How much space is needed for sidewalk café seating?

The Old Post Office is one-of-a-kind building and the Trumps have been through half a dozen meetings with officials from the many agencies governing the building, including the General Services Administration, the District government, the National Parks Service, the Commission on Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission.

At the latest meeting, held Tuesday at GSA’s regional headquarters, Ivanka Trump and her team, including architects from Beyer Blinder Belle and WDG, unveiled their most detailed vision for the property to date, including the location of restaurants, parking, luxury suites and a new mezzanine level in the building’s main core.

Not all of the proposals are likely to be approved due to concerns about how they would affect the historic structure, but they offer a sense of where the project is headed.

The GSA and the Trumps are working towards signing a lease agreement for the property later this winter. Construction on the hotel could begin in 2014 and the new Trump hotel could open in 2016.

Follow Jonathan O’Connell on Twitter: @oconnellpostbiz

By  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump Organization, Old Post Office, General Services Administration

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company