Jonathan O'Connell

Land use and commercial real estate reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Jonathan

Once on the cutting edge of shopping mall design, Ballston Mall would have its roof torn off under plan by developer.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Gray aide weighs rules for Reeves Center redevelopment in stadium deal, but changes could raise the cost to the District.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Trumps plan some of the biggest hotel rooms in Washington, though they haven’t disclosed the room rates yet.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Fortune 500 companies are happy to move there but are people?

  • Jul 22, 2014

The race was on. And then it wasn’t.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Whole Foods will open as part of Route 7 development in 2015, but office component likely to take longer.

  • Jul 17, 2014

A group of planners, federal agencies and private landowners are thinking how to revive the corridor again.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Bad lighting, cracked sidewalks and lack of attractions prompt effort to upgrade “America’s Main Street.“

  • Jul 16, 2014

Once ranked the best place in the country to buy real estate, Washington is no longer as attractive to global investors.

  • Jul 14, 2014

New agency headquarters, and redevelopment of old one, are lucrative prizes for developers.

  • Jul 10, 2014

GSA could announce short list of locations in coming days.

  • Jul 9, 2014

County officials have produced 10 videos promoting the Columbia Pike streetcar, but they aren’t the only ones with a YouTube account.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Planning, economic development efforts have made the suburb a model for places like Tysons Corner and White Flint.

  • Jul 7, 2014

A roundup of salient points from a hearing before the D.C. Council last week about the planned 20,000-seat sporting venue at Buzzard Point.

  • Jun 29, 2014

The switch was flipped last week on a 25-foot-high, 50-foot-wide electronic art installation at the massive mixed-use development.

  • Jun 29, 2014

As U.S.-Germany plays on television downstairs, D.C. Council begins consideration of 20,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium proposal.

  • Jun 26, 2014

The corporate owner of the iconic seasoning, McCormick & Co., is considering where to relocate.

  • Jun 25, 2014

McCormick & Co., employer of 2,400 people in Maryland, wants to consolidate its operations.

  • Jun 25, 2014

With D.C. Council set to hear testmiony Thursday, Gray administration and team executives make their case.

  • Jun 24, 2014

In a sea of new apartments for millenials, redevelopment of the Blairs in Silver Spring has families in mind.

  • Jun 22, 2014
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About Jonathan

Jonathan O'Connell has covered land use and development in the Washington area for more than five years. His stories reflect the relationships between local communities and the built environment, whether it's the changing nature of suburbs, the value of walkability or what to do with the FBI headquarters. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives with his family in the District's Petworth neighborhood.