Jonathan O'Connell

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

The latest from Jonathan

Developer in discussions with Hilton’s Conrad brand for hotel and retailers including Paul Stuart and Salvatore Ferragamo.

  • Apr 23, 2014

Developers begin erecting shimmering glass office buildings despite stagnant office market.

  • Apr 17, 2014

The Hoffman family of Alexandria received a $28 million subsidy for the project but won’t say what they sold it for.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Douglas Development continues to add new offerings downtown and in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Court sides with developer in dispute over deal to relocate the National Science Foundation to Alexandria.

  • Apr 11, 2014

As Montgomery Village Golf Club approaches its demise, developers and residents debate how to redevelop it.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Officials consider ideas for decorating tressles that support Silver Line tracks in Tysons.

  • Apr 9, 2014

  • Apr 7, 2014

Newly opened TechShop offers the chance for hobbyists and entrepreneurs to make absolutely whatever they like.

  • Apr 6, 2014

  • Apr 3, 2014

The deal, which is not finalized, would relocate the newspaper about three blocks from its current headquarters.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Building a technology hub has long been a priority for the mayor, who is facing a reelection battle.

  • Mar 31, 2014

As a record number of apartments are being built in Washington, owners are pulling out all the stops fill them with tenants.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Transit agency gets seven proposals from developers for Grosvenor, Navy Yard and Morgan Blvd.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Everybody’s got an idea for a museum, but it takes something special to get one off the ground.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Organic grocer plans to promote healthy eating and says shoppers will be “presently surprised” at prices.

  • Mar 26, 2014

At a news conference, state and local officials say the county deserves the development project.

  • Mar 24, 2014

Either the continued shrinkage of the venerable law firm or its merger with another firm could spell trouble for its new landlord

  • Mar 23, 2014

On the Old Soldiers’ Home, a historic heating plant goes up for lease.

  • Mar 21, 2014

Troubled housing complexes in Northeast D.C, Kenilworth Courts and Parkside Addition, again turned down for funds.

  • Mar 20, 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.