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  • The District's Road to Recovery

    Revitalizing Downtown Washington

    Innovation Helps Cure Community The rise and fall and rise of Edgewood Terrace is a striking tale of how a community can be rebuilt, and how new ideas about affordable housing are taking root.
    Monday, August 3, 1998; Page B01

    A 'Living Downtown' Needs Places in Which to Live. It should be obvious by now that downtown revitalization need not and should not be the primary focus of economic development in the District. Instead, the emphasis in economic development needs to be on education, housing and business attraction.
    Tuesday, June 23, 1998; Page G01

    A Groundbreaking Week for D.C. The District's real estate industry is celebrating what appears to be the end of a long drought for the office-development business downtown.
    Tuesday, June 23, 1998; Page G01

    Logan Circle Embraces Restorations. Logan Circle, Washington's premiere neighborhood for Victorian homes, has found developers compatible with its historic mandate. For the first time in 90 years, the circle itself will have five newly constructed houses.
    Saturday, June 13, 1998; Page G01

    D.C. Convention Center Could Expand. Responding to criticism that the proposed new Washington Convention Center could prove to be too small, planners unveiled a $750 million plan to replace the existing convention center with a complex of hotels and an additional underground exhibition hall that would be connected to the new center.
    Wednesday, May 27, 1998; Page A01

    Ex-Amtrak Chief to Lead D.C. Nonprofit. Thomas M. Downs, a former Amtrak president, has agreed to lead a proposed nonprofit corporation that would attempt to help revitalize downtown Washington through projects such as national museums for music and photography, a Major League Baseball stadium and a celebration of the millennium.
    Tuesday, April 21, 1998; Page A01

    The Power Brokers of 14th Street. All up and down the 14th Street corridor 20 years ago and more, pioneers were suspending disbelief about the riot-scarred area and imagining what could be. Nearly all the post-riot trailblazers were nonprofit organizations -- arts groups, churches, foundations and social service agencies.
    Saturday, April 4, 1998; Page A01

    New Downtown Tour Brings Past Alive. A new historical tour of downtown uses the historic streetscapes and buildings near the new MCI Center to dramatize the daily life of residents in the last century.
    Wednesday, April 1, 1998; Page B03

    Seeking a Better View On the Waterfront. Only eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol lies a bizarre and battered swath of Washington. This industrial wasteland, critics say, almost defies belief, let alone any semblance of urban planning.
    Sunday, March 8, 1998; Page B01

    Barry Boosts Downtown Tax District. D.C. Mayor Marion Barry promised to speed up the creation of a downtown business tax district so private security patrols and street cleaners could be on 120 downtown blocks by the Dec. 2 opening of the MCI Center.
    Wednesday, July 30, 1997; Page B03

    Strategy, Not Serendipity, Needed To Renew Downtown's Core. What downtown merchants need most is a strategy for revitalization of what remains of the old retail core, between F and G streets NW, and from 14th to 10th streets NW.
    Thursday, June 5, 1997; Page D03

    Downtown Task Force Dreams Big. Our tarnished but cherished jewel of a downtown, desperately in need of a big gift in this, or any, season, got one last week.
    Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996; Page B01

    Task Force Calls for New Downtown. Interactive museums, top-tier retail developments and world class entertainment, serviced by a pedestrian walkway, underground parking and a street-level trolley system would form the cornerstones of a new downtown Washington.
    Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996; Page A01

    Lifting A Curtain Downtown. The Penn Quarter – in the eastern end of downtown Washington bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, H, Sixth and Ninth streets – has for decades bounced between blight and boom. But now, the area is poised for rejuvenation, experts say.
    Monday, Aug. 5, 1996; Page F12

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