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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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