Capital Business Blog: Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Penn Branch Shopping Center headed to foreclosure

Developer worked with community to plan overhaul of shopping center.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICG Properties, JBG, Vincent C. Gray, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Top official for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray optimistic about D.C. United stadium deal

D.C. official says discussions are progressing that would put a new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Allen Lew, Vincent C. Gray, Akridge, commercial real estate

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013

President Obama proposes $367 million for DHS consolidation at St. Elizabeths

The funds would give boost to languishing Southeast D.C. project.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  St. Elizabeths, budget, GSA, commercial real estate, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Former Walter Reed hospital sparks interest from nine developers interested in building town center

Nine development teams answer Mayor Gray’s call for private partners.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Walter Reed, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Sources: Mayor to propose relocating FBI headquarters to Poplar Point in Southeast D.C.

The proposed location is Poplar Point, which lies between Interstate 295 and the Anacostia River.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, GSA, Poplar Point, Vincent C. Gray, commercial real estate

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Only one developer shows interest in Hill East project

Few developer searches in the District — currently one of the county’s hottest apartment markets — return such a slim response.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hill East, Vincent C. Gray, Donatelli Development, commercial real estate

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Gray offers grants to Walter Reed merchants, others

The grants can be as much as $85,000 and can fund improvements such as facade upgrades.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Rushern Baker, Jack Evans, Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Services Administration, Redskins

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Pepco, District officials discuss D.C. United stadium for Buzzard Point

Discussions have begun over the feasibility of building at the site of the utility’s generation, substation facilities in Southwest D.C.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Major League Soccer, MLS, Buzzard Point, Akridge, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Judge hears testimony in Ivy City bus parking dispute

Neighbors allege ithat the city failed to properly inform the community of plans to relocate charter buses.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Victor L. Hoskins, Ivy City, buses

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012

LivingSocial plans to lay off hundreds in U.S., company sources say

The cuts would represent a sudden U-turn from fast growth earlier.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:07 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LivingSocial, daily deals, technology, Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 09/14/2012

NoMa to get $490,000 for park planning

The money would set the stage for a network of walking trails and small urban parks.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:34 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, NoMa, parks, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Gray picks developers and special education school to take over vacant Stevens Elementary School

Akridge and Argos Group to build 10-story office building on parking lot of old Stevens Elementary School.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, Stevens Elementary School, Jimmy Carter, Akridge, Argos Group, Ivymount School

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Union Station tour bus relocation to Crummell School opposed by activists, neighbors

The relocation is inconvenient for neighbors in Ivy City and Trinidad who don’t want buses constantly running in front of their homes.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Union Station, Vincent C. Gray, Victor Hoskins, bus terminal, Ivy City

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/25/2012

David Ball to resign as Union Station Redevelopment Corp. president, saying new leadership needed to guide overhaul plan

Ball will leave his post as president of Union Station Redevelopment Corp., the nonprofit organization that manages Union Station.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Ball, Union Station, Amtrak, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Vincent C. Gray, Victor Hoskins, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Contractors hit, miss goals for Convention Center hotel construction hiring

D.C. and its partners on the Marriott Marquis convention center hotel are releasing construction data.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriott Marquis, convention center hotel, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Environmental hurdles cleared, work to start on first Costco in D.C.

Developers will break ground Thursday on an outdoor shopping center in Northeast D.C. that will feature the city’s first Costco.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Costco, Vincent C. Gray, retail