Part of a 14-acre site west of Kenilworth Avenue near the beltway in Prince George's County is being cleared for a $25 million commercial development called Capital Office Park. The first of three office buildings planned for the site will be eight stories high and have 110,000 square feet of space. The complex is being developed by Edward Perkins, Albert Small, Harold Kramer, T.N. Lerner, Ralph Ochsman and Morton Funger. They also built the nearby Springhill Lake garden apartments about 15 years ago. The Cohen-Haft architectural firm designed the new office park, which will be built by CMC Construction. Future plans include a motel with convention facilities.
European businessman Felix Przedborski has purchased the 1,374-acre Archwood farm in Fauquier County, Va., for $2.4 million, according to T.G. Slater and Son Inc. of Upperville, Va., the realty firm that handled the transaction. The property, near The Plains, was assembled from 1912 to 1921 by the late R.H. Downman and it was sold in 1928 to Chicago candy manufacturer Teller Archibald, who died in the 1930s. In 1944 his widow married J.D. Stetson Coleman and the couple used Archwood for breeding horses and Shorthorn cattle. The Colemans died recently and ownership of the farm passed from their foundation to the Marine Military Academy, which sold it. The new owner plans to continue operating Archwood as a beef farm.
Members of the Washington Board of Realtors have been urged in a letter from president James R. Ingham Jr. to support fellow member H.R. Crawford in his bid for an at-large seat on the D.C. City Council.