National Christmas Tree 2016 (Lighting, Tickets & More)
December 1, 2016
With its only District location in Georgetown, Apple still has yet to open a store in downtown DC. That could be about to change.
The tech giant is in negotiations to open a store in the historic Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square, the Washington Post reports. The 113-year-old, 63k SF building is publicly owned and has protected status, which has made it difficult to reuse. The International Spy Museum had looked to open there but had its design rejected by the Historic Preservation Review Board and decided to move to L’Enfant Plaza instead.
Local developer purchases former residence hall for $36 million, plans rental units.
The George Washington University has sold the Hall on Virginia Avenue (HOVA) to Urban Investment Partners (UIP), which plans to renovate the property to offer residential apartments for rent.
The entire project is expected to complete in January.
Finally, the scaffolding on the U.S. Capitol has been removed. DCist reported that “there are still some residual materials to be removed, and interior work to be completed.” Despite this, the Capitol has entered the project’s “completion phase” with a finish by the inauguration in January.
National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens on DC Mall
You don’t even need to go inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to get the point.