Danielle Telson

Locals fight campus construction

The President Condominium, the only non-GW building along a chunk of I Street, has for 71 years watched the University spend hundreds of millions of dollars razing and erecting new buildings.

Professor plans redesign of Washington Circle

A local professor wants people to walk through Washington Circle, not around it, by turning the unkempt park into a visual icon. Iris Miller, a professor of architecture and urban planning at Catholic University, will present a plan to the National Park Service after the academic year ends next week, offering ideas to spruce up […]

D.C. Water to replace aging pipeline on H Street

The D.C. Water and Sewage Authority will replace a water pipeline in June that cuts through H Street, disrupting one of the most heavily trafficked streets on the Foggy Bottom Campus for a projected six months. The project, part of a citywide initiative to replace aging water mains and improve water quality, will excavate a […]

Neighbors mark improved University relations

Neighbors are looking to loosen requirements for a city-mandated committee of GW officials and local residents, citing improved town-grown relations just five years after the group’s formation. The effort to eliminate a mandate to appoint neighborhood representatives on the Community Advisory Committee shows diminishing tensions between GW and residents bordering campus – a shift from […]

City to repair broken sidewalks in Foggy Bottom

The city is repairing deteriorating sidewalks across Foggy Bottom, mitigating a concern local residents have called hazardous for years. The District Department of Transportation will repair the sidewalks within fiscal year 2012 in five locations across the Foggy Bottom and West End area and in five additional proposed sites, John Lisle, the agency’s spokesman, said. […]

Alumni go green with new food truck

Two alumni will roll a bright blue food truck into Foggy Bottom next week to offer students an eating option they call a farmer’s market on wheels. Jordan Phillips and Samuel Rioux, 2011 graduates, will bring their eco-friendly truck – with farm animals and D.C.’s monuments painted across its logo – to campus this month […]

Jack Evans clinches primary for sixth term

Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans cruised to victory in the city’s primary elections Tuesday, virtually locking in a sixth term, while an alumnus lost his bid against an incumbent to represent Ward 4. The 58-year-old and longest-serving council member is slated to take up a sixth term representing Ward 2 after garnering about […]

Gray submits budget proposal to D.C. Council

The D.C. Council is holding public hearings for the next month to review a budget proposal released by Mayor Vincent Gray last week. The budget for fiscal year 2013 comes in at $11.3 billion and looks to close a $171.2 million budget shortfall through extended hours for alcohol sales and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations. […]

West End Library proceeds with upgrade plans

The District issued an order of approval Monday for developers to move forward with an overhaul of the West End Library and fire station. The project, in the works since 2007, will modernize the two-floor brick and concrete library on 24th Street between L and M streets with a glassy exterior and add about 160 […]

Upgrades planned for Watergate office building

The property management group for the Watergate office building is planning a facelift to make the historic structure’s aging façade more welcoming. 
 Penzance officials plan to swap the concrete slabs along the building’s walls with glass panels and raise the canopy over the entrance. The addition of ground-level strips of lights will illuminate columns […]