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Friday, April 8, 2011
City Center DC Breaks Ground After 8 Years of Delays
The new CityCenterDC development finally broke ground after nearly eight years of the city deciding what should go there.
Originally under Mayor Williams, a new library was to be built on the former convention center site to replace the Martin Luther King Library on 9th Street.
The new project is one of the largest to date for DC, which includes 325,000 square feet of retail to be built during the first phase.It looks like DC will finally get a decent shopping area which it once had before the riots of 1968.
In addition to that, there will be a 350 room hotel, 443 apartments, as well as office space, all on a 10 acre parcel.This is a great example of mixed use development.