For its new headquarters, Fannie Mae has chosen the spot where The Washington Post now stands. It could be a while. The Post isn’t leaving until early next year, which will allow the existing building at 15th and L to be demolished and a new one to take its place.
From offices to apartments: None of these are in the neighborhood, but some office buildings in the DC are being converted into apartment buildings. With Fannie Mae moving downtown, could we find a mix of uses for 4250 Connecticut – including residential?
From UDC to MBU: DC Council member Vincent Orange proposes making University of the District of Columbia’s community college tuition-free, and he suggests a substantial change in how four-year students pay for their education. Orange also wants to name UDC after the late Marion Barry.
Bread Furst makes us cool: Mark Furstenberg’s bakery, which opened last spring, is named one of DC’s coolest new restaurants by On Tap magazine. Furstenberg also gets another Washington Post profile, which goes into more detail about his background before he started baking, and in which he’s described as an “aging Papa Bear.”
Starbucks delivered to your door: Our blogging friend and neighbor, Tenleytown DC, reviews a new service called Fetch Coffee, which promises to deliver a piping hot Starbucks coffee drink for $3 plus tax plus the cost of the drink.