Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fenty Gives DOES Staff Early Christmas/Goodbye Present

This morning Mayor Fenty and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) celebrate their brand new headquarters at 4058 Minnesota Ave NE with an official unveiling. Likely the government staff to have worked the hardest over this past year, it's fair to say they deserve some fancy new digs.

The five-story, Devrouax & Purnell-designed mixed-use building neighbors the Minnesota-Benning Metro Station, encouraging District employees to use mass transit, and offers over 200,000 s.f. of top-notch workspace, as well as 7,000 s.f. of ground-floor retail space and a four-story parking garage. The new headquarters is one of many efforts by the District and partnering developers towards revitalizing Ward 7; it is hoped the headquarters is eventually joined by the Linda Joy and Kenneth Jay Pollin Memorial Community Development and City's Interests' 15-acre Parkside Residential.

Washington D.C. Real Estate Development News


Anonymous said...

Is this project completed? If so, why not actual photos of the building. Also, is the architect D+A or D+P?

Brooks Butler Hays on Dec 16, 2010, 1:20:00 PM said...

sorry anon for the confusion, its D and P, and as for pictures, I can't find any pictures of the completed building anywhere online, I'm still looking, but I wasn't about to drive to Benning Rd for the groundbreaking to take photos in this weather, sorry, i'll post them if i find any

Anonymous said...

I think you mean "encouraging District workers" not Federal workers, to use mass transit.

Brooks Butler Hays on Dec 16, 2010, 1:45:00 PM said...

yes i did mean that, thanks

Anonymous said...

What's a Chirstmas?

Anonymous said...

You can view the building via Street View on Google Maps, and its beautiful...but in the middle of nowhere!

Deanwoodenizen on Dec 17, 2010, 11:48:00 AM said...

Seriously, Anon (8:44a)? In the middle of nowhere? The site is at Minnesota and Benning and Minnesota Metro, two of the most vehicular and pedestrian trafficked areas. The development's goals were two-fold bring a much utilized government service to the people most using it and to support private residential and commercial development. Everything can't be crammed into the city center or west of the river anymore.

Ward 7 Citizen said...

@ Deanwoodenizen,
Well Put.


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