Monday, September 24, 2012

Morning Real Estate Fix

Head of Drew Co. headlining National Mall Project (Boston Herald)  The $700,000 plan to restore the National Mall is underway, with the reflecting pool the first completed section, and is being headed by a Bostonian to assist in the fundraising.

House Subcommittee passes bill to reform GSA's land use (Sierra Sun Times) The bill, headed to full committee, would reform a number of GSA procedures for holding property, and require the federal agency to reduce space in buildings it controls by 1 million square feet per year through 2016.

Architecture revenue down 40% since 2008 (Atlantic Cities)  Gross revenue at architecture firms fell from $44b to $26b, and 28% of jobs were lost, but the industry is trying to adapt.

Montgomery County plans new tech corridor just north of the beltway (Gazette)  County planners have approved a plan for 3,000 acres to be redesigned with tech centers in mind, transforming an unplanned suburban enclave into a job-hosting, mass-transit oriented gateway to rival I-270.

The new app for DC's best landscape architecture (Architecture Newspaper) The American Society of Landscape Architects has a new mobile-friendly site for visitors (locals included) to tour the city's best architectural landscape features.


Anonymous said...

The project on the National Mall is $700 MILLION, not $700,000. Quite a difference.

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