Tuesday, March 23, 2010

10th and G Church Project Back On

The on again-off again development on the site of the old First Congregational United Church of Christ is on again, according to the Post. The lot is at 10th and G NW adjacent to the MLK Jr Library. The church struck a deal with PN Hoffman about three years ago to tear down the existing church structure and build a new condo building which incorporated a new church while clearing millions in profits. But the market forced changes and finally a new developer, Skanksa. They are planning to build an office tower on the site, still incorporating the church on the first floor and second floors, along with retail.

The article indicated that Skanska is shooting for a substantially green building. That news came yesterday along side another note: DC has the second most energy efficient commercial buildings in the U.S. of any city, according to the EPA. Number one? Los Angeles.