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by Andrew Ramonas — March 19, 2015 at 9:05 am 0

Southwest waterfront

Washington Kastles Eye Floating Stadium in Southwest –The Washington Kastles tennis team is exploring the construction of a partially floating stadium off the Southwest waterfront, near The Wharf development. [Washington Business Journal]

Benning Road Needs Streetcar Project, Councilman Says — “Benning Road is likely going to be the beneficiary of the streetcar program, to the extent that we have a plan of action to nurture retail on the Benning Road corridor,” Councilman Kenyan McDuffie of Ward 5 said. [Washington City Paper]

Charles Allen has ‘Grave Doubts’ about Pepco-Exelon Merger — Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen and other Council members sent a letter to the District’s Public Service Commission saying they think the $6.4 billion Pepco-Exelon merger risks higher prices for residents and a reversal of environmental advances. [Washington Post]

How NoMa Became NoMa — “Being in San Francisco, there was SoMa, which is South of Market,” said James Curtis, founder and managing partner of real estate firm The Bristol Group. “And then I was dating a girl in New York City, so I was down in SoHo all the time. We had to come up with something, so I said, ‘Well, what about NoMa?'” [Next City]

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