Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Bus Garage Planned at DC Village

It's been a busy week for construction activity at DC Village! On Tuesday, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for a MPD evidence warehouse. Today, according to an article in the Washington Business Journal, WMATA's board agreed to purchase 16 acres at DC Village for $6.45 million to build a compressed natural gas facility that will store anywhere between 114 and 250 Metrobuses. WMATA is aiming for LEED-Silver certification for the new facility, which will replace the Southeastern bus garage on M Street, SE, which was demolished earlier this year and is now home to The Bullpen. The new bus facility is slated to open by 2012, but first, the sale must be approved by the D.C. Council, which will consider the sale at its June 2 meeting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most historically under appreciated places in DC