The Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (the "District") is seeking a contractor to provide construction services for the provision of erecting an interim use structure for a variety of uses that will include large format limited run events and many smaller seasonal events.
It was revealed in December that the Hogate's building would be demolished and replaced with a temporary structure by March 2011. One of the uses anticipated for the site is a tennis stadium for the Washington Kastles World Team Tennis organization, which plays their month-long season in July. Besides bleachers and a court, a tent will be set up closer to Zanzibar for use by the Kastles during their season from July 5-24, but can be removed to allow space for programming, as well as a stage near 9th Street for concerts. According to the solicitation, the structure must be ready for use by March 22. The March date has been set so the site can be used for festivities related to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Additional work will be done on the site after that date, but not while events are taking place at the structure. Final work must be complete by May 1, 2011.