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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Northrop Grumman Could Be Our Neighbor

The Washington Business Journal reports that Northrop Grumman is considering the gorgeous 901 K Street for its corporate headquarters (the company is relocating here from the west coast, and local jurisdictions are competing to land the significant company's home base). Adding such a significant office to the area would be a major boon for neighborhood businesses and for the increasing vitality of Mount Vernon Square, so I will keep my fingers crossed that Northrop can be enticed to the District generally and to 901 K Street specifically.

For anyone unfamiliar, 901 K is a brand new LEED Gold Certified property behind Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church. Its development brought with it a much-needed renovation to the adjacent landmark church, and 901 K beautifully married surrounding building styles and heights. It is a very conveniently located property: it is directly across from the planned convention center headquarters Marriott Hotel; it is a few steps from the metro, the convention center, many restaurants, bars, shops, hotels, and a variety of housing options; and it is easily accessible from all parts of the city and region thanks to the nearby interstate and the Circulator (and planned streetcar line).

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