Graduate School Usa Shelves Plans To Open Campus In Southwest Waterfront Development

Department of Agriculture, had planned to more than double its size by opening a new campus in a planned redevelopment of the Districts Southwest Waterfront. Those plans have been shelved, the school confirmed this week, leaving the $1.5 billion mixed-use project without an anchor tenant for the office building it plans while it searches for investors willing to provide $750 million toward construction. Jonathan O’Connell Using a parking lot as a town square, farmers market and festivals aim to create neighborhood feel. Jonathan O’Connell Owner of Big Chair Cafe Bar & Grill announces closure of neighborhood gathering place in Southeast. Redeveloping the Southwest Waterfront has been discussed for decades and is one of the Districts largest economic development projects. Know as the Wharf , its first phase alone once scheduled to begin early this year calls for 225,000-square-feet of office space, 180,000-square-feet of retail, 790 residential units, two hotels and 1,325 parking spaces. The school had planned on taking the lions share of that office space, about 190,000 square feet at the corner of Maine Avenue and Ninth Street SW, raising the prospect of a waterfront swarming with students attending day and evening classes. Jim Huske, a senior vice president at the Graduate School, said the administration informed developer Monty Hoffman, chief executive of PN Hoffman, that it would pull out of the project due to government cutbacks and budget uncertainty. We had to move out of that and we let Monty know that probably a year and a half or two years ago now because the market became unstable, Huske said. Huske that with sequestration and the government shutdown, the school would remain in smaller space in LEnfant Plaza for the time being. When Southeastern University, based in Southwest D.C., folded in 2010, the Graduate School assumed some of Southeasterns students. Right now were sitting back and considering our options, he said. You just dont make an investment when there is such uncertainty. Developers PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette had planned to begin the first phase during the first quarter of this year, with completion expected in 2016.

USA vs. Panama: Players to Watch at the World Cup

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has been integral to his countrys World Cup hopes. While his fitness has been a concern this season, the 26-year-old will need to be at his energetic best if the U.S. are going to make an impact in Rio. Bradley, who cemented his place in central midfield for Roma last season as they finished sixth in Serie A, is arguably the USA’s best player.Along with his central-midfield partner Jermaine Jones, Bradley gives his country steel and inventiveness in the middle of the park. Clint Dempsey Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Klinsmann shocked a large portion of U.S. fans ahead of their game with Panama when he announced that Dempsey isnt guaranteed of a spot in Brazil, but it is impossible to envision a U.S. team without the 30-year-old in the side. #USMNT captain Clint Dempsey isn’t guaranteed a spot on the 2014 World Cup team, coach Jurgen Klinsmann says. SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2013 The versatile attacking midfielder has made over 100 appearances for his country and scored 12 goals since the start of 2012. Dempsey, who impressed at Fulham before joining Tottenham at the start of the 2012 season, is the type of headline-grabbing performer that the U.S. need in Brazil.

USA Today Preseason Basketball Poll Released

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 USA Today Preseason Basketball Poll Released Related With Maryland Madness set to kick off tomorrow, we got our first glimpse of how the National media feel about Maryland today when the USA Today preseason basketball poll was released. The Terps didn’t receive a single vote, which was honestly a little surprising to me. Five ACC teams did crack the top 25 though: Duke (#4), Syracuse (#7), North Carolina (#11), Notre Dame (#22), and Virginia (#25). In terms of out of conference games, UConn checks in at #19, so Maryland will get a chance to prove themselves early when they take on the Huskies up in New York in November. The Terps will also get a taste of life in the Big Ten when they play #10 Ohio State in the ACC-B1G Challenge in December. Future B1G foes Michigan State (#2), Michigan (#9), Wisconsin (#21) and Indiana (#24) are also ranked. At the end of the season, I really think Maryland is ahead of Notre Dame and possibly Virginia as well. The preseason basketball poll really has no implication on the season, unlike the football polls. Nor are they necessarily the most accurate thing in the world. Take a look at last season’s preseason USA Today poll (and snicker about NC State being #6). What do you think about Maryland not receiving votes? The full poll is below: RANK