Outlining a bold vision for a Sustainable D.C., Mayor Gray said he wanted the city to not only be the greenest in the U.S. but among all world cities. D.C. is currently ranked 8th in a recent ranking of North American cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit so the city has quite a ways to go to get to number one in this continent, let alone the world. In the near term, can D.C. beat New York City, Vancouver, or San Francisco?
J.P. Morgan Buys Two Washington D.C. Apartment Buildings
U.S. Bank Completes Financing Deal for Two L.A. Senior Affordable Housing Projects
Luma Takes LEED Gold for Contemporary Condos. The 19-story high-rise is the 2nd condo in the state to receive Gold. Located in the South Park neighborhood of LA and with a total of 236 residences, LUMA saves 30% more energy over Title 24 2001 standards and consumes roughly 751,000 gallons less water annually than a comparable tower. The posh, green tower was built with low-VOC everything, and as you would expect, recycled and locally-sourced materials. Luma is almost entirely sold out.
East Baltimore Urban Mixed-use District - Forest City East Baltimore Development Inc. East Baltimore, has become the focus of significant neighborhood revitalization efforts. The New East Baltimore Partnership is working to generate opportunities in employment, housing, education, recreation, and safety to the neighborhood. Sasaki's plan seeks to rebuild the civic realm and bolster the community with major open space, a charter school, a public library, and existing church communities.