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. Despite the delay, Hoffman said that he has applied for building permits. The Washington Kastles tennis team, whose stadium is located on the site currently, has been looking for a place to relocate to make way for construction. Overall we feel very good about it, Hoffman said. Our tenancy and our letters of intent for restaurants are going very well and we are in for building permits. Hoffman said he was working with a prospective capital group to invest in the project. The D.C.
STARTING FIVE: Top story lines in 2013-14 Ultimately, Kentucky missed the NCAA tournament field of 68 and bowed out in the NIT first round. Meanwhile, the Wildcats’ in-state nemesis, Louisville, finished as the top team in the country. Heading into the 2013-14 season, with tip-off a mere three weeks away, fans will get a taste of the best teams in the country today at noon ET when the preseason top 25 teams are unveiled in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. How will this preseason’s top 25 shake out? Once again, the spotlight shines brightly over the state of Kentucky. Ushering in perhaps the greatest recruiting class of all-time boasting six McDonald’s All-Americans Calipari’s reloaded Kentucky team is positioned to get back to title form. The heavily-favored Wildcats should again earn a high preseason ranking thanks to an influx of talent, including returning sophomores and de facto veterans Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, to go “40-0” as Calipari isn’t shy in suggesting . Louisville coach Rick Pitino, right, shakes hands with Kentucky coach John Calipari. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP) Although there were plenty of surprises in last season’s NCAA tournament Florida Gulf Coast Sweet 16 finish, Wichita State’s Final Four run to name two the college hoops season had an unsurprising ending: With a defensively dominant Louisville team cutting down the nets. The defending champion Cardinals will look to become the first team since Florida (2006 & 2007) to repeat as national champions. That mission is certainly possible as Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino returns a nucleus that’s led by All-American Russ Smith.
Team USA, Brazil meet Nov. 10 in Orlando
10 in Orlando Coach says goalie Hope Solo should be at full strength after wrist surgery The U.S. Women’s National Team announced it will play (Chuck Myers, MCT ) October 15, 2013|By Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel Soccer continues its efforts to become the talk of the town or at least having a say in the conversation. It was the U.S. Women’s National Team’s turn to spread the gospel of futbol on Tuesday in Orlando, formally announcing its match Nov. 10 against rival Brazil at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The game will be carried live on NBC. The match between No. 1-ranked Team USA and No. 4 Brazil is the first meeting between the countries in the United States since 2008. The USA won, 1-0, in San Diego. USA coach Tom Sermanni said he expects the game against Brazil to be “very competitive and dramatic,” and “a fantastic way to finish the year off.” The Americans are led by forwards Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan and goalie Hope Solo.