first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR McLean, Va.-based Elm Street Development has purchased seven adjacent parcels across the street from the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in northwest Washington to build housing.Elm Street paid $7.0 million for the lots, representing a significant amount of appreciation due to the District of Columbia’s selection of a master developer to convert 67 acres of the medical campus into a mixed-used development calling for retail, housing, a hotel and conference center, and “innovation core.” The previous owners acquired the parcels several years earlier for only $2.1 million, reported the Washington Business Journal.“That was the main driver, Walter Reed,” said Karen McJunkin, a regional partner at Elm Street. “We like the corridor as well. But for the product we’re planning, I think that the buyer in the District is very savvy and follows what’s ahead, and will buy, we hope, based on what’s to come,” she said.Elm Street and its partner, Craftmark Homes, plan to build two-over-two style housing, sometimes referred to as stacked townhouses. The previous owners had been planning to build a 100-unit condominium. Elm Street expects to complete its first row of homes by early next year, according to the story.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsFiction Critique Group *RRSaturday, July 6, 9:15 11:30 amLove writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.The 60s, Moon Memories, and MoreTuesday, July 9, 9 am-1 pmBuzzell Senior CenterThe 60s shout beehive hairdos, bell bottom pants, granny glasses, and more. It was the era of JFK and the race to the moon, Vietnam, and civil rights. Do you have memories or personal photos you would like to share of this decade? Do you have memories of the moon landing? If so, stop by the Buzzell Senior Center from 9am to 1 pm and share them! WCTV will do the recording (oral recording if you prefer not to be videotaped); photos will be scanned on site and returned. Help us capture the spirit of the 60s!Streaming Music *RRTuesday, July 9, 10 amSearching for the song of the summer? Bring your smartphone or device for hands-on experience navigating popular streaming music services such as, Spotify, Pandora, and Freegal.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University.Pints + Pages Book Group *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmFeatured Book: Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangLocation: Reading Public LibrarySocial book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. This month we’re having a potluck picnic on the patio at the Reading Public Library. Bring along a dish to share!Local History: Wonderland *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmThirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island. Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book Backstage at Wonderland, and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation, 1906.Kids & Teen EventsLittle Movers *RRMonday, July 8, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2.LEGO BuildingMonday, July 8, 3 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+.Sciencetellers: Aliens Escape from Earth! *RRMonday, July 8, 6:30 pmThroughout an intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure! It’s totally out of this world! Grades K-5.Preschool Storytime: Summer FunTuesday, July 9, 10 amThis storytime on summer fun for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5.Travel Club: England *RRTuesday, July 9, 3 pmJoin us as we explore the food, language, and culture of different countries around the world. We’ll play games, do a craft, and have a snack. Grades 1-5.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University. Grades 6+ & adults welcome.Storytimes in the Sun: Silver LakeWednesday, July 10, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime! In accordance with Recreation Department regulations, there is $10 beach fee per person charged to non-residents. Free admission for Wilmington residents with ID.Pals and Popsicles *RRWednesday, July 10, 3 pmWant to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman in this three-week series. We will meet on July 10, July 17, and July 24. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a bookmark. Grades 1-5.Holiday HoursWednesday July 3- Library closes at 5 pmThursday July 4 – Library closedFriday July 5, Library open 9 am -5 pmSaturday July 6, Library open 9am- 5 pm (please note that the library will be open Saturdays throughout the summer).(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.comShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more