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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • One of the bidders won the West Heating Plant auction with a bid of $19.5. It’s not publicly known at this time who that bidder is, and whether the GSA will exercise its option to reject the final bid.
  • Speaking of the West Heating Plant, apparently the staff of the DC Office of Planning are not entire opposed to the winner basically knocking the whole thing down and building a new building just as high. The Old Georgetown Board, on the other hand, will probably not be so amenable.

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Who’s Behind $15 Million Bid?

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UPDATE: GM was mistaken. While the Levy Group owns several of the buildings along Pennsylvania Ave. next to the Four Seasons, it doesn’t own the hotel, Strategic Hotels does. However the root of the prediction still holds since the Levy Group is teaming with Strategic Hotels to bid on the West Heating Plant.

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As of last night, the standing highest bid on the West Heating Plant is over $15 million. The auction was supposed to close on February 19th, but it was always labeled a “soft close” and GSA will likely keep the bidding open until 24 hours goes by without a higher bid.

The bids are anonymous. Until last night the high bidder was “Bidder #5″ for $15 million. That was topped by a bid for $15.2. All we know is that neither is EastBanc; Anthony Lanier announced that they are no longer in the running.

GM has heard no rumors or tips as to who could be throwing around that much dough. But for the record, he is going to guess that the winning bid will come from one of two sources: the Levy Group or New York money.

The Levy Group owns the is teaming with the owners of the Four Seasons and they have been the most aggressive group pushing various ideas they’d like to implement as if they already owned it. For instance, they’ve already privately floated the idea of building a bridge across the canal to connect the two buildings (that has no chance in hell getting built). Continue reading

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Great Historical Photos of West Heating Plant

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GM was recently browsing the website the GSA created in anticipation of the auction of the monumental West Heating Plant in Georgetown when he came across some fascinating historical photos on the site.

They even have what would now be described as “construction cam” photos. GM gif’d them:

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It’s too bad that small building just north of the West Heating Plant was torn down at some point.

There’s more great stuff. Like here’s a photo of the empty lot before construction began: Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Shake Shack apparently wants to come to Georgetown.
  • Federal oversight may thwart most developers’ plans for the West Heating Plant.

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