WASHNGTON, DC—Locally-based Douglas DevelopmentCorp. has filed permits with the district to move twobuildings on New York Avenue to make way for its mixed-useSquare 450 project.

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The firm plans to brace and move the four story ManhattanTransfer Co. building, which was formerly home to the DC Eagle bar,and the four-story commercial building at 632L. The relocations tonew locations on the development lot will allow the developmentfirm to build its 420,000-square-foot mixed-use Square 450development at 655 New York Ave. Douglas Development secured razepermits from the district for both properties, according to theWashington Business Journal.

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The Square 450 project calls for 70,969 square feet of retaildevelopment and 349,031 square feet of office space. According tothe company's website, the building will be a mid-rise tower 10levels above grade. It will also include three parking levels belowgrade that will accommodate 300 spaces. The project is adjacent tothe Walter E. Washington Convention Center. See story in theWashington Business Journal.

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John Jordan

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