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300 7th Street, SW via WMATA


“A new tenant is coming to the first floor of Metro’s headquarters in L’Enfant Plaza! Potbelly is bringing first floor retail to help activate our neighborhood. The lease also provides additional revenue for Metro.” Read More


“L’Enfant Plaza entrance on Maryland Ave” via WMATA


“Starting Monday, three new escalators will be up and running at L’Enfant Plaza Station following eight months of construction that closed the north entrance at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street SW. The project, completed on budget, will provide better, more reliable escalators for customers and includes the latest safety features and LED lighting. Read More


photo by Eric P.

WTOP reported:

“D.C. police said it happened around 4 p.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in Southwest.

A woman, who investigators say was a bystander, was shot (non-life threatening injuries and wasn’t taken to the hospital.)”

Metro Transit Police reported last night:

“The quick work by MTPD officers and inventory of more than 8,000 video surveillance cameras led to the immediate arrest Read More

“Dear PoPville,

Let folks know that there’s someone on the metro randomly pepper spraying people. He sprayed me right as he was getting off the train so I can’t identify him. I was on either the orange or silver line heading towards Virginia and sitting on the bench near the train door. The door opened at L’enfant Plaza and the guy sprayed me as he was getting off the train. Read More




“Metro has selected L’Enfant Plaza as the home for its new, centrally located headquarters building, the authority announced today. This week, Metro will begin a process to seeking final approval to purchase 300 7th Street SW – an existing, vacant office structure – as the replacement for its current HQ, the outmoded Jackson Graham Building in Northwest.

Formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, the new Metro HQ site will be stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. Read More


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