BISNOW – Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced two pieces of legislation Monday to provide tax increment financing packages for the Reunion Square development in Anacostia and the RIA development in Northeast D.C.

BISNOW – Trillion-dollar technology giant Apple is establishing an office presence across the street from the new flagship D.C. store it is preparing to open in the historic Carnegie Library.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES – The wedge of glass and red steel sticking out of the landscape of Brutalist architecture at L’Enfant Plaza is full of secrets, and it’s starting to attract a lot of attention.

At a cost of some $162 million, the new International Spy Museum is preparing to open its doors to the public amid the era of cyberespionage, data theft and disinformation.

The 140,000-square-foot building will reveal the “back stairs of history,” where intelligence and espionage have altered war and peace.

THE WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL — Editor-in-Chief Doug Fruehling sits down with the Hickok Cole senior principal and ULI Washington district chair for an in-depth interview on keeping millennials in Greater Washington and new products being used in local building projects.

BISNOW – Seniors raising their grandchildren in D.C. who cannot afford market-rate housing now have a new option available to them. The 50 “grandfamily” units are designed for grandparents raising young children and are set aside for those making 30% to 40% of area median income. It is the first project with these types of units in D.C., which says it is the ninth city in the U.S. to implement a “grandfamily” residential program.

AIA|DC highlights F1RST Residences among mixed-used developments impacting the city in their latest issue of ArchitectureDC

RICHMOND MAGAZINE – Over the past 16 years, Richmond-based Dominion Payroll has grown from a two-man operation in a 600-square-foot office to 80 employees working out of offices in six states. The payroll service’s new 20,000-square-foot headquarters in Scott’s Addition, part of the Symbol multiuse development, allowed co-founders David Fratkin and Dave Gallagher to move their growing staff into a bright, open-concept workspace. With the help of design firm Hickok Cole Architects and local companies like LaDIFF and Surface Architectural Supply for furnishings, Dominion Payroll’s new home strikes the perfect balance between beauty and function.

WASHINGTON BLADE – NoMa’s The Belgard, designed by Hickok Cole, has moved the goalposts for luxury living with thoughtful amenities meant to serve as an extension of the apartment space. Developers and designers, keep these in mind when crafting living spaces for your residents, whether they are first-time renters, young married couples, or an older couple just looking to have an extra place in the city.

WASHINGTON DC – When the American Geophysical Union decided to renovate its headquarters, it saw an opportunity not only to upgrade its aging systems and reconfigure its layout, but to create a pioneering project. The $41.7 million renovation is the first net-zero makeover of a commercial building in Washington, D.C. Located in the city’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, the 62,000-square-foot project is on track to reopen in time for the AGU’s annual fall meeting this December, which will kick off the earth and space science organization’s celebration of its centennial in 2019.