Commission Approves Preliminary Plans for Old Post Office Pavilion
On July 11, the Commission approved preliminary site and building plans for redevelopment of the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue into a luxury hotel and conference center. The hotel will have 267 guest rooms, several restaurants, meeting facilities, retail, museum space, and more, and is expected to open in early 2016. The Clock Tower will remain open to the public during and after construction, with tours provided by the National Park Service. The Commission also approved final plans for three projects: site improvements and perimeter security at the Herbert C. Hoover Building; the Centrum project, the first part at the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda South Campus redevelopment; and the Millennium Project at Arlington National Cemetery.