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Old Washington Times headquarters to become a school

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 1:12pm  ET

The Washington Times has certainly gone through some changes over the years. The latest: It's going to be a school — or at least the paper's old headquarters will be.

Village Academy Capital Group LLC was issued a permit Wednesday to remodel the Times headquarters building, listed in permit documents as 3400 New York Ave. NE, and turn it into the Village Academy School. The school purchased the space for $2.25 million in October.

It was widely reported in 2010 that the Times, struggling financially and in the midst of ownership upheaval, would leave its headquarters, though the paper continues to list 3600 New York Ave. NE as its home.

Other permits issued May 8.

  • 2110, 2112 and 2030 Eighth St. NW, 807 V St. NW: Raze permits were issued to Broadway Atlantic One LLC (also known as The JBG Cos.) for four brick commercial buildings. JBG plans a pair of residential-driven, mixed-use buildings on the site.
  • 2226 30th Place NE: An alteration permit was issued to 30th Street Crescent LLC to grade the site for the development of 26 townhomes.
  • 2910 13th St. NW: A single-family home is being converted to a two-unit flat.
  • 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW: The Avalon Theatre will install a limited use/limited application elevator to provide accessibility to the second floor. In addition, first-floor bathrooms are being renovated.
  • 634 E. Capitol St. NE: A permit was issued to renovate a two-story carriage house. The work includes a new exercise studio and changing room.
  • 301 Water St. SE: Tent and stage permits were issued for the 2013 New Belgium Tour de Fat, a daylong cycling and beer festival scheduled for June 1 at Yards Park.
  • 2052 West Virginia Ave. NE, Unit 102: Greatest permit ever. Tenant layout for "Beer Warehouse with Accessory Brewery."

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