No Tax Break For Trumps' D.C. Hotel | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

No Tax Break For Trumps' D.C. Hotel

Play associated audio
The Trump family wants to turn the historic Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/farrelley/3702203375/
The Trump family wants to turn the historic Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel.

D.C. officials will require Donald Trump's organization to pay millions in local property taxes to redevelop the Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel.

Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump inquired about whether the District would forego the taxes to faciliate the development, but D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and members of the D.C. Council decided not to give the tax break to the wealthy Trump family.

Spokesman for the mayor says it would not have been fair to offer the Trumps a tax break.

The Old Post Office Pavilion is federal property that the Trump organization plans to lease to build a 261-room hotel, spa and restaurants.

D.C. has a special tax for private entities operating within federal buildings. Union Station lease holders have challenged the tax.

NPR

'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
NPR

Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
WAMU 88.5

Testimony: Maureen McDonnell Was Prone To Angry Outbursts

In the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a former staffer says the ex-first lady became increasingly volatile as she prepared for public appearances.
NPR

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.