Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This could be the future of the Congress Heights metro

Thanks to ANC Commissioner Anthony Lorenzo for sending me the link to the renderings. :)

The developers submitted a nice presentation at last night's Congress Heights Civic Association meeting  that included renderings and proposed plans for the PUD.






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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a nice drawing, but I do not think it will happen. Maybe the plan should be less flash and gloss and have a building(s) that is/are more characteristic to the neighborhood. Victorian or Craftsman. Additionally, I personally do not want Congress Hieghts, Anacostia, Washington Highlands, Bellevue , etc to look like 14 th Street or U or even H streets. Character outlasts trendy every time.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I wish they could start building yesterday. Congress heights needs a face lift and places for people who live here to go. Maybe they will put a a bistro in there or a Chop't. Bring on the change.

DaReslnt1 said...

This is a great idea! even a small chain restaurant like Chipotle and Stabucks will do. But what will be the negative impact? What is it that has some residents against the idea?

I guess I will have to schedule my day around the next meeting to find out

DaReslnt1 said...

This is a great idea! even a small chain restaurant like Chipotle and Stabucks will do. But what will be the negative impact? What is it that has some residents against the idea?

I guess I will have to schedule my day around the next meeting to find out

Old Crow said...

Can we please try not to be generic gentrification? One of the nice things about the Congress Heights station is the view of the beautiful old red-tiled, red brick St. E's buildings. Also, is there any chance that any of our neighbors will have a chance to develop business plans for some of that retail? For example, there are a jillion good cooks in our Ward; can we have a decent soul carryout -- with vegetarian options, even -- instead of a Chipotle, please?

This is not about for/against gentrification. This is about gentrification as actual community development, a rising tide lifting all boats, not just the ones waiting on the other side of the river.