Monday, April 19, 2010

New park on our periphery!

Apparently the financing hurdle has been cleared and the park that will grow up from the rubble of the Eckington-Gage Elementary School will soon be a go...

Washington City Paper had the scoop here.

This is a great location for a park in the heart of what is one of the best neighborhoods we have around. I love how it integrates the existing Common Good City Farm (on the left hand side of the parcel) that is doing great things in urban agriculture and community building.

I heard that our Councilman, Mr. Thomas had apparently slowed funding down for the can follow that coverage over at Left for LeDroit. Apparently, he had concerns about the the end these issues seem to have been resolved and funding has been authorized. Glad everything was worked out....of course a deluge of emails from citizens can always help sway the powers that be.

I hope to have some pictures of the site soon and will fill you in as construction progresses.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rhode Island Station in WaPo

Read all about it here.

Class-A retail coming to NE...whatever that's supposed to mean. There's a 10% set-aside for "local" business owners so that's a positive sign.

The parking lot closes at the end of this month as the shovels move in...