Very soon New York Avenue will provide DC residents and visitors access to retailers less than 10 minutes away from one another that would otherwise take an entire day to get to around the DMV. Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Planet Fitness, Nike Community Store, REI & Union Market can all be found along the same corridor in the city. So how do we connect all of these retailers and adjacent communities to Metro? Circulator! A circulator route would not only make it more accessible to local residents without the need to drive, it also has the potential to become a tourist destination once the developments are complete.
Ideas proposed are my own and do not represent the ideas of all constituents or ANC Commissions. These are just ideas for discussion.
The Developer has summited its BZA Application for the new Residential Development adjacent to the Villages at Dakota Crossing. Below are some of the renderings submitted. The townhome component of the proposal seems to be well thought out, however, the apartment component lacks the architectural consistency and quality of the surrounding residences. My assumption is that this is a very rough draft for the apartment component of the development. All things considered, I think it’s great that the development is moving forward; with a few adjustments, I think it will be an awesome addition to the neighborhood.
Against my better judgment, and due to the lack of development news, I have decided to share some of the renderings I am working on. My “sim city” of sorts depicts my vision for Fort Lincoln and the Washington Gateway as a true gateway (which it is) to the city. The renderings above depict a mixed used retail, hospitality, and large meeting space development as an anchor to a revitalized Industrial/Office park (Industrial/Office park not shown). It also features light rail with a dedicated parking garage which would serve portions of South Dakota and New York Avenues to help relieve traffic. In addition, the light rail will serve as a direct connection to the city center for visitors who have hotel accommodations at the District Gateway as well as access to other developments along the NY Ave Corridor. Let me know what your thoughts are?
Disclaimer: Please be advise that these renderings/ideas are just my hobby and are for fun. The renderings and ideas shown do not represent the intent of the current or future land owners, city officials, developers, architects, neither private nor public. I am also not an employee of any of the aforementioned entities.
The Anacostia Riverwalk trail is being rebid and there is no reason why Fort Lincoln shouldn’t be included in the redesign. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (RavindraGanvir (DDOT)) and let him know that Fort Lincoln needs to be incorporated into the new design!
The much anticipated and welcomed Costco Gas Station is looking to open sometime next week. The Store’s administrative staff indicates it could be as early as Tuesday 9/17/13. The opening seems to be a bit of moving target so I’ll place my bets on next Fridiay 9/20/17.