Friday, June 20, 2008

Development at Poplar Point, please



The Washington Business Journal has a front page article this morning on how a variety of groups from the other side of the Anacostia River (not our side) are teaming up to try to "save" Poplar Point from being developed.

Pretty ridiculous, as the one thing that both Washington generally and Anacostia specifically has in complete abundance is waterfront parkland. The thing we do not have enough of is waterfront development. Also, Anacostia desperately needs to be reconnected to the water, not remain disconnected as it is now thanks to Interstate 295.

I guess we can consider this the start of a new campaign:
Yes! to Development at Poplar Point!

graphic by DG-rad

2 comments:

Justin said...

There is a post about this on dcmetrocentric.com. I share your opinion 100%.

Douglas A. Willinger said...

I agree with you here.

Interesting how its ok to have an overabundance of parkland on one side of the river, and an underabundance on the other side- aka the abortion of the South Capitol Mall.

Also interesting is how all of those "environmentalist" anti freeway types say so little about the much needed reconstruction-undergrounding of the Anacostia Freeway.

They like having a disproprtionate amount of the traffic on your side of the river- aka the idiotic idea of further truncating I-395 rather then extending it, such as I have proposed.

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-395-extension-superior-option.html