Friday, August 28, 2009

*goodlinks: comin round the mountain

afternoon storefronts on the 2200 block of MLK Avenue

GSA Selects St. Elizabeths Team, Groundbreaking to Start via DCMUD
the General Services Administration has finally chosen the development team for the west campus of St. Elizabeths, soon to be the home of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard. Construction has been awarded to Clark Construction, with final design going to HOK. DCMUD reports that groundbreaking could be only weeks away, with actual construction commencing in the new year.

FIOS finally coming to Anacostia via press release
Verizon FIOS internet / cable / phone service is coming east of the river first. Groundbreaking on the new infrastructure will be September 1st at 10:30AM at 1600 19th Street, SE in Fairlawn. The Mayor and Councilwoman Cheh will be in attendence.

River. East. Art. via Fred Joiner's Weblog
Joiner counterpoints's argument that displaced art galleries relocate to the 9th Street NW corridor, making the case instead that downtown Anacostia with its already awesome art scene or the H Street Corridor would make just as good or better locations. (yes, this is real)
Anacostia: the Web Series debuts online on September 3rd. Tagline? "Every city should have neighbors like these..." From the looks of the promo video, this was not, in fact, filmed in the Anacostia neighborhood.


Brandon Green said...

Are those storefronts vacant? I see some potential there.

David Garber said...

the two on the right make up a storefront church, while the one on far left is a check cashing type store

Dyer said...

With DOHS coming, is it unwise to expect an explosion of development along this strip? A spike in taxes, also?

David Garber said...

not sure about a spike in taxes, but I'm definitely expecting see increased attention paid to MLK in the next few years.