Saturday, January 16, 2010

Foundation Laid at 2345 MLK

work is progressing at 2345 MLK Ave: foundation is laid and the exterior walls are beginning to go up. Still no word on the final design (sure, I could make a trip down to planning and zoning...) but I know it is residential over retail/office.



I'm glad to see the new building begin to block the Morgan Family Fish Fry building. It's the oddball on the block that's set way too far off the street.



It's encouraging to know that development activity is happening at both ends of MLK in Anacostia. Really looking forward to seeing this one progress!

7 comments:

Anacostiaque said...

Thanks for the update.

Between Howard and Good Hope Rd., there are 6 eateries that I can think of with varying hours...not bad for up and coming Anacostia.

Yes, I too think Morgan is awkward. Too bad they couldn't extend the structure to add a seating section closer to MLK Ave.

I can't speak on the food at these venues, but not enough ample seating seems to be a challenge for most...

Keep an eye out for Big K Liquors too! I know the for sale sign is still posted.

jeffrey gordon said...

Hey David, thanks for the update. Nice to see USCG and 11th Street Bridge projects ($600,000,000 or so?) breaking ground, but even more so are the smaller projects where small firms and individuals are voting for the future of Rivereast with their own money etc.

keep up the good efforts!

Jeffrey Gordon

Urban Architect said...

Speaking to Anacostiaque, it'll be interesting to see what happens to Big K Liquor. The two lots next to it are for sale too (same owner), but since they are in the historic district, the houses have to stay, so I'm curious what commercial entity would buy them up and what they would convert into.....

Anacostiaque said...

Great topic!

I wonder what could possibly come of those houses next to Big K on busy MLK Avenue? A revamped high end liquor store could always work for Big K...

An expensive project to take on, given the structures appear to be limited in the purpose they could serve...

It must be tough for the owner trying to sell these properties as well.

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

When I lived in Oakland there was an area called Preservation Park. It has an area of Historic Homes that they made into office space for non-profits. Given these ecnomic times this might be a good idea for some of the bigger nonprofits to possibly move into some of these spaces.

As for Morgan's the food is really good. The banana pudding is the best in the city. They acutally could stand to raise their prices some. It's very inexpensive.

So would the SBA or DC give Morgan's a grant or tax relief for an expanision? We expect our small business to be able to keep up but they aren't afforded the same economic incentives as large businesses and developers. As this corporate welfare but our mom and pops get nothing.

NolaCola said...

Amen, Little Tortilla! Keep Morgan's going. Granted, as stated in the article, the design isn't the best. However, this is the type of business that should be allowed to survive the positive changes in Anacostia.

FX 初心者 said...

That's really great, and hope it will complete as well.