Friday, June 17, 2011

Potential Bright Future for the Big K Site

As you know, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) bought the Big K lot (MLK and Morris Road) and adjacent abandoned properties along MLK Avenue last year. They have been working with the neighborhood to develop a development plan for the site, and we got our first peek at the site's possible future last week. See before and after images below:

DHCD will begin stabilization of the historic properties this fall. As part of a community survey that went around, most people would like to see a mix of commercial and cultural uses at the site. As it is now, it is one of the most dilapidated sites in the neighborhood, and is a terrible gateway fore anyone entering the historic district. The rendering above looks amazing!
  • Click Here to see DHCD's June 9 presentation on plans and survey results regarding the Big K site
  • Click Here to see their more general presentation on Anacostia neighborhood stabilization
What do you think? Is this spot on or what? Of course, still a lot of work to be done, and these are in no way final renderings... but major kudos to DHCD for listening to the community!


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kiki said...

that looks amazing. wow. i can't wait.

Sariane Leigh said...

Very pretty. Wood, color, Green, grass and nature make any urban area feel clean, sustainable and progressive. Grey, Brown and Beige Concrete is so 1970's/80's.