Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brookland Development Looks in Doubt

A developer planned on a 61' high mixed use development (901 Monroe Street) opposite of the Brookland Metro stop.  The proposed site is now occupied by houses and a tavern, which the neighborhood does not want to loose. 

Many say if the proposed development is built, the neighborhood would loose its character.  The local ANC voted to designate the houses and tavern historical.  If this goes through, then the development will not be possible at all.

This may be an emerging trend as neighborhoods try to push back development in order to presere their local character.  So far, this is the only case, but we shall see as the economy improves.

Source: Washington Examiner

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