An article in the January-February New Urban News
An article in the January-February New Urban News about a surge of redevelopment in long-depressed parts of Washington, DC, mistakenly described several projects — near 14th and U Streets, in the Howard University-LeDroit Park neighborhood, and elsewhere — as being in the city’s northeast quadrant. All are actually in the city’s northwest quadrant. Cheryl Cort of the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities says the overall point of the article remains true. “In Northeast DC, in places that you wouldn’t have imagined would see reinvestment, new housing and renovation are occurring. This is often related to proximity to Metro — the region’s subway system,” Cort says. One example is a joint development project moving forward at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station near 8th Street NE. The project will replace Metro’s six-acre parking lot with a mix of 270 apartments, 70,000 square feet of retail, a parking garage, and bus bays.