Monday, November 27, 2006
A guy can dream, right?
Off Seventh's Slum of the Week is the property at the corner of 9th Street, Q Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW, a.k.a. 819 Q Street, NW.
I think this building has so much potential given its architecture and location. Although it would be great for us to continue to develop uniquely-Shaw destinations, wouldn't this building be a neat place for another Lauriol Plaza? Here's my humble rendition of what could be:
I know logistically Lauriol might not work there (parking constraints, building size), but I would love to see a neighborhood-destination, casual restaurant like Lauriol along the 9th Street corridor. The Logan/Shaw neighborhoods are starved for such a spot. I can't imagine a zoning variance would be that difficult to achieve; the "r-4" designation seems ridiculous anyway given the busy intersection on which the building sits.
Any other thoughts on a good use for that building?
ORIGINAL PHOTO CREDIT: Urban Pioneer, available here.
Posted by Shaw Rez at 1:39 PM