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Old Posted Jan 20, 2011, 8:00 PM
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Clashing visions for NE's Brookland neighborhood (Washington Post)

With this, the proposed Abdo development (,1,Slide 1), and other development planned for the area around Catholic U. and Brookland, this could be one of the best upcoming neighborhoods in DC. You can get a rowhouse close to a metro station in this part of Northeast for far more affordable than most elsewhere in DC.

Clashing visions for NE's Brookland neighborhood

By Ovetta Wiggins
Washington Post
Thursday, January 20, 2011

"As Jim Stiegman peers out the window of his Northeast Washington tavern, he shakes his head.

"There's the Metro, but nobody's walking in the neighborhood," he said. "Nobody walks around in Brookland because there is no reason to walk around."

Steigman, who owns Colonel Brooks' Tavern, a landmark in the quiet Brookland neighborhood of rowhouses and single-family homes, envisions a vibrant urban village around the Brookland Metro station 10 years from now.

As part of that, he plans to close his bar in the next 12 to 15 months and build a six-story, mixed-used development with apartments, restaurants and stores that would take up nearly the entire city block between Ninth and 10th streets off Monroe Street NE...."
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