Lost in the Shuffle: Smaller Happenings Along Georgia Avenue

It’s easy to overlook some of the smaller happenings along Georgia Avenue with some of the bigger projects that have, are, or soon will be taking shape in the area. So I thought it was a good idea to check the area out and see what’s new in the details.

To start with, the new Market 77 (3653 Georgia Ave, next to King’s) is finally stocking its shelves in preparation of opening. This project began to take shape about a month ago.

DDOT markings indicate placement of streetlights and extension of power source

A little further down I noticed that DDOT has marked the sidewalks between Princeton Place and Otis Place showing that yes, indeed, they do intend to install historically inspired streetlights along this section of
Georgia Avenue. New streetlights have already been installed between Rock Creek Church Road and Princeton Place.

The Bank of America at 3500 Georgia (nw corner of Park Road) is upgrading its ATM. According to the building permit, “the work of this project includes the installation on an additional ATM and replacement of the existing night drop with a belly pack night drop built to be installed under the new walk-up ATM.”

The Bank of America is upgrading their walk-up ATM service

Lastly, as might have been missed by some focusing on the decision to modernize the Park View School rather than build a new school on the site of the former Bruce-Monroe School, the Bruce-Monroe Park will remain a park indefinitely.

The RFP issued in July of 2010 did not generate the interest the District had hoped for so no development will be considered at this time. What the city will do is formally transfer control of the property to DPR, make sure there is a functioning water source on the property that can maintain a community garden there, and invest in a small service structure for the park.

Bruce Monroe Park will continue to serve the community indefinitely


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