Wednesday, April 8, 2009

9th and Q - Before and After...

In the face of the never-ending status quo on some of Shaw's most neglected properties
(yes, that's you Shiloh Baptist Church and Michael Sendar),
it's easy to miss some of the positive changes being made in the 'hood...

So today's post is focused on the BEFORE and AFTER transformation shaping up on the southeast corner of the 9th St NW and Q St NW
where the new "4 Union" apartments (condos?) are being built...
They're not done yet, but there is definitely progress being made!

Consider what this corner looked like in December 2005... (from the Q Street side)
...and the same corner today (from Q Street)

And here's the 9th Street side in December 2005...

And the same spot on 9th Street today...

MUCH better right?? It's NOT impossible to see change in Shaw!!

So let's hear it for the people behind those changes!!

It gives me hope I'll be able to post a BEFORE AND AFTER for this mess aka Kelsey Gardens below...

THAT will be a good day!

2 comments:

Shaw Rez said...

This development makes me so happy! It really looks fantastic -- even better than the original plans!

Mr. Q said...

Agreed Shaw Rez...it'll be great to see it finished and occupied!!

Now if something would happen to Sendar's property across the street!!