Friday, March 19, 2010

Baby steps in Shaw...

Mr Q has been in a winter funk the last couple of months...too much snow, too many clouds, way too cold for way too long...

But SPRING is finally here and the funk is lifting...

Walking around the lovely neighborhood we call Shaw, the sunny skies and warmer temperatures almost make me forget about all the BIG projects that seem to be indefinitely delayed...or gone for good...yep, Radio One has disappeared, Addison Square is in limbo, and although there are rumors about Citymarket at O starting in September...they have their financing lined up so says the grapevine...Mr Q will believe it when he sees it...

But Spring is not a time for cynicism is it?? The answer is no.

There are signs of development on a much smaller scale we should all be happy about...

For instance, the old abandoned properties at the corners of 8th and Q Street have been sold by Shiloh Baptist Church and are actually being renovated!! There's a new construction fence going up on the southeast corner as we speak...

...and the northwest corner started construction a couple of months back...rumor has it the developer is the same person that did the spectacular job at the corner of 10th and Rhode Island...if true, that is very good news indeed...

So get a spring in your step, breathe in deeply and look for the small changes in the 'hood...hopefully they're a sign bigger and better things are on the way...

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