Category: DC Shaw Neighborhood

Re-Imagining The Watha T. Daniel Library

Could the site of the closed Watha T. Daniel library in Shaw become home to not only to a new library, but also housing and perhaps even a small store? That’s what Cheryl Cort, Policy Director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, is suggesting in a provocative proposal being circulated in the community, that I […]

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Catholic City, University Rises in Florida

Ave Maria, Florida is a lot of things. To its developer, it will be a “compact, walkable, self-sustaining” city of 30,000 people. To Ave Maria University, it is home to their new campus, the first major Catholic university constructed in the U.S. in 40 years. To its founder Tom Monaghan, it will be a conservative […]

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The White Elephant of Shaw Redevelopment

The Washington Post had two stories today evaluating the economic impact of the Washington Convention Center on the city and its impact on Shaw. The Post reports that attendance at the convention center is flat and with an annual operating cost to taxpayers of roughly $20 million is generally not performing as well as supporters […]

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