Thursday, April 29, 2010
A Lower Georgia Avenue development that *isn't* stalling???
Amazingly enough, DC Mud has given a bright outlook for a new residential building that's to be developed at Georgia Avenue and Harvard Streets NW.
When asked about plans for ground-floor retail, the developer said: "You need to put heads in beds before you start building any retail...doesn't do any good to put in a Trader Joes... or a Starbucks if there aren't any people to drink the coffee."
I can't imagine that either of the mentioned establishments would be unsuccessful at that site, right in the midst of Columbia Heights/Park View/Pleasant Plains and the Howard University campus. Aren't there enough "heads in beds" there as it is, with many more on the way in the future?