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Sigh. The D.C. Building Industry Association’s monthly newsletter has some new illustrations of what the giant big-box development at Fort Lincoln will look like, and the sight of acres of concrete surface parking is just as depressing as when they pitched it as “green” a few weeks ago. According to developer Michele Hagans, there will be a walkable central “Main Street”, as well as a few open plazas with outdoor seating and pedestrian connections to surrounding residential developments.

But considering the whole site is now covered with trees and shrubs, I’m not looking forward to the concrete trucks rolling in this coming spring.