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Last month, the city released a new vision for Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast. We read it, so you don’t have to.
This area, subarea three, calls for the creation of an arts district, or more specifically to “take advantage of the diverse and older building stock to regenerate” the area in the form of a “commercial district along with an eclectic arts district with galleries, coffeeshops, eateries, studios, dance classes and more.”
Overall, city planners aim to add 183 rental units and 152 for-sales units to the area.
Highlights from the plan:
The aforementioned arts district would be established in the area shown above, between 20th Street and South Dakota Avenue. The city is interested in the possible creation of a DC Main Street—- like Barracks Row, for example—-to attract the right mix of shops.