The Issue: All eyes are on the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza after the Prince of Petworth posted a sneak preview of construction so far.Engineers were out testing the fountains this morning, and Vincent Kumordzie, resident engineer, says it’s all pretty much done. What’s left? Planting and landscaping on 14/15 September…completed by 25 September. So how’s it looking?

Proponent: 12th and W is pretty impressed: “It looks terrific, will be a lovely place to people watch. I just hope they have installed enough seating.”

Opponent: Joni, meanwhile, bemoans the lack of greenery…in verse:

They took all the trees Put ’em in a fountain And they charged the people A dollar and a half just to see ’em Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone They paved paradise And put up a mosaic style fountain…yah!

Next step: The grand opening – Fenty’s office should be deciding on a date soon.

Photo courtesy of DDOT