3700 block of Water St.
GM’s packing up for the long weekend, but he wanted to let you know about an important meeting next week to discuss parking changes.
As you may recall, back in January, DDOT held a lively meeting to gather ideas from the community on what changes could be made to the way public space parking is managed in Georgetown. They’ve taken those ideas, and discussed them with a group that was formed to consider the ideas. Now they’re ready to present back to the community what some of the options could be.
So come on out to hear what changes could possibly come. It’s at 6:30 pm at St. John’s church on O St. across from Hyde.
Up above, you’ll see a link to a page GM maintains called “Aren’t the Building?” It’s supposed to be a list of projects coming to Georgetown. “Supposed to be” is the key phrase there. GM’s not very good about keeping it updated.
So he occasionally does just what he’s doing today: going over the list and trying to update it.
So read ahead and please chime in with any corrections or additions:
Projects on the Existing List:
Developing Georgetown Post Office
-No announced date
-last GM prediction:
2011 at the earliest Late 2012
-New prediction: the project has been scaled back signficantly from the original plans to build condos. Now it will just be office space, which will all be contained within the building as it currently stands. Not much has been heard about this in a while, so GM will put it at mid to late 2014.
-GM prediction: Fall 2011
-Took a lot longer due to trouble locating a space, only opened last month.
-GM prediction: Winter 2011
-Opened a bit earlier than that: August 2011
-GM Prediction: Summer 2011
-Called off (same people behind it opened up the pizza spot on Mass Ave. and 4th downtown.)
Redoing O and P Street Streetcar Tracks
-GM prediction: 2012
-Yup, that’s when it was finished.
K St. Streetcar
-The city is supposedly looking to build a cross-town streetcar line to Georgetown quickly, so that timeframe is still applicable.
Wisconsin Ave. Streetcar
-GM’s previous prediction @2020
-That’s looking less likely now. If there ever is a Wisconsin Ave. line, it will likely not be for a while and after more of the initially planned lines go in.
Verizon Building condos:
-Construction is underway, GM’s guessing a late 2014 completion date
Key Bridge Exxon Condos:
-This project hasn’t seen much public movement in a long time, but Anthony Lanier was recently quoted as mentioning it as a project he’s still pushing for. It’s got a lot of work ahead of it though.
-GM prediction: Early 2016
-This Thai restaurant is supposed to go into the old Fino Italino space
-GM prediction: late 2013
-This Chipotle spin-off is currently under construction in the old Furin’s space. Should be open soon.
-GM prediction: Summer 2013
-This bowling alley just got zoning approval, so it should be smooth sailing now.
-GM prediction: Summer 2014
West Heating Plant condos:
-Four Seasons has a long hard slog ahead of them before they can start turning keys over to new residents.
-GM prediction: 2018
Anything else GM forgot?