Monday, June 27, 2011

Looking Back at Looking Forward

For some reason DDOT uploaded a copy of the Great Streets Framework Plan: H Street NE -Benning Road to Scribd today. This document dates to maybe 2005. But it's actually kind of cool to look back at it right now as we reach substantial completion of the streetscape project.


Anonymous said...

I do miss Mayor Williams.

Campy said...

Those photoshops toward the end really bring a smile to my face.

But seriously, this project was a long time coming and seeing it all (sans streetcar) come together finally is a super cool thing.

Speaking of the streetcar, weren't we due to hear a resolution on the Amtrak negotiations by now? Will DDOT need to move on to the much less desirable plans B, C, D, etc.?

East_H said...

Some very interesting art in there. I'm surprised that they had the starburst intersection mural completely planned in 2005--

speaking of that, does anybody know if they installed water walls on either side of the mural as depicted in the conceptual art? It looks like they are there, but have never been turned on. Are they just waiting to finish the streetscape first?

andrew said...

Yeah...when are the streetcar wires going in, and when can we expect to actually see things start moving on the line? This is getting ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be a while. Sigh.

I sure hope DDOT is being upfront about everything that's happening. At the streetcar meeting two months ago they said "late 2012"; now it's "late 2013".

Somebody needs to step in and make this happen.