Capitol Riverfront Residents Continue to Increase, in spite of commercial slowdown
Yesterday’s Washington Post included an article on several residents of the “Front” and why they decided to move in and how they feel about the neighborhood. The last two weeks I have been spending a lot of time in the front crisscrossing it from east to west and north to south in my work. You want some gut level impressions?
1. Parking availability is the best in the city!
2. If there is a neighborhood with better transportation access I would like to know where?
3. Nationals Stadium is a huge magnet and Half Street SE is going to be a happening place after ball games as folks leave the stadium headed home.
4. There are not many younger kids around
5. Barrack’s Row continues to evolve and the number of restaurants/bars not only increases but improves
6. EYA is building some nice homes in their Capitol Quarter Project and their guy Greg is the best!
7. Not everyone wants the new Marine’s Housing unit in the neighborhood, maybe the “Exxon Site on 11th SE, makes the most sense for this project, sure seems like they would then be guarding the entrance to SE.
8. Tommy Wells suggestion to add bike lanes to M Street from west to east is a great idea and M street could become a wonderful corridor for those on foot and bike as well as those in cars. Right now it does feel a bit like the backstretch of a Nascar Track–he says sadly as he reviews the photo speeding ticket from the TT Convertible ride last week!
9. Waterfront Station’s completion in SW is going to be the western anchor, for now, of the entire Near SE/SW development movement
10. Walking to the “Hill” is a piece of cake from Capitol Riverfront as shown already by those doing so each morning.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am making the move to “The Front”, feel free to stop by on your way to and from a Nat’s game–Rally in the Alley!