March 16, 2005

South Capitol Street, DC

Category: Urban Planning

pic-20.gifWashington: The National Capital Planning Commission has unveiled what looks like a fabulous new vision for the neglected area of DC south of the capitol. In addition to a new baseball stadium, the plan calls for extensive streescaping on both sides of the Potomac, high density development, and a whole bunch of nice looking parkland. [big PDF with details] - Thanks Douglas!

Posted by Nick at March 16, 2005 9:25 PM


"Potomac Avenue would be reestablished as a
waterfront roadway with an oval rotary intersection
providing a memorial opportunity."

Does not sound too promising; a roundabout with a monument on it. You've never been to Marble Arch, then?

Also, looking at the cross section for the street, I count 9 lanes of motor traffic. This is hardly cutting edge people orientated urban design.

Posted by: Not Responding at March 19, 2005 12:23 PM