Demo Starts on 901 Monroe St Project

901 Monroe St, NE – Sept. 2012

Thanks to a reader for forwarding on an email from the Friends of 901 Monroe Street:

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that demolition activities associated with the 901 Monroe Street project will commence on Tuesday, February 19th. We have been busy working with the District and local utility providers to prepare the site for demolition and we are very excited to start turning some dirt.

I also wanted to inform you that the 901 Monroe Street Development Team will be presenting its Public Space Plan before ANC 5B at this month’s community meeting. The presentation will include detailed information regarding the landscape and streetscape elements associated with the project and how these design features interface with public space (some of you may have seen a similar presentation before ANC 5A on November 28, 2012). Public Space Plan presentation materials may be downloaded from the 901 Monroe Street website by clicking here. We would greatly your presence and support at the ANC 5B meeting on Wednesday, February 27th.

ANC 5B Monthly Meeting
The 901 Monroe Street Development Team will be presenting its Public Space Plan
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Office of ANC 5B (Demountable Trailer)
1322 Irving Street NE

9 Comment

  • I’m not familiar with this project, but it seems kind of a shame that that building is going to be torn down — it looks both attractive and in good shape.

  • colonel brooks was such a staple of the brookland neighborhood. i grew up there, as well as my mom and uncle. both my grandparents and great grandparents lived there as well. shame to see that and the other houses get demolished for cheap, cookie cutter development.

  • brookland_rez

    I agree with nathaniel. This is right across from a metro. Adding additional density next to a metro is smart. It will bring much needed sidewalk improvements, and I’ve even heard a rumor that Colonel Brooks might reopen under new ownership in one of the ground floor retail spaces in the new building.

    Cookie cutter? Sure, I guess. Everything being built right now is fairly similar. But so was what was built 100 years ago. Look at all the neighborhoods in DC. They’re all filled with cookie cutter row houses. The only reason people like them now is because they’re old.

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