“public meeting to discuss rehabilitation of the Monroe Street Bridge”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting to discuss rehabilitation of the Monroe Street Bridge located in northeast Washington, DC. DDOT will present design plans and a schedule of work for the upcoming project.

What: Public Meeting for the Rehabilitation of the Monroe Street Bridge
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Brooks Mansion/DCTV 901 Newton Street, NE Washington, DC 20017″

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  • They have been working on this bridge for months already. I am sure the Monroe Street Bridge needs some structural rehab but a cosmetic makeover of this bridge and the Charles Drew Bridge on Michigan would do a lot to improve the look of the neighborhood. At the very least replace the chain link fencing.

    • If by “working on” you mean placing orange barrels in increasingly random patterns and not doing any apparent work…

  • It would be good if Edgewood was included/tagged on this. Ya know… Since they’re on the other side of the bridge…

    • Are they though? One side leads it’s way to 12 th in Brookland? The other side leads it’s way to Monroe St Market in Brookland. Edgewood is down the street

      • Monroe Street Market was a successful attempt to annex an underdeveloped part of Edgewood to benefit Brookland. Bozzuto (the developer) branded it as Brookland because the neighborhood has more cachet than Edgewood. That’s how they can get people to buy ridiculously priced homes and apartments, and patronize businesses there. People saying Monroe Street Market is in Brookland will say that until Edgewood has a “better” reputation. That said, Brookland is to the east of the train tracks, Edgewood to the west. Check it out: https://goo.gl/maps/QYuUzkoSXmM2.

        • I see but to your point, it has been branded a certain way. Do you foresee it being re-branded at some point?

          • I guess I could see that, if and only if Edgewood is seen in a similar light as Brookland. Edgewood is a smaller neighborhood with a longer history of crime relative to Brookland. And while that has changed considerably over the last decade, there’s little desire for people to associate themselves with that. I think things like the redevelopment of the Rhode Island Center will go a long way. Though, it’s hard to change perceptions if the good things don’t get acknowledged, or get misappropriated. Popville even cited the aforementioned redevelopment as Brentwood (http://www.popville.com/2015/07/big-development-coming-to-rhode-island-ave-breaking-ground-in-2017/). Go figure, right?

  • Monroe Street Market was a successful attempt to annex an underdeveloped part of Edgewood to benefit Brookland. Bozzuto (the developer) branded it as Brookland because the neighborhood has more cachet than Edgewood. That’s how they can get people to buy ridiculously priced homes and apartments, and patronize businesses there. People saying Monroe Street Market is in Brookland will say that until Edgewood has a “better” reputation. That said, Brookland is to the east of the train tracks, Edgewood to the west.

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