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Friday Question of the Day – Which Building/Eyesore Most Desperately Needs to be Fixed/Developed?


3145 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

We’ve spoken about what developments/improvements that we are most excited about. And fortunately there have been many successes. But today I want to talk about those that seem to be stagnating. For me – four places automatically jump out at me. I’ve walked past these places for years and despite numerous press releases, pronouncements, declarations, applications… they always look the same. Following is my top 5:

First is the Uline Arena at 1140 3rd Street NE in NoMa. Second is the building at 11th and K St, NW while a raze permit has already been applied for, it would be amazing if it could be saved to some degree. Third is the old Gales school at 65 Massachusetts Avenue, NW slated to become the new home to the Central Union Mission shelter. Fourth is the old Ontario Theater in Adams Morgan.

And finally is the one that bothers me the most – the old Deauville apartment building which burned down back in March 2008 at 3145 Mt. Pleasant St, NW.

Which property’s current state of affairs is most upsetting/disappointing to you? What properties would you add to the list?

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