photos that I took of the Center Leg Capitol Crossing project - November 18, 2015
Note the rebar for the new outer walls which narrow the right of way.
About the Roads of Disconnect and Connect Within and Near Washington, D.C.
Lawrence Property: Square 3829W, lots 817, 818, 819 totaling approximately 21,094 square feet on 9th Street, NE between Monroe and Lawrence streets in Northeast Washington. The three Lawrence Property lots are being offered as one sale. Offers for individual lots will not be accepted. [asking price: $500,000]The red outlining on the map above is actually incorrect as that lot does not extend north of Kearney Street. These two lots are currently empty and WMATA is offering them for sale as sites for new buildings along the western side of 9th Street NE to accompany the following two immediate projects already under construction.
Kearney Property: PAR 01330157 containing approximately 16,239 square feet on 9th Street, NE between Lawrence and Jackson streets in Northeast Washington. [asking price: $375,000]
"Significance of Using B&O Route. Use of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor to bring Routes 70-S and 95 into the city is the key to meeting the need for additional highway capacity in northern Washington, Montgomery County and northwestern Prince Georges Counties and at the same time avoiding the substantial relocation of persons, loss of taxable property and disruption of neighborhoods that would result from construction of the Northeast, North Central and Northwest Freeway proposed in the 1959 plan. Further savings are realized by placing the rapid transit line to Silver Spring and Queen’s Chapel in the same railroad corridor."
"...The reduced, re-routed proposal was made public last year with endorsement of D.C. And Maryland highway authorities. The D.C. Portion was forced through the National Capital Planning Commission by votes of representatives of the D.C. Highway Department and of the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. From this we concluded, reasonably enough, that the highway authorities of the two jurisdictions (Maryland and D.C.) had reached a firm understanding with the Bureau of Public Roads.
Many of us were therefore astonished and aroused to preparations for renewed protests when Washington newspapers recently reported that the Bureau has acted to open it all up again. We have not found the Bureau forthcoming with candid information, but the press articles intimate an intention to force Maryland to accept modifications of route or design ostensibly “cheaper.”
The result is that the whole controversy, which had been somewhat quiescent, is beginning to agitate the communities again. I can assure you this is so, for although I recently resigned chairmanship of the Metropolitan Citizens Council for Rapid Transit and write this simply as an individual citizen who wishes your administration well, I do remain in close touch with neighborhood sentiment on transportation-related issues..."
"Rendering of the Three Sisters Bridge, which would have linked with interstates and erased three well-known areas of DC. Photograph courtesy of DDOT."