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Old 07-30-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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The places East of the Anacostia will not "gentrify" the same way that many of the neighborhoods are now. More likely what's going to happen is that instead of single and rowhouses being torn down for condos, a lot of section-8 places will be torn down for single and rowhouses. Alongside that, the single houses in good shape, like the ones in Hillcrest Heights, will remain and refurnished if necessary. The only change will be having the native residents selling their houses (for a pretty penny) to the new wave of residents. As a result, most of NE & SE east of the Anacostia will probably become more suburban in character with a few "Town Centers" near the Metro and future light rail stations.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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The places East of the Anacostia will not "gentrify" the same way that many of the neighborhoods are now. More likely what's going to happen is that instead of single and rowhouses being torn down for condos, a lot of section-8 places will be torn down for single and rowhouses. Alongside that, the single houses in good shape, like the ones in Hillcrest Heights, will remain and refurnished if necessary. The only change will be having the native residents selling their houses (for a pretty penny) to the new wave of residents. As a result, most of NE & SE east of the Anacostia will probably become more suburban in character with a few "Town Centers" near the Metro and future light rail stations.
OK, so you don't see them building things like Cheesecake Factory and Border's in far southeast?
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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OK, so you don't see them building things like Cheesecake Factory and Border's in far southeast?
Not immediately. But when there's less crime, you'll see more of those establishments in these kinds of neighborhoods. The greatest chance you'll see a high-end store would be in a future shopping galleria that would most likely be placed in Poplar Point.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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The places East of the Anacostia will not "gentrify" the same way that many of the neighborhoods are now. More likely what's going to happen is that instead of single and rowhouses being torn down for condos, a lot of section-8 places will be torn down for single and rowhouses. Alongside that, the single houses in good shape, like the ones in Hillcrest Heights, will remain and refurnished if necessary. The only change will be having the native residents selling their houses (for a pretty penny) to the new wave of residents. As a result, most of NE & SE east of the Anacostia will probably become more suburban in character with a few "Town Centers" near the Metro and future light rail stations.
Thanks for making sense. Those neighborhoods are gems and are fine just the way they are. I have much family and friends there and they are content.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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and that new streetcar line thats coming to that area will spark up development.
I mean, maybe. The streetcar segment being built along H street will spur development because the neighborhood has be changing for a really long time. Its just north of Capitol Hill and there are tons of people living there for the Capitol Hill feel without the high prices. I feel like that isn't really happening over at Minnesota ave. I mean, there's a metro station there, which is certainly a bigger reason for investment than a streetcar line. Maybe the new transit option will give people a bigger reason to go there in the first place.

That being said, I can see the area around Minnesota ave and the area around the Anacostia metro station as being the two areas east of the river most likely to experience economic revival.
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