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Old 02-06-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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I say this for multiple reasons.

1. It's cut off by a river
2. The infrastructure is suburban, its not on a grid at all and the streets wind and turn.
3. The housing stock is mostly suburban, nothing but garden style apartments/complexes and single family homes.
4. Even with TOD, yuppies aren't gonna flock to Minnesota ave, Skyland, Benning road (Shrimp Boat area) or any of those places because of the other three thing I've mentioned. Wards 7 and 8 have more in common with PG county than the rest of the city and even the politics show it. Developers can build whatever they want EoTR but the demographics will remain more or less the same. Oh I almost most of EoTR is not walkable like neighborhoods WoTR.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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Tod?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Agreed except for the downtown parts of Anacostia. It has an old housing stock that will attract yuppies, has a great location near the highways and metro and river. Plus once barry farms is demolished the area wont be as scary to yuppies.

With the thousands of DHS workers coming soon to work there, there will surely be some gentrification near the commercial corridor. It might be one of the first mainly white MLK streets in the country haha.

The rest of SE EOTR will not be gentrified for reasons you mentioned. There is nothing convenient or hip about that area. suburban and not near anything. even the hoods in baltimore at least have corner stores nearby. parts of SE and NE EOTR you can't even walk to a store and have to drive or take a bus. and there are either large garden style apt complexes or tiny boxy brick duplexes. neither are yuppy friendly.

there might some random out of towners who wanta a bungalow in deanwood or house in ft dupont, but I don't see any full scale gentrification/displacement ever happening there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Doesn't mean there won't be development around Metro stations as DC's need for housing supply (and consequent retail and such) continues to grow. Also, gentrification almost always entails people switching from renting to owning since it's a fundamentally economic phenomenon; isn't much of EOTR home-ownership dominated.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: DC
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That's what they said about Shaw a few years ago.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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That's what they said about Shaw a few years ago.

People said Shaw was all suburban and far from everything? Who? If they did, they were obviously wrong.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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people gentrify the poorest neighborhoods only to make a quick buck and displace long time residents; nothing to cheer about really.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: DC
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people gentrify the poorest neighborhoods only to make a quick buck and displace long time residents; nothing to cheer about really.
The poor homeowners have plenty to cheer about.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Historic Anacostia has the bones for gentrification in the urban style, other parts of EOTR not so much.

OTOH there could still be new high density close to some of the metro stations - I mean if it can happen in Ft Totten, in Wheaton, at Huntington - OTOH Im not real familiar with the local geography around the EOTR metro stations.

And of course its possible that gradual increase in house prices will happen EOTR, but won't look like urban style gentrification.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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^2 only if they want to sell out lol.
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