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Old 06-23-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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The media keeps talking about gentrification as if its something new or something that can be stopped or reversed. As if pointing out how people are getting displaced will stop it from happening. Hasn't work over the last 10 years, why would it work now?

Its going to keep happening. The are only two main ways to avoid being displaced:

1. Make more $$$
2. Own the land you live on

Otherwise, you are SOL. No amount of news articles or complaining will change it.
Poor people in America have more opportunities than people in 3rd world countries, so I fail so see why they make excuses as if they are doomed to live in poverty from generation to generation.

So many free courses online or job progams in DC that'll help get them atleast get entry level job skills. I see many walking around with smart phones and some even have laptops. Plus, we have libraries. Time to stop making excuses.

Maybe the hustlers in the hood should start using that money to invest in education instead of buying expensive clothes/cars and trying to live "hood rich."
Just a thought..
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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Its going to keep happening. The are only two main ways to avoid being displaced:

1. Make more $$$
2. Own the land you live on

Otherwise, you are SOL. No amount of news articles or complaining will change it.
Or have rich parents or grandparents.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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NYC's Brooklyn has been changing over the last 10 years as people have crossed the East River as they're priced out of Manhattan. Development and investment has taken off in Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Bedstuy, and Williamsburg etc. Signs are pointing toward the same migration in D.C. as people are beginning to cross the Anacostia River as they're priced out of D.C.'s core. Neighborhoods all over Ward 7 and Ward 8 are starting to see investment and major urban development is moving.

Here is a rundown of the major development taking place right now:


Barry Farms Development

Barry Farm Redevelopment




Anacostia Gateway Development

http://dc.curbed.com/2016/11/15/1363...ia-mlk-gateway





Poplar Point Development

700 Units, 1.6 Million Square Feet of Office: Massive Mixed-Use Project Planned For Poplar Point




St. Elizabeth East Development

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...hase-will.html




Parkside Development

Parkside




Kenilworth Development

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...-new-life.html





Reunion Square Development

Reunion Square Plan – Reunion Square






Skyland Development

https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc...n-center-65258





Deanwood Development

Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings Redevelopment Plan - NCI NCI




11th Street Bridge Park

Pre-Construction on 11th Street Bridge Park Could Begin in September




Yes. By DC standards, which means no skyscrapers like they have in Brooklyn and no supertalls, which Brooklyn will eventually have as it turns into a natural extension of the overpopulation, density, and construction that exists in Manhattan.

I don't ever expect DC to resemble anything in NYC. But I don't think that is a bad thing I actually enjoy the height limits. The environment is not as overwhelming as what you get in NYC, Chicago, etc.

I am more interested in what happens when the entire city undergoes transformation, and the middle class cannot afford to live there anymore. I imagine this is definitely going to happen within my lifetime.

I get the analogy. It's not like DC is Brooklyn now, or is going to be. Just an interesting way of describing people's enthusiasm for whats happening there.

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Old 06-24-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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Poor people in America have more opportunities than people in 3rd world countries, so I fail so see why they make excuses as if they are doomed to live in poverty from generation to generation.

So many free courses online or job progams in DC that'll help get them atleast get entry level job skills. I see many walking around with smart phones and some even have laptops. Plus, we have libraries. Time to stop making excuses.

Maybe the hustlers in the hood should start using that money to invest in education instead of buying expensive clothes/cars and trying to live "hood rich."
Just a thought..
Indeed.

And I'm not going to pretend many poor people don't face some built in disadvantages such as bad schools, family issues, violent environment, racism and cultural deficiency. They do face challenges. However, they still have free will to engage in productive behavior vs. self-destructive behavior. Many choose the latter.. mostly due to their culture.

The culture of the poor is dysfunctional. They value all the wrong things. This doesn't just go for the poor in DC or other inner cities. This also goes for the poor in rural areas too.

The U.S. is one of the easiest places in the world to succeed if you really want to. But it takes sacrifice. You might have to lose some relationships, time, fun and sex. You might have to stay home and study instead of going clubbing with your friends. With the Internet and Youtube you don't even have to READ anymore to learn things! There is less of an excuse to be a loser today than ever before.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Would be nice to see about 5 or more cranes in the air EOTR, while looking towards that direction from Navy Yard. "Luxury meets Anacosita." Can't wait for the catchy slogans for the new residential buildings over there.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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St. Elizabeth's East: Summer 2019 Ground Breaking

Town square with two residential buildings totaling 288 units, a 200,000-square-foot office building, a hotel with up to 150 keys, and up to 50,000 square feet of retail,
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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East River Park: Summer 2020 Ground Breaking

Residential: 556 units
Retail: 243,160 SF
Office: 155,250 SF
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Parkside: Summer 2019 Ground Breaking

Office: 1,000,000 SF
Residential: 1,500 units
Retail: 50,000 SF
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Skyland Town Center: Under Construction

Retail: 320,000 SF
Residential: 500 units
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Benning Market: Summer 2019 Ground Breaking

11,200-square-foot, multi-stalled food hall along the lines of Union Market
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