Ever wonder why, when you take the I-395 North exit off the Southwest-Southeast Freeway, it suddenly and abruptly dead-ends at New York Avenue? Well, that wasn’t the plan. The original scheme was for I-95 to cut straight through the heart of Washington and
Today, all these intact rowhouses, Victorians, and Colonials in Shaw, Mt. Vernon Triangle, Brookland, and Hyattsville, etc. – once seen as expendable - are sought-after, desirable homes for both the established families in these neighborhoods and new arrivals in the city. Sometimes less meddling, just letting communities “be” and encouraging unplanned, natural grow is the simple – and right - answer.