Just last month DC’s Office of Property Management (OPM) had maintained their devotion to move city agencies out of leased space and into abandoned public schools. But it seems that a lack of parking and reported $18m in renovation needed to rehab the space, not to mention its architectural heinousness, has led city officials to conclude the city is better off without it.
A new park, designed by Lee and Associates, will include a dog park, a children’s garden, a playground and incorporate the existing community garden at 3rd and V Streets, NW. Construction of the park is slated to begin in October. Gage-Eckington closed its doors in mid 2008, in a move expected to save DC Public Schools some $659,000 in fixed costs per year.
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