Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Real estate ad promoting a house in a bad location now, with a specific mention of coming streetcar access

Again, this is a photograph, not a scan, and it's from the Silver Spring Voice. It's interesting to read the fine print of real estate ads in community newspapers, where you get a better sense of how various areas are promoted (e.g., "be part of the renaissance" wrt either Mt. Rainier and the "Gateway Arts District" or the burgeoning "Atlas District" -- I still hate the term -- on H Street).

Clearly this house is in far northeast. The streetcar is supposed to start at the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station (and from a revitalization standpoint, were it to start at Deanwood that might be even better).

This is the one of the first ads I can recall that mentions the street car.

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