Borderstan welcomes Troy Urman who will be writing about architecture and urban planning in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. His new column, Borderopolis, will run every two weeks. Find out more about Urman below.
From Troy Urman. Email him at [email protected].
Like it or not, the Borderstan area is undergoing an “Extreme Makeover: Urban Edition.” There is no doubt the Logan Circle-U Street part of the neighborhood is currently one of D.C.’s fastest growing, with more than 700 residential units and 100,000-plus square feet of retail space on the boards and in the works. In fact, the Census numbers prove it.
Community meetings and the blogosphere are raging with debates over the development planned for nearly every corner along 14th Street (see Greater Greater Washington and U Street Dirt.) The terms density, scale, and historic character are quickly becoming dangerous territory.