Monday, June 2, 2014
Yards Park Construction
A lot has changed since we moved to Capitol Hill eight years ago. The area south of the freeway doesn't look anything like it did. The Department of Transportation was the only occupied building in a sea of old warehouses along the waterfront. The baseball stadium was under construction. Now the area has Canal Park ice skating, green space, several high rise apartments and a huge area of residential townhouses. But the cranes are still up everywhere. A Harris Teeter is near completion, more apartments and restaurants are being built in every direction, and the place is highly trafficked with every Nationals game. It's a nice thing to be a part of an up and coming community - if you like that sort of thing. I much prefer the more suburban feel of our very old 1890's tiny condo tucked in at the end of a traditional block of authentic town homes. But I like having the opportunity to live just steps away from all this activity on the south side, and also have the option to head north towards the Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue. The vibe is very different on either side, so our mood dictates the direction we head when we walk out the door.