Thursday, June 2, 2011

Penn Quarter an example for other cities

We ran across this story in the Sacramento News Review and it made us smile.  Sacramento is considering moving their suburban arena into the downtown area, and their article talks about the "turnaround" our area has seen since the Verizon Center opened in 1997.

"Since, the Wizards/Capitals former owner led a push to build a new facility in downtown DC. Up and running since 1997, Verizon Center has helped spark a turnaround there. It’s now a trendy, go-to destination with a lot of things to do, good nightspots, and places to live near public transit."

You can read the full article here.  It's not entirely complimentary, it does acknowledge that we still have our problems, which include "uneven schools" and "gang violence."

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