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Put the railroad in a Cut/Cover trench west of Pennsylvania Ave (basically extending the tunnel), fill in the freeway, and reconnect Hill East to the waterfront. Make it possible to walk to the river on 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th St. When you're done with all that, rebuild Barney Circle as a park.

That land is 4 blocks from a Metro. It's valuable, and it's useful. Let's not use it as a parking lot, especially when there's another enormous one right next door at RFK.

I was disappointed that the 11th St Bridge project didn't include a long-term plan for the newly-redundant freeway stub, and put so much infrastructure on the ground to form the interchange between the bridge and SE Freeway. (If the interchange had been built as an aerial structure between O and M St, there would have been room for a park beneath it, the Boathouse would have been allowed to stay, and there would be no huge physical barrier at the east end of M Street)

As it is, this is a hugely neglected corner of the city. Let's not use that as an excuse to turn it into a parking lot.

by andrew on Feb 25, 2013 2:33 pm • linkreport

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