Monday, December 12, 2011

Shaw Deserves Better from These Abandoned Buildings - Naylor Court, NW

This series is pretty much the inverse of the "Beautiful in Shaw" series. It looks at the abandoned, neglected, or derilect properties, public spaces, and art in the Shaw / Logan / Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhoods. As the blog grows (and if I can find a good volunteer to help!) I'd like to eventually include some quick sketches, renderings, or photoshop alterations to some of the original images to show what could be in the place of what is there. 

Restoring historic buildings, replanting yards and public spaces - all ideas on what Shaw's true potential is under some of the grit and plywood windows. Whenever possible, if something does happen to the space, I'll post a follow-up. Feel free to leave comments on your ideas for the space below, and feel free to send photos!

These buildings in Naylor Court, NW, were damaged from neglect over the last few decades, and the damaged brickwork along the top of the third garage door was caused by a tree that fell from across the alley when Hurricane Irene hit the DC area a few months back.

Fortunately, these buildings escaped historic designation and will soon be the site of a pretty awesome new development by OPaL - look for the post with all the details later this week. I'll warn you, you're gonna want one. I know I sure do! For those of you who don't know about the project yet, what do you think would be a good use for this spot?

1 comment:


    This is what's going to happen in that spot....