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! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you look closely, the ugly one-floor brick box on the corner is an addition to what appears to be a potentially beautiful, historic rowhouse behind it, so it could likely be removed. The cornice is still in tact up along the top, and where the yellow concrete meets the brick sidewalks shows where the public space for this property is - pretty decent size there for something better than this.
What do you think? Speak out in the comments - could this be turned into retail? A restaurant? Back to housing? An awesome small office?