This is our chance to make sure that we get the type of Wal-Mart that would be fitting for the Ward 5 location (NY Ave/Bladensburg Rd). Make sure to send in your suggestions and also leave your suggestions in the comments section of this article so we can create a dialogue of the best ideas!
Thank you, to Council member Thomas for his willingness to listen to the residents and demanding quality development! Thanks to Woodie for sending us the press release!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2011
Thomas Calls for Comments on Proposed Design of New York Avenue Walmart Project
Washington, DC-Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. today requested comments from Ward 5 residents and other interested parties on the proposed design for the Walmart project planned for New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE. The developer of the site, WV NW LLC, a subsidiary of Walker Developments, Inc., submitted its large tract review application to the Office of Planning on February 18, 2011. Large tract reviews are required for commercial or mixed-use development projects of 50,000 square feet or more.
“We must make certain that the design of the Ward 5 Walmart project is world class,” said Thomas. The current site plan is available athttp://www.harrythomas5.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/nyavewalmartprojectsiteplan.pdf. Design comments can be submitted to Councilmember Thomas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The intersection at New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road is a gateway location that deserves a visionary project that will set architectural standards for generations to come,” stated Thomas.