Wal-Mart Design Ideas….Will they listen?

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 ward5walmartdesign@dccouncil.us.

“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.
Contact:
202.727.6132 (desk)
202.403.7866 (cell)
vleonard@dccouncil.us
Victoria Leonard

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3 thoughts on “Wal-Mart Design Ideas….Will they listen?

  1. Thank you for requesting ideas. I feel that because the store is an urban store, there should be an ease with pedestrian traffic and ample waiting spaces for cars and taxis.

    The store might want to consider a checking facilities, where shoppers can check other bags and items until ready to check out. this was a feature in the upscale department stores downtown when people actually traveled on public transportation regardless of income level. Therefore everyone does not have to be a bag lady and has freedom to shop untettered by other bags coats etc.

    Lastly, the shelving should be lower to give the elderly and disabled and anyone less strain in shopping.

    Perhaps there can be a pay area for children like Ikea where the younger kids can play safely while parents shop.

    Thanks

  2. The first 4th of July after construction will see the parking lot covered in 750 RVs….at last a free spot in the Nations Capitol to park and party….this is going to be awesome…

  3. FYI: On Another Community Meeting Involving Walmart

    ANC 5B’s Monthly Public Meeting

    Where: Gallaudet University
    I. King Jordan Student Academic Center
    Multipurpose Room
    When: Thursday March 3rd, 2011
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Guests: WALMART
    Cathy Lanier, Chief MPD
    Kenneth Ellerbe, Chief DCFEMS

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