[from Joe Martin via the ANC4C09 listserv]
What do you want to see on Georgia Avenue?
SMD 4C07 Commissioner Shanel Anthony hosted a public meeting today with area residents from his SMD (mostly) and representatives of Petworth Holdings LLC, a company owned by John C. Formant, a Capitol Hill realtor. Mr. Formant has purchased the land at Georgia, Upshur & Kansas Avenue NW, where the Shell gas station sits.
While the company is months away from asking ANC 4C for any votes pertaining to the development, Mr. Formant is asking for residents' suggestions for what they'd like to see in the ground-floor retail space. the architect designed the building for three commercial establishments on the ground floor. Suggestions at today's meeting included a bank and sit-down restaurants. Some suggested big-chain restaurants like Friday's. Others asked for locally-owned restaurants.
Share your thoughts with Mr. Formant:
202-544-3900 ext 11 (voice)
We already know that Yes! Organic Market, Results Gym and Mocha Hut are heading this way. Logan Hardware may want to open up a garden center. I know local restauranteurs who are looking at Petworth. The new building slated for Georgia and Upshur will have sidewalks wide enough for outdoor cafes. Mr. Formant also committed himself to placing attractive landscaping around the building.
Shanel noted that he will want to hear from area residents when we next hold our next ANC 4C monthly meeting on May 9th. Or, you can email him.