Catholic University neighborhood to get a new look
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The neighborhood around Catholic University is about to undergo a major transformation.
The D.C. Zoning Commission gave final approval Monday night to developer Jim Abdo's plans to introduce a mixture of stores, housing and restaurants along Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street NE in Brookland.
The commission granted the zoning amendment and changes to Catholic University's campus plan in a 5 to 0 vote.
Abdo Development will build 825 residential units and 85,000 square feet of retail on nine acres owned by the university. The plan also includes a public square, a clock tower and a college main street with bookstores and mom-and-pop shops. Read more »