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Catholic University neighborhood to get a new look
Washington Post
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 »