That's right! We're talking about the site of the Old Convention Center, and they have a web site all about their plans. While it may be outside our boundaries as a neighborhood, the sheer enormity of this plan will certainly have impacts on us, too.
Construction anticipated to begin: 2008
The project will include the following:
- Retail: 280,000 square feet
- Office: 450,000 square feet
- Housing: 690 units
- Parking: 1,700 spaces
- Civic/Open Space: Park, Plaza, Pedestrian Alleys
- 111,000 square feet are reserved for uses to be decided upon by the District
Off the top of my head, all I can say is: Wow. That's big. I hope they make a good chunk of those housing units Offical Affordable Housing. The entire area desperately needs it!