Do you want “commercial” uses in your neighborhood? Proposals for corner stores or commercial zoning can yield some great enthusiasm or strong antipathy. Often, this seems to depend on whether their experiences with local businesses have been good or bad.
In one part of Capitol Hill, residents once wanted to rezone 15th Street SE to eliminate an existing commercial strip, but 10 years later, many feel much more affectionately about the neighborhood businesses that have opened, and might prefer to keep the commercial strip around.
ANC Commissioner Brian Flahaven explains the history of zoning debates around this commercial corridor:
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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