Clashing visions for Brookland

Jim Steigman, a business owner in Northeast Washington's quiet Brookland neighborhood, wants to build a six-story, mixed-use development that would take up nearly an entire city block. His plans are not without opposition from longtime residents.



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Jim Stiegman, owner of Colonel Brooks' Tavern, stands in front of his Brookland establishment. Stiegman has grand plans to close his bar and develop his quiet neighborhood. "Nobody walks around in Brookland because there is no reason to walk around," he says.

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