In yesterday’s post about the MVT CID newsletters their was a highlight on the 6th and K Auto Market. In the comments Si pointed us to a rendering from MRP that represents their plans for the parcel that includes the Auto Market.
The Auto Market lot is just asphalt, a trailer and a sign that is an icon among D.C. photographers. South of a Auto Market lot, bridging to the Hampton Inn, are three 3 story Victorian row houses.
MRP’s rendering does not incorporate the Victorians and these building are slightly outside the Historic District. These 3 buildings seem more distinguished and better maintained than several of the properties in the historic district like the old Fun Fair Video location. Does anyone know what was leveled to build the Hampton Inn and 555 Mass?
It’s unfortunate that the old buildings possibly worth preserving are so scattered throughout the Triangle. Had there been a nice continuous cluster of interesting old buildings rather than disjointed scattered sites then preservation might yield a better outcome both aesthetically and financially.