6 Responses to “Park Improvements at 2nd and Mass (update)”

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  1. SG

    Sounds super low-budge. I’d rather wait an extra year for it to be done right, rather than get a scrap heap of hand-me-downs and weird color patterns.

  2. fourthandeye

    I agree the color patterns are a little weird and it’s possible they won’t make it from the rendering to the final product anyway. But I think the hand me downs approach is good use of money. Major upgrades such as a statue or water fountain could one day come down the line from Louis Dreyfus who has the I-395 air rights. In the meantime the park could use a temporary upgrade.

  3. Anonymous

    The River Birches are unlikely to live without an irrigation system (such as they have now at ArtWalk). The raised berms in the Triangle Park have no irrigation system; the ground will dry very quickly. As their name implies, River Birches are moisture loving trees; you may end up with a grove of unattractive dead trees.

  4. fourthandeye

    Anon 14:10 – Thanks for your input. I know absolute zilch about landscaping. Just trusting DPR, the CID and Casey trees on that one… hope they have closely thought about the plant selection.

  5. si

    CID Bill needs commitments by Tuesday so send him an email asap!!
    mvtbill@downtowndc.org

  6. Anonymous

    FourthAndEye: The River Birches are probably being chosen because they are free-for-the-taking from the old convention center site, not becuase they are likely to survive. I suspect, unfortunately, that the DPR has little insentive to invest in maintenance after installation (e.g. running an irrigation system), the CID has no money dedicated to park infrastructure, and Casey Trees isn’t making the botanical selections. While I have volunteered to support the trees, unless the city is willing to do the installation correctly and budget for maintenance, it will be a wasted effort and leave the area looking worse than it does now. Anon 14:10