the water fountain playground across the street from the box stores in Columbia Heights
who would have anticipated this growth?
when I lived in Columbia Heights so many years ago Crack was King
none of these buildings existed here
there was not even the vision of what it could be
it was depressed
lots of boarded up residents
lots of boarded up could be businesses
well, you call it gentrification
I call it growth and progress
if given the choice of yesterday's Columbia Heights versus today's Columbia Heights?
well... Columbia Heights is Cool!
Columbia Heights is a vibrant community
a walkable community
healthy commerce... subway access... and bike-able
not all change is good
but some change is for the better