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Thursday is the last day that citizens can comment on the developer proposals for the redevelopment of the District's Hill East waterfront area, which sits on about 67 acres on the west side of the Anacostia River near Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. (For more coverage, read today's story by The Post's Paul Schwartzman.)

Hill East. (Courtesy D.C. Government.)

The area to be redeveloped, according to a city web site, covers about 50 acres. The city hopes a successful project will link Capitol Hill with the Anacostia River by creating a mixed-use, mixed-income community with "tree-lined public streets, recreational trails, and accessible waterfront parklands."

Several developers submitted proposals during a period that closed in October; they're available, along with other materials, on the Hill East web site run by the city's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Comments can be submitted via an e-mail form.

The District, which currently targets 2010 for the opening of a first construction phase, plans to select a developer later this year.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 28, 2009; 4:32 PM ET
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I'm tired of every new development in the city looking like the last development in the city. There should be a different feel and atmosphere for these new mixed used "neighborhoods". They really aren't neighborhoods, just office buildings with marginal condo's or apartmaents that seem just as gentrified as 7th street and the the SW waterfront. Give me someplace that makes me have to come.

Posted by: poeticfire | January 29, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

People might be asked what they think but most of the time, decisions are already made. The opinion gathering is for show. What's the point? It's obvious many people in leadership think true consensus, collaboration and cooperation are overrated!

Posted by: southyrndiva | January 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Check out the latest mishap in DC as to the development project in Ward 8. That's what consensus, collaboration and cooperation mean to the highest municipal leader in DC. Wow ...

Posted by: southyrndiva | January 31, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I've been disappointed so many times by Washington, DC. They spend millions to revitalize an area like Barracks Row, but a year later the trees are overgrown, the flower beds are empty, and the beautiful brick sidewalks are filled with clumps of tar where recent construction has taken place. DC loves to make plans, but they can't sustain the developments they create. I think DC has been planning to redevelop the Old Naval Hospital for decades. They just can't seem to make it happen. In the case of Barracks Row, DC should count itself luck that the business owners are trying to make up for DC's shortfalls. Reservation 13...won't happen while I'm in DC. If I had to guess, I would guess that it will look like Shirlington, only more difficult to get to, more dangerous, dirtier, and with less personality.

Posted by: ShaneOsborne | February 3, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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