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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/20/2010

An arts center beneath Dupont Circle?

By Washington Post editors

A group that wants to build an underground art exhibition hall below Dupont Circle will take a major step forward Wednesday when it shows its plan to the public, the Washington Examiner reports.

The Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground, formed more than two years ago, is seeking to transform two long tunnels that were once a bustling streetcar station below Connecticut Avenue into a 100,000-square-foot arts exhibition and performance space.

Julian Hunt, a local architect and director of Dupont Underground, said the next few months are critical for the project's future. If no action is taken by the new city administration under presumptive mayor-elect Vincent Gray, it could mean the end of years of hard work.

Read more about efforts to build an arts center beneath Dupont Circle in the Washington Examiner.

By Washington Post editors  | October 20, 2010; 12:54 PM ET
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Comments

Unfortunately, we need preexisiting homeless shelter space more than another arts space.

There are 250 homeless families in our city. There were 30 two years ago.

We need to be thinking "need-based" during these tough defecit times.

Posted by: tcs1999 | October 20, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

We don't need to house more homeless in Dupont Circle.

Put them somewhere less chic.

Ick.

Posted by: mikecapitolhill | October 20, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Capitol Hill would be just right.

Posted by: axolotl | October 20, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

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