Monday, June 7, 2010

what's up the pike: something you need to work on

Lockboxes, The Aurora
- On Thursday, the Planning Board finally looks at plans to build the Fillmore music hall (PDF!) in the former J.C. Penney building at Georgia and Colesville. In discussion for over three years, the development would also include an office building and a hotel in the adjacent parking lot. If approved, the Fillmore could break ground by the end of this year.

- The Post profiles Old Town Kensington, which is preparing for a new master plan proposing more development along Connecticut Avenue. "We don't want 15-story buildings, but we do want to create a place where people can live, work and recreate without having to travel elsewhere," says Mayor Pete Fosselman.

- William at Montgomery Sideways notices that a new bus stop at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive is physically inaccessible to pedestrians, which kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?

- Bad news from Einstein High, whose vaunted Visual Art Center will lose half its staff due to budget cuts. As a product of Blake High's much smaller arts program, I'm hoping they'll find a better way to save money.

- Silverdocs is only two weeks away, and the Gazette gives us a preview.

1 comment:

David Droddy said...

hey, the more popular bloggers might ought to take a look at the second comment on the bus stop from the author of montgomery sideways and, especially, speak up about his blogger profile. this guy is blind--even the WEB isn't a very accommodating place for him--and there he is working the web hoping to have a voice in his community where it's not very safe for even those who CAN see to walk to public transit.