Posts Tagged ‘Gallery place’

Crackdown or Compassion? Herb Miller Suggests Both for Gallery Place Crime

Over the past few years, as 7th Street downtown has become a hot late-night hangout, businesses and landlords have started getting antsy about rowdy youth—to the point where, last fall, Gallery Place developer Herb Miller installed a "mosquito" device at the Chinatown Metro entrance that made high-pitched noises to disperse the kids. Then, last summer, [...]

Not in My Condo’s Backyard!

Folks who live in the District’s residential neighborhoods have a strong sense of entitlement to quiet, to parking, to darkness at night—all the things that come with the kind of house where you can have a driveway and a picket fence.
Living downtown is supposed to be different. This is the District’s public zone, after all, [...]

Defining the Living Downtown: Can We Have Both Residents and Glitz?

Over the last couple of decades, the District has tried very hard to get people to move downtown, mostly through zoning and density bonuses for residential development. It's worked: The four Census tracts that make up the downtown core have grown between 61.5 and 92.5 percent since 2000 (granted, there are still only a few [...]

What Will Happen to Gallery Square?

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Located directly north of Chinatown's glistening, freshly-repainted arch, the building at the northeast corner of 7th and H Streets is looking particularly dingy these days. On the street level, there are construction barriers, and there's an "Eichberg" sign hanging across the western exterior wall.
But it doesn't seem like much is going on—and this [...]

Herb Miller, Developer of Gallery Place, on Abe Pollin

Here's Herb Miller, 66, CEO of Western Development, on Abe Pollin's passing:
I was 11 years old, over 50 years ago, when I first met Abe. He built Temple Emanuel in Kensington, where my father was the second president. He was just a mid-size developer then. So, I always had great respect for him, since I [...]