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Keep SEU site as low-rise and zoning R-3: NO High-Rise

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We would like having Shakespeare offices in our neighborhood (at 501 EYE St. SW, Washington DC 20024) but are strongly against tacking 7 - 8 floors of commercial high-rise apartments on top of the 2 floor Shakespeare office building to pay for it.

It's not the beauty of the building, it's the height, it's the density of people and cars, it's the noise, it's the quality of life. We do NOT want to see:

  • Up to 350 new residents and 75 employees crammed into a 164,142 SF high-rise without green space or much set-back.
  • 130-plus new cars dumped into the neighborhood that already has zero parking capacity, where they will roam the streets competing with current residents and with future residents from 20-plus nearby sites now under construction (or planned), not to mention future traffic from the Wharf.
  • An easy-going neighborhood offering a placid lifestyle, unique in Washington DC, converted into a frenzied high-pressured area (like Capitol South and NOMA).

Please help us conserve the last island of tranquility so close to downtown Washington.

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