Junkyards or Condos?

Special to Metroblogging from contributor Mik,

Junkyards or Condos? Which would you rather see in D.C.? Perhaps DC will go the way of Japan, expanding into the water and building up the city on a rubbish dump. Don’t ask me what that sweet stench is during the Nats game on a hot July night, I’ll feign ignorance.

A recent article in the Washington Business Journal informs us that we may be running out of space in our beloved Capital. Soon enough, we’ll be living and working in Condominium city. What will happen to our trash transfer stations? Would looking at the practices put into place further North in Rhode Island prepare the City to deal with an expected 100,000 new residents by 2010?

With an influx of residents expected over the next four years will the City be able to meet the demand for services? Will young families have to traipse out to Leesburg to find a pediatrician for their young children? Will it be harder to make appointments with the neighbourhood veterinarian when Fido’s sick? How many people will not fight for that neighbourhood parking spot? Our only saving grace may be that as the City Dwellers age, and prepare to start families, they also want the picket fence to go with their 2.5 children, state of the art grill and Fido. Just as the Phoenix rises from its ashes, so too are our young marrieds moving out to the ‘burbs to make way for the next generation of City Dwellers.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom Mills (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

    The home we lived on in Japan was built on landfill and we never had issues with stench at all.

  2. Jenn L (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    Let’s outsource all industrial space needs to Baltimore!

    (just kidding)

  3. Mik (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    Ah, that was not intended to be an insult on Japan, nor the ingenious use of landfills to create more space for an ever expanding population, more so it was meant in jest with regard to the stank of D.C. and its resident’s trash.

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