Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Francis A. Gregory Library Meeting Tonight

If you can attend, tonight there will be a community meeting to give a progress report on the design of the new library. The new library is being designed by the award-winning designerDavid Adjaye (Adjaye & Associates).

Library Design Meeting: A Progress Report for the Community
Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-8 pm
Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library
3660 Alabama Avenue, SE

For more information, contact Archie Williams at (202) 727-1437 or archie.williams@dc.gov

I won't be able to attend tonight's community meeting due to a community meeting for my job (being an urban planner is tough sometimes). However, I have seen the conceptual drawings. I can imagine sitting on the balcony with my laptop and coffee.


  1. do you think it'll get the negative reception that the washington highlands library design got down in ward 8?

  2. As far as I know there hasn't been a vocal outcry against the library. Fairfax Village is right across the street and I haven't heard anything negative from the community association.

  3. It really does.I have to admit I am not in love with the Washington Highlands library design. I may even go so far as saying in it's current state it has ugly parts but I am not pushing for a renovation as are some.I think a bold design is okay but my preferenc is for something a bit more classy like this design.

  4. It's a classy design. The only other building on that block is a small school. It's going to look so dramatic with the Fort Dupont Park backdrop.