A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
It’s a common D.C. commuter complaint: there is no Metro station in the heart of Georgetown. But for three years, leaders on both sides of the Potomac have been weighing an unconventional solution — a gondola that would connect Rosslyn’s Blue, Orange and Silver Lines with Georgetown’s bustling streets. Now, the dream of propelling thousands of people over the Key Bridge by aerial cables is being tested in a wide-ranging study supported by public and private entities. Kojo talks to the team spearheading the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola project and finds out how realistic this transit solution would be for our region.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- Joe Sternlieb CEO, Georgetown Business Improvement District
- Mary-Claire Burick President, Rosslyn Business Improvement District
- Otto Condon Urban Design Principal, ZGF Architects
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