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Poplar Point in Southeast Washington is 130 acres of parkland that has long been eyed for development. Now, developer Redbrick LMD is hoping to lure Amazon to select its Poplar Point site of about six acres near Anacostia Park. If selected, it could grow into the largest office development east of the Anacostia river. D.C.’s Zoning Commission has already approved Poplar Place developer’s application for its first stage of projects (which include two office buildings and ground floor retail), but community activists have rallied against the plan, arguing it would lead to displacement and demographic change.
Kojo speaks with a reporter covering the Poplar Point plan, and with the attorney for the community activists.
- Ari Theresa Founder, Stoop Law
- Jon Banister Reporter, BisNow
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