Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Stroll Down 4th Street

This afternoon, I took a stroll down the soon-to-be opened 4th Street and despite the cloudy skies, I took some photos. The roadway has not received the final layer of asphalt yet, so when DCRA opens their office space at Waterfront Station tomorrow, the road will only be open to tenants and guests. Once the sun decides to come back out next week, I'll take some more of the area, but in the meantime, these cloudy images will have to do. Above is a photo of the 4th Street corridor looking south towards M Street and the Waterfront-SEU Metro station.

This is 1100 4th Street (East Tower). The retail space covered in blue is where CVS will be located; the green retail spot hasn't been filled yet and the orange space is where Safeway will open.

Here is a close-up of the CVS space, which is supposed to open in late May or early June.

Workers were busy working inside the new Safeway at the base floor of 1100 4th Street and a quick peek inside shows the neon glow of the Starbucks sign at one of the store entrances.

This is the entrance to Safeway that's closest to the Waterfront-SEU Metro entrance. The shared wall between the new and old Safeway stores is visible.

The parking garage for Safeway is off of 4th Street. With a minimum $8 purchase at Safeway, parking will be validated for 90 minutes.

Here is a view of part of the Metro plaza, which is still under construction.

This is 1101 4th Street (West Tower). The lobbies of each of the office buildings have a large map showing Pierre L'Enfant's plan for the city, which seems appropriate since the reopening of 4th Street restores part of the vision L'Enfant had for the Southwest quadrant of the District.

This corner retail spot at 1101 4th Street will most likely be where the 4,000 square foot restaurant planned by Med Lahlou will be located. There is space for outdoor seating and will be a good spot for people-watching right across from the Metro entrance.

The parking garage for the West Tower tenants is located in the rear of the building.

1 comment:

echo said...

Thanks for taking these! I'm really excited to watch it all shape up!