OUR VISION: our program
For the last twenty years, EastBanc Inc. has been working to transform the once sleepy West End from a “transitional zone” between Georgetown and Dupont Circle into a vibrant urban neighborhood with its own unique identity. In that time, EastBanc has developed over 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use projects and bought some 700,000 sq ft of offices that have helped redefine the district. To that end, we are excited by the opportunity to redevelop four of the six last remaining under-developed West End parcels to complete the transformation.
Our vision is not about individual buildings but rather about a neighborhood. As the West End has welcomed residents, hotel guests, and workers who contribute to more lively streets, the neighborhood is still missing a central focal place where community residents can meet for coffee, gather for meetings, or just simply hang out. For the last decade the physical states of the West End library, police facility, and fire station have been visual drags on revitalization so their redevelopment is a real opportunity for us to create a truly special place that ties the neighborhood together.
This place must be designed and developed with an eye that understands this diverse community and its needs – and goes well beyond just replacing the buildings. As always, we envision designing architecturally-exciting buildings that are the talk of the town. Like the West End community, we want the new library and fire station to stand out, instead of just simply blending in. As a package, the new development will be environmentally-sensitive, high-density, mixed-use/mixed-income buildings that can be embraced by everyone. Our streetscapes will add to the neighborhood’s expanding retail mix and will make the pedestrian experience safer, cleaner, friendlier, and more enjoyable.
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