Main Street Takes Shape / April 27, 2000

This September, thanks to funding from the Federal Highways Administration, the sharp rat-a-tat of jackhammers will ring out from Pennsylvania Avenue to the Navy Yard. By next spring, the sidewalks of 8th Street will be chicly, subtly patterned with brick, blue stone pavers and granite curbs.

“Georgetown would kill for these 20 foot sidewalks,” said Jeff Lee of the architectural firm, Lee and Associates, at a public meeting to discuss the renovations, which was held April 25 at the old Naval Hospital. Lee says he's taking full advantage of this broad canvas to create a design that will delight pedestrians as they stroll to shops and restaurants.