Woodridge Library Overhaul Meeting Coming Up Next Monday

Woodridge Library Rendering. View from Rhode Island Ave NE. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Woodridge Library Blog.

One of my favorite development projects in the area is the overhaul of the Woodridge Library. We covered the last update meeting on the development back in August. There will be another meeting in January to discuss updates and status. I suspect that the modernized and expanded library will be a catalyst for increased investment in the Woodridge corner of Rhode Island NE, an area that seems to be on the cusp of homegrown renewal thanks to folks like the Friends of Rhode Island Ave (FoRIA). The design plans for the library are impressive and decidedly modern. We are fortunate that forward-thinking Wiencek and Associates and Bing Thom Architects were selected to lead the overhaul. I find their designs thoughtful and beautiful, for example, Bing Thom was behind the popular Arena Stage Theatre in Southwest DC. The update meeting will take place on Monday January 7th at the Woodridge Library, located at 1801 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, starting at 6:00 pm. Keep up with the Library’s progress in the virtual world, check out The Friends of Woodridge Library’s blog.

One thought on “Woodridge Library Overhaul Meeting Coming Up Next Monday”

  1. There are no windows on the sides of building. Are we building a bunker? Libraries need natural light to make them pleasant and attractive spaces. Its going to look dated in five years.

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