|Parking at DC USA|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Friday, 17 February 2006|
The National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) is a publicly chartered company that will be funding and managing the underground parking facilities at the DC USA. We were able to correspond with Tiffany Simms, the External Affairs Coordinator for NCRC. We asked her to provide some details about how the DC USA parking facilities would be managed and if there was the possiblity of dedicating a certain number of spaces for a particular retailer who requires it, namely Whole Foods Market.
Ms. Simms replied with the following message:
Thank you Ms. Simms for your response and allowing us to publish your words.
We asked Ms. Simms if the community could write NCRC to voice our support for Whole Foods Market. She told me that emails would have very little influence on the issue as it is not NCRC's decision to make.
This news may be a stumbling block in the efforts to bring Whole Foods Market to the DC USA. We believe that there will be plenty of parking to go around (1000 spaces total) and that Whole Foods Market would be missing a great market in Columbia Heights where many people walk and take public transit if it decides not to come to DC USA. We wrote in a previous post, Metro's Green Line - Capacity Upgrade, that the Columbia Heights Metro Station, which the planned space for Whole Foods Market would be directly across from, sees an average of 13,900 riders per day. We will keep looking into this but if dedicated parking is ultimately not going to be possible, we hope that Whole Foods Market can overlook their parking requirements and understand that they will have overwhelming support from customers if they locate to DC USA.
If you have any questions for Ms. Simms, her contact information is as follows:
External Affairs Coordinator
National Capital Revitalization Corporation
2025 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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