The Devil's in the Details

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

- Daniel Patrick Monynihan

Have you been puzzling over EYA's plans, wondering what the building would look like in "real life" compared to its neighbors? Have you questioned why WMATA has not rebid this development? Have you been following discussions about parking ratios, height requirements, "community benefits" and are left wondering what the real story is?

Us too....

  • EYA and WMATA have refused to share with the public architectural renderings that will show the building in context - next to its existing neighbors in DC and Maryland.
  • Despite the changes to the real estate market, WMATA has not rebid this development contract - why?
  • EYA claims its designs reflect the unique character of the neighborhood, but have you seen any proof of this?
  • EYA also claims this building will bridge DC and Maryland, but how does this work when the structure will be an imposing monolithic barrier on its boundary?
  • The community is abuzz about parking ratios, but EYA and WMATA have not produced a parking market study to support the number of public and residential parking spaces the current design calls for
  • Why can't the developer build a structure within the current zoning regulations that also preserves green space?

This website was produced by immediate Maryland and DC neighbors of the proposed development who will live with its consequences after EYA moves on. We can be reached at We will update it when new information becomes available.