Hyattsville’s recent changes are gaining attention around D.C.
The Washington Post recently wrote a piece about Franklin’s new kinetic light mural:
Lately, though, as townhouses have sprung up, others have joined him near his block south of the University of Maryland: Busboys & Poets, Elevation Burger, Chipotle, a hair salon and a pet food store. That, along with a longstanding effort by Prince George’s County officials and artists to expand the Gateway Arts District with affordable housing and studio space, and Mike Franklin looks nothing if not prescient.
Now, he hopes to make the region sit up and pay attention to his creative community.
The Post also recently wrote another article about the city’s efforts to add sidewalks on every block:
But for Hyattsville, creating walkable neighborhoods with easy access to transit and shopping is essential to drawing more residents to sustain the development that has brought hundreds of new apartments as well as popular destinations such as a Busboys and Poets restaurant and bookstore.