Veazey Walgreens

veazy walgreens
Arbitrarily messy and unconsidered.

Seen here is the new Walgreens in Van Ness, at Veazey & Connecticut. A big improvement on the gas station that’s there, and an even bigger improvement over the previous plans. In terms of land use, the site would be better as a multistory building, and not as another chain convenience store, but it’s also limited by zoning.

Plantings and floorplan.
Plantings and floorplan.

Designed by Rust|Orling, I think the building is a really poor imitation of a mid-mod style, an eyesore in a place where we don’t need any more. R|O are otherwise a good firm with a keen ability to manifest architectural diversity, but it looks like modern architecture is not their strong suite.  They’re also restoring the art deco Walgreens in Cleveland Park and are the designers of Potomac Yards.

Construction has not begun, and these are working renderings.

3 Comments

  • Steve Strauss
    June 18, 2009 - 10:54 pm | Permalink

    The tragedy is that the building is only 2 stories tall across the street from a Metrorail station and DC government owns so much public space along Connecticut Ave.

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  • Ramon Krozendijk
    December 17, 2011 - 9:37 pm | Permalink

    We would like to know more , how the building is diveded regards

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