What Utopian would look like, courtesy of DCmud

I’ve been branching out in my blog reading and checking out DCmud fairly frequently. They have a post about a development on the southwest corner on 14th and U: the Utopian. 220 residential rental units, with historic structures along U Street remaining but structures along 14th street would be gone (I’d imagine all of those fast food joints are casualties). The building with be the tallest on U street: 90 feet, stepping down to 65 feet, then 45 feet on the south side as it moves down 14th. There are also plans for 20,000 square feet of retail and a roof top pool.

This will be a major build out of the neighborhood if it happens. What do you think? Are you for or against? I’m kind of fine with the level of development in the area now but recognize that this could be good for the neighborhood and local businesses.