Bruce Monroe Soon to Tumble

‘Bust a Monroe’
courtesy of ‘IntangibleArts’

Councilman Jim Graham held a meeting Tuesday on the long-awaited demolition of Bruce Monroe Elementary School on Georgia Avenue. Demolition had been delayed because of asbestos problems, but the Deputy Mayor’s Office reported it will be completely finished by April 30, 2010.

For now, the site will be leveled, and will not see a new school at least for another 3-5 years. However, the Office explained that the space could possibly be used for a tennis and basketball court on the Georgia Avenue side, while the Irving side could be used for a parking lot.
The community seemed to like the idea of constructing a basketball and tennis court, but as for the parking lot…not so much. What do you think? The next meeting is set for Monday March 8th at 7pm with the location to be announced. Councilman Graham and the Deputy Mayor’s Office invites everyone to participate.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Courtney found herself in DC in the fall of 2005 when she began her studies at Howard Univeristy as a journalism student. Over the span of her collegiate career, Courtney began to realize that the District had grown on her within the few short years she had been here. She loves tv, food, shopping, and all things “girly.” She looks forward to experiencing everything the city has to offer. Read why Courtney loves DC .

2 thoughts on “Bruce Monroe Soon to Tumble

  1. It’s unfortunate that students will have to travel further for their education and it may be an inconcenience to some parents, but no students should have to be educated in a building infested with asbestos. Hopefully the District will rebuild expeditiously.

  2. I definitely agree, it is unfortunate, but the sooner they can get students back in to a safe and secure school, the better.