- Project vision: "When completed, the StantonEastbanc project will feel like a part of the neighborhood that has been there forever."
At the same time, as also acknowledged by the Hine alumni Facebook page (with 539 members), Hine was a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Principal Princess Whitfield turned Hines around in the 1980s, and she was named one of the nation's top 10 educators in the early 1990s. Yet, somehow by 2005, the city had stopped investing in Hine and decided to close it, at least at first to make it into a central school admin building. But there had been investment in the school and the students had excelled! (Another part of the erasing of the past is the school's namesake, Lemon G. Hine, Civil Rights lawyer and politician, but who was he?) The new building will feel like it has been there forever.
- Project overview: "Continuous retail provides the missing link between Eastern Market Row (7th Street) and Barracks Row (8th Street)."
- Project vision: "This major community-development project will welcome new residents with a diversity of ages and income levels.
What could Hine become? This is a topic that I will explore further. For now, I propose rentals for those in the neighborhood, the thousands of interns, the visiting Library of Congress researchers, our fellow citizens who wish to lobby Congress, those visiting their relatives, etc.
I was also wondering what has happened to those who went or might have gone to Hine. How has the destruction of Hine influenced their lives?