Councilmen Bernard Parks announced and hosted a ground breaking this week for a massive entertainment development at Vermont Ave and Manchester Ave. From the renderings it seems to be a promenade type shopping/entertainment center. Hopefully this will be a catalysts for the development in the area. This area was impacted hard from the riots in the early 90’s and has remained a blighted area ever since so seeing this development be initiated definitely brings hope for the area. The project is being lead by Councilmember Bernard C. Parks and Sassony Properties. The development is slated for completion winter of 2016.