Washington DC’s Apple Store Faces Delays

For a while now, there has been talk of Washington, DC getting an Apple Store in Georgetown.  According to Apple Insider, this is facing delays due to opposition Apple is getting for it’s building proposals they’re sending to the local Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission.

Although it’s since been cleared to raze the building at 1229 Wisconsin Ave., Apple has been unable to pass its design proposals for the new store through a review process governed by a pair of local preservationist bodies, according to the Georgetown Current [PDF].

The paper reported last week that the Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission rejected the third consecutive proposal from the electronics company at a December 2nd meeting, and that the Old Georgetown Board did the same at its own meeting two days later.

Concern that Apple’s design may be too radical for the surrounding neighborhood appears to be the primary issue. Its most recent proposal calls for a glass first story “with a solid-stone upper facade punctuated by a large window shaped like Apple’s logo.”

Speaking for all the Apple fanboys in the DC area, I hope this gets resolved quickly.

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