Here are the latest set of renderings for the makeover Westfield is planning for Downtown Plaza.
You can find a detailed report and renderings from the Design Review meeting:
Westfield Downtown Plaza Remodel
It seem like renovations would definitely open up the J and L Street, and well as 4th and 7th. That has been one of my biggest complaints about the current look, its a bunker.
I do like the theater at J and 4th. I would have preferred 7th and K like was planned what seems like years and years ago. Theaters draw lots of people, esp mainstream theaters.
The grocery store is also much needed if more housing is going to be built in the area down the road. I still don't know how wise it is to use a lot of redevelopment money here right now. I still thing the general economy in that area should be the focus, when that improves it makes DTP and other retail project that much more likely to succeed.
Also, considering Target is going to redo the Broadway Target...why would they want a brand new on just a mile or so away?