Cady’s Alley

Cady's Alley is a landscape that has served a transformative role in Georgetown, changing it both economically and spatially. It began as a service alley in the early 19th century but had, by the 1980's, become largely derelict. Developer Anthony Lanier repurposed it by building out the adjacent parcels to the Alley's edge and using it as the front door to shops and apartments. Cady's Alley is largely a pedestrian space, with shoppers strolling to the chic shops and a Viennese cafe. It still serves its service function, however, permitting truck access for deliveries and trash removals. It's the first and most visible shared pedestrian and vehicular space in the District.

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