Why don’t we have more murals?

I was reading a new blog I’m following and saw this appeal for signatures. It’s a Pepco building in Brookland with a very plain and ugly brick wall. Pepco is evidently objecting to putting up a mural. This is what i don’t understand. Why don’t utility companies, who usually have the ugliest buildings in a neighborhood, listen to local residents when they offer to put up a mural. This city has so many fantastic murals in some dire neighborhoods. It really shows the cultural diversity of the city and it’s a nice way for utilities to connect to the buildings around them instead of being an ugly bunker.

On topic for an improving neighborhood: CityMarket@O will open their leasing office in May. I have heard that the Giant will open by the end of the year.

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