How a Detroiter Thinks about the 205 E Broadway Fake Deal

Introduction: How Did This Ever Happen?

In the 1830s, Capt. Henry Meigs of Baltimore & Northern Maryland Railroad created West Point within the city, across from Fort George G. Meade and near the Washington, DC line. The railroad laid a large track between Fort Meade and Washington in 1837, but it wasn’t until 1843 that passenger service began. Finally, on December 23, 1848 the railroad reached Philadelphia.
On May 14, 1854 an ordinance was passed to change the name of West Point to City Point. Many people thought it was because the town resembled a military post and the railroad station was located there.[1] The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company renamed Fort Meade as “City Point Depot” in 1858. This depot took freight cars off of wagons and put them onto rail cars. It was originally located at what is now the intersection of Fort George G. Meade Drive and West Point Road. It was moved in 1874 to its present location just south of the City Point Bridge.

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205 e broadway fort meade fl

The Fake Fort Meade Development that Determined the Fate of 205 E Broadway

On April 16, 1921, an act of Congress renamed the Washington Street station under construction as Fort Meade. The station and the street it served would be known as Fort Meade. The station officially opened on July 15, 1922.
The new station, however, didn’t completely solve the problems of being a stop with three names. In September 1924, residents of Fort Meade and surrounding neighborhoods sued the city for illegal annexation by C.O. Williams and F.W. Pleasanton Company in 19221 and their subsequent acceptance of $18,000 in federal funds for the construction of Fort Meade Station and a road to it from Georgia Avenue on January 28, 1925. The suit alleged that the company had illegally annexed property between Georgia Avenue, 16th Street and West Street.
The city settled with the plaintiffs: Fort Meade was removed from being considered a station and instead was simply renamed “Fort Meade Station.” The new station was opened on June 16, 1925 with a ceremony attended by President Calvin Coolidge, then-U.S. Senator Joseph T. Robinson, and Congressman John Dingell. The station kept the name “Fort Meade” until June 1980, when it was officially renamed the “Arlington County (Ballston) Station.”

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205 e broadway fort meade fl

The Nepotism and Self-Interest at Work in the 225 East First Development in Midtown

In the 1950s, a surplus of land was left in the Fort Meade area. An entrepreneur surprised its owners by purchasing the land for a mere $18,000. Without giving any of the profit to his relatives. He contacted the federal government and received approval to build a six-story building that would total 225 feet. But, when the entrepreneur died, his property went to his wife. She surprised everyone again by giving the property up to her relatives in one of the most shocking real estate transactions in US history.
The relatives sold the land they had inherited at a value of $60 million. This 225 East First Street was an eyebrow raising transaction that led to a series of events that changed how real estate development is conducted in New York City.

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205 e broadway fort meade fl

Conclusion: A Detroiter Doesn’t Need to Live Near Fort Meade to be Unhappy with Fake Deals

In the process of its ongoing lame-duck status, Fort Meade operates at breakneck speeds to fulfill demands of the Pentagon. If that pace continues, then it will be to late before they have done all they can do. The military has not been able to perform at its best due to America’s lack of funding and territorial defense. In November, the president won a second term, while the Democrats maintained their majority in the Senate. The Republicans, on the other hand, secured a slight majority in the House of Representatives. This, in turn, could lead to an increase of financial pressure on Fort Meade to perform very well as it was able to achieve something that not all districts have been able to do successfully since tax cuts: raise revenue for its local economy and generate jobs for its citizens by investing money into local projects. Fort Meade should not be the district that wins the budget of the military, but it should instead be the district that captures funding and invests into what is important to its own community.

205 e broadway fort meade fl
205 e broadway fort meade fl