Hundreds of trees in Bloomingdale and Truxton Circle have been vandalized in the past few days. Please be on the look out and call 311
4:53 PM - 11 Mar 2014.
Starting on March 17, there will be significant construction along Florida Ave between N. Capitol and 9th St, NW, to work on gutters, sidewalks, and pavement. It is scheduled to last for 5 weeks with work on every day except Sunday. There will be parking restrictions and traffic reduced to one lane at times, so expect traffic congestion.
Developers are coming into non-designated Bloomingdale, zoned R-4, and renovating rowhouses -- and converting them to multiple dwelling units.
In many cases, the basements are being renovated as par of the lower unit condominium. Some existing brick front steps leading up to the house's front door are being converted into metal front steps.
It would appear that the intention is to allow more natural light to enter the basement door area and make it more inviting. The brick front steps are closed and make the space between the front steps and the basement door area dark.
I have two posts at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog with two examples of brick-to-metal front steps conversions for you to look at.
I assume that, in general, such conversions would not * be * permitted in DC's designated neighborhoods? Your feedback is solicited.