Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bloomingdale history moment: raised in Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park, Edward Brooke was the first African-American popularly elected to the US Senate

See this tweet:


come to Monday night's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting

Below is the agenda of the Monday, 02-26-2018, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting:




Open Houses scheduled in and around Bloomingdale for 2/25/2018

1718 1st St NW #6 is listed for $469,000. and is open Sunday 1-3pm
The featured listing is a 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in Bloomingdale at 1718 1st Street NW. The listing represented by Jenn Smira with Compass. You can find more information in the links below.

The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here. The same info can be seen in a map format here

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in MRIS by 10am on Friday. If you don't see your open house in the links, feel free to add in the comments. Also, if you would like your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

two weeks from today: St. Baldrick's headshaving fundraiser at Boundary Stone

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six days from today: The October Sessions performing at Big Bear Cafe -- rollicking dance tunes, classic folk songs and some new originals

See this Big Bear Cafe Facebook post:





Workafrolic open house this afternoon

See this Instagram message from not-yet-opened Workafrolic, located at 1707 North Capitol Street NE:







The Unified Scene Theater's free improv workshop this afternoon

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

i (heart) the Sylvan Theater neon sign

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a week from today: McMillan Park/Bloomingdale historic walking tour

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:28 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] McMillan Park/Bloomingdale Historic Walking Tour - Saturday, March 3

The Friends of McMillan Park is planning another history walking tour through the Bloomingdale neighborhood and around the perimeter of McMillan Park on Saturday, March 3 -- our first walking tour for 2018.  Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend Paul Cerruti leading the tour.  Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it first opened to the public.  This will cover a lot of the information presented in history walks we did in 2017 that were very well attended and enjoyed!

The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to the historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  The first part of the walk will include information and bonus highlights about Bloomingdale.  

The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and will start at the Big Bear Cafe, located at the corner of 1st St. and R St., NW, on Saturday, March 3 at 9am (rain date: Saturday, March 10 at 9am, same location). Light refreshments will be served and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour, as well as some lovely greeting cards of those same photos. 

Please register by sending an email to restoremcmillan@gmail.com or calling Kirby at 202-213-2690.  We are limiting the tour to 30 persons to ensure that all who join it can hear easily and participate fully.  So please register early to guarantee you'll be able to join us.  

Kindly note that a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, is requested to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park's efforts to save this registered national and local historic landmark and would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,

Kirby Vining


1st time homebuyer seminar at St. Martin's Catholic Church -- Sunday, 03-04-2018

First Time Home Buyer Seminar
By Kristina O’Neill

The seminar will focus on:

Down payment assistance
Tax abatement (you can have your real estate taxes waived for 5 years)
HPAP (which give you $40,000 in down payment assistance) and
How to raise your credit score

When: Sunday, March 4th at 1:30PM
Where: St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Downstairs in the Pioneer Room 
1908 North Capitol Street, NW
(located on the corner of North Capitol Street and T Street NW, 
you can enter from the door on T-Street)
(http://www.stmartinsdc.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/stmartinsdc/)
    
For Directions call 202-232-1144

Peace,
Fr. Mike

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Kristina O’Neill
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #187714
Cell 703-861-4665
Phone and Fax: 703-259-8670
Company NMLS ID # 86548  (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
3201 Jermantown Road Suite 800
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Bloomingdale Black History from CM McDuffie's office: Barnett-Aden Gallery at 127 Randolph Place NW

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agenda of the next Bloomingdale CIvic Association meeting -- Monday, 02-26-2018

Below is the agenda of the Monday, 02-26-2018, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting:




Zen Warship live tonight at Boundary Stone

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Bloomingdale history: Lois Mailou Jones had a solo exhibition in 1944 at Bloomingdale's Barnett-Aden Gallery on Randolph Place NW

See these tweets:



According to the website https://t.co/fdYLmepJph she had a solo exhibition in 1944 at the Barnett-Aden Gallery on Randolph Place in #BloomingdaleDC #DCHistory — Bloomingdame, pics of πŸŒžπŸŒ•πŸŒˆ❄️ in #BloomingdaleDC (@bloomingdame) February 23, 2018

Bloomingdale-based NestDC offering $2,500 in micro-funding

See this tweet from NestDC, located at 87 Florida Avenue NW:





Friday, February 23, 2018

stolen package on S Street NW with pictures -- Thursday, 02-22-2018

From: Ralph
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 10:59 AM
Subject:
Stolen Package S St with Pictures

Someone stole a package off or porch yesterday at 2:45pm on S St NW. I attached 4 pictures of the individual on this email from my Nest cam. Don't know if this theft warrants distribution on the Bloomingdale list serve but figured I'd share. Thanks for managing this listserv and helping keep the community safe and informed!

Here is the link to the Nest cam video.








Washington Post review of Spark at 12

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and whose playing at Boundary Stone Saturday night, 02-24-2018? It's Zen Warship live!

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St. George's Episcopal Church Outreach Committee presents Kwanzaa Kitchen Breakfast Program: Black History Month prayer breakfast -- Saturday, 02-24-2018

From: Janis Evans
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:57 AM
Subject:
Kwanzaa Kitchen 25th Anniversary

          
Hello Friends, Neighbors, and Community Organizations,

You are cordially invited to join the Saint George’s Outreach Committee, volunteers, and patrons this Saturday, February 24th at 9am for breakfast! In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating 25 years of serving breakfast to those in need. We are so proud of our ministry, funded by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Hunger Fund, and would love for you to share in the celebration. Please see the attached flier, share and post.

Thank you in advance,

Janis Evans, Outreach Chair/Program Coordinator
Reverend Kent Marcoux, Rector


Kirby Vining: McMillan Park/Bloomingdale Historic Walking Tour - Saturday, 03-03-2018

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:28 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] McMillan Park/Bloomingdale Historic Walking Tour - Saturday, March 3

The Friends of McMillan Park is planning another history walking tour through the Bloomingdale neighborhood and around the perimeter of McMillan Park on Saturday, March 3 -- our first walking tour for 2018.  Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend Paul Cerruti leading the tour.  Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it first opened to the public.  This will cover a lot of the information presented in history walks we did in 2017 that were very well attended and enjoyed!

The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to the historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  The first part of the walk will include information and bonus highlights about Bloomingdale.  

The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and will start at the Big Bear Cafe, located at the corner of 1st St. and R St., NW, on Saturday, March 3 at 9am (rain date: Saturday, March 10 at 9am, same location). Light refreshments will be served and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour, as well as some lovely greeting cards of those same photos. 

Please register by sending an email to restoremcmillan@gmail.com or calling Kirby at 202-213-2690.  We are limiting the tour to 30 persons to ensure that all who join it can hear easily and participate fully.  So please register early to guarantee you'll be able to join us.  

Kindly note that a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, is requested to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park's efforts to save this registered national and local historic landmark and would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,

Kirby Vining


Workafrolic open houses -- Sunday, 02-25-2018, and Monday, 02-26-2018

See this Instagram message from not-yet-opened Workafrolic, located at 1707 North Capitol Street NE:







Thursday, February 22, 2018

meet the new MPD 5D Outreach Coordinator, Latissha Isby

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:24 PM
To: Mpd5d
Subject: [MPD-5D] Fw: Hello 5D

Greetings,

My name is Latissha Isby and I wanted to take a moment to formally introduce myself as the new Outreach Coordinator for 5D. I am excited about the opportunity to join in the effort to bridge the gap.

I am a native Washingtonian and avid coffee drinker. I attended Archbishop Carroll High School and ultimately received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Howard University. I have served as a Social Worker for several agencies including Boys Town of Washington DC and Child and Family Services. Prior to this appointment, I served as Assistant Program Director for Boys Town.

Thank you to everyone who has extended a warm welcome thus far and I look forward to meeting others. Please feel free to reach me via email or via cell phone at (202) 360-5731.

Latissha Isby, LICSW, LCSW-C
Community Outreach Coordinator
Metropolitan Police Department- 5D
1805 Bladensburg Rd NE
Office: (202) 698-0289
Cell: (202) 360-5731

The Unified Scene Theater’s monthly FREE Improv Workshop returns Sunday, 02-25-2018

The Unified Scene Theater’s Monthly FREE Improv Workshop Returns Sunday, February 25th, 1-3 pm

Ever thought “Hey, this improv stuff looks fun. But I’m not sure I could do it. Wouldn’t mind giving it a test run before I do.” Well, now’s your chance: we’re once again offering a free (that’s right: FREE) 2-hour improv workshop at The Unified Scene Theater on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3 p.m. Come on by. Kick the tires. You might surprise yourself — and have fun doing it! Space is limited, so let us know you’re coming by emailing us at info@unifiedscenetheater.com and say, “yeah, what the heck, I’m coming.”

Instructor: Shawn Westfall

Prerequisites: A Pulse 

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater
shawn@unifiedscenetheater.com
  



Bertha Holliday invites you to review and comment on the DC Comprehensive Plan Framework, the 2020 DC Historic Preservation Plan and the DC Cultural Plan

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:56 PM
Subject: DC PLANS available for public comment and/or review 


Dear Bloomingdale Neighbors and Others--

As a Bloomingdale ANC Commissioner, I would like to call to your attention the availability of to three  DC plans available for review and/or comment by residents.  Each of these plans has significant implications for Bloomingdale.  So I encourage you to review at least one of the plans and submit your comments now or at forthcoming Council hearings.  If comments are submitted, I would greatly appreciate receiving a copy, so I might better understand your  priorities and concerns.

The Plans are:

The Comprehensive Plan Framework - The current plan  (adopted in 2006) provides a 20-year framework for DC's growth and development .  Specifically, he Plan guides DC's public services, infrastructure and capital investment.  It also  guides land use and zoning  (density and design) of DC buildings.  All Zoning Commission decisions should be consistent with the Comp Plan.  This Plan was amended in 2011 and is now being amended again.    Comments for use in amending this Plan were solicited in 2017. To date, only the "Framework" element of the Plan has been released for review.  The 'Framework";  a) describes factors driving change in DC, b) provides data on current and future changes, c)  provides a vision for DC's growth and development along with related "principles" , and d) describes the function and use 

of the Plan's Generalized Policy Map and Future Land Use Map, and DC's Capital Investment Budget.  Your comments on the Framework can be presented at future Council hearings on the Plan.  


The 2020 DC Historic Preservation Plan -- [READ THIS PLAN IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW HP WORKS!].
The first DC historic district was established in 1950 (Georgetown). Subsequently preservation  advocates protested against such things as the replacement of obsolete structures with parking lots, the destruction of neighborhoods by freeways, and urban renewal strategies that resulted in razing 95% of the structures in DC's SW quadrant and massive dislocation.  HP advocates believe the social fabric of neighborhoods were irreplaceable assets that should be preserved and renewed.  Finally, the DC HP office was established in by 1978 Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act.  The 2020 Plan represents an update of the 2016 HP Plan.  

The 2020 HP Plan focuses on:   a) Describing a vision for preservation and reviewing the history and achievements of preservation in DC; b) assessing strengths and challenges of HP; c) establishing an agenda for preservation action in DC and stating associated updated goals and objectives; and d) providing a list of resources and information.  

Currently in DC, there are 700 historic landmarks and 64 historic districts ( half of which are local neighborhoods) with 27,000 'contributing' properties. 

The 2020 HP Plan is available at:   https://planning.dc.gov/node/1184661  

Public comments are welcome until March 1, 2018 and can be submitted by email to:  historic.preservation@dc.gov 


THE DC CULTURAL PLAN

This Plan was authorized by the Cultural  Plan for the District Act of 2015, and serves to flesh out the notion of 'cultural sustainability'.  The Plan seeks to "strengthen arts, humanities, and  culture and heritage in neighborhoods, by increasing cultural participation, supporting artists and talent development, stimulating cultural production, and informing decision-making".  The  Plan encourages public and private investment (and other innovative funding strategies) in the people, places, communities and ideas that define culture in DC.  The Plan's proposed strategies include: a) community/neighborhood engagement; b) youth engagement and education; c) increased cultural public space ( e.g., affordable artists lofts) and facilities; d) use of public space to promote  community identity and heritage;  e) maximize public facilities for cultural presentations; f) create a portfolio of  cultural incubators and collective production spaces; g) promotion of cultural entrepreneurship; h) marketing of cultural events to regional residents and national visitors; i) establishing a permanent oral history program; j) supporting an art in transit program; and k) promote systemic convergence among cultural creators, space for cultural production and presentation, and cultural presenters so that DC that will be  more inclusive, diverse, innovative and  engaging.  

Many of the Plan's goals and strategies are highly compatible with those of BCA's Bloomingdale Village Square Project, (funded largely by Humanities DC), which emphasize increased community identity and sense of place through use of neighborhood history &, heritage, design and civic engagement.

The Cultural Plan is available at: 


Comments should be emailed to DCculturalplan@dc.gov by February 28, 2018. 

SPEAK UP AND GET ENGAGED FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR BLOOMINGDALE!   
                             
Bertha Holliday, ANC 5E07  

Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC
Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-491-3996

Co- Director
Bloomingdale Village Square Project
"Building Community Identity & Sense of Place"
www.bloomingdalecivicassociation.org

Commissioner, ANC 5E07
Washington, DC
www.berthaholliday.com
5E07@anc.dc.gov.

Fellow, American Psychological Association


Jan-Feb 2018 DCRA newsletter


Since there is so much renovation and development activity in Bloomingdale, I thought that you might like to read this DCRA newsletter.


From: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs <dcdocs@dc.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:38 AM
To: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09)
Subject: DCRA NEWS | A Regulatory Affair | January-February 2018

re's what's new at DCRA!

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January-February 2018 | Volume 2 | Issue 1


Director's Desk

Greetings:

As we enter into the third month of the New Year, DCRA continues its commitment to evolve and grow to simplify our processes to help our city’s residents and businesses thrive. As part of that evolution, we were excited to unveil a new logo in January. 

DCRA LOGO

As an agency, we understand that enforcing regulations can be a complex process, involving many steps, and often many different agencies. The new DCRA brand conveys clearly that we are the first stop in that process: Start Here! Your first stop in building a safe home and thriving business.

We take our role of being viable partners in the District of Columbia’s building and construction industry very seriously.  Our agency has been an integral part of the growth in the city. Whether it’s opening a business, building a new stadium, starting a non-profit, or making a home more comfortable for an aging relative, DCRA is involved.

Last Fiscal Year, we showed our commitment to the District by working to improve our processes, increasing communication and event outreach, providing training opportunities, and continuing to build partnerships with the community.

  • We hosted 114 events, benefiting 3,947 District residents.
  • We participated in 55 community events that reached 6,021 residents.
  • We hosted 22 educational training sessions that resulted in 911 attendees.
  • We launched 10 new online solutions in Fiscal Year 2017, increasing our online services to 22.
  • We issued 53,896 permits, issued & renewed 26,041 business licenses, conducted 22,977 construction and 2,536 illegal construction inspections, conducted 11,533 housing inspections and 4,231 proactive inspections of apartment buildings, issued 10,801 professional licenses, and processed 13,062 corporations coming into DC.

As part of our branding evolution and our continuation to better serve our customers, we continue to release and provide Safe & Simple initiatives that provide safe outcomes for our community and are simple for our customers. We are more than just a new logo and we will show that by striving for excellence and innovation.

To learn more about our agency, who we are and what we do, view our new agency video below. 

DCRA YouTube Video - 2018 Overview

Sincerely,
Melinda Bolling
Melinda Bolling, Director
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs




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DCRA Launches New Logo, Website, Services &
Web Applications


In January, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory (DCRA) celebrated our new brand changes and the launch of new services within the agency. As part of DCRA’s branding evolution, we unveiled new online services, web applications and our new DCRA website. The revamped website has a fresh look and feel and improved navigation to access agency services to better assist our customers when doing business with DCRA. 

DCRA Staff Wearing New Logo


New Online Services - Now Available!

 

Created with you in mind for improved navigation and efficiency

Communications
The Communications Portal is a place where customers can catch up on the latest happenings at DCRA, access social media posts and check out the latest DCRA event photos and informational videos. 


Document Management
The new Document Management website allows customers to search for DCRA documents and forms by category or by simply typing in the name of the document, giving you access to DCRA documents at your fingertips. 


DC Property & Building Permit Center Graphic
The DC Property & Building Permit Center provides a range of tools to apply for building permits, submit complaints for property violations, and research and analyze permit data. Selected datasets are available for download to allow you to develop your own custom reports.


Data Graphic
DCRA Dashboards is a visualization tool for various data from DCRA such as performance management, permits issued, illegal construction and vacant building data. The dashboards provide greater transparency, allowing customers to take a look at DCRA’s performance in these areas.


Data Connect Graphic
With DCRA Data Connect you can access information about your community. DCRA has created an open data source where you can search for building permits, illegal construction, and blighted properties in Fiscal Year 2017. You can view interactive data, maps and graphs of the data you request. 


Permit Application Tracker
Now you can track your permit application online with the Permit Application Q-Tracker. After your permit application has been submitted, and before it reaches a plan reviewer, you can view your position in line. Depending on your permit application type, you will be able see exactly where your permit application is in the queue of over thirty (30) different review types, allowing you to Skip the Trip to DCRA. 


Preliminary Design Review Meeting (PDRM) Meeting Graphic
Online scheduling for Preliminary Design Review Meetings (PDRM) are also now available. This new online service allows permit applicants, applying for permits for large-scale construction projects, to meet with DCRA reviewers before submitting their plans to DCRA. PDRMs help ensure everything is in order prior to filing your plans and that the plans are compliant with DC Building Codes and regulations - providing an easier permit approval process. The new online service allows you to schedule a PDRM and upload plans and related documents prior to your meeting. The ability to schedule your PDRM online will make filing faster and simpler.


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The Property Information Verification System (PIVS) 2.0 has been upgraded for a better user experience. PIVS is a resource where users may research property, regulatory and enforcement information on specific properties. Users may search by a specific street address or square-suffix-lot (SSL) number. For more information, visit dcra.dc.gov/pivs.

Be sure to visit dcra.dc.gov regularly to check in on what’s new, as well as, connect with us on social media. Like DCRA on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



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DMPED Cluster Open House

 

DMPED Open House Collage

On January 11, 2018, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) participated in the second annual DMPED Open House at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The DMPED Open House featured agencies from the Economic Development Cluster of the DC Government and was hosted by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner.

The event featured all cluster agencies with staff on hand to engage with residents, stakeholders and the community and discuss their agency initiatives. Attendees were able to chat with agency directors in the Director’s Corner where DCRA’s Director, Melinda Bolling spoke about DCRA’s updates and advances including the agency’s recent rebranding, new website and online services. The Open House also featured “DC Makers” such as small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs, other partner agencies, and private sector organizations working in the DC economic development space. The event was an exciting opportunity to connect with over 1,000 members of the community, provide valuable information and services, and support local small businesses.



National Capitol Region Building Code Academy Training at DCRA


NCRBCA Code Training Graphic Collage

Through our ongoing partnership with the National Capitol Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA), the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) offers monthly training and educational opportunities for DCRA staff, DCRA-approved Third Party Agencies, trade professionals, contractors, architects, and engineers. 

On December 19, 2017, DCRA and NCRBCA conducted training to review the DCRA Building Code requirements for 2-Unit Flats and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). The training included schematic design and permit strategy; permit process for existing flats/English basements/ADU; Change of Use and the Certificate of Occupancy processes; and International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Levels and Change of Use. Attendees received International Code Council (ICC) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Also, in December 2017, DCRA’s Green Building Division also hosted five training events through NCRBCA. The classes offered were Commercial Energy Code Review, Commercial Energy Inspections, Commercial Green Code Inspections, Commercial Green Code Review, and Residential Energy Code Review and Inspections.

On January 25, 2018, DCRA and NCRBCA conducted training on grounding and bonding, theory and procedures, as well as, discussions about grounding and bonding requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and International Residential Code (IRC). Attendees received a certificate of completion and ICC CEUs.

On February 14, 2018, DCRA and NCRBCA conducted 6-hour training on braced walls for plan reviewers, combination construction inspectors, architects, and engineers. This class reviewed the IRC sections R602.10 - Wall Bracing, and R602.12 - Simplified Wall Bracing. 

On March 29, 2018, we will be offering a 4-hour training which will cover fire rated ducts and enclosures. There will be four sections to the class that will include segments on smoke control, mechanical, building, and fire. 



WDCEP’s 2017 Annual Meeting + ECON Showcase


WDCEP’s 2017 Annual Meeting + ECON Showcase


On December 12, 2017, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) attended WDCEP’s 2017 Annual Meeting + ECON Showcase at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The purpose of the event was to celebrate economic impact in the nation’s capital. SBRC was available to engage with attendees and distribute information related to small business. The event was a great opportunity to get inspired by the future of DC and help shape the direction of our city.



DCBIA/DCRA Technical Training and Discussion


DCBIA 2nd Annual Technical Training

On December 7, 2017, the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) partnered for an educational seminar and technical training at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The discussion dove into the many components of DCRA that impacts DC construction and development. This was an informative, must-attend event for anyone working in DC construction regularly interacting with DCRA.


‘SOCK IT TO POVERTY’ Sock Drive


‘SOCK IT TO POVERTY’ Sock Drive

On December 4, 2017, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) joined DC's local non-profit organization S.O.C.K.S to provide warm socks to our homeless and displaced population. DCRA's Wellness at Work program did a wonderful job coordinating the ‘SOCK IT TO POVERTY’ Sock Drive, collecting and donating over 3,000 pairs of socks.



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DCRA Data Graphic

Enter DCRA Data Dashboard
DCRA Dashboards is a tool that graphically displays DCRA permits, business and professional licenses, enforcement, and inspections data. The dashboards provide greater transparency, allowing customers to take a look at DCRA’s performance.


Search for DCRA Data
DCRA Data Connect is a tool that allows access to information about permits issued, illegal construction, and vacant building data. Data can be viewed via CSV files and maps.  


If you have any questions regarding this newsletter, please contact the DCRA Communications Team at dcracommteam@dc.gov. DCRA actively uses feedback to improve our delivery and services. Please take a minute to share your feedback on how we performed in our last engagement. To subscribe to other DCRA email communications, please subscribe to your topics of interest



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