Friday, May 25, 2018

Urban Turf post on the current RFP issued for the AFRH site north of Bloomingdale

Click on the link to read the entire Urban Turf post.





Another massive development might be coming to North Capitol Street.
Between the Bloomingdale and Park View neighborhoods (map),  the General Services Administration (GSA) is soliciting redevelopment proposals for an 80-acre swath of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus.
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Trip Advisor: "Bacio Pizzeria has been recognized with a 2018 Certificate of Excellence"

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the DC Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) voted yesterday to not landmark the St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church -- 150 S Street NW


The DCRA raze permit hold has been lifted.

So the building can now be demolished and the developer's new construction project may then proceed.


WaPo article on DC policies lawsuit mentions Bloomingdale

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tomorrow: History walking tour around McMillan Park through Bloomingdale

From: Kirby Vining 
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:09 PM
Subject:
FOMP: Join us for a history walking tour around McMillan Park through the Bloomingdale neighborhood on Saturday, May 26, 2018


A first note about a planned walking tour through Bloomingdale and around McMillan on May 26th, just sent out minutes ago.  

Thank you! -Kirby











Thursday, May 24, 2018

today's DDOT Public Space Committee meeting agenda includes Big Bear: "Convert to enclosed cafe"

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a week from today: Summer concert series kickoff at Bounday Stone -- with The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey

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three weeks from today: DHCD public hearing on the Florida and Q St NW set of lots, to be developed by MiCasa


From: Treadway, Nolan (Council)
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:44 PM
Subject: FW:
DHCD Public Hearing on Florida Ave. and Q St. NW

DC DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the requirements of D.C. Official Code Section 42-3171.03 (a)(1), the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at DHCD 1st Floor Conference Room,1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020, to consider the proposed disposition of the properties noted below.


SSL
Property Address
Property Type
Ward
Zoning
Historic District
Neighborhood
0615,0075
14 Florida Ave, NW
Vacant Lot
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0152
16 Florida Ave, NW
Vacant Lot
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0151
4 Q Street, NW
Vacant Lot
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0149
6 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0150
8 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0148
10 Q Street NW
Building
5
C-2-A
No
Old City 2
0615,0148
12 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
5
R-4
No
Old City 2
0615,0825
14 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
5
R-4
No
Old City 2


The above property was included in a round of Solicitation for Offer issued by DHCD to the general public on June 1, 2016. The above property was awarded to Mi Casa through a competitive selection process.

A project summary of Mi Casa’s proposal will be posted on the DHCD website.

The public hearing is being conducted in order to ensure that all citizens: (1) are informed about the selling of the properties identified above to the named buyer; and (2) have the opportunity to present publicly their views concerning such sale.

If you would like to present oral testimony, you are encouraged to register in advance either by emailing Chantese Rogers at Chantese.Rogers@dc.gov, or by calling 202-478-1355. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165. A sign language interpreter and language translation services are available upon request by calling Pamela Hillsman at 202-442-7251. If you require language translation, please specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese- Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Language translation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requiring services of an interpreter is seven days prior to the hearing. Bilingual staff will provide services on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.

Written statements may be submitted at the hearing, or until 4:45 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018, and should be addressed to: Polly Donaldson, Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, ATTN: PADD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20020.

-- 

Nolan Treadway
Communications Director
Office of Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Chairman Pro Tempore
Chair, Committee on Business and Economic Development
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 506
Washington, DC 20004
Main: 202-724-8028
Desk: 202-724-8918
Cell: 202-445-0361
Sign Up to Receive the Ward 5 Report: http://www.kenyanmcduffie.com/signup/
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three weeks from today: Common Good City Farm's Krauts and Slaws workshop

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nine weeks from today: HPRB hearing on the proposed Bloomingdale Historic District

The paragraph below is from the 05-11-2018 DC Historic Preservation Office letter sent to property owners of record within the boundaries of the proposed Bloomingdale Historic District.

This paragraph indicates that the HPRB hearing is scheduled for Thursday, 07-26-2018.

 
You can see the full letter from the HPO posted here at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog.


Rolling Thunder to travel on Florida Avenue NW during the Bloomingdale Farmers Market hours this Sunday, 05-27-2018

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Spark at 12 among the list of the 13 best barbeque joints in Washington -- according to the Washingtonian

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HPRB hearing on Bloomingdale's St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church South -- tomorrow, Thursday, 05-24-2018

Here is the revised agenda for tomorrow's HPRB hearing, which includes Bloomingdale's 150 S Street NW - St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church South.

The landmark designation hearing has been moved up to 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm.