Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Engine Company 12 firehouse on today's property tax sale

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Unified Scene Theater invites you to Shawn Mikael[s] two-night stand

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NPR story: The Origins of the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

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episode 3 of Mike Isikoff's "Conspiracyland" podcast series released today, Tuesday, 07-16-2019

Here is the link to episodes released so far in Michael Isikoff's "Conspiracyland" podcast series on the Seth Rich conspiracy theory.

Here is a snip of Episode 3, which was released today:


   




DDOT's traffic calming along 1st Street NW in Bloomingdale to begin in August 2019

Here is a tidbit from last night's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting.

It was noted that DDOT Director Marootian has advised that the 1st Street NW traffic calming project will commence next month in August.

Now you know.




what are the plans for auctioned-off 160 Adams St NW and 36 Channing St NW? public hearing tonight -- Tuesday, 07-16-2019

First, see the announcement below from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) regarding its recent Vacant 2 Vibrant property auction, which included two Bloomingdale properties -- two former Hofgard houses -- 160 Adams St NW and 36 Channing St NW.

The winning bidder for 160 Adams Street NW is North Star Properties LLC, whose winning bid was $399,000.

The winning bidder for 36 Channing Street NW is Space to Grow LLC, whose winning bid was $652,050.

Note that these properties are supposed to be developed as workforce housing.  



Now see this announcement about tonight's public hearing on the disposition of these properties: 


Old Fashioneds at Truxton Inn

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Monday, July 15, 2019

HPRB action on 150 S Street NW: "drum supporting the turret be eliminated or reduced in height; 2nd wall in front yards be eliminated"

From: Office of Planning
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 11:01 AM
Subject: HPRB ACTIONS - June 27 and July 11, 2019


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This document and staff reports related to the June 27 and July 11, 2019 HPRB Meeting are posted on our website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/1410981 


Project drawings for cases are accessible at: https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-office  .

Archive video of the meeting may be viewed at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/905322 .
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HPRB ACTIONS
June 27 and July 11, 2019

JUNE 27 AGENDA

Present: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Linda Greene, and Chris Landis. Absent: Brian Crane, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Outerbridge Horsey, and Gretchen Pfaehler.

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
Sadler Homestead, 7529 Morningside Drive NW, Case 19-08.
The Board denied designation, because the property’s degree of significance for its architecture or for its association with individuals, events or patterns of change does not appear to merit its designation as a historic landmark.  Vote: 5-0.

WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT                                            
6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 19-386 and 19-387, concept/new construction of buildings O and P.
The Board approved the concepts as compatible with the character of the historic district, with the condition that the applicant address concerns raised in the staff report, as well as the comments of the Board, such as revision of the O Building balconies and the pavilion or tower in the P Building courtyard are called for.  Vote 5-0.

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1832 15th Street NW, HPA 19-173, concept/two-story rear addition, garage addition.
The Board approved the concept as compatible with the character of the historic district and consistent with the purposes of the Act, and that final approval come back to the HPRB with more information on final design and material.  Vote: 5-0

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1809 14th Street NW, HPA 19-376, concept/determination of contributing status of existing one-story building.
The Board reaffirmed the listing of the building in the National Register nomination for the U Street Historic District as a contributing building, as the structure adds to the district’s sense of time and place and historical development and shares the historic architectural qualities for which the district is significant.  Vote:  5-0.

BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
150 S Street NW, HPA 19-233, concept/new construction on four lots.
The Board found the revised concept to build four new, three-story tall brick buildings on half basements, with the revisions recommended by staff, to be compatible with the character of the historic district.  The Board asked that the drum supporting the turret be eliminated or reduced in height and that the second stone wall in the front yards be eliminated, and that final approval be delegated to staff.  Vote: 5-0.

HISTORIC LANDMARK/CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT 
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, HPA 19-332, concept/new visitor entrance.
The Board approved the concept as consistent with the purposes of the act and delegated final approval to staff.  The Board concurred with the resolution of ANC 6C that the ramps up to the plinth would be potentially confusing in misdirecting the public and recommended further evaluation of whether these were necessary.  Vote:  5-0.


JULY 11 AGENDA

Present: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Brian Crane, Outerbridge Horsey, Linda Greene, and Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Sandra Jowers-Barber and Chris Landis.


ANACOSTIA  HISTORIC DISTRICT
2231 Mount View Place SE, HPA 19-292, concept/solar panel array on roof.
The Board found the proposed installation of solar panels to be prominently visible from street view, and that the panels be pulled back to the middle of the roof to reduce their visual impact.  If additional panels are proposed for the rear portion of the roof, a mock-up should be performed to determine the extent of visibility and return to the Board under a new concept.  Vote:  7-0.

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
218 Cedar Street NW, HPA 19-318, concept/new five-story mixed-use building.
The Board did not take an action but directed the applicants to look at improving the scale of the building by using a more residential style of window, making further revisions to the commercial storefronts as recommended in the HPO report, restudying the base of the building on the north side where it abuts the residential neighborhood, providing some screening for the loading area, and developing perspective views that more clearly showed the building from the north.  The Board asked that the project return for further review. 
   
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
429 5th Street NE, HPA 19-214, revised concept/three-story and roof addition.
The Board found the revised concept to be compatible with the Capitol Hill Historic District, with the requirement that the rear wall of the third floor addition be pulled back so that it projected no farther than the rear of the existing house.  The Board acknowledged the concerns of the ANC regarding materials and the windows on the addition and directed the applicant to revise the windows and coordinate the final materials with HPO.  Final approval was delegated to staff.  Vote:  7-0.

203 rear 3rd Street SE, HPA 19-326, concept/one-story addition at rear.
The Board found the project to be compatible with the Capitol Hill historic district, and directed the architect to continue to refine the composition and materials of the elevations, and delegated final approval to staff.  Vote: 7-0.

CONSENT CALENDAR

The Consent Calendar was approved on June 27 by a vote of 5-0.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS
White Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place NW, HPA 15-205, renewal of concept/alteration, construction of apartment building.

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
511 5th Street SE, HPA 19-380, permit/rear addition.
520 Groff Court NE, HPA 19-311, concept/side addition, two stories to two-story alley dwelling.

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1738 Church Street NW, HPA 19-384, concept/new garage with roof deck.

14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1521 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 19-395, concept/new partial third floor, new addition, new windows.

KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
2325 20th Street NW, HPA 19-382, concept/ two story addition at rear.

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Transcripts of this Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings may be purchased from the court reporting agency that covered this hearing – Olender Reporting, Inc. (202) 898-1108,  www.olenderreporting.com ,or info@OlenderReporting.com . Copies of individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at https://planning.dc.gov .

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Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024
202.442.8835
bruce.yarnall@dc.gov
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Funky Miracle at Boundary Stone -- Thursday, 07-25-2019

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get a quarterly update on the 1600 North Capitol Street NW development project -- at tonight's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting

Below is the agenda of the Monday, 07-15-2019, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting, to be held at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW, at 7:00 pm.



summer pastas at Red Hen

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public hearing on the disposition of 36 Channing St NW and 160 Adams St NW, recently auctioned off by DHCD -- Tuesday, 07-16-2019

First, see the announcement below from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) regarding its recent Vacant 2 Vibrant property auction, which included two Bloomingdale properties -- two former Hofgard houses -- 160 Adams St NW and 36 Channing St NW.

The winnng bidder for 160 Adams Street NW is North Star Properties LLC, whose winning bid was $399,000.

The winning bidder for 36 Channing Street NW is Space to Grow LLC, whose winning bid was $652,050.

Note that these properties are supposed to be developed as workforce housing.  


Now see this announcement about tomorrow's public hearing on the disposition of these properties: 


request for volunteers to serve on steering committee of BVS Youth Project "Taking Village History to Our Youth"

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:23 PM
Subject:
Posting of Solicitation of Volunteers to serve on BCA/ Bloomingdale Village Square Steering Cmtee.VS Youth PSteering


REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON 
STEERING COMMITTEE OF BVS YOUTH PROJECT
"Taking Village History to Our Youth"


BCA's Bloomingdale Village Square (BVS) Initiative seeks to promote inclusive structures of decision-making in our gentrifying neighborhood.  Consequently, the BVS Youth Project will include a diverse steering committee that willl review, discuss and approve all major decisions related to the project.  Of course, these decisions will be reported to the BCA Executive Committee for ratification, and as necessary submitted to the BCA Membership for final approval/disapproval.


The BVS Youth Project will have 6 to 12 voluntary members on its Steering Committee.  It is expected that the Steering Committee will meet 3 or 4 times during the 1-year term of the youth project.  In between these meetings, Committee work will be conducted by email and conference calls.

We seek Steering Committee members who meet 1 or more of the following characteristics or competencies:
  • Financial management
  • Lawyer or Contract Specialist (to review and comment on personal contracts).
  • Educators at middle-school and/or high school level
  • Staff or Board members of a neighborhood youth-serving organizations and/or churches
  • Parents of a middle school or high school student
  • Historian
  • Bloomingdale residents for more than 25 years
  • Bloomingdale residents for 5 to 25 years
  • Social media and/or Public Information skills
  • Other skills, knowledge, or experiences that you believe will be of benefit to the project.  

Please consider lending your skills and experience to the BVS Youth Project!   If interested in serving on the Project's Steering Committee, contact Co-Project Directors Bertha Holliday (bhollidaypsy@gmail.com) or Paul Cerruti (paulcerrut@gmail.com) by SATURDAY, JULY 20.


It takes a village to raise a child. 

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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


Sunday, July 14, 2019

curriculum development contract the the BVS Youth Project

From: Bertha Holliday 
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:24 PM
Subject:
Posting of Curriculum Development contract with Bloomingdale Village Square Youth Project


ISO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

for 

Bloomingdale Civic Association's (BCA) Bloomingdale Village Square (BVS) Youth Project

Attached (scroll down) is a Request for Applications for a CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST to develop an  approximately 15 - 20 hour classroom curriculum on neighborhood history,  associated  community exploration experiences' for middle school and high school students, and perform other related tasks.  The contract will not exceed $5,000.00.  Requests for application guidelines must be submitted by Friday, July 26, 2019  and completed applications must be submitted by Friday, August 5.   We hope the BCA and the selected applicant will sign ta contact by August 15 , after which the Curriculum Specialist is expected to immediately initiate his/her contracted efforts.

PLEASE SHARE THIS NOTICE WITH FRIENDS AND OTHERS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY. 

Thanks for your assistance and support.

Bertha Holliday 

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

First Vice-President, Bloomingdale Civc Assoc.
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

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free local and live music ever Sunday and Tuesday nights at Pub and the People

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T-shirt spotted at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

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Crisp Kitchen and Bar has re-opened as HopScotch Bar and Grill

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale for Sunday 7/14/2019

19 Randolph Pl NW is offered at $849,900.
The featured open house is an expanded porch front house in Bloomingdale. The agent representing the seller is Suzanne DesMarais with Compass. See the link below for more details and open house times.

Sunday 7/14/2019 Open Houses

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS 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.

ANC5E06 newsletter and addendum -- July 2019


From: Commissioner Karla M. Lewis <5e06 anc.dc.gov="">
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 5:23 PM
Subject:
ANC5E06 Newsletter & Addendum



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  • Commissioners Comments: Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety
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  • Property Owners
  • Business Corner
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  • Public Safety
  • 2019 Summer-Fall Events
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