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



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.

Property Address
Property Type
Historic District
14 Florida Ave, NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
16 Florida Ave, NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
4 Q Street, NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
6 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
8 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
10 Q Street NW
Old City 2
12 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
Old City 2
14 Q Street NW
Vacant Lot
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, 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
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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. 

Langley PTSA fundraiser at Big Bear -- Sunday, 06-03-2018

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come to Common Good City Farm's Farm Market this afternoon

Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:03 PM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Come to Common Good City Farm's Farm Market today from 3-7 pm

Hi Everyone,
Come visit Common Good City Farm's Farm Market today. 

Common Good City Farm & Arcadia Mobile Market's Farm Market
Wednesday, 3 - 7 pm
3rd and Elm St  NW

We will have:

mustard greens
beet greens
lemon balm

Sign up for our Market CSA:

Check out our upcoming food preservation workshop series:

Intro to Fermentation: Krauts and Slaws
Thursday, June 14, 6 - 8 pm

Intro to Fermentation: Ginger Beer
Thursday, July 12, 6 - 8 pm

Intro to Fermentation: Pickles and Relishes
Thursday, August 9, 6 - 8 pm

many thanks!


Josephine Chu
Program & Outreach Manager
Common Good City Farm
V Street between 2nd & 4th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-559-7513 (office)
631-355-2348 (cell)
mailing address: PO Box 26030 Washington, DC 20001
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some tidbits from the Monday, 05-21-2018, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting


A motion passed to support the special exception for nonconforming structure requirement for a rear deck for 58 V Street NW.
A motion passed to support the DCity Smokehouse block party on Saturday, 07-14-2018.
A motion passed to support the historic landmark nomination for 150 S Street NW -- St. Paul’s Methodist Church South.
A motion passed to approve the request for a one-year PUD extension for the Joe Mamo development project.
A motion passed to encourage a 2nd level of parking at the Joe Mamo development project.
A motion passed to support the zoning relief for a 5’ side yard requirement for 79-81 U Street NW.

And DDOT was unable to commit to implementing any traffic calming measures for 1st Street NW, except for speed cameras. 

No one was happy with the DDOT presentation, let's just say. 

tonight's big game on the big screen at Boundary Stone

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

set of keys found with red tag on the 2100 block of 1st Street NW

From: A S
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:34 PM
Subject: Found set of keys with red tag on 2100 block of 1st NW

Contact me for retrieval -

Dr. Bertha Holliday's statement on historic landmark application case #18-09: St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church South - 150 S Street NW

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:36 PM
To: Scott Roberts
Subject: MY HPRB Statement on St. Paul's Church (aka Tabor Presbyterian))

Please post attached statement on listserv and blog.

Thanks much, Bertha


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

Co- Director
Bloomingdale Village Square Project
"Building Community Identity & Sense of Place"

Commissioner, ANC 5E07
Washington, DC

Fellow, American Psychological Association


Howard Town Center survey closes Thursday, 05-24-2018

From: Bennett, Maybelle T.
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:08 PM
Subject: Howard Town Center Survey Closing May 24th

Good afternoon Neighbors:

The survey designed to collect community input on how the Bond Bread Bakery/WRECO Garage (formerly known as the Howard Town Center) site might be redeveloped will be closed on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  This is the site where two prominently vacant buildings on the west side of Georgia Avenue between "V" and "W" Streets are located (see the attached photos).

If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so now by clicking onto the link below.

We appreciate your time and your input.


Maybelle Taylor Bennett


Howard University Community Association

Office of External Affairs 

2400 Sixth Street, N.W. Room 323

Washington, D.C. 20059

Ph: (202) 806-2661

Fx: (202) 667-4340