Sunday, November 30, 2014

Friends of McMillan Park: ? funds for McMillan are not sufficient through FY 2018 ?

See these tweets and images:


Any proceeds from sale of revert to General Fund?- along with "our new park'?
2:20 PM - 30 Nov 2014


Funds are not sufficient through FY 2018?
2:10 PM - 30 Nov 2014

Time to do some math!
2:07 PM - 30 Nov 2014

folks: what is the source of the info in this tweet?
Hey, It's from the committee reports voted on Tues. I think the 1 I tweeted. They are similar but 1 has this.
. If you want to post on blog, the fiscal impact statement is on pp 142-143.
. That chart is in the Committee Report -on page 9. Might be nice to post the committee report if you have time
7:08 PM - 30 Nov 2014

World Missions Extension Center Thanksgiving Give-Away Rally newsletter 2014

Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:07:14 -0500

Happy belated Thanksgiving,
Please take time to read our newsletter which provides an account about the Thanksgiving Rally which was held on November 22nd.
Dr. J. Perkins

Saturday, November 29, 2014

WaPo article on DC pop-ups (Bloomingdale not mentioned)

Click on the link to read the entire Washington Post article.

The sentiments expressed in this WaPo article mirror sentiments throughout Bloomingdale.

A Bloomingdale 3-unit pop-up/pop-back

In a city filled with pop-up loathers and lovers, D.C. ponders its mini-skyscrapers

 November 28 at 7:50 PM

Inside a room of about 100 disgruntled Adams Morgan residents, Alex Dodds bravely stood up and made a confession this month to her Northwest Washington neighbors:
“I live in a pop-up,” the 30-year-old declared. “Keep your pitchforks at bay.”
Everyone at the public hearing chuckled. No one actually hoisted pitchforks at Dodds, but the majority came to vent about what they view as a fast-growing scourge in Washington neighborhoods: “pop-ups,” renovated rowhouses with additional stories that tower over adjacent homes like mini-skyscrapers.
Across the city, pop-ups appear to be increasingly generating conflicts. In one recent case, a 16th Street Heights resident said she might have to add a 23-foot smokestack on her rowhouse in order to use her fireplace, because a developer popped-up the adjacent home so that it towers over her three-foot chimney.
The measure would reduce maximum by-right height in their neighborhoods to 35 feet. And it would bar homes from being converted into dwellings with three or more units, an option that encourages developers to add stories.

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 11/30/2014

Two condos at 22 Rhode Island Ave NW will be open Sunday from 2-4pm

The featured property shown above, located at 22 Rhode Island Ave NW.  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.  A map and directions to the same open houses can be found 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 10 square team dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Shop Small Saturday TODAY, 11-29-2014

Please plan to shop small today, Saturday, 11-29-2014, at local North Capitol Street area businesses!

Lots of local businesses in Bloomingdale and the North Capitol Street corridor that you can patronize.

World Missions Extension Center's CHRISTmas Angel Tree Toy and Bike Give-Away -- Saturday, 12-20-2014

The World Missions Extension Center wants to remind everyone about the CHRISTmas Angel Tree Toy and Bike Give-Away slated for Saturday, 12-20-2014.

See this flier:

neighbor seeking electrician referrals

See this request from a Bloomingdale condo resident: 

I am seeking recommendations a good electrician.  Any suggestions?

one week from today on Saturday, 12-06-2014, at St George's Episcopal Church, 2nd &U St NW: Christmas Bazaar & Cafe followed by a "Holiday Green" concert with Chelsey Green

From: Janis Evans
Subject: Christmas Bazaar 12/6/14 Flyer
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:57 +0000

Hello All,
Attached is a flyer for St. George's Episcopal Church Women's Annual Christmas Bazaar
Please post on your respective listserves, church calendars, announcements, bulletin boards, and websites. We look forward to seeing you. Thanks in advance for your support.
Janis Evans
Bazaar Chair
Saint George's Church

After you attend the Saturday, 12-06-2014, St. George's Episcopal Church, Christmas Bazaar and Cafe, you can attend the Chelsey Green concert for $25:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WBJ: Big Bear Cafe to go before ABRA on Monday, 12-01-2014, for an expanded patio

Click on the link to read the entire Washington Business Journal post from reporter Rebecca Cooper. 

Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal
Some new restaurant news but more existing restaurant updates in this edition of the restaurant roundup:


Big Bear Cafe: Bloomingdale residents will have a lot more room on Big Bear Cafe's patio come spring if the restaurant's application for a larger summer garden is approved. The neighborhood restaurant and cafe has requested to expand its patio from 38 to 99 seats. The proposal will go before the ABC Board Dec. 1.

snowing in Bloomingdale

See these tweets and pics:

snow in
11:10 AM - 26 Nov 2014 
(our first embedded Vine movie)

: Snow starting in Bloomingdale!
11:14 AM - 26 Nov 2014

St. Martin's Catholic Church's Father Kelley invites everyone to a Thanksgiving Day Mass, followed by a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner

St. Martin's Church, Bloomingdale's Catholic Church since 1901, invites everyone to Thanksgiving mass at 9:00AM followed by a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner between 11:00AM to 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to the dinner and there will be a warm weather clothing give-away for those in need.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with the serving the dinner, giving away the clothing and taking meals to those people in the community who are unable to leave their houses.  If you are interested volunteering please talk with me, Fr. Mike Kelley, after the Thanksgiving morning mass.  We are also (always) in need of more donations of clothing (especially warm sweaters and heavy coats) or food (canned or non-perishable) which can be left at the back of the church Thanksgiving morning.
St. Martin's Catholic Church serves the Bloomingdale community and is on the corner of North Capitol and T Street NW.  If you can't make the Thanksgiving festivities, then please join us for Advent starting this Sunday December 1st.
We hope everyone in Bloomingdale has a blessed holiday season.
Fr. Mike Kelley

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DC Water: Nighttime work at 1st & V St NW until midnight -- tonight, Tuesday. 11-25-2014

CC: others
Subject: First Street Tunnel Nighttime Work and Holiday Schedule
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:05:19 +0000

NIGHTTIME WORK-Tonight, Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
UPDATE on DC Water’s First Street Tunnel work on First Street NW at the intersection of V Street NW.
PEPCO/ Anchor Construction has been relocating high voltage lines across First Street. The emergency work must continue until midnight tonight , Wednesday, November 25th.  There will be two crews with the associated lights and construction noise. The sidewalk will remained closed and flaggers and MPD will be present to direct pedestrians around the work through the east alleyway. The relocation work is being performed more slowly than normal  to prevent any local power outages. Work will resume tomorrow morning. The sidewalk will be open for the Holiday weekend. After the holiday, the sidewalk will be restored. We apologize for this disruption.
There will be no First Street Tunnel construction activities at any of the four construction staging areas on Thursday-Thanksgiving Day, Friday, Saturday or Sunday (11/27-11/30). 
Please call the 24/7 First Street Tunnel Hotline (844) FST-INFO/ (844) 378-4636 with questions or concerns.
Best Wishes for a healthy and safe holiday weekend,
Tom Lindberg, DCCR First Street Tunnel - Public Outreach DC Clean Rivers Project | DC Water 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20032 t (202) 787-4738 f (202) 787-4478 | Email: | FST web page:

DC Council Committee on Economic Development passes three LDA resolutions for McMillan; vote on Tuesday, 12-02-2014

1) Okay, here are a bunch of tweets from this afternoon.

Thanks to Bloomingdame, Michael Neibauer and Mike DeBonis.

. Com on Econ Dev passed three resolutions for - no discussion of details, no concerns expressed

“It is a world-class project and I’m looking forward to supporting it,” says of McMillan, now moving to the full council.

. Comm on EconDev to consider LDAs. Chair present
McMillan redevelopment plan has cleared council committees and will get initial vote Dec. 2.

: McMillan redevelopment plan has cleared council committees and will get initial vote Dec. 2.”
Initial vote or only vote? They are resolutions.
You're right. Only vote.
passed unanimously out of committee

2) Plus this brief Email from Truxton Circle resident Eric Jones:
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:10 -0500
Subject: McMillan Project

PR 20-1082, 20-1083 & 20-1084 were just marked up and voted out of the Committee on Economic Development 4-0.  Our Counciman provided comments and 3 of the 4 Council members present were Ward 5 Residents.
3) Here is the tail end of a post from Washington Business Journal reporter Michael Neibauer:

Council committees approve D.C. United, McMillan bills

Nov 25, 2014, 4:49pm EST UPDATED: Nov 25, 2014, 5:00pm EST

Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal


Also on Tuesday, both panels unanimously approved the surplus and disposition of the 25-acre McMillan Sand Filtration Site for redevelopment by Trammell Crow, EYA and Jair Lynch Development Partners. Like D.C. United, McMillan now heads to the full council, where it is expected to pass. Bowser said that she is "pleased it is moving forward."  
"It is a world-class project and I'm looking forward to supporting it," said Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, D-Ward 5, government operations chairman.