Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friends of McMillan Park at this evening's State of the District Address

See this tweet:
team welcome attendees to speech. not good if
6:35 PM - 31 Mar 2015 

A racing president and Save McMillan protestors. The most DC picture ever taken.
5:52 PM - 31 Mar 2015

Bloomingdale Civic Assn President Teri Janine Quinn on the stage tonight at Mayor Bowser's State of the District address

See this tweet and pic:

President ANC5E Chair on stage with during her 1st SOTD Address
7:18 PM - 31 Mar 2015

P#pVille: "Basque Bar coming to former Horse’s Ass Award Nominee on Florida Ave"

Click on the link to read the P#pVille post:

03/31/15 10:55am

Basque Bar coming to former Horse’s Ass Award Nominee on Florida Ave


DC Water 1st Street Tunnel construction update dated 03-26-2015

From: Vickey.Wilcher@dcwater.com
To: Thomas.Lindberg@dcwater.com; Vickey.Wilcher@dcwater.com
CC: John.Kennedy@dcwater.com
Subject: First Street Tunnel Forum Presentation
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:01:10 +0000

Greetings First Street Tunnel Stakeholder:
We missed having you at the March 26 FST community meeting—I’m attaching the power point presentation from the meeting in the hope that it will help fill you in on much of what happened.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming FST Boring Machine Naming Ceremony (Tuesday, April 14, 2015) and the next FSTF Meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015).
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Tom or me at 202.787.4738 or 202.787.4717 respectively.
 Vicky M. Wilcher | Public Outreach Officer DC Clean Rivers Project | DC Water
|Vickey.Wilcher@dcwater.com (202) 787-4717

alley east of 1st St NW, north of U St NW: heavy traffic congestion yesterday afternoon

From a resident on the unit block of U Street NW - near the alley just east of 1st Street NW, which has become the substitute 1st Street NW:
Please see the attached photo. I took this today at about 2:30-3 pm. No one was moving in this instance and things got pretty heated. People got out of their cars and were shouting at each other. That's five cars!
We need a solution to the problem and fast!

Bloomingdale leaders -- Teri Janine Quinn, Dianne Barnes, Robert Brannum & Bertha Holliday -- participated in last night's Ward 5 Leadership meeting

From last night's Ward 5 Leadership event held at Trinity Washington University.

Note that Teri Janine Quinn, Dianne Barnes, Robert Brannum and Bertha Holliday were in attendance.

Great turnout by our stalwart community leaders this evening.

Tonight leaders Diane Barnes w/ Pres.Sp.Asst. Kim Eldridge
7:33 PM - 30 Mar 2015 

DC Zoning Commission votes to reduce pop-up height to 35 feet (without a special exception) and to establish a max pop-back to 10 feet

Last night's DC Zoning Commission vote.

Popped: D.C. Zoning Commission votes to limit pop-ups in certain residential neighborhoods.
6:58 AM - 31 Mar 2015

2)  Click on the link below to read the entire Washington Post article by Ian Shapira:

D.C. Zoning Commission votes to reduce maximum height of pop-ups

 March 30 at 11:24 PM

The D.C. Zoning Commission took its first action on Monday night against developers building the city’s growing number of pop-up homes, voting to reduce the maximum by-right height of single-family rowhouses to 35 feet, down from 40, in some of the city’s gentrifying neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Shaw and Columbia Heights.
The Zoning Commission’s decision is not final. But its vote Monday night gives residents and developers who have been anxiously following the pop-up debate an initial look at the likely set of rules that could govern one of the city’s most controversial building practices. Later this spring, the Zoning Commission will take a second, final vote after a legally required advisory review by the federal National Capital Planning Commission.
During Monday night’s meeting, the commission voted 3 to 2 in favor of the by-right 35-foot height cap, but also allowed residents or developers to pursue a special exception if they want a 40-foot tall building.
Developers won’t be allowed to build rear additions that pop back and extend 10 feet past the rear wall of any adjacent rowhouse...

3)  Click on the link to read the Urban Turf post:

Pop-Up Block: Zoning Commission Votes to Reduce Height of Residential Additions

4)  Click on the link to read the WCP Housing Complex blog post:

Pop Goes the Pop-Up

DCity Smokehouse and Red Hen nominated for RAMMYS15

First, see this tweet:

 8 hours ago
Good to see and nominated for our neighborhood is delicious!
11:31 PM - 30 Mar 2015
Now see this article by WBJ reporter Rebecca Cooper.
Click on the link to read the entire Washington Business Journal article on the Rammys 2015 nominees, which include Bloomingdale's DCity Smokehouse and Red Hen.

And the RAMMYs 2015 nominees are ...

Mar 30, 2015, 9:51pm EDT

Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal

Favorite Fast Bites:
  • Cava Grill – Bethesda Row
  • DCity Smokehouse
  • G by Mike Isabella
  • Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza - Friendship Heights
  • Red Apron Butcher – Union Market

Wine Program of the Year:
  • Charlie Palmer Steak
  • Fiola
  • Iron Gate
  • Proof
  • The Red Hen

Plus, notice DC Brau:
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:
  • Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
  • DC Brau Brewing Company
  • Dolci Gelati
  • Early Mountain Vineyards
  • New Columbia Distillers


Monday, March 30, 2015

today's pic of 42 W Street NW pop-up & pop-back

Another pic of the 42 W Street NW pop-up and pop-back.

yes, 42 W Street NW is indeed zoned R-4


I didn't realize that 42 W St NW in was zoned C-3-C

Big Bear Cafe's Pressed Kimchi Reuben Sandwich is named by Zagat as one of DC's best new sandwiches!

12 Best New Sandwiches to Try in DC

By Rina Rapuano
March 30, 2015

Pressed Kimchi Reuben Sandwich at Big Bear Cafe
Newly installed chef Quinten Frye created this stack of beef pastrami, housemade kimchi, a “secret sauce” and Gruy√®re on Lyon Bakery rye bread for the lunch menu.
Price: $12
Insider Tip: The sandwich can be found selling for $9 during happy hour, and all sandwiches can be complemented by market greens or potato hash for $1 more.

1700 First St. NW; 202-643-9222

Friends of McMillan Park at today's DMPED March Madness event in the Lincoln Theatre

Here you go:
DMPED March Madness -protest by & DC for Reasonable Development
1:26 PM - 30 Mar 2015 

in the next two weeks, an RFP to be released for 1520-1522 North Capitol St NW

1)  Click on the link to read the entire post by Washington Business Journal reporter Michael Neibauer:

Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal
Mayor Muriel Bowser will reveal on Monday the first major slate of development solicitations to be released by her administration, to include the final piece of Waterfront Station and parcels in Truxton Circle, Anacostia and Shaw.
Throughout the spring, the District also will release RFPs for a 9,653-square-foot lot bounded by Second Street, H Street and New Jersey Avenue Northwest (a block from the Wal-Mart-anchored 77H project, a 4,982-square-foot parcel at 1520-1522 North Capitol St. NW in Truxton Circle, the 5,400-square-foot 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE in historic Anacostia ( again), and Parcel 42 in Shaw.

2) Click on the link below to read the post from Washington City Paper Housing Complex reporter Aaron Wiener:

It’s March Madness for Development, as Bowser Announces New Projects