Thursday, May 31, 2018

Buy One Get One Free Happy Hour at Crisp Kitchen and Bar; All You Can Eat Tacos at El Camino

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Cultural DC's mobile art gallery at the Joe Mamo lot -- from North Capitol Main Street -- kickoff on Friday, 06-08-2018

Who else has received this doorknocker?

see this Beale Square sponsored post at Urban Turf DC

See this sponsored post at Urban Turf DC.

Here is the Urban Pace link for more info.

The five Beale Square new construction rowhouses are located in the lot bounded by the alleys of Flagler Place NW, Adams Street NW, 2nd Street NW and W Street NW.

The five under-construction rowhouses face the two McGill Row condo buildings and the Beale House condo building.

"Starting at $1.3M"

Boundary Stone Summer Concert Series kickoff tonight with The Bastard Sons of Captain May

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two weeks from today: DHCD hearing on its Florida and Q Street NW sites, 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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two weeks from today: Common Good City Farm Krauts and Slaws workshop

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eight weeks from today: HPRB hearing on the 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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

DC Council chair candidate Ed Lazere brunch in Bloomingdale -- Sunday, 06-03-2018

See the campaign event that is occurring in Bloomingdale:

two weeks from today: meet-and-greet in Bloomingdale at DCity Smokehouse for Ward 5 council candidate Kenyan McDuffie

Looks like Ward 5 Council candidate Kenyan McDuffie is holding a meet-and-greet at DCity Smokehouse on Wednesday, 06-13-2018.

Zoning Commission Order No. 13-14(6) on McMillan -- following the 09-14-2017 Order on Remand

Click on the link to read the long-awaited Zoning Commission order on McMillan -- following the 09-14-2018 remand.

This is from the first page:

Here is the leading paragraph from the Decision section at the end of the PDF:

Who wants to plow through this PDF and provide a summary to the community?

join DC Capital Striders for a group run tonight, gathering at Boundary Stone

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MidCityDC news article on the June 7th Taste of North Capitol event

Click on the link to read the entire MidCityDC news article:

North Capitol Main Street presents The Second Annual Taste of North Capitol, celebrating this beautiful and diverse community! The event highlights some of the cuisines, services and businesses that make our neighborhood unique.
Taste of North Capitol takes place 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 7th at The NPR Headquarters Atrium, 1111 North Capitol St. NE.
The event features live music by DJ Kyoteygrey and Dupont Brass. There will be specialty gifts and raffles and food and drinks from favorite North Cap neighborhood spots.

four weeks from today: 79-81 U Street NW BZA hearing - the property owners are seeking relief from the 5' sideyard requirement

See this tweet about the 06-27-2018 DC Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) hearing, which includes 79-81 U Street NW:

this Saturday, 06-02-2019: Kim Williams book lecture and signing -- "Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, DC"

See this tweet from the DC Preservation League:.

Note that Kim Williams -- of the DC Office of Planning's Historic Preservation Office -- has been active in the Bloomingdale historic district discussion.

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

See this NextDoor post from Mona:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ANC5E meeting agenda -- Tuesday, 06-05-2018

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5e09"">
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:18 PM
To: Garnett, Eddie (SMD 5E01) <5e01"">; Williams, Patricia (SMD 5E02) <5e02"">; Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05) <5e05"">; McClelland, Katherine (SMD 5E06) <5e06"">; Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07) <5e07"">; Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5e09"">; Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04) <5e04"">; Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08) <5e08"">; Powell, Hannah (SMD 5E03) <5e03"">;;; Jones, Nancy Darlene (ANC 5E10) <5e10 .anc="""">
Cc: Fitzgerald, William (MPD) ; Gaines, Lionell (EOM) ; Rogers, Hakeem (EOM) ; Cislo, Kelley (Council) ; Fashbaugh, Sarah R. (ABRA) ; Brown, Ajan (OHR) ; Kweli Powell ; Williams, Kim (OP) ; Hutchinson, Alexander (EOM) ; Stucker, Gilles (EOM) ; Charlena Brooks
Subject: ANC5E PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA - JUNE 5, 2018 - 7-9 PM

Community Awareness:  Please review and share.

Respectfully Submitted By,
C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner

CM McDuffie statement on recent gun violence and funding for a new violence intervention initiative

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:25 PM
Subject: Councilmember McDuffie Statement on recent gun violence and funding for a new violence intervention initiative

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018
Contact: Nolan Treadway, (202) 445-0361,

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on Recent Gun Violence and Funding for a Violence Intervention Initiative

Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (Ward 5) has issued the following statement on gun violnece of the past weekend, and a new violence intervention initative:
“I am deeply saddened and upset by the senseless gun violence that has taken place across communities in the District over the weekend.

Here we are, merely weeks before the school year ends, and the summer begins, and we are dealing with 11 people shot and four killed including 24-year-old Anthony Clark, who was shot and killed in Langston Terrance on Memorial Day. This is outrageous, and as a native Washingtonian, husband, father, brother, friend, and Councilmember, I can no longer accept the violence that has gripped our city as an everyday fact of life.

Yesterday, I met with residents from across the city alongside Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White and other District leaders. What I heard from residents in attendance were feelings of grief, fear, hopelessness, and anger, toward what they feel is a lack of respect for the value of human life.

We must call out gun violence for what it is—every single shooting, every time it happens—and endeavor to change this devastating culture of violence.

Over the last 24 hours, I have worked with my Council colleagues and the Attorney General to identify and allocate funding for a violence intervention initiative to be implemented this summer. These additional resources will enhance current efforts such as the implementation of the NEAR Act’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.

We must use all available resources to stem the tide of senseless gun violence—the future of our city, our young people, depends on it.

Working with the community, I will continue to do everything I can to address the root causes of violence that plague communities across the District."