Posts Tagged ‘Adams Morgan’

Neighborhood Hangover

For three months, the streets of Adams Morgan have been filled with dust and din. Jackhammers and backhoes tear their way through road and sidewalk reconstruction. Pedestrians have to skip around Jersey barriers and heavy equipment to get where they’re going, cars at the bottom of 18th Street stall in one-lane bottlenecks, and the fumes [...]

Can LiUNA Rebuild a Movement by Advertising on Bus Shelters?

Public employees unions have advertised on bus shelters before, and the strategy's expanding: LiUNA, the biggest construction union in the region, just went live with new ads on bus and metro stops to try to attract new members. A spokesman tells me  they're located on Columbia Road NW, 16th Street near the White House, Pennsylvania [...]

It’s Curtains For Unity Market

It seemed like Unity Market, the collection of Mexican and Salvadoran food vendors who've set up shop a few days a week in Adams Morgan for three years now, could survive anything—even the ire of the brick-and-mortar restaurants who felt they were stealing business. It's all finally coming to an end today, because the city [...]

Ontario Theater Owner Dreaming of Condos

With the housing market going absolutely bonkers in D.C., the longest-stalled projects are creeping closer to reality—even the Ontario Theater on Columbia Road in Adams Morgan, which has been empty for years now, is likely slated for condos.
A few months ago, owner George Pedas told local ANC commissioner Steve Lanning that he wanted to move quickly on a [...]

ANC Supports Tax Abatement for Adams Morgan Hotel—With Conditions

After a four hours of public comment and deliberation, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C passed a resolution in favor of a property tax abatement worth $46 million for a luxury hotel in Adams Morgan, setting it up for final approval by the D.C. Council next Tuesday.
But they didn't give it away for free. In his last [...]

CityBikes Opening Third Location on Barracks Row

Good news, Tommy Wells: Your 'hood is about to get more bikeable. CityBikes, now located in Chevy Chase and Adams Morgan, announced in its newsletter today that it'll be taking over 709 8th Street SE, formerly the home of Capitol Hill Bicycles–they moved down the street to a smaller space–and Metropolitan Bicycles before that.
CityBikes is [...]

The Adams Morgan Hotel Tax Break: Is it Worth It?

The D.C. Council hands out dozens of long-term property tax abatements every year, and most slide from hearing to markup to vote with little public scrutiny. In fact, according to a new analysis by the D.C.-based nonprofit Good Jobs First, the District has some of the worst disclosure standards in the country for all kinds [...]

Adams Morgan Hotel Resistance Has Liftoff

Every real protest movement needs a decent website, and now the opposition to an almost-approved $46 million tax abatement for the Marriott's Edition hotel in our little corner of Adams Morgan has joined the anti-Walmart people in setting up an internet soapbox. It's all in preparation for a forum on the issue put on by [...]

Pay $411 Per Night to Stay in the WCP Newsroom!

Well, not quite. But after a proposed tax abatement for a luxury hotel on our little corner of Adams Morgan passed the Council's finance committee yesterday, you still might be able to pay that much to stay here a few years down the road.
Last week, it looked like the $61 million tax abatement that Councilmember [...]

The Farm Team: Urban Sustainable Opens in Adams Morgan

City life can be tough for green-thinking, hands-on foodies who’d like to grow their own meals. Lack of space, resources, and aptitude leaves little in the way of personal farming for D.C. residents.
Urban Sustainable hopes to change that. Occupying a small white storefront on 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, the agricultural supply store boasting [...]