Posts Tagged ‘Babe’s Billiards’

Wells Introduces Bill to Enforce Parking Permit Bans

During the fight over its planned residential development at the old Babe's Billiards site in Tenleytown, Douglas Development Corporation made a pledge to neighbors: If the company were given permission to construct the building without any off-street parking, it'd also bar residents from obtaining residential parking permits to park on the street. That way, residents [...]

Battle of Babe’s Ends With Approval of Parking-Free Building

The Battle of Babe's is over, and the winner is the alliance between Douglas Development Corporation and smart-growth advocates who argued against the need for parking near the Tenleytown Metro station.
The fight began when Douglas, owner of the long-vacant Babe's Billiards site, put forward a proposal to build a mixed-use building on the site without [...]

Zoning Commission Chairman: No One Bikes to the Grocery Store

The Babe's Billiards saga continued last night with a hearing before the Zoning Commission, which adjourned after several hours and will continue Monday. As usual, there was a contingent of neighbors opposed to the parking-free Tenleytown development, and the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission reiterated its support for the plan. With ANC backing, odds of approval [...]

This Is How Much People Care About Parking

I'll dispense with the drama first: Last night, after a yearlong debate over Douglas Development's plans to build a six-story mixed-use development in Tenleytown without off-street parking, the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission approved the plan unanimously. With ANC 3E's nonbinding stamp of approval, it goes to the Zoning Commission for a ruling on Douglas' application [...]

This Is What a Parking Exemption Is Worth

Tonight's a big night for Tenleytown. After a year of neighborhood debate, ANC 3E is set to vote on the Douglas Development proposal for a six-story mixed-use building on the site of the defunct Babe's Billiards at Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street NW. The development, as I laid out in my column last week, is [...]

Not Asking for a Lot

Late last year, Douglas Development Corporation presented Tenleytown residents with two options. The ground floor of an apartment building it was planning for the site of the defunct Babe’s Billiards on Wisconsin Avenue NW could either become a parking garage—or it could be devoted to retail. The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission deliberated, and at its [...]

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