Posts Tagged ‘Deanwood’

District Moves to Expand Affordable Housing With Sustainability in Mind

“We have a moral responsibility to serve the folks that need this kind of healthy and efficient housing, to make it happen."

Stalled New Communities Project Takes a Step Forward

The next phase of Lincoln Heights won't include market-rate housing.

Kiosks Finally Up For Grabs

Back in 2010—almost two years ago!—the District said that it would be making available the several little library kiosks that it closed in 2008. Just recently, a request for license agreements on kiosks in Deanwood, Parkland-Turner, and near Sursum Corda on New York Avenue popped up over at the Department of General Services, so put [...]

A Walk With: Sylvia Brown, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Deanwood

Welcome to a new occasional feature on Housing Complex, in which we take a walk with someone who has a very distinct perspective on their neighborhood—could be a developer, a beat cop, or a precocious 12-year-old. If you’ve got an idea for someone who might make an interesting subject, send ‘em along:
For someone who [...]

Next Stop for IHOP: Georgetown or Deanwood

We heard a couple of weeks ago that the new Columbia Heights IHOP would be "owned and staffed by police officers," which was supposed to lay to rest fears of the 24-hour diner disrupting sleepy neighbors. Turns out that's only half of the truth. The folks bringing pancakes to Ward 1 are the same as [...]

Doug Jemal Sued!

I mean it wouldn't be the first time, right?
Doug Jemal, head of Douglas Development, is one of D.C.'s top developers and property owners. His curling snakey symbol is all over the city, and I recently watched him in action, as he purchased an auction property located on Wisconsin Ave. The guys got cojones! But enough [...]

Another Affordable Community Planned for Deanwood

Last week, Blue Skye Development kicked off its city-orchestrated renovation of a 26-unit building in Deanwood.
This week, it's more of the same!
This morning, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced plans to build 56 new affordable townhomes on a city-controlled parcel by Dix Street and Eastern Avenue in Ward 7.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Selects Hyattsville Family and D.C. Nonprofit for Upcoming Projects

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has announced that it will build a new home for a Hyattsville couple and their three sons. The couple sponsor and run an activities program for local kids, coordinating events "that have ranged from bowling on a Friday night to flower arranging for Mother's Day," according to the following press release.
The ABC program [...]

The Mayor Hopes You’ll Fish at Marvin Gaye Park

So I'm back. 
After spending part of last week in a city filled with gorgeous parks, I'm happy to report on what will hopefully become one of ours.
This particular winding oasis apparently has a long way to go. It has gone by a number of names before. Formally, it was Watts Branch Park. Then, it became Marvin [...]

Upgrades at “Needle Park”

D.C. history lesson time!
What sweet urban oasis was dubbed "Needle Park" due to rampant drug use? Our east-of-the-river expert doesn't know.