Posts Tagged ‘Ivy City’

Judge Macaluso’s Ruling on Ivy City Bus Lot

Judge Judith Macaluso has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the city from using a lot at the Crummell School in Ivy City as a bus parking lot. Here's her ruling:

Judge Sides With Ivy City Residents in Bus Lot Dispute

A judge has sided with residents of the Ivy City neighborhood in their fight to prevent the city from building a bus parking lot on the former grounds of the Crummell School.
The judge, Judith N. Macaluso, issued a preliminary injunction this afternoon barring the city from building the lot until it can correct its "noncompliance with [...]

More Life for Old Warehouses: Distillery Coming to Ivy City

I got pretty excited about the idea of a biodiesel plant and medical marijuana cultivation centers coming to the city's dwindling industrial areas. Much has also been made about the brewing now underway at Chocolate City Beer and D.C. Brau. Now, another use for an old industrial building: A District-based team is about to start [...]

Ivy City’s Ready to Go–Now It Just Needs Buyers

It's been a rough ride for Ivy City, the neighborhood just north of Gallaudet University. It used to be known for open air drug markets, and the population decreased by a third in the 1990s, before investment started trickling in during the real estate boom. In the early 2000s, the Department of Housing and Economic [...]

New Digs, Same Pain: Engine 10 and Truck 13 Go Home

Two of the District’s busiest fire companies are back in their old home, and everyone in Trinidad and Ivy City should feel safer for it.
The D.C. Fire Department's Engine 10 and Truck 13 returned this month to the historic firehouse they share on Florida Avenue NE after a 2.5-year absence, during which the century-old building [...]

D.C. Offers Up Three More Schools for Re-Use

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Webb Elementary School, where the architecture is not exactly beckoning.
Oh well, I guess I missed this: Aside from the eleven schools that the District is already trying to redevelop, three new schools have been offered up for re-use. 
Those schools are Birney Elementary School in Anacostia next to Barry Farm, Rabaut Junior High School in Lamond-Riggs,  and Webb Elementary School in [...]

The Latest On Ivy City’s Redevelopment

For a brief refresher on exactly where the neighborhood is located (and just how much it needs to be revitalized), check out this Ivy City primer. This press release is from the mayor's office:
Fenty Announces New Housing Initiative to Revitalize Ivy City
Aims to Double Neighborhood’s Homeownership Rate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Tuesday [...]

The Rebirth of Ivy City?

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Providence Street Northeast in Ivy City
Eight years ago, City Paper published a story about Ivy City, a long forgotten Northeast neighborhood bordered mostly by train tracks and Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The story's headline is "Ghost Town." Look at the above image, and tell me that wasn't appropriate.
The article described a block with seven [...]