Posts Tagged ‘Ivy City’

Hecht’s Appeal

Photo Slideshow: Hecht Company Warehouse

At a time of when cranes are proliferating across the city, Ivy City can feel like the kid who didn’t get picked.
The diminutive Northeast neighborhood is hemmed in by New York Avenue and the railroad tracks to the north, Mount Olivet Cemetery to the southeast, and Gallaudet University to the southwest. [...]

Ivy City Bus Lot Opponents Get a Gift: Alternatives

Ivy City residents have been fighting the city's plans to put a tour bus depot in their neighborhood with all they've got. In December, they won a temporary injunction from a judge against placing the depot on the lot of the defunct Alexander Crummell School until certain conditions were met. But in their struggle, they've [...]

Vice Principles

Kenyan McDuffie eyed the small plastic shot glass in his hand with suspicion, then took a sip. The proprietors of New Columbia Distillers waited for the Ward 5 councilmember’s reaction to their Green Hat Gin. McDuffie swallowed, and smiled.
“I’m not generally a gin drinker,” McDuffie said, “but it’s good.”
McDuffie and three of his aides were [...]

Judge Allows Buses in Crummell Lot on Inauguration Day

Nearly a month after Ivy City residents celebrated a judge's ruling that temporarily barred bus parking on the lot of the defunct Crummell School, the city won a small victory today: a stay by the same judge that lifts her earlier injunction for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21.
The city was hoping to use the [...]

City Files Motion for Stay on Ivy City Bus Ruling

Days after a judge ruled that the city couldn't use an Ivy City lot for bus parking, Mayor Vince Gray filed a motion for a stay on the judge's decision so that buses could be parked on the lot pending appeal—particularly during the inauguration festivities.
Judge Judith Macaluso ruled on Monday that the parking lot of [...]

City Plans to Appeal Ivy City Ruling, Despite McDuffie’s Protests

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie sent a letter to Mayor Vince Gray today urging him not to appeal a decision by a judge this week barring the city from using an Ivy City parking lot for bus parking.
"On December 10th, Judge Judith N. Macaluso issued an injunction that temporarily halts the operation of the planned [...]

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 [...]