Posts Tagged ‘Mount Vernon Triangle’

Museum Square Tenants Get a Reprieve From Demolition, Eviction

Amid public concern over the loss of affordable housing in the Chinatown neighborhood and the specter of political action, the owner of the low-income Museum Square Apartments has opted not to follow through on its plan to demolish the 302-unit building—at least not for the time being.
The Williamsburg, Va.–based Bush Companies, which also goes by the [...]

Catania Bills to Aid Section 8 Tenants Will Have to Wait

David Catania acted quickly to introduce a legislative fix to an issue threatening hundreds of D.C. residents on Section 8 housing subsidies last week. But he didn't act quickly enough.
My column in last Thursday's paper examined a recent ultimatum issued by a Mount Vernon Triangle building owner to the 302-unit building's low-income, mostly Chinese tenants: Come [...]

Proposal for Hotel, Housing, and Dog Spa Wins City Backing for Mount Vernon Triangle Parcel

Mount Vernon Triangle residents, please welcome the latest planned addition to your crane-dotted neighborhood: a hotel, residences, and, if all goes according to plan, a dog spa.
The office of Mayor Vince Gray announced today that it has selected a proposal from the Peebles Corporation to develop a valuable parcel of city-owned land at the corner of [...]

Four Potential Futures of the Gateway to Mount Vernon Triangle

At the corner of 5th and I streets NW sits a vacant lot that will soon be transformed into what's been called the "gateway" to the Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood. Last night, neighbors packed into the trailer that serves as the Mount Vernon Community Improvement District offices and caught a glimpse of the future of [...]

Four-Teams Shortlisted to Develop 5th and I NW Lot

One of four teams will soon have the opportunity to develop a rarity in the District: a vacant lot in the heart of the city.
Yesterday, the city announced a shortlist of four teams of developers to build a mixed-use complex on a city-owned piece of land in Mount Vernon Triangle at the corner of 5th [...]

Can Mount Vernon Triangle Replicate Capitol Riverfront’s Successes?

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District has a new director. Claire Schaefer Oleksiak, who's served as deputy executive director of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District for the past six years, takes over for Bill McLeod, who started as executive director of Historic Dupont Circle Main Street on July 1.
It's a fitting move. In building [...]

Parks and Wreck

When city officials began planning the neighborhood that’s now NoMa in the 1990s, their goal was simple: turn a wasteland into a productive area. Planners never gave much thought to making it a proper neighborhood, instead conceiving of it as more of an office park that would take advantage of the proximity to Union Station [...]

Bozzuto Moving on 460 New York Avenue

Hey, another project comes off the shelf! Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Rachelle Nigro reports on her Facebook page:
460 NY Ave., the unsightly old brick federal building, has officially begun to take shape. I received a call last night from the developer Bozutto. Tentative plans are for a 63 unit condo building. The building [...]

The Most Expensive Parking Spaces in the City?

Religious building projects often take forever to come to fruition–churches aren't developers, after all, and they do have a more expansive timeline. The Third Street Church of God in the Mount Vernon Historic District is no different. It's been trying to do something with its properties on New Jersey Avenue for a decade now, and [...]

Ruckus Saves Tree at 4th and Eye

Last week, ANC 6C commissioner Keith Silver blasted out an e-mail to local media promising to chain himself to an "historic" tree at 425 Eye Street, which was slated to be taken down as the sidewalk underwent upgrades. The Triangle subsequently picked up on his petition campaign, and tomorrow the good commissioner has scheduled a [...]