Posts Tagged ‘Mount Vernon Triangle’

Museum Square Residents Will Again Rally Ahead of Section 8 Contract Expiration

“[The tenants] are human beings with hardworking, immigrant families."

Developer Plans to Replace Museum Square With 825 Apartments and Condos

But first there are a host of legal issues to resolve.

Anacostia Residents Protest Plan for Satellite Affordable Housing

When R. Donahue Peebles pitched a development concept for a city-owned parcel at 5th and I streets NW, he framed it as a win for everyone involved. The Mount Vernon Triangle would get a luxury hotel, condos, retail, and a renovation of two small parks. The city would get more tax revenue than from the competing proposals—plus [...]

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 [...]