Late last year, Douglas Development Corporation presented Tenleytown residents with two options. The ground floor of an apartment building it was planning for the site of the defunct Babe’s Billiards on Wisconsin Avenue NW could either become a parking garage—or it could be devoted to retail. The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission deliberated, and at its [...]
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Yesterday, TBD bemoaned the fact that parking downtown will get more expensive under D.C.'s new performance parking regime, illustrating the high occupancy rate of on-street spaces with samples taken by the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District. The thing is, those samples by no means represent the totality of parking available downtown, because they don't take [...]
In the basement of the Watha T.Daniel/Shaw Library early last month, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C came up with a wish list for everything it wanted in a new development that would go on a long-vacant, city-owned lot across the street. The last plan had foundered in the recession, and this time, the city was offering [...]
Last night, I sat in on a presentation by representatives of the new owners of Georgetown's Evermay estate. Neighbors were guarded about their proposal to convert the three-acre residence into the headquarters of their non-profit foundation, which would eventually have as many as nine employees. Attorney Alice Haase promised that they would barely even notice the [...]
Via Curbed, a great idea for making use of that parking space you don't need, or getting one if you do: Put it on the market. A new New York-via-Baltimore-based startup called Parking Panda is like a more organized Craigslist for parking spaces, allowing people to list their space for whatever price they think they [...]
A tipster sent me (and Department of Public Works director Bill Howland) this shot of a shockingly illegal parking job at by...a parking enforcement vehicle. Especially odd, considering what the photographer says were abundant spaces available in the lot, a McDonalds on Georgia Avenue and Peabody Street NW. Can you ticket the ticketer?
To date, employees of the General Services Administration have all be able to park for free at their federal office buildings. Come August, that'll change. This all-staff email went out recently:
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL GSA EMPLOYEES IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
FROM: CATHLEEN C. KRONOPOLUS, REGIONAL COMMISSIONER, PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
SUBJECT: Important changes to parking [...]
The public isn't allowed to know.
Seriously: After taking note of the many expanses of concrete available for Hill staffers across the Capitol complex, I asked the Committee on House Administration how many parking spaces it oversees, and how many permits it hands out (each office gets a certain number to divvy up). Apparently, that information [...]
Out of all the campus plans working their way towards the Zoning Commission this year, the University of the District of Columbia's is somewhat unique: None of the others are attempting to transform themselves into something entirely different. With this year's launch of the Community College of the District of Columbia–which will accommodate many of [...]
There are a few interesting things about the news that Target is likely heading to the Shops at Georgetown Park, along with Bloomingdales.
First, how could the new owners welcome a retailer rejected by Lady Gaga?
Okay, actually first is that it comes after Target withdrew from Skyland Town Center, the long-stalled retail complex planned for Ward [...]