Yesterday, the Historic Preservation Office emailed out notice of raze permit applications for 4700, 4702, and 4704 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Cue the firestorm. One of those addresses contains the Tenleytown institution Osman & Joe's Steak 'n Egg Kitchen, popularly known among American University students just as Steak 'n Egg. And popular it is. When word of [...]
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I know, I tend to write a lot about the city's zoning code. But hey, people are passionate about this stuff—enough so that they go to great lengths to rig poll results on the subject.
Last week, the 12,956-member Cleveland Park listserv's moderators posted a poll about a hypothetical change to the neighborhood's zoning. "The current zoning [...]
The Babe's Billiards saga continued last night with a hearing before the Zoning Commission, which adjourned after several hours and will continue Monday. As usual, there was a contingent of neighbors opposed to the parking-free Tenleytown development, and the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission reiterated its support for the plan. With ANC backing, odds of approval [...]
I'll dispense with the drama first: Last night, after a yearlong debate over Douglas Development's plans to build a six-story mixed-use development in Tenleytown without off-street parking, the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission approved the plan unanimously. With ANC 3E's nonbinding stamp of approval, it goes to the Zoning Commission for a ruling on Douglas' application [...]
Tonight's a big night for Tenleytown. After a year of neighborhood debate, ANC 3E is set to vote on the Douglas Development proposal for a six-story mixed-use building on the site of the defunct Babe's Billiards at Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street NW. The development, as I laid out in my column last week, is [...]
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 [...]
Safeway and Clark Realty Capital have released new sketches of their mixed-use plan for 42nd and Ellicott Street NW by Torti Gallas, which they kicked off a couple months ago. It's sure an improvement over the last one.
American University has been fighting the neighborhood on several fronts to get approval for a campus plan that includes moving its law school to the former Immaculata Seminary at Yuma Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Naturally, one of them has to do with preservation: The Tenleytown Historical Society has submitted a landmark application for the [...]
As the Washington Business Journal reported last week, Douglas Development is moving forward again on the long-troubled Babe's Billiards site in Tenleytown: Five floors of apartments with ground floor retail on the corner of Wisconsin and Brandywine Street NW, which will replace a one-story commercial building. Read all about it in their application to the [...]
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 [...]