Summer is always a good time to blog about things that have been bouncing around my head for a couple months, or in this case, years. The topic: reforming Washington, D.C.’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, or ANCs. The ANC system was created in 1976 as part of the D.C. Home Rule Charter. In order to provide […]
O Street Market Zoning Hearing March 6th
The weekly newsletter circulated by my representative on the D.C. Council, Jack Evans, contains this personal plea for community members to attend an upcoming zoning hearing regarding a mixed-use redevelopment of the O Street Market: O Street Market needs support from residents The DC Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the O Street […]
Technicality Holds up $2,500,000 for Neighborhood Park
Over $2 million has already been earmarked to convert this dreary tar triangle into a memorial and park for a famous former D.C. resident. Read more to find out the technicalities holding it up, the responses of my elected officials to the problem, and who you can write to demanding action.
Shaw Library Demolition, Reconstruction Under Way
After years of inaction, the process of reconstructing the D.C. Public Library’s Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Branch seems on-track. A new temporary library hums with activity, demolition of the old building is well underway, and a meeting is scheduled later this month to reveal a preliminary design for the new building.
Help Plan a New Shaw Library
As noted by a visitor in a recent comment, at long last a fully equipped temporary Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library has opened at 945 Rhode Island Avenue next to the Shaw Junior High School. The grand opening is next Wednesday, November 14th from 4 to 5:30 p.m., to be followed by a “Hopes and Dreams” […]
O Street Market Redevelopment
The company redeveloping the historic O Street Market site in Shaw has released some architectural images. The project will contain apartments, condos, a hotel, senior affordable housing, and a new supermarket.
Planning Underway for New Shaw Park
Design work has begun for a new Carter G. Woodson Park, located in my neighborhood one block from the Carter G. Woodson house at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, Q Street, and 9th Streets NW. According to the project’s manager at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who is overseeing the planning, the project […]