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Archive - Dec 4, 2014

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The District Source

Pop-Up Proposal Not Perfect, But a Start

It is hard to drive around Hill East or greater Capitol Hill for long before coming across a former two-story, brick rowhouse that has been added onto with often mismatched brick or siding and that now houses three or more units, instead of one family or a family and their English basement renter. These so-called “pop-ups” are the source of much consternation among neighbors at community meetings and in online discussion forums. 

Shaun Courtney is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of District Source, a D.C. real estate and neighborhood news blog, co-founded and supported by Lindsay Reishman Real Estate. Shaun has been a local reporter in DC since 2009 and has called the city home since 2002. She currently lives in Kingman Park. Read more from District Source.

Calling all houses!

Sign Your Home Up for the 2015 CHRS House Tour

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society is on the hunt for houses for the 2015 Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour. This two-day event features some of the most beautiful homes and gardens on The Hill, opened up for the public to take a peek inside. The 2015 Tour will focus on the general area around Stanton Park and along Massachusetts Avenue towards Lincoln Park.

If you or someone you know has a home in this area that belongs on our tour, please contact Alia Khan at aliajkhan@gmail.com for more information!

Officials Are Getting Closer to a Final Plan for the Southeast Boulevard

The Office of Planning will present its final concepts for the Southeast Boulevard at 7 p.m. on December 11 at the Friendship School,  1345 Potomac Ave. SE. Final plans will very likely emerge from one of the three proposals that the Office of Planning is going to present, and a number of commissioners said they look forward to the community giving input. Ward 6 councilmember Tommy Wells and representatives from DDOT will be at the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Southeast Freeway is set to temporarily re-open in early 2015.

Excerpted from the report on ANC 6B November meeting by Jonathan Neeley to be published in the December Hill Rag.