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Archive - Apr 2016

April 30th

Eastern Market Report

Eastern Market Landlord Pays a Visit

In a rare appearance at the monthly Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) meeting, the landlord’s representative, Forest Hayes, Associate Director of the District’s Department of General Services (DGS), made a brief presentation and then led a discussion on the near future, if not the fiscal health, of Eastern Market. The District government is the landlord.

ANC 6E Report - April 2016

Minute Clinic Coming to K Street CVS

ANC 6D Report - April 2016

At its meeting on April 11, ANC 6D discussed the proposed Delaware Avenue Family Shelter and the delay in Jefferson Middle School’s modernization; as well as hosting Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. Issues involving public art and alcohol licensing rounded out the agenda.

ANC 6C Report - April 2016

A goodwill visit from the DC Streetcar team turned into a forum for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) members to demand updates on their requests for safety changes to the streetcar’s path.

ANC 6B Report - April 2016

RFK Stadium Plans Taking Shape

At a meeting in April residents got a detailed look at preliminary redevelopment plans for the RFK Stadium site. Events DC, the government’s sports authority, is looking to redevelop the land since DC United is set to move out. The firm that's advising on the master plan, OMA New York, hosted a public meeting to outline two design concepts for the 190-acre site, more than 40 percent of which is covered in parking lots.

ANC 6A Report - April 2016

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with Commissioners Mike Soderman, Patrick Malone, Calvin Ward, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Matt Levy, Omar Mahmud, and Stephanie Zimny in attendance. The meeting began with several community presentations.

H Street Connection Redevelopment, Rappaport & WC Smith

South by West

Photograph By
William Rich

The New Greenleaf Will Be Mixed-Income Housing

William Rich is a blogger at Southwest … The Little Quadrant That Could (

Union Station: Quick Fixes and Long-Term Planning

An alphabet of stakeholders are evaluating and planning for the future needs of Union Station.

The Union Station of today, with its dated Amtrak waiting areas, hazardous pedestrian environment and inefficient taxicab queues, is not equipped to meet the needs of the rail station of the future. On average 37 million people pass through Union Station each year, but in 20 years that number is set to increase dramatically: Amtrak anticipates tripling passenger capacity and doubling train capacity.

Shaun Courtney is a freelance reporter and real estate writer. Shaun has called DC home since 2002 and now lives in Ward 7’s Kingman Park with her husband and son.