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Archive - Jan 2017


Design Plans for SE Watkins Alley Residences

Ditto Residential Joined the Watkins Alley Team Jan. 31

Ditto Residential announced plans Jan. 31 to join the development of townhouse condos and apartments at Watkins Alley, next to Frager’s Hardware and bounded by 1309-1323 E St. SE and 516 13th St. SE. Construction is set to start in 2018.

Mayor Proposes 'Walkability' Preference for Charters

Some Worry the Option Could Hurt Equal Access for Some Students

Students living within a half mile of a charter school may get preference for admission to that school with a proposed change to the DC schools lottery system, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Jan. 30.

January 30th

Give Feedback on the Boys and Girls Club Project

DMPED has Started the Our RFP Process

On Jan. 28, the District laid out several options that the Hill East community can consider for the long-awaited redevelopment of the Eastern Branch Boy and Girls Club building (261 17th St. SE). Ideas include rental housing, an emergency shelter, a worship center, a government facility, a small health care facility, a public or charter school or a community and recreation center.

January 27th

Liquor Board to Spike: Clean Up Your Act

New Trash, Grease Rules for Good Stuff Eatery, Bearnaise, We the Pizza

On Jan. 25, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board called on the owners of and managers at Bearnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), We the Pizza (305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) and Good Stuff Eatery (303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) to clean up trash and grease management as conditions for the renewal of their retail licenses Class DR and CR. 

January 26th

C100 Fights Verizon Billboard Renewal

The Committee's Argument Mirrors the One for Nats Park's Signs

The Committee of the 100 (C100) called DC’s analysis of the digital billboards outside the Verizon Center (601 F St. NW) “perfunctory and inadequate,” in a letter to the Office of Planning (OP) Jan. 23.

January 25th

Traffic Delays Around Navy Yard

Starting Jan. 30, the Navy Yard will hold annual security exercises that could increase traffic or delays in and around the Yard in Southeast. The exercises will end Feb. 10.

The Navy notified military family members and employees that work at the sites of the possible disruptions to their normal schedules. For the surrounding community, these disruptions could include increased traffic from gate closures at the Yard and possible unexpected activity around the site, which is bounded by Fourth Street, M Street and 11th Street SE. 

How to Apply for ANC 6C Grants

ANC 6C has opened its grant application process for the 2017 fiscal year for established or new nonprofits. The deadlines for submissions this year are Feb. 9, May 11, Aug. 17 and Nov. 2.

January 24th

Tippi Toes Releases 4th CD

The Local Program Recorded 'On Top of the World' for Young Dancers

Local dance teacher Claire Portolese and the other owners of Tippi Toes studios released a fourth CD Jan. 13 for tiny dancers in the Tippi Toes class.