Neighborhood News

10/08/2015 - 3:19pm
Work on the new 50-slip marina for the Yards Park on the Anacostia River is slated to begin on site this month, Forest City Washington announced Monday. The marina, designed by Moffatt & Nichol, will include space for both short-term and long term slip usage for boats as large as 125 feet in length. Bellingham Marine began component fabrication offsite several months ago. The on-site work will create a new marina stretching from the Washington... >>more
10/06/2015 - 10:15am
Back in May, the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team presented plans for Phase 1B of The Wharf, which includes Parcel 1 and the Municipal Fish Market to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Parcel 1 is planned as a 10-story office building with about 234,000 square feet of space and an additional 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail. It will be located to the west of Parcel 2, which will contain Wharf Hall with apartments above. Although the Municipal Fish Market is not technically a... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
ANC 6C dispatched 19 agenda items plus several informational points at its Sept. 10 meeting. With one exception, noted below, all votes were unanimous, 4-0, most following committee recommendations. The quorum was composed of Daniele Schiffman (6C01), Karen Wirt (6C02), Mark Eckenwiler (6C04), and Chris Miller (6C05); Tony Goodman (6C06) and Scott Price (6C03) were absent.  Revised PUD for 315 H Street NE ANC 6C voted to support a revised design for 135 new residential units at 315 H St.... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
Report from Executive Office of the Mayor Seth Shapiro, the Ward 6 liaison, reported that a review of the first six months of Mayor Bowser’s term has been published. He presented an outline of the mayor’s safety plan (details available at Community members are being asked to sign a pledge of support for the mayor’s plan to end homelessness in the District. The pledge forms provided for this purpose focused on collecting extensive contact... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
6B wants to connect residents with the police department Given the crime spike that happens every summer and 2015’s unexpected rise in violent crimes,  6B sent a letter to Jeff Brown, the commander of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 1st District, with ideas for how the MPD can strengthen its relationship with residents. The letter thanked Brown for the extra meetings he and his department have recently held, as well as for the support and special attention he has given... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
At its meeting on Sept. 21, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D faced a full agenda Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03), Vice Chair Andy Litsky (6D04), Chair Roger Moffatt (6D05), Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) and Meredith Fascett (6D07) were present. The O Street Pumping Station A representative from DC Water informed the commission that the construction related to the Clean Rivers Project at the utility's location at its O... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
Shaw Tavern Seeks Second-Floor Support Representatives of Shaw Tavern located at 520 Florida Ave. NW spoke before the commission and sought support for a second-floor addition to the establishment, which has yet to gain an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) license. The second floor will seat an additional 38 people, and the tavern’s representatives have reached out to the community with assurance that there will be no issues with entertainment noise entering nearby homes... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:15am
The September ANC 6A meeting was preceded by a two-hour Education Forum that included Councilmember Charles Allen and State Board of Education Representative Joe Weedon, plus principals or other representatives from the following schools that service ANC 6A: Eastern Senior High School, Eliot-Hine Middle School, Maury Elementary School, Miner Elementary School, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, and School Within School (SWS). Several PTA/PTO members attended as well. Chair Phil Toomajian noted... >>more
10/03/2015 - 10:42am
Zoning regulations are approved by the Zoning Commission (ZC). Unlike most municipalities, zoning regulations are not subject to the authority of the DC Council or mayor. The commission is an independent body with five members. Three are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the DC Council. Another is a representative of the National Park Service. The last is a representative of the Architect of the Capitol. The only appeal of a ZC decision is to the courts. However, all changes to the zoning... >>more