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Archive for May, 2013

From May 2013 Issue / June issue to post on the 14th

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks / Reporting Period: March 2013

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the south. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES (51) [condo & co-op listings follow] 133 Bates St. $612,500 45 Bryant St. $912,000 917 Euclid St. $550,000 1224 Fairmont […]

DC Council At-large Member Special Election Got Us Wondering, Why Can’t We Do Better?

Regular readers of our monthly commentaries no doubt noticed that, unlike council elections in years past, we offered no endorsement. That nobody has so far inquired of us why that was, we think it probably is a reflection of the astounding lack of interest that was evident by the paltry turnout –- of 505,698 registered […]

Packed Agenda Announced for Kalorama Citizens Ass’n. Meeting

Thu., May 16 (7pm): The Kalorama Citizens Association (KCA) will be holding its monthly meeting at Good Will Baptist Church (1862 Kalorama Rd. – to enter, go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side door). The agenda will a presentation by 3rd District Police Commander Jacob Kishter focused on the […]

17th Street Liquor Moratorium to be Subject of Community Meeting

Mon., May 21 (7pm): The Dupont Circle ANC will be holding the first of two “listening sessions” at Foundry United Methodist Church (16th & P Sts., NW) to gauge community sentiment relative to the perpetual question whether the 17th Street liquor license moratorium should once again be renewed after having been in place in one […]

ABC Board to Hold Hearing on U Street Liquor Moratorium Question

Wed., May 22 (1:30pm): The DC Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board will be holding its public hearing at the Reeves Center (14th & U Sts., NW) on the question whether the now much debated Shaw Dupont Citizens Alliance-proposed five-year 14th and U Streets area liquor license moratorium be approved. In advance of this hearing, the […]

Mural Design Competition to Award $5,000 to Selected Artist

Fri., May 31 (4pm): This will be the deadline for submitting designs for the Tortilla Coast Logan Circle restaurant mural competition. In the words of the management’s announcement, they are seeking “help in adding to our vivacious décor! . . . the winning design will adorn one entire wall of the dining room. The Grand Champion […]

Office of Planning’s Historic Preservation Plan Receives Some Highly Critical Yet Constructive Comment from Kalorama and Dupont Representatives

Accompanying images can be viewed in the May 2013 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey Only six witnesses appeared at the conclusion of the April monthly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) to present testimony on the District’s draft 2016 Historic Preservation Plan, prepared by the Office of Planning’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO). […]

Plan to Expand Two Kalorama Houses for Condos Blows Up as Major Donnybrook at HPRB

Accompanying images can be viewed in the May 2013 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey The contentious case of a proposition to redevelop and expand two historic duplex houses at 2012-14 Kalorama Road, NW resulted in a sweet victory for proponents — primarily the developers and the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) — and a sour […]

Individuals and Projects in Dupont, Adams Morgan, Shaw Honored for Preservation Work

Accompanying images can be viewed in the May 2013 issue PDF By P.L. Wolff Among the honorees recognized at this year’s 10th annual Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation on May 6th at the National Academy of Sciences were well-known, activist Dupont Circle residents Bob and Susan Meehan. Singled out, along with the Meridian International […]