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Archive for October, 2012

17th St. High Heel Race hurricane postponement confirmed by Mayor’s office & MPD to be Thursday, Nov. 1st at 9 pm with pre-race fun starting at 7 pm between Church and R Sts. NW

From October 2012 Issue / November issue to post on the 9th

Mid-City Artists Open Studios Autumn Event Set

By P.L. Wolff Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Continuing their twice-yearly event, 20 members of the Mid-City Artists group working in the area east of Dupont Circle, roughly bounded by 18h Street on the west, Florida Avenue on the north, 9th Street on the east, and N Street […]

Major Intersection & Street Improvements Set for Adams Morgan & Mt. Pleasant

Wed., Oct. 17 (6-8pm): The transportation department (DDOT) will host a community meeting at St. Stephens Church (1525 Newton St., NW) to present information and answer questions about the soon-to-start Harvard Triangle Intersections Improvements Project which will reconstruct Adams Mill Road, NW between Kenyon and Harvard Streets as well as the immediately adjacent portions of […]

Pending Application Before HPRB by Developer of N Street Properties Adjacent to Tabard Inn on Dupont Circle ANC Special Meeting Agenda – 6:30pm Oct. 23 at Dupont Rescource Center (9 Dupont Circle)

Tue., Oct. 23rd (6:30pm): Over the past several years of controversy swirling around various proposals, derisively referred to by neighborhood activists as the “N Street Follies,”    plans by the developer have encountered numerous setbacks. (See, “Tabard Inn Gets Reprieve; Preservation Board Wants Modifications, BZA Rules No,” InTowner, June 2010, issue PDF at page 1.) The […]

Petworth’s Friday Community Market Ends October 26th; Columbia Heights & Cardozo-Shaw Markets Continue

Petworth Farmer’s Market Sets Up Every Friday Late Afternoon The Petworth Community Farmers Market’s third season is now underway (every Friday, 3 to 8 pm through October 26th). Located along 9th Street, NW, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street, nearly 20 local farmers, producers, artisans and entrepreneurs will be selling and trading […]

Corcoran Gallery Building Abandonment and Sale May be Derailed by Interior Landmark Nomination Filing with City

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Opportunities for positive, prospective actions to protect the historic interior spaces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art was provided on October 1, 2012 by the D.C. Preservation League’s filing of a nomination for historic landmark designation of the dramatic […]

Adams Morgan Hotel Zoning Hearings Continue; Traffic Impact Revealed as Major Problem

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the October 2012 issue PDF It was a fractious, four-hour hearing conducted by a four-member DC Zoning Commission on September 13th — its vacant fifth member, Rob Miller, not yet confirmed by the City Council — and with a late evening session that […]

St. Thomas’ New Church Building Plan May be Scrapped; Partnering With a Developer Offered as Possible Solution

On September 24th, following an analysis of its building campaign progress and projecting costs into the out years, it was announced that this project that had been in the planning and implementing stages for the past five years might no longer be pursued at this time. (For background, see, “Dupont Circle’s St. Thomas’ Parish Planning […]

OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6th DC ELECTION

Although Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is facing no opposition for re-election, we urge Ward 2 voters to send a signal that the taxpayers of the ward are counting on him to be their strong advocate for fiscal responsibility through his long-standing chairmanship of the council’s all-important tax and revenue committee. Further, by his stewardship […]