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Archive for March, 2017

Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty ~ Reporting Period: February 2017

The area covered by these listings includes the neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; West End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [41] condo & co-op listings follow 3213 […]

Restaurant Review ~ Johnny’s Half Shell / 1819 Columbia Rd., NW

Welcome home! When Johnny’s Half Shell, the iconic seafood-focused eatery, shuttered on Capitol Hill, its fans and many DC food lovers mourned. Gone was its great menu, and even worse, had the beloved chef Ann Cashion really disappeared, people wondered? As fate would have it, Johnny’s and Ann have reappeared, and most amusingly, in her […]

Prospect of Electronic Billboards Spreading to Neighborhoods Galvanizing Opponents

Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2017 issue pdf  By P.L. Wolff Since last month when we published a news report on efforts by the outdoor advertising industry to have the City Council enant legislation to allow for a proliferation of digital billboards well beyond the Nationals stadium and Verizon Center, citizen opposition […]

March 2017 Issue / April issue PDF to post on the 14th

Developers Take Aim at the Comprehensive Plan in Arguments for Affordable Housing

Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2017 issue pdf  Stephen A. Hansen* Under the guise of promoting affordable housing, some developers hope to remove protections for neighborhood densities designated in the DC Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is a key document that provides a framework for the city’s growth and development through Area Elements […]

More and More Are Living Happily Carless in DC

 Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2017 issue pdf  By Larry Ray*  DC’s population has grown to 680,000. And, now, for the third year in a row, Washington ranks as the fittest city in the United States with Minneapolis coming in second, according to the American Fitness Index (AFI). Contributing to this finding […]

A Plan of Action to Confront Expected Massive Loss of Federal Health Care Funds Not Apparent

In this space last month we quoted Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ sobering, worse case assessment that the District “would face enormous financial shortfalls if the Trump administration and Congress move forward with any of their proposals to . . . repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or significantly change the Medicaid funding formula.” He […]

Georgetown Becomes Colonial — Reborn at 200: Georgetown’s 1951 Bicentenary Celebration

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on eac By Matthew B. Gilmore* For three days in 1951, between April 12th and 14th, Georgetowners celebrated the 200th anniversary of the founding of their neighborhood as a town in colonial Maryland. Celebrating that anniversary was quite a turn of events, since Georgetown had […]

March 2017 Issue PDF

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Continued from March 2017 issue pdf page 1 ~ Digital Billboards

The company has intensely lobbied the Mayor to issue an “emergency” order to overrule this restriction, but now, seemingly as a result of that prospect suddenly receiving major negative publicity, The InTowner has received word (though unconfirmed at time of publication) that for the time being the Mayor has decided not to intervene but to […]