September 26, 2010 by jessebkaye
We met the owner who was painting his second story windows when up from the ground came the flood of thousands of gallons of waste water.
August 25, 2010 by jessebkaye
June 10, 2010 by jessebkaye
Politics and Prose, an independent local bookstore located near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Nebraska Avenue NW, is up for sale.
The Washington Post reports that owners Carla Cohen, who is seriously ill, and Barbara Mead, are ready to sell.
“It’s time for us to stop and let somebody else take over for the future,” Meade said in an interview with The Post. “I just don’t have the energy like I used to,” Cohen adds.
Politics and Prose, established in 1984, is one of DC’s independent bookstore that became a neighborhood institution over the years.Politics and Prose is a premier stop for top-shelf novelists like Salman Rushdie whenever he tours the country to promote a new book.
May 31, 2010 by jessebkaye
The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced yesterday that it will sold at auction 18 vacant government-owned properties on June 30th at the Convention Center.
Among the eighteen properties, which include single-family and multi-family buildings, are those located in the following addresses:
Barry Farms, Square 5889, Lot 0815
Woodridge, Square 4355, Lot 0058
Lily Ponds, Square 5116, Lot 0115
Columbia Heights, Square 2665, Lot 0032
Congress Heights, Square 6240, Lot 0054
Congress Heights, Square 6240, Lot 0060
Congress Heights, Square 6240, Lot 0063
Old City 2, Square 0363, Lot 0034
Congress Heights, Square 6239, Lot 0082
Deanwood, Square 5093, Lot 0140
Deanwood, Square 5176, Lot 0989
Columbia Heights, Square 3041, Lot 0012
Old City 2, Square 0507, Lot 0016
Old City 2, Square 0239, Lot 0804
Old City 2, Square 0475S, Lot 0033
Old City 2, Square 0361, Lot 0806
Old City 1, Square 0808, Lot 0069
Old City 1, Square, 0889, Lot 0015 (the existing dwelling will be demolished before the closing and the property will be delivered as a vacant lot)
All of the properties, located in wards 1,2,5,6,7 and 8, will be sold at the one-day auction to the highest bidder in order to redevelop them into habitable residences.
Only the following bidders are allowed to join in the auction:
- homeowners who intend to make the property a primary residence
- DC Certified Business Entities
Profit corporations are not eligible to join.
May 27, 2010 by jessebkaye
A year after Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) and non-profit Mi Casa Inc. obtained zoning approval to build a new mixed-use development, the Heights at Georgia Avenue will soon begin construction this summer.
The Heights is a mixed-use residential and retail development located in the Petworth neighborhood within walking distance to Howard University and the Georgia Avenue Metro station.
The apartment offers 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground and 69 rental units on the next five stories. Half of the residential units are made available at 60% to 80% AMI. An underground parking garage is also available.
The project will replace surface parking lots and older commercial buildings, located just a few blocks near the planned development at Park Morton.
Developers are working with Grimm + Parker Architects on the design that will maximize usable space allowed by the Planned Unit Development while maintaining the existing neighborhood character. The project also affords homeowners an eco-friendly lifestyle with its green roof consisting of solar panels that power some of the common area lighting.
NDC is a local real estate development company while Mi Casa is a local organization that provides affordable housing in the district.
photo by Grimm + Parker Architects