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Yards/Icon Theater
1000 South Capitol
25 M
Chiller Site Condos
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1333 M St.
New Douglass Bridge
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New Marine Barracks
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Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
Dock 79 ('16)
Community Center ('16)
The Brig ('16)
Park Chelsea ('16)
Yards/Arris ('16)
Hampton Inn ('15)
Southeast Blvd. ('15)
11th St. Bridges ('15)
Parc Riverside ('14)
Twelve12/Yards ('14)
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Cap. ('13)
Canal Park ('12)
Capitol Quarter ('12)
225 Virginia/200 I ('12)
Foundry Lofts ('12)
1015 Half Street ('10)
Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
Teague Park ('09)
909 New Jersey Ave. ('09)
55 M ('09)
100 M ('08)
Onyx ('08)
70/100 I ('08)
Nationals Park ('08)
Seniors Bldg Demo ('07)
400 M ('07)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)
 



bdj commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/22/18 10:57 PM
Yes!! Jimmy Johns would be great!
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JD commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/22/18 12:03 PM
ABC application seems to indicate that the new liquor store at 1015 Half Street will be called Hill Spirits Unlimited.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/22/18 11:04 AM
Last time I went to the TG on 1st Street, just north of the ballpark, I was unsettled by the number of flies I saw buzzing around the food prep area and the fact that the staff seemed unperturbed that they were outnumbered.

Do better, whoever’s next.


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GarfieldPark commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/22/18 12:56 AM
It wasn't that bad, although too hipster for me. I'll take a Jimmy John's...you'd think they can switch the signage and open it this week!
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bdj commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/21/18 10:30 PM
I've always thought that Taylor Gourmet was a poor restaurant. Food wasn't great and portions were small for the cost. Hopefully we get a better sub shop in the neighborhood (one thing we're lacking)
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JD commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/21/18 6:46 PM
That's my assumption, too. By the time you demolish the upper floors, you don't have much left to go.

I think there will be a lot of eyes watching to be sure that the building (old or new) remains an affordable seniors housing offering.

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malatesta commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/21/18 6:40 PM
I'm assuming they are going to have to completely rebuild, right? I do hope they are able to do so quickly, and that it doesn't diminish the amount of affordable units.
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JD commenting on ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum, Douglass Bridge Public Meetings
9/21/18 6:22 PM
Capper Seniors is still so unstable they can't go inside to assess the damage: link
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202_cyclist commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/21/18 5:43 PM
Several reports that Taylor Gourmet is closing all of its locations. I’ve never eaten there but this is unfortunate.

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GarfieldPark commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/21/18 3:05 PM
Kaz Sushi is probably one of best sushi spots in the city. Very excited for that, plus whatever "mystery" venue they have planned.
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DCCyclist365 commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/21/18 12:50 PM
I'm extremely excited for the build your own acai bowls @ the new Whole Foods. Acai bowls are everywhere in San Diego and Seattle, but few and far between in DC.
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NatsFan commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/21/18 12:48 PM
yes. flyover was for nats game, it was US Air Force day.

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202_cyclist commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/21/18 12:19 PM
In other news, does anyone know why four A10 aircraft flew over the neighborhood around 7 PM last night? I assume they did it for the Nationals game but I didn't see any kind of Air Force night promotion last night.
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jdc commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/21/18 8:23 AM
The photo at the top of this most makes it seem like the entire attic space, and likely the fourth floor, is a total loss. Has anyone seen aerial photos post-fire?
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dude commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 11:08 PM
This sucks for all those people. Glad people seem to be ok, at least physically.

Never been so close to such a large fire, my house smells like a camp fire.
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Bruce commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 4:19 PM
Walt: I am very touched by the kind words. Many worked like a well oiled machine to help these folks. The mission is far from over. Near Southeast Community Partners is working with officials, agencies, groups and others to help ensure that the seniors get what they need going forward. Residents will not be returning to the building any time soon.
Donations are coming in but we can always use more. Until further notice, all $$ received will be directed for the seniors. That is stated on our donation page.
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(JDC: Systems may have worked in April, but not yesterday when it mattered. ALL floors were filled with smoke. That's first hand).

Thanks again.
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jdc commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 1:54 PM
News story recounts things better than my memory can link
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jdc commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 1:47 PM
Some reporter at a news conference today (about that terrible stabbing of the woman in Logan Circle) asked about sprinklers/alarms. The official who answered said that the system had been checked several times over the recent years; I think April was the most recent time he mentioned. He also said that the fire was on the roof/in attic (mechanical?) and that the smoke was on the 4th floor, where alarms were going off. If I remember, he used that as an explanation for why no alarms were reportedly going off on lower levels. Only time will truly tell what went wrong, of course.
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walt commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 12:11 PM
I'll chime in to give kudos to Anne and Bruce Darconte. I was nearby yesterday, and Anne and Bruce definitely saved some lives. Anne said she was up in her loft and saw flames shooting through the roof and went running over. No alarms, no sprinklers going off, so they banged on doors. Later at the community center, Anne and Bruce were right there helping and I think they also coordinated all the sandwiches that were brought in. The residents and responders didn't have enough masks, and I had a box of HEPA masks so I came home to get them. By the time I returned, someone (I think Anne or Bruce) had gone to Harris Teeter and bought them out of Medical-type masks, which they distributed. They also brought bags of personal supplies (toothpaste, etc).
It takes major guts to run into a burning building and a lot of heart to stick around and help out afterwards. So I do want to go on record to thank Anne and Bruce for their efforts. Huge impact on the entire community. Thank you!
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conngs0 commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 10:46 AM
The TV footage of the Marines sprinting towards the fire is truly remarkable. Definitely grateful to have them as neighbors as well as all of the other folks who were nearby and rushing to help. I'm trying to focus on those positives rather than the seemingly obvious shortcomings of the building management company, which put so many already-vulnerable people at risk.
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Bruce commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 8:14 AM
NBC4 will be promoting our efforts to raise funds for the seniors today on the 11AM news.
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Bruce commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 7:42 AM
Thank you. You are right. It would have been much worse at that hour.
Now we need to ensure that these nice folks have what they need for the long term.
I must admit, we are truly shaken by this. We were inside the building getting residents out with thick smoke in the halls. Many were in wheelchairs, which took time.
The marines were amazing.
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202_cyclist commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 7:35 AM
Bruce-- thank you for the assistance you provided yesterday to both rescue and care for our neighbors affected by this fire.

As awful as this fire was (and it was terrible) I am relieved it didn't happen at 2 AM when people would be asleep and I am also relieved that there was minimal wind to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding structures.
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Bruce commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 6:43 AM
Near Southeast Community Partners worked at the scene to provide food, face masks, water and essentials for the seniors. Seniors received food, water, juice, toothbrushes, toothpaste and more as they were loaded onto buses for the trip to King Greenleaf.
We are raising funds for the seniors through our website. Many have lost everything.

Please visit link and give what you can to help our neighbors in need.
Donations are already coming in.
Many thanks to DC Fire, EMS and MPD for their swift action.

Thank you.
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Gamble Rogers commenting on Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Capper Seniors Apartment Building
9/20/18 5:54 AM
Wow — thanks for the update, JD. Amazing to learn that everyone got out safely. Please continue to post links for any group accepting donations to help.
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202_cyclist commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 8:59 PM
It is amazing that the firefighters are still battling the fire now for nearly six hours. I really feel sorry for the seniors who’ve lost their belongings and don’t have shelter now.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 8:56 PM
Early on, DCFD appeared to rely primarily on remotely controlled extension ladder hoses that seemed to do not much more than get the exterior of the roof wet from above. Meanwhile, the fire apparently was burning like a MF, spreading throughout the interior of the attic, before bursting through the roof in multiple locations.
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jdc commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 6:33 PM
Does this building not have a sprinkler system? This seems a very serious fire for a relatively new structure.
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jdc commenting on Long-Distance Tidbit Catchup
9/19/18 6:29 PM
So GSA warehouse is essentially being razed and turned into a temporary parking lot ("the removal of the top portion of the building down to 4' above grade"). If it's not excavation per se, they're definitely doing a lot of digging at that site.
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JD commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 6:10 PM
They moved the media briefing farther away, too.

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202_cyclist commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 6:09 PM
My wife just texted me and she said she thinks the fire is getting worse because the smoke is darker again.
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202_cyclist commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 5:56 PM
And this! I am always impressed by the professionalism of the Marines.

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malatesta commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 5:33 PM
Via Twitter, one advantage of having a bunch of Marines in the neighborhood: link
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JD commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 5:16 PM
Statement from Charles Allen:

"Councilmember Charles Allen and staff are on-site currently at the fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Building at 900 5th St., SE to help displaced residents. From Councilmember Allen:

“We aren’t sure how the fire started at Arthur Capper Senior Building in Navy Yard. DC Firefighters needed to rescue a few residents via window from the higher floors. When neighbors saw there was smoke, they ran into the building and started alerting senior residents by knocking on doors. When our office got word, our staff started calling to alert residents inside the building. There’s no doubt the alert and fast action of those neighbors and our DC Fire and EMS saved lives today. Initial count has every resident account for – which is a testament to the fast responses of our community. Given how vulnerable this population is, the city is going to be working all-night to make sure everyone has a safe place to stay. Immediate shelter is available in the community room at the Capper Community Center at 1000 5th St., SE. Everyone is asked to please remain out of the area otherwise to allow emergency services to work.”

Arthur Capper Senior Building is at 900 5th ST., SE, with 162 units of 1- and 2-bedroom apartments that are 100 percent affordable. It is a vibrant and important building for our seniors living in Navy Yard.

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202_cyclist commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 4:44 PM
In all seriousness, thank you for the update.

Also, our thoughts are with the brave DC firefighters and to the seniors at the Capper senior housing.
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202_cyclist commenting on Official Whole Foods Opening Date: Oct. 18 at 9 am
9/19/18 4:43 PM
So when is the movie theater opening?
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JD commenting on Long-Distance Tidbit Catchup
9/19/18 3:52 PM
Everyone who took Oct. 18 in the Whole Foods pool wins! The official announcement is here: link (I will actually write a post about it, but want to wait until the Capper Seniors fire is passed.)
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202_cyclist commenting on Long-Distance Tidbit Catchup
9/19/18 3:47 PM
JD-- I saw that you re-tweeted it but there is a big fire at the senior housing on 5th Street SE. I hope there are no injuries or fatalities.


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202_cyclist commenting on Long-Distance Tidbit Catchup
9/19/18 1:37 PM
@greb22-- They are mostly done with the structure of the building and are installing windows now. These cranes are probably expensive to lease.
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greb22 commenting on Long-Distance Tidbit Catchup
9/19/18 1:04 PM
I wonder why?
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