With the city council
in its summer recess until mid-September (though not before David Catania introduced legislation yesterday
trying to raise the sales tax at Nationals Park
in what appears to be an attempt to get back at the Lerners for withholding the rent
), and with the Zoning Commission and most ANCs taking August off, the pace of bureaucratic-type news in these parts will be slow if not nonexistent for the next few weeks. We've got a Metro board meeting next week that might (or might not
) be telling us the developer of the Navy Yard station's 14,000-sq-ft chiller plant site on the southwest corner of Half and L
, but otherwise the calendar
is all but empty until after Labor Day. (At least I can report that on Monday night ANC 6D voted 7-0 to approve a public space permit by 100 M Street
to install sidewalks and city arborist-recommended willow oak and elm trees.)
That said, I should have some interesting items in the next few days, including hopefully an update about everyone's favorite What's the Deal With....?
subject. And of course I'll have photo updates every few weeks, especially since it's expected that framing of the first Capitol Quarter
townhouses will get underway by early August. But beyond that, expect the pace around here to be more leisurely during the dog days. As it should be!