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Today may be just another lazy summer day for you, but it's an exciting one for me, with the announcement that JDLand.com is one of the four finalists for this year's Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. I'm beyond thrilled that my work as a neighborhood blogger has been recognized as one of the many innovative approaches to journalism bubbling up on the web--I guess the lack of sleep has been worth it. It's also a pretty cool (and ironic) award for someone who ditched journalism school way back when because she couldn't stand going to public meetings.
If you're visiting the site for the first time, click the map at right to see my pages devoted to the various projects underway, completed, or planned in Near Southeast. You can also check out my coverage of the construction and opening of Nationals Park, last year's makeover of the Frederick Douglass Bridge, and my favorite shots from my Photo Archive showing the before-and-after views (or, in many cases, the before-and-during views) of the huge changes that this 100-block area has undergone in the past 5 1/2 years. You can even see my gallery of the more than 150 buildings that have been demolished to make way for all the shiny new developments. Or just scroll through the blog entries to watch the flurry of Near Southeast news go by.
The actual awards--a $10,000 Grand Prize, a $2,000 Citizen's Media Award, plus two $2,000 Special Distinction awards--will be handed out during a September 10 symposium at the National Press Club, where the four winners will present their sites.
You can read the official Knight-Batten release, along with my sorry first-ever attempt at a press release if you want something official from me. More about how this site came to be can be found here.
There would be no JDLand, of course, without all the people (mostly unheralded) who have helped me out over the past five-plus years by answering my pesky questions, or by passing along information they've come across, or just by reading the site and reminding me that there are folks out there who are interested in this stuff--to all of you go the sincere thanks of the entire JDLand staff.

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Scott says: (8/6/08 12:49 PM)
JD: This is FANTASTIC and HUGE news. Congratulations to you for all your hard work. You have truly redefined local reporting in ways mainstream journalism is still trying to catch up with. Thanks for all your efforts and congrats on this well deserved recognition.


Andy says: (8/6/08 1:13 PM)
Congrats, JD!

I walked by a co-worker browsing your site the other day, and it just made me smile.

Thanks for all your hard work!


FourthandEye says: (8/6/08 1:17 PM)
Congrats JD!!! That's awesome! Very well deserved!


Glenn says: (8/6/08 1:18 PM)
Where can I cast my vote for you, JD?


DC says: (8/6/08 2:01 PM)
Congratulations.


Jay says: (8/6/08 4:20 PM)
Very much deserved. JD has kept us informed in a great way.

JD, I hope you are still around when D.C. gets MLBs All-Star game in 2014,2015??

By the way, looking at the other three finalists, seems unfair to have a city newspaper in the running.

Anyway, good luck!





rjm says: (8/6/08 5:59 PM)
Congratulations!


JimFairfax says: (8/6/08 8:13 PM)
Yawn.
Get back to me when you get your Pulitzer.
;^)


JD says: (8/6/08 9:38 PM)
Thanks, everyone, for all the good wishes (except you, JimFairfax). Next step--finding the entity that will pay me untold millions to do this full-time.


Glenn says: (8/6/08 9:52 PM)
Congrats from your neighbors at www.swdcblog.com

See you on the 10th of September


Harley McKinley says: (8/7/08 10:38 AM)
Right on JD! Great to see your getting the well deserved recognition your excellent site and years of hard work deserve!
-HJMcK


Ed says: (8/8/08 12:11 PM)
Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.


mia says: (8/9/08 12:09 AM)
Had to come here too, JD, to tell you how seriously thrilled I am for you! (and the entire JDLand staff HA!)

I love that your enchanting obsessions are getting recognized. :)
xoxo
Mia

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Recent Crime Incidents Archive  
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 08/15/19
700 B/O L ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 08/15/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Building)
 08/15/19
100 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft First Degree (purse-snatching)
 08/14/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Building)
 08/14/19
500 B/O L ST SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 08/14/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Building)
 08/12/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 08/07/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (theft From Building)
 08/06/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 08/06/19
800 B/O VIRGINIA AVE SE   THEFT FROM AUTO
Theft First Degree (theft From Motor Vehicle)
 08/05/19
UNIT B/O N ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 08/04/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 08/01/19
900 B/O 3RD ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 07/26/19
600 B/O M ST SE   MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Theft First Degree (Stolen Auto)
 07/25/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 07/25/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
Shoplifting
 07/19/19
400 B/O L ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 07/18/19
1000 B/O 5TH ST SE   THEFT
Theft 2nd Degree (all Other Larceny)
 07/17/19
400 B/O M ST SE   THEFT
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Recent Issued Building Permits Archive  
1100 2ND PL SE   
08/06/19 
DC WATER / JEFF NOLD
AH1901095 / CONSTRUCTION
CCTV inspection of Sanitary Sewer sytem at the corner of 2nd Place and L Street SE.
808 3RD ST SE   
07/29/19 
LAURA R JENKINS / BRANDON K. VIERNES; BRANDON K. VIERNES
M1903669 / SUPPLEMENTAL
913 4TH ST SE   
08/07/19 
JANE SESSA / KYLE YOST; KYLE YOST
SOL1901388 / CONSTRUCTION
rooftop solar pv system, less than 4' above roof.
   
08/14/19 
JANE T SESSA / null
E1910482 / SUPPLEMENTAL
1331 4TH ST SE 719   
08/07/19 
null / NA NA NA
EHOP19936898 / HOME OCCUPATION
1346 4TH ST SE   
07/24/19 
FC 1346 HOLDCO I LLC / null
P1908097 / SUPPLEMENTAL
312 K ST SE   
08/05/19 
HENRY LOWNDES MAURY TRUSTEES / null
E1910076 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
08/07/19 
HENRY L MAURY / BJORN FALK; ANTHONY COLELLA
SOL1901686 / CONSTRUCTION
Install 6.54 solar PV system using 20 327-watt solar panels, roof mounted, with micro-inverters.
100 M ST SE   
07/23/19 
SQUARE 743 INC / STEPHANIE ERWIN; ORR PARTNERS
B1912550 / CONSTRUCTION
Existing office. Interior alteration and repair to include electrical and mechanical work. All interior work, no exterior work in permit scope.
   
07/29/19 
SQUARE 743 INC / KIM MITCHELL; MONUMENT REALITY
B1909745 / CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION OF OFFICE SPACE ON THE 7TH FLOOR - MULTI TENANT FLOOR IN AN EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING. THE SPACE IS IN SHELL CONDITION, NOT PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING TENANT ON THE 7TH FLOOR
   
08/06/19 
SQUARE 743 INC / PAUL THIEBERGER; PAUL THIEBERGER
P1908468 / SUPPLEMENTAL
300 M ST SE   
08/08/19 
FEDERAL CENTER LP / MIKE BOONE
AH1901148 / CONSTRUCTION
PEPCO-WO#15676746 / 02-ALLEN / CHESTER-CREWS WILL BE INSTALLING CABLE. 300 BLK M ST SE 400 BLK M ST SE 400 BLK TINGEY ST SE 1200 BLK 4TH ST SE THEY WILL BE TAKING PARKING LANE AND MIDDLE LANE M-F 11PM-7AM
800 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
08/14/19 
NEW JERSEY AT H LLC / null
E1910458 / SUPPLEMENTAL
861 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
08/07/19 
809-853 NEW JERSEY AVE ACQUISITION LLC / JOSEPH M MAGNOLIA; JOSEPH M MAGNOLIA
P1908508 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
08/08/19 
GRAYSTAR GP 11,LLC / KIM MITCHELL
SH1900015 / CONSTRUCTION
Support of excavation for entire site for two below grade parking levels
   
08/14/19 
GRAYSTAR GP 11 LLC / MITCH A. PERMUY; MITCH A. PERMUY
E1910454 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
08/14/19 
GRAYSTAR GP 11 LLC / MITCH A. PERMUY; MITCH A. PERMUY
E1910455 / SUPPLEMENTAL
1100 NEW JERSEY AVE SE 1ST FL   
07/23/19 
SQUARE 742 LLC / JAMES W LASHER; JAMES W LASHER
E1909662 / SUPPLEMENTAL
1100 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
07/26/19 
SQUARE 742 LLC / WILLIAM SNODDY; TBD
B1911194 / CONSTRUCTION
Tenant Finish Out. Existing Condition to be demolished and new office space built to tenant's standards. Office consists of open office and private offices.
   
07/30/19 
SQUARE 742 LLC / null
P1908231 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
08/06/19 
SQUARE 742 LLC / ;
P1908470 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
08/06/19 
SQUARE 742 LLC / null
M1903804 / SUPPLEMENTAL
520 TINGEY ST SE   
08/12/19 
US GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION / JOHN WICKLIFFE; NA
TN1900153 / CONSTRUCTION
Install 100ft x 90ft Tent No Cooking, No Propane, No Stages, No Smoking Installed Aug 16, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020 Events Daily 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
227 TINGEY ST SE   
07/31/19 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / BILL SAUNDERS; BILL SAUNDERS
P1908289 / SUPPLEMENTAL
AH = After Hours; B = Alteration & Repair; D = Demolition; E = Electrical; FB = Boiler; M = Mechanical; P = Plumbing and Gas; PC = Post Card; R = Raze; SG = Sign; TL = Tenant Layout; TN = Tent; RW = Retaining Wall;

Real Property Sales Archive  
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Project Directory
Completed
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
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)


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