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* I STREET REDESIGN: ANC Commissioner Meredith Fascett reports that DDOT is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14, on proposed plans to redesign I Street SE to make it work better for pedestrians, bicyclists, and even vehicles. It's at 6:30 pm in the lobby at 70 I Street (70 Capitol Yards). Meredith wrote back in August about the early discussions for safer bike lanes, crosswalks, parking adjustments, and more.
* BIXBY RIBBON-CUTTING: Apparently there will be a ribbon cutting at the 195-unit mixed-income Bixby at 7th and L on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
* NATS PARK BILLBOARDS: On Dec. 6 the DC Council gave first approval to the proposed large display boards at the ballpark, though the Hill Rag reports that the count has dropped to five boards from 10, lowers the allowed brightness, and prohibits them from facing toward South Capitol Street, the Anacostia River, M Street, and 1st Street between M and N.
* ONYX SALE, AGAIN: A reader reports that the tell-tale binder appeared in the lobby of the Onyx apartment building recently, indicating that AvalonBay has contracted to purchase the 260-unit building for $95.5 million. (The binder contains the offer required by DC law for the tenants to instead buy the building themselves, if they have $95 million in coins under their sofa cushions.) The building last sold in 2013 for a smidge over $82 million.
* SWEET BABY JAMES: It's been announced that James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will be playing Nats Park on July 14, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
* TUNNEL DOINGS: Most folks are probably aware that 3rd Street is now closed at Virginia Avenue for the next several weeks. If you are wanting more info on the current status of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, the last "Coffee with Chuck" of 2016 is Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 8 am at the construction office at 861 New Jersey Ave. SE. Hard to believe that most of the structural work on the new companion tunnel is finishing up, with work moving to "track level"--preparing the railroad bed, installing cross ties, etc. (Good timing to be in the enclosed spot during the winter.) But of course this is not the end of the project, as work will then shift to the reconstruction of the existing 100-year-old tunnel.
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JD says: (12/12/16 11:08 AM)
By the way, there's a hint in this post of another post coming soon.


202_cyclist says: (12/12/16 11:20 AM)
Thank you for the updates.

First, Danny Espinosa will be missed.

Second, what happens at 70 and 100 I Street that causes a dozen emergency vehicles and fire trucks to be called to that building at least weekly (some times several times per week).

Third, how cool would it be if some of these buildings with rooftop pools made them into rooftop ice-skating rinks in the winter? The could be the newest amenity that developers offer.


202_cyclist says: (12/12/16 11:20 AM)
Also-- I didn't mean to post this three times. My screen froze up.


FromTheTurret says: (12/12/16 11:28 AM)
JD, are you being coy with us? Are you buying the Onyx?


RMP says: (12/12/16 11:36 AM)
I hope in the re-design of I St that DDOT makes the bike lane too narrow for someone to pull their car in and park or stand. Unfortunately, so many bike lanes (including on I) are functionally useless because they become de facto parking lots.


JD says: (12/12/16 12:08 PM)
I fixed the multiple posts. The site seems a bit rickety this morning.

And, yes, I'm buying the Onyx, with the money I save from not being a coffee drinker!


Shogungts says: (12/12/16 12:09 PM)
@RMP - I am thinking (hoping) that as part of the redesign, they would consider putting in protected bike lanes with the lanes next to the sidewalk and cars in between the bike and traffic lanes. Something like the pictured. They have these on 15th St NW, but I couldn't find a good pic.



dogboy says: (12/12/16 12:33 PM)
202_cyclist: I can answer the question about what goes on at 70 & 100. I live in Parc Riverside facing that building and it has become my weekly entertainment, like an old woman watching everyone's comings and goings. Thanks to my trusty Police and Fire scanner app, I get a play by play. This week at 70 was an overloaded HVAC compressor on the roof. Smoke and smell were permeating the other floors. It took them 20-30 minutes to find the source. No major issue. They disconnected the malfunctioning unit.


RMP says: (12/12/16 1:15 PM)
Right. Based on the pictures Meredith posted it looks like 15th. I rarely ride up there now, but when I lived up there years ago it wasn't uncommon for people to park/drive in the 15th street protected lane.


RMP says: (12/12/16 1:15 PM)
Right. Based on the pictures Meredith posted it looks like 15th. I rarely ride up there now, but when I lived up there years ago it wasn't uncommon for people to park/drive in the 15th street protected lane.


JES says: (12/12/16 5:22 PM)
So if they can't face South Capitol, the river, M Street, or 1st Street between M and N, then where are they all going to go? 1st Street between N and Potomac?


JD says: (12/12/16 6:18 PM)
And N Street facing north, I guess.


dude says: (12/12/16 9:28 PM)
Back when we lived at 70 I ST (gosh, about 5 years ago) there seemed to be a lot of fire alarm activity.

@202 they'd be small skating rinks, the pool at 70 I is about as big as one of their one bedroom apts!


NJAve says: (12/12/16 9:34 PM)
Here's another tidbit I heard today-McDonald's closes tomorrow!


rdotis says: (12/12/16 11:56 PM)
I Street was an obvious mistake from the first and most of the other streets in the area, with the exception of NJ Ave, are not much better. They aren't pedestrian friendly, will provide little tree cover, lack any interesting design features, and are missing any sidewalk furniture. Many of the streets, including I Street likely still have granite block under them. If DC and the developers want to give that part of near SE some distinctive character that separates if from any other new urban area across the country, they could, as an example, rescue the granite block and use it for select streets as in NYC.

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