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In recent months (mostly during the time I was preoccupied) DDOT has been working on plans to reconfigure I Street SE between New Jersey and South Capitol to better handle the large amount of vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on a road that once was sleepy but now most decidedly is not.
This Satuday, Nov. 4, DDOT representatives are holding a public meeting on what is officially known as the I Street SE Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements Project. It's at 11 am, and instead of in a stuffy conference room, the meeting will be held on the south side of I Street SE at Half Street SE (so, dress appropriately!).
Up for discussion will be a final design for this four-block stretch, which (if I am reading the graphics right) calls for the shifting of bike traffic on the blocks between South Capitol and 1st into protected lanes along the curb, with the parking lanes then acting as buffer between bikes and the traffic lanes. Vehicle lanes will still be a single lane in each direction as well as a center turn lane. There will also be flexposts at some of the intersections to prevent cars from taking turns too sharply in a way that endangers pedestrians and cyclists.
At right is a portion of the section between Half and 1st (see what I mean about "deciphering"), but if you are willing to test your ability to read traffic engineering graphic design, you can see the entire layout here.
If you have feedback, wander on by the assembly at Half and I at Saturday at 11. You can probably even bring your dog.
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202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 12:27 PM)
Any updates on when the Whole Foods will be opening?


202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 12:28 PM)
Just kidding, JD.... As someone who bikes in the neighborhood several times per week, I appreciate this post.


walt says: (11/1/17 12:52 PM)
I hope they will carve out some areas for loading/unloading. That seems to be the biggest issue on those blocks, so why don't they just plan for it rather than forcing the UPS, Fedex, Ubers, and other delivery people into the street?

Or maybe they did and I just can't decipher that map at all.


walt says: (11/1/17 12:57 PM)
Whoa, and what's with the new advertisement of moving company employees posing with their shotguns and rifles? I'm a gun-owner and even I find bringing weapons into the context of everyday actions inappropriate. I can deduce that they are former military by their camo pants and military boots.


JD says: (11/1/17 1:04 PM)
I have no control over the ads (and Google is serving it to you based on your interests and profile), but yeah, eww. Gross.


JD says: (11/1/17 1:06 PM)
!!!!

So, the approved building permits feed finally came back to life this morning, and look what's in it:

55 M ST SE
10/16/17
HINES GLOBAL REIT 55 M STREET LLC / JANICE MILLAR MARUT
TL1700190 / CONSTRUCTION
Build out for Dental office Suite 100

(Ground floor?)


walt says: (11/1/17 1:12 PM)
Oh great, now that I've written the above, I'm going to get tons more adverts like that. Dang it google! Puppies, kittens, babies, rainbows, unicorns. (Maybe that will counteract the other stuff)


202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 1:58 PM)
JD-- that is truly awful news about the dentist. Can we complain to the ANC about this?


202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 2:02 PM)
Also, I on't be here this Saturday but can someone please suggest one of these crosswalks that they have in Iceland? Thank you very much.

link


JD says: (11/1/17 2:06 PM)
I didn't scroll far enough. There's TWO:

B1709717
09/20/2017
300 M ST SE / 0800 0029
JANICE MILLAR MARUT
Interior renovation and alteration of existing office SUITE 402 to receive a new Dental Office tenant, RCT ENDODONTICS. Total 2242 sf.


JD says: (11/1/17 2:42 PM)
I have another infrastructure post ready to go, but I might scare everyone with two posts put up so quickly.


202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 3:15 PM)
Does it involve hyperloop through the neighborhood?


JD says: (11/1/17 3:16 PM)
Only if someone's been smokescreening us.



202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 4:02 PM)
The rent is too damn high!

"Declining average rents in the middle of the city coincide with a 3.2 percent increase in the Capitol Hill, Riverfront and Southwest Washington neighborhoods.

Seven out of 10 people who have moved into a new District apartment in the past year have done so in the Waterfront, Capitol Hill, Southwest, H Street or NoMa neighborhoods, Delta Associates found."

link


malatesta says: (11/1/17 4:34 PM)
@201 -- that's actually not super surprising, I don't think, given that Insignia and One tree Hill South both delivered in the year, with rents well above the median for the neighborhood. Even if rents we're flat or declined slightly for existing units, the delivery of a bunch of high priced units would mechanically lead to an increase.


malatesta says: (11/1/17 4:35 PM)
Also, I'm off by one number, which is not meant as a sly dig, I promise. I'm just bad at typing apparently.


202_cyclist says: (11/1/17 5:48 PM)
@malatesta-- Also, even though the supply of apartments is increasing in both the Capitol Riverfront and SW, the neighborhood is becoming more desirable and there are more amenities, so there is increased demand. If I remember way, way, back to my Economics courses, this is a shift in the demand curve.


NavyYardRes says: (11/2/17 2:52 PM)
The updated NJ and I St. improvements will still be problematic as one of the biggest issues I see is the size of the intersection hindering the crossing of peds in a timely manner. Cars stop but the traffic issues are volume relative to the number of pedestrians. I agree though that delivery vehicles need dedicated space.


SWill says: (11/3/17 10:47 AM)
The annual rent increase quoted in the article is "same-store", so One Hill South and Insignia wouldn't be counted in the stats since they're both less than one year old.


Shogungts says: (11/5/17 6:48 PM)
A protected lane would be very much appreciated, I biked into work going down I street all last month and every morning there are at least 2 uber/lyft drivers blocking the bike lanes in front of the apartment buildings.


202_cyclist says: (11/6/17 1:17 PM)
Someone in Wichita took matters into their own hand and made a protected bike lane out of plungers. Given the sewer smell occasionally at the intersection of NJ Ave and I St, this seems like an appropriate improvement.

link

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