says: (3/1/18 3:39 PM)
Is Lerner building going in the parking lot across from where the second phase of one hill south with be?
says: (3/1/18 3:58 PM)
Argh, though we knew that it was going to be a hotel there, just not the operator.
@greb2, yes, next to the building where Bonchon is.
says: (3/1/18 6:24 PM)
Huh. Meredith F. told me over a year ago that Thompson was going to be the operator of that hotel, so I assumed that was public knowledge.
says: (3/1/18 8:06 PM)
Also, on the Paradigm/Square 696/surface lot site, it looks like they have had to resubmit their excavation permit application. Might still be a little while before that gets started.
Andrew in DC
says: (3/1/18 10:26 PM)
I missed the Welcome Back post, so I'll express my happiness at your recovery and return here. Hooray! :)
says: (3/4/18 10:17 AM)
Ugh. Obligatory grumpy old man that dislikes the riffraff that the movie theater will likely bring post.
says: (3/5/18 8:17 AM)
should we be concerned at all with the limited parking in our neighborhood? I went to view the bowser units and they said only certain units would allow for the purchase of 1 parking spot because they were very limited. If this goes for all new buildings going up and zone 6 is already massive... is there any recourse? A zone 6a?
says: (3/5/18 8:45 AM)
1015 will be hemmed in on all sides by construction.
says: (3/5/18 12:41 PM)
There was sheeting and shoring activity, which must be one of the worst jobs if you're hung-over, for the parcel across the street from Justin's this morning.
says: (3/5/18 1:30 PM)
willinrm, yes, I think that parking should definitely be a concern. I'm not sure if the residents of the buildings coming in will be eligible for Zone 6 parking stickers. If not (the buildings should have provided more parking), that'll certainly be helpful. But we've already gotten to the point where parking can be challenging during weekdays (folks abusing he guest pass system by selling theirs to DOT employees) and periods during the weekend when there's a Nats game and/or something taking place at Yards Park. I'm not complaining because I like living in a neighborhood that will turn out to be more of a destination. But difficulty finding a parking spot is definitely going to increase over time.
says: (3/5/18 1:32 PM)
No residents of large apt buildings get residential parking permit stickers.
says: (3/5/18 2:13 PM)
For what it's worth, I think the main visitor permit violators are actually city employees, not the feds. I've seen a lot of people park on the neighborhood streets and walk into the building at 200 I, north of Canal Park. I have a lot of opinions about parking in the neighborhood that are too much to get into here, especially when I came to talk about something completely different:
Did anyone know that Slipstream does "Movie Mondays"? This was news to me, so I apologize if someone (JD or others) mentioned this previously. From their website: "Movie Mondays at Sipstream Navy Yard include free popcorn, happy hour specials all night, half off wine bottles and a great movie! Movie plays at 4 and 6pm, come enjoy!"
A list of movies is at this page: link
says: (3/5/18 2:16 PM)
That was my recollection as well, but I couldn't remember for sure. Thanks for the clarification!
The other helpful aspect of the neighborhood's parking scheme is that there aren't any days when Nats fans can park on the street without risk of getting towed. Nevertheless, while enforcement efforts and maybe even an extra parking garage like the ones you see up in Bethesda might prove helpful, but at the end of the day I think it's just the price you pay for living in a neighborhood that people like to visit!
says: (3/5/18 2:43 PM)
What exactly should we be concerned about re: parking? I'm pretty sure about 75% of the Bower units come with the option to buy at least one space. Some come with the option to buy 2. I imagine that the ones without the option could be attractive to someone without a car (since they're the studios and smallest/cheapest 1brs anyway). I figure it will all balance out.
says: (3/5/18 3:37 PM)
well that greatly eases my concern, i was unaware that apartment complexes did not receive zoning passes, i couldn't find anything like that on the residential parking website it just stated " DC DMV will issue a residential parking permit (RPP) to allow any DC DMV-registered private vehicle, or vehicle with reciprocity to be parked without restriction in the permit area of the vehicle’s registered address."
I didn't mean to call out Bower @RMP, it was just an example, there are plenty of other large buildings going up as well the aggregate was the concern, with such few parking spots for our area that aren't meter.
Thanks again for the info everyone; always a wealth of knowledge here.
says: (3/5/18 4:15 PM)
Thanks JD for bringing the news about the movie theater! I’m a movie fanatic and have been looking forward to this!
says: (3/5/18 4:16 PM)
Also, in reference to the "riffraff" fears about the theater, this is supposed to be a luxury experience with ticket prices to match. Can't dig through my archives right now, but there was much discussion of this when the theater first was talked about.
says: (3/5/18 5:52 PM)
I can confirm that not all Bower condos come with an option for a parking spot. I think none of the studios, and only a few of the one bedrooms are eligible. I don't know what you need to spend to get two spots, but I bet that would be a tandem type spot.
says: (3/6/18 8:21 AM)
Thanks JD. I do recall those discussions, but on this I'm firmly on the "I'll believe when I see it" side of things.
When we lived at 70 I back in the 2009-2011ish timeframe we certainly weren't eligible for zoned parking stickers (and paid for a tandem spot underneath.)
says: (3/6/18 9:11 AM)
Speaking of the Bower, I walked past the sales office this morning with my dog noticed this morning that a second Penthouse had been sold. Only 1 left for whoever wants it!
says: (3/6/18 10:24 AM)
I'm so confused about the parking comments I hear routinely (not necessarily here because most here are just curious for informational purposes...not complaining).
1. Why does anyone who lives in an urban setting think they should be able to park on the street for free?
2. why does anyone who lives or visits an urban setting think there should be parking available any time they want it?
3. Why aren't there any parking lots/garages in this entire area open 24 hours? If I have an overnight guest, they HAVE to park on the street, even if they're willing to pay $20 to park in a garage. Because the only garage around is closed nights and weekends. What's up with that?
says: (3/6/18 11:44 AM)
Aren't lots H, I and Q all open 24 hours? I have definitely parked a rental car in Q over night several times. I know L used to be 24 hours as well before work started.
says: (3/6/18 3:42 PM)
@RMP, I thought they were just deserted at night. No idea that you could actually (legally) park there overnight. Thanks...will check it out.
says: (3/6/18 3:43 PM)
So if all the parties have "legally settled all business ties" to these lots, what does this mean for Amazon potentially taking those lots?
says: (3/7/18 8:45 AM)
I don't think Amazon is coming to JD Land. I don't think there is nearly enough land left, and DC's proposal really had to get creative to make it all fit.
I am SO excited for the theater. I definitely can see taking a half day once and awhile and walking to the theater to see a movie that I'd otherwise not be able to see.
Finally, as much as all of this city life sounds fun, I'll take my house in the inner burbs with a garage and a driveway lol.
says: (3/7/18 7:28 PM)
Re: Bower parking — THe 3 Penthouse purchasers and purchasers of 2BR units above a designated square footage are offered a priority opportunity to purchase up to 2 spots. If 2, they must be piggybacked. After that, the remaining 2BR units are offered an opportunity to purchase parking. After all the 2BR purchasers have exercised their priority option, there will be a lottery among interested purchasers of 1BR/Studio units (and 2BR) for chances to buy remaining parking spaces.
I’ll be throwing a party in Space 67 when the Bower opens. You’re all invited!
says: (3/8/18 7:08 AM)
CJBabyDaddy - sweet corner spot. 68 was one of my top choices. We were almost neighbors.
says: (3/8/18 8:02 AM)
The JDLand/Buzzard Point proposal includes twice as much square footage (16 msf) than what Amazon requested (8 msf). That doesn’t translate into JDLand not having enough space left to accommodate the company.
The proposal for NoMa also includes more square footage than Amazon requested.
says: (3/8/18 8:44 AM)
@revitalizer - yes, but what I was going for was that the parcels for JD Land are split - SE, SW, and then across the river. As close as those parcels seem on paper, they're pretty far on foot.link
says: (3/8/18 9:38 AM)
Ok. I get where you are coming from. They could (and should) eliminate the entirety of the parcels east of the Anacostia from the proposal and some of the parcels in SW that are farthest away and that area still would have enough space for Amazon’s requirements. Also, there are parcels of land that are close to the Navy Yard metro that werent’t part of the proposal that could be used for Amazon.
says: (3/8/18 11:56 AM)
@jdc -- my snark detector wasn't working. Were you joking about a house in the suburbs with a curb-cut, driveway and garage?
@JD-- unfortunately, I will be away this weekend and won't have an opportunity to welcome the newest tower crane to the neighborhood. I saw that they were doing a big concrete pour at that site earlier this week.
says: (3/8/18 2:36 PM)
They're doing soil boring testing inside the old auto repair shop on First Street. Also, I feel bad for the kids at the charter school that have endless pounding to listen to all day and then the smoke wafting over from that pile driving machine.
says: (3/8/18 7:15 PM)
Capitol Riverfront newsletter has a blurb about the neighborhood's first dentist.
says: (3/9/18 11:28 AM)
@jdc & @revitalizer
Those parcels are very close by bike or by scooter.
I'm still holding out hope!
says: (3/9/18 4:38 PM)
Mason Dixie biscuits coming to Ice Cream Jubilee!! link
If you've never been to their other random locations, I recommend stopping by. But then, as an avowed biscuit lover, I might not be the best person to consult.
says: (3/9/18 7:02 PM)
@Ampersand I found Mason Dixie is pretty overrated in the biscuit department. Perhaps the ice cream will make their product a bit less dry, but I gave the Bladensburg Road location several tries and the presentation was great but that’s not what counts when it comes to chicken and biscuits. Especially for someone accustomed to good southern food.
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