* I skipped out on the first ANC 6D
meeting of 2011, not seeing any Near Southeast-specific items on the agenda. I did check in with Damon Harvey of DDOT before the meeting, though, to find out what he was going to be speaking to the ANC about, and it was to tell residents that 2011 Visitor Parking Passes
will be sent out in the middle of March (right before baseball season starts). If you have any feedback or questions on the parking passes (which were instituted in 2008 as part of the stadium Performance Parking Pilot
), you can contact Damon at damon.harvey [at] dc.gov.
* Tonight (Tuesday) is ANC 6B's meeting, at Brent Elementary at 7 pm. The agenda
indicates there could be some news about the Bavarian Beer Garden
proposed for 8th and L, SE, so I'll be there to check it out.
* SWill across the way has the news
(via Bisnow) that Camden's long-delayed 1345 South Capitol Street
residential project across the street from Nationals Park
is reportedly going to finally get underway during the first quarter of this year. The design that was approved back in 2007
showed a 276-unit apartment building with about 3,300 square feet of ground-floor retail. I used to track this building
, but pulled my coverage boundaries back to the South Capitol Street median when SWill hit the ground running with the "Southwest... The Little Quadrant that Could
" blog. So while I'll probably mention milestones on the project, I'm going to leave the laser-like focus on it to Will.
* Newly minted ANC 6D07 commissioner David Garber
was featured this past Sunday on HGTV's My First Sale
, documenting his not-altogether-smooth road to selling a house he renovated in Anacostia. I don't see any repeats in the listings, but eventually the episode should be posted online
* The city's web site about the various Anacostia Waterfront Initiative projects, TheAnacostiaWaterfront.com
, is going to be decommissioned as of Feb. 1, with content about projects like the 11th Street Bridges, the Douglass Bridge, and the Anacostia Riverwalk having already been rolled into the DDOT web site. The new URL is ddot.dc.gov/awi