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99 M ('18)
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1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
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ORE 82 ('16)
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Parc Riverside ('14)
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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)
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jdc commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/20/19 2:51 PM
The continuing increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic in JD land requires DDOT to continue to refine and analyze things such as length of signals and whether certain vehicular movements need to be re-structured or prohibited.
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JES commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/20/19 12:09 PM
That 4th & M light needs updating. They either need to make the left turn arrow longer or dump it altogether. The thing stays green barely long enough for 2 or 3 cars to get through, and if there's a long line of cars, that results in 2 or 3 additional ones running the light after the pedestrian signal has come on. It's a disaster.
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202_cyclist commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/20/19 9:56 AM
Happy Park-ing Day! We met a great group of volunteers setting up wildflowers on NJ Ave to attract bees.
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202_cyclist commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/20/19 9:56 AM
Walt— we saw it as the police were towing away the vehicle. We heard from a bystander that a child was struck. I hope the child is okay.

This is really a terrible intersection that DDOT needs to address.
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walt commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/20/19 8:44 AM
Any info on the car v. pedestrian accident at Harris Teeter yesterday (9/19)? It sounded really bad and I'm hoping the family is okay
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202_cyclist commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/19/19 10:44 AM
I am so proud of Delegate Norton formholding thr statehood hearing today. It is a stain on our democracy that we and more than 700,000 of our neighbors (more than JD’s beloved Wyoming) have zero representation in Congress.
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walt commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/18/19 4:04 PM
I loved this neighborhood. Now I can only think of what I'm missing. I want a creek with street access!

I also really really want Virginia Avenue behind the power plant to be opened up to at least Bicycle/ pedestrian traffic. With a bike trail over that damn freeway over to E St NW. Any chance of that happening?


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JES commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/18/19 3:38 PM
I hate that Ore 82 building. The sidewalk on the NJ side is so narrow, i've almost been hit by the opening of the Orange Theory door more times than I can count. There's no way to run/walk and NOT be in the potential path of that stupid door. Though maybe that has more to do with terrible tree box placement than the building itself, i dunno.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Catching Up on Tidbits, Edible Edition
9/17/19 5:01 PM
The initial Maxwell/Albi PR launch described their future joint location as being at 4th & Tingey. The Bower condo building (1300 4th) sits at 4th & Tingey. As the build-out makes self-evident, Maxwell/Albi will occupy retail space in the Guild (1346 4th) apartment building, next door to the Bower. In fact, M/A will command the corner of 4th & Water, a block south of 4th & Tingey.

Puzzled by the 4th & Tingey reference in the PR launch, I went all JD and started investigating. When I pressed the BID on why it would inaccurately describe the future location of M/A, the explanation offered was that 4th & Tingey was more “generic” than the actual location. What?

I have no choice but to officially declare the liberal failing lamestream media Capitol Riverfront BID Newsletter to be FAKE NEWS! SAD!
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Alex B. commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/17/19 4:26 PM
I don't see how the canal's lack of presence reflects a lack of history. The big history of the canal is how it was a complete failure as a canal, and instead was an open sewer. In fact, you can (and should!) argue that the filling of the canal is a more important city planning legacy than the existence of the canal in the first place. The design notes for Canal Park and Yards Park are more than sufficient to recognize this era.

There's no legal justification for a 'historic' streetscape in this area, because historically there wasn't any streetscape. Likewise, the assertion that the existing streetscape plans might as well be in Houston seems misplaced.

If you want to argue for a serious flaw in the protection of the L'Enfant Plan, that should be the existence of the Ore 82 building and how it was allowed to protrude into the NJ Ave ROW.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/16/19 7:59 PM
Many unexecuted plans have the advantage of being perfect in someone‘s eyes, and that perfection is never tarnished by reality. All executed plans fall short of the perfection of the plan that coulda shoulda been implemented.
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rdotis commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/16/19 6:28 PM
Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD:
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rdotis commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/16/19 6:21 PM
The failure to take advantage of the location of the historic Washington Canal (other than its namesake park along 2nd Street SE - itself a benign, dated design) is an example of how the various DC planning and historic preservation entities have failed to both protect the L'Enfant Plan and to make near southeast a truly vibrant, world-class commercial and residential neighborhood. The CSX East project is just the coffin nail for the lost opportunities the Canal offered.

If you look at a Google map (streets, not the satellite) of 2nd Street SE, I Street SE, NJ Ave SE and S.Capitol, you can see where streets bordering the Washington Canal used to exist - right through the Park Chelsea for example. It's location is also evident from the angle of the north side of 70 & 100 Capitol yards apartment buildings.

The Canal is a significant feature of the L'Enfant Plan and should have been included as a contributing feature when the Plan was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city planning department had a major opportunity when faced with near SE as virtual blank slate. Instead, it allowed the few interesting, historic structures to be torn down and maximized the scale of every new structure. Working with a wide range of historic preservation and urban design entities that are always engaged in other major projects affecting the L'Enfant Plan and DC as the nation's capital, it could have ensured the architecture, massing, layout, street pavement (there's real cobble and granite block under that asphalt), lighting, and urban furniture reflected the history of the City and the area. It failed to do so and, with the exception of the Yards Park area, the result is an area that be in Houston.

The Carroll Creek Park in Frederick is an excellent example of what could have been the heart of the neighborhood. See photos in the link below. Instead, we have massive block-sized buildings taking the place of where the canal ran and could have once more. Imagine having lunch along a tree lined canal like Carrol Creek or even better, Canal Saint-Martin in Paris.

History of the Washington Canal and it's location:
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Current Google Map of the area:
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Westnorth commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/16/19 1:19 PM
All I can see on that site plan is the word "HII"
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conngs0 commenting on CSX East Three-Building Project Getting Underway, Plus Tidbits
9/16/19 12:33 PM
Thanks for the updates, JD! It's tough to tell with an untrained eye (mine!) how the buildings on "CSX east" will wind up interacting with the freeway, but I'm glad that some progress is being made and will look forward to seeing those renderings when they finally come out!

I was particularly happy to read that there's progress on the Capper senior residence. It's unfortunate that it's taken this long, especially with no design changes, but I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about what has to happen to get these projects underway. I'll heartily second your hope/assumption that the infrastructure will be significantly improved with the new building. Not doing that would be almost as criminal as deciding to keep paying public dollars to the management company (Edgewood)....
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FedInExile commenting on West Half Now Leasing; HipCityVeg, Basebowl Added to Lineup
9/16/19 10:52 AM
as regards Union Kitchen Grocery....You had me at "Cookie" !

The cookie shown on the website looks Immense! Or maybe the person holding the cookie in the photo simply has Small Hands. I hear there's a lot of that going around these days in DC.
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jdc commenting on Catching Up on Tidbits, Edible Edition
9/16/19 7:34 AM
ABC Pony? Yikes.
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walt commenting on West Half Now Leasing; HipCityVeg, Basebowl Added to Lineup
9/12/19 12:26 PM
I love the West Half logo. But there should probably be a $$ in there somewhere because $6400 for a 3BR! That's a lot of cheddar!
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/11/19 1:20 PM
@conngs0: And let the church say “Amen.” You and I need to storm Lerner HQ and make it happen. Have your people check with my people to arrange something.
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conngs0 commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/11/19 12:31 PM
CJ, I am willing to go to Nats Park in October even after an inevitable playoff collapse just for some jerk chicken and ribs with those awesome fried plantains. Maybe they'll bring Jammin' Island back to occupy a portion of the "entertainment space"!
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/11/19 7:24 AM
@conngs0: I thought the Nats’ recurring playoff collapses were the worst things to happen at the ballpark, but then Jammin’ Island BBO disappeared. Both locations! The soul can take only so much.
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GarfieldPark commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 11:42 PM
ORE residents received a notice that the sidewalk will be closing on NJ avenue (across from Whole Foods) from the garage back towards H ST within a couple months. Will certainly be an inconvenience for C Hill folks.
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202_cyclist commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 7:12 PM
@conngs0— I agree, I couldn’t care less about sports betting but I am glad there will be more activity on that section of First Street.
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conngs0 commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 6:13 PM
Not too keen on the sports book aspect, but the increased traffic from Dacha, Salt Line, and All Purpose certainly create an opportunity for the Nationals to get in on the restaurant scene in that portion of the stadium. I just hope the restaurants are managed by folks other than those who have run the Nats Park concessions this year - the food quality has gone way downhill, and I'm not just bitter because they got rid of Jammin' Island BBQ.
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RMP commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 3:06 PM
Hella Mega Tour concert coming to Nats Park next summer: link
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jdc commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 2:06 PM
From my vantage point, I can report that two excavators have arrived for the 1000 S. Capitol St. construction. I can also report that 37 L Street has reached ground level. Lastly, two large dumpsters are filled with old office furniture right outside of the two trailers used for Metro's offices on the chiller lot. Maybe Metro bought all new furniture, but maybe it means we're getting close to work beginning on that parcel?
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walt commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 1:11 PM
The Brig's ABRA notice requests "one teller, two self-service kiosks, and **geo-fenced applications for phones while on the premises".

Shows hours extending until 3am on weekends.
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jdc commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 12:49 PM
1st St and Half St really will be party central. I wonder how much that will detract from/pull patrons from restaurants around/on Canal Park and further to the east....Also, they're moving ahead full steel with Sq. 696 - windows are going in at a good clip, which I expect is motivated by wanting to have it buttoned up for winter so they can work inside during cold months.
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G Street commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 9:13 AM
Great pix from back in the day, btw, JD. (-:
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G Street commenting on Entertainment Venue Addition Eyed for Nats Park at 1st and Potomac
9/10/19 9:13 AM
"entertainment venue" = future casino?
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bdj commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/6/19 11:20 PM
@fromtheturret that area in Parc was formerly a weird room that I’m sure looked good on initial renderings and the website, but no one ever used and just has C-SPAN on, and their leasing office. I’d assume they’re consolidating the leasing office into the new building. Probably changing the room into some kind of amenity, maybe co working space or a better lounge/kitchen people will actually use
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JD commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/6/19 9:11 PM
I am on a plane home and so won't write a post until the weekend, but I have a release from the Lerner Cos. announcing the start of construction on the 244-unit 1000 South Capitol apt building.
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FromTheTurret commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/6/19 10:40 AM
Does anyone know what Parc Riverside is doing on their first floor? It looks like they may be renovations...anyone know?
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RAWR commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/3/19 10:09 AM
Somewhere (the Maketto-inspired coffeeshop) opened on Saturday. Definitely a different vibe from many other places in the neighborhood, but definitely a welcomed addition!
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RMP commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/5/19 10:25 PM
New hype video for the Douglass bridge: link
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JD commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/5/19 11:44 AM
@202, check your Yahoo account for some contact info re: someone who saw it happen.
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walt commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/5/19 11:02 AM
@202_cyclist:
I didn't see it, but we have a lot of cameras in the neighborhood, maybe someone has something on camera. Any info on direction of rider and car?
Contact info for witnesses?
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202_cyclist commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/5/19 10:26 AM
Reposting from a local bike commuting listserve. If you can provide any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.

"In response to a car v bike crash (bike trashed, injuries minor) yesterday morning (9/4) approx 8:45-9:00 am, at the intersection of 4th and L St SE, seeking anyone who either saw the event or has heard of anyone who saw the event.

Many thanks-"

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JD commenting on August Tidbit Roundup and Open Thread
9/4/19 10:39 PM
@jdc, my summer isn't over quite yet.



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