The Fact of the Matter Is …

The Fact of the Matter Is …

by Larry Janezich

Telecom Antennas for Hanes Building?

CHRS is reviewing the historical preservation application from a major telecommunications company to install 15 telecommunications antennas and a backup generator on the roof of the Hanes Building at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue.  The request will subsequently go to ANC6b Planning and Zoning Committee.

Eastern Market Metro Info Hub and Landscaping Update

The process for completing the final drawings for the Info Hub project for Eastern Market Metro Plaza has begun.  Additional features for landscaping being discussed include a rain garden watered by runoff from the Info Hub roof, installation of a number of half benches, consolidation of the news vending machines under a shelter, and possibly a new and expanded shelter for personal bikes storage.  Certain areas are being targeted for replanting with appropriate decorative plantings in demarcated beds.  The goal will be to make the Plaza a welcoming gate to the community for those arriving at Eastern Market Metro.

The Info Hub itself might include an ATM machine and interactive electronic information outlets allowing users to ask questions, call police, or hail a cab.

Part of the annual maintenance costs of approximately $15,000 a year may come from the sale of tee shirts and coffee mugs at the Info Hub.

In conjunction with the landscaping DDOT is considering expanding the bike share program with a larger bike rack and possible relocation to the east side of 8th Street.   DDOT is holding a public meeting to solicit input on expansion of the bikeshare program.

Date:  Wednesday, May 25, 6-8pm

441 4th Street, NW, Room 1107

More information is available here:

Top Chef Tour Coming to Eastern Market

An event designed to promote Eastern Market will feature a competition between contestants from Bravo TV’s Top Chef Tour.  The date has been set for Saturday, May 28, according the the show’s website.  More information can be found at:

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