Looking Back at 2016 – A List of Capitol Hill Corner’s Top Posts from 2016

Looking Back at 2016 – A List of Capitol Hill Corner’s Top Posts from 2016

by Larry Janezich

Below is a list of some of Capitol Hill Corner’s top stories from 2016.  For 12 photos from the past year, visit the “Life on Capitol Hill” feature on the Home page, or click here:  http://bit.ly/2co2uUs

Jan 7 Capitol Hill’s Proposed Southeast Boulevard: Up to Ten Years and $190 Million

Jan 9 Hill East Residents Confront City Proposed Substance Abuse Recovery Center

Jan 11 Tree Mansion Has Archibald Walk Up in Arms

Jan 20 ANC6B Signs off on Major Retail/Residential Project at 1401 PA Avenue – NY Pizza Site

Feb 3 New Indi Bookshop Opening Near Eastern Market

Feb 25 First Images of Frager’s Site Development – Store, Condos, Retail

March 17 Results Closes and Reopens Under New Management

Mar 21 Demolition Begins on Buchanan School Site

Mar30 ANC6B Signs Off on Watkins Alley Development

March 30 Capitol Hill’s SE Safeway Slated for Redevelopment

April 3 First Lady Lunches at Radici Near Eastern Market – Photo Essay

April 13 ANC6B signs Off on Latest Frager’s Design – Photos and Floor Plan

April 16 &pizza Back on Track after Mea Culpa and Stinging Rebuke by ANC6B

April 21 Meeting Tonight on Hill East Carjacking and & Violent Crime Spike

April22 Nana Thai Restaurant on Barracks Row to Close in June

April 28 Mayor Bowser Launches Rat Riddance Initiative on Capitol Hill

April 30 First Look at Concept for 3rd Development Near SE Safeway – Bowie Site

June 6 Matchbox Abandons Plan to Expand on Barracks Row & Closes DC-3 Hot Dogs

June21 Shotgun House and Frager’s Garden Center Sold – 120 Apartments Coming

June 29 Phase I looks Closed for Good

June 30 Hill East Residents Vent About Open Air Drug Market and Gunfight at 17th and Independence

July 1 First Images for New Shotgun House and Capitol Courts’ Micro Apartments on PA Ave SE

July 8 Work Starts on 49 Unit Condo Project at 11th and I Streets, SE (Kipling House) – Latest Rendering

July 12 ANC6B Signs Off on Revised Plan for Preserving the Shotgun House – First Look at New Design

July 15 Shakespeare’s Barracks Row Rehearsal Space Wants to Be Retail/Office/Residential. But…

July 21 Andromeda Hill East Mental Health Clinic in Hill East to Open Over Protest of ANC Commissioners

Aug 1 SER Spanish Restaurant Looks Like It’s Opening Outlet Near Eastern Market

Sept 7 First Images of the Design Concept for Watkins Elementary School Modernization Project

Sept 10 DC Restaurateur Xavier Cervera Back as Owner of Eight Capitol Hill Restaurants

Sept 14 Mayor Offers Hope on Hill East Boys and Girls Club Development

Oct 12 Developer Selected for Capitol Hill SE Safeway

Oct 19 Barrack Row’s &pizza Opens

Oct 22 Free Charging Station/WiFi at Eastern Market Metro Plaza – “Soofa Bench”

Oct 24 Capitol Hill SE Safeway Development – Up to 320 Apartments Planned

Nov 2 Developer Says Capitol Hill SE Safeway To Be Closed for Two Years

Nov 11 Restaurants and the Community – the Bad, the Good, and the Recalcitrant

Nov 15 Hine Update – Tenants Move into North Building in January

Nov 16 Chik-Fil-A – MD Ave NE Opens in March 2017

Nov 18 – Hill East Boys and Girls Club Development Back on Track – Photo Essay

Nov 21 Capitol Quarter Community Center – Key to Mixed Income Community – A Ship without a Captain

Nov 29 100 Plus Residents Turn Out for Community Meeting on Capitol Hill Shootings

Dec 14 ANC6Bs Last Ditch Battle Against Hank’s Oyster Bar on Neighbor Flooding Issue

Dec 16 – Neighbors Furious Over Barracks Row Eatery Back Alley Grease Dump

Dec 20 Update on Hine Project North Building Residential and Retail

Dec 22 Officials Brief Hill Residents on Inaugural Security, Safety and Protests

Dec 29 Editorial:  The Shameful Washington Post Series on the Youth Rehabilitation Act

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