Monthly Archives: January 2017

City Bikes Is Returning to Barracks Row – Will Offer Electric and Standard Bikes

City Bikes Returns to Barracks Row in February

Coming Soon – City Bikes Returns to Barracks Row in February at a new location.

City Bikes Is Returning to Barracks Row – Will Offer Electric and Standard Bikes

by Larry Janezich

City Bikes will return to Barracks Row with a soft opening in early February in the space recently vacated by Capitol Hill Bikes at 719 8th Street.  The retail shop will be a “store within a store,” according to owner Charlie McCormick, offering electric bikes as well as standard bikes, and maintenance for both.

McCormick said he has seen incredible growth and interest in the electric bikes at his Tenleytown location, calling the product a “spectacular success.”

He said the shop will only offer products from top quality manufacturers, and are priced at $1200 and up, with most Tenleytown purchases being in the $2500 – $3000 range.  McCormick says the electric bike is often misconceived as similar to a Moped, but is actually still very much a bicycle.  A majority of his customers are women who want to ride with their partners or spouses, but who might not have the same fitness level – and the electric bike serves as an equalizer.

City Bikes will offer free test rides to introduce the product to potential customers.  McCormick says he is looking for qualified personnel to staff the new Capitol Hill location.  For more information, see here: http://www.electricitybikes.com/

City Bikes left Barracks Row in March of 2016 after a five year run and relocated to Tenleytown.  They were recently awarded “Best Bike Shop, 2016” by WaPo readers.

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ANC6C Elects Officers/Weighs in on Youth Rehabilitation Act/Lawyers Up in Whole Foods Protest

ANC6C, from left, Christine Healey 01, Mark Eckenwiler 04, Karen Wirt 02, Heather Edelman 06, Scott Price 03, Chris Miller.  The Commission meets in space made available by the Heritage Foundation near Union Station.

ANC6C, from left, Christine Healey 01, Mark Eckenwiler 04, Karen Wirt 02, Heather Edelman 06, Scott Price 03, Chris Miller. The Commission meets in space made available by the Heritage Foundation near Union Station.

ANC6C Elects Officers/Weighs in on Youth Rehabilitation Act/Lawyers Up in Whole Foods Protest

by Larry Janezich

Last night, ANC6C elected officers as the first order of business in the 2017 session.  Chair Karen Wirt, 02; Vice Chair Scott Price, 03; Treasurer Chris Miller, 05; and Secretary Christine Healey, 01 were all elected unanimously.

Commissioner Mark Eckenwiler proposed that the ANC send a letter to Charles Allen and other city council members expressing concern over the efficiency of the Youth Rehabilitation Act and urging consideration of the ANC’s interest in participating in the process and the legislation.  The proposal was agreed to unanimously.

In other business, the ANC authorized expenditures of up to $5000 to retain legal counsel to assist in its protest of a liquor license for Whole Foods coming to H Street, NE, in 2017.  The ANC is battling Whole Foods’ liquor license attorney Andrew Klein who is resisting the ANC’s attempt to require Whole Foods to sign a Settlement Agreement regarding their plans to feature wine tastings.  Klein is a familiar figure before ANC6B as a frequent opponent of their attempts to use liquor license applications to require best operating practices for restaurants on Barracks Row.

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Women’s March on Washington Likely to Dwarf Inauguration Turnout

Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen presided over a  Thursday morning Roundtable on preparations for the Inaugural and the Women's March on Washington.

Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen presided over a Thursday morning Roundtable on preparations for the Inaugural and the Women’s March on Washington.

Women’s March on Washington Likely to Dwarf Inauguration Turnout

RFK Bus Parking Registration:  Inaugural – 166.  Women’s March – 1200

by Larry Janezich

Thursday morning, Chris Geldart, Director of DC’s Homeland Security Agency, told Councilmember Charles Allen that based on the 2009 and 2013 Inaugurals, the city is preparing for a turnout of 800,000 to 900,000 inaugural attendees.  Based on the number of reservations for bus parking at RFK, however, the numbers might not come close to those estimates.

Allen, in his capacity as chair of the city council’s Committee on the Judiciary, presided over a Round Table on preparations for next week’s inaugural.  He noted that “four years ago at this point there were 900 reservations for bus parking at RFK, and an additional 300 came in the last week, for a total of 1200.”

In contrast, a knowledgeable source told Capitol Hill Corner that as of last Friday, January 6, 166 buses were registered to park at RFK for the inaugural on January 20.  WaPo reported today that Allen said that 1200 buses had registered to park at RFK for the Women’s March on January 21st (http://wapo.st/2jAWZVg).  In addition, according to a source, “every Amtrak coming to DC is booked.”

The city has issued a permit for 200,000 for the March on Washington, though Geldart told Allen he is planning for 450,000 to 500,000. Geldart told Allen that he had requested that the Woman’s March be officially designated as a National Security Event and included as part of the Inaugural planning but that the request had been denied by the Director of National Security.

Allen asked if the 3,000 law enforcement officers from outside jurisdictions and the 5,000 National Guardsmen who will help provide security and crowd control at the inaugural, will be available for the Woman’s March. Geldart said no, but that such large numbers of security personnel will not be necessary because there will be no need for the huge security perimeter.  Allen admitted to being “a little anxious” because the “data points indicate a very big turnout on the 21st” and he is concerned about counter protesters. Geldart assured Allen that he was committed to protecting organizations exercising their First Amendment Rights.

The Women’s March will begin with a rally at 3rd and Independence from 10:00am until noon in front of a stage which organizers will erect near the Native American Museum.  At 1:00pm, attendees will march west on Independence, to 14th Street, turn right to Constitution Avenue, then left on Constitution to the Ellipse where the marchers will disband.

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ANC6B Rejects Youth Rehabilitation Act Amendments ​without More Info

ANC6B Rejects Youth Rehabilitation Act Amendments without More Info

by Larry Janezich

Last night, ANC6B voted to oppose a resolution by Hill East Commissioner Denise Krepp putting ANC6B on the record in support of limiting the application of the Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA) to non-violent offenses and to one-time use only.   The vote was 3 ayes – 5 nays – and 1 abstention.  It was the consensus of the majority that the proposal was not supported by available data.  Instead, the Commission passed a proposal by the new Chair of the Commission, Chander Jayaraman, supporting a comprehensive review of the YRA including but not limited to the specific application of the YRA to violent crime and repeat offenders.  The vote was 7 – 0 – 2, with Krepp and Samolyk abstaining.

Councilmember Charles Allen, newly appointed Chair of the Judiciary Committee, has announced he will hold hearings on the YRA in February .

The vote last night came after Krepp’s emotional appeal in support of the language, recounting a rape which occurred in her neighborhood by Antwon Pitt, who she said, had been a beneficiary of the YRA.  She said that the YRA was passed for a good purpose – to give individuals a second chance – but that the law is very broad and “without limit except for the crime of murder.”  Krepp cited her personal history in dealing with the victims of rape and said, “I can’t do it anymore.”  Krepp told the commission that if she lost the vote on Tuesday night, she will continue to put it on the agenda “every single time” the Commission meets: “I will not allow anyone else to be a victim.  Not on my watch.”  She did not explain how her resolution would prevent any more violent crime.  In fact, several in the audience who work in criminal justice said that the proposed changes would, if anything, increase it.

Commissioners Oldenburg and Loots spoke forcefully against Krepp’s  resolution.  Oldenburg said that Krepp was asking the Commission go on record in support very specific language when “we don’t have the data” to support it.  Loots said he could not support language proposing a specific remedy which says, in effect, that at this stage we know the solution to the problem with the criminal justice system.  Commissioner Hoskins also spoke against the resolution, saying that she was deeply disturbed that the Washington Post produced a series based on data that we don’t have and feared it would be used to justify changes with unintended consequences.  She also expressed concern about the definition of what constitutes the list of violent crimes which Krepp’s language refers to.  (The tiny handful of residents who regularly attend PSA 108 meetings have heard Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Klein refer to actions that many residents would be surprised to find fall under the definition of violent crime.)

Commissioner Samolyk supported Krepp’s resolution saying passage would give the ANC “street cred” and “get the ball rolling” on the review of the YRA.  Commissioner Ridge also supported Krepp, citing the “surgical precision” of the language and stating that the language “precludes nothing.”

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Jayaraman Elected Chair of ANC6B

ANC6B, January 2017.  Left to Right.  Commissioners Aimee Grace, Denise Krepp, Diane Hoskins, Jennifer Samolyk, Kirsten Oldenburg, Chander Jayaraman, James Loots, Steve Hagendorn, Daniel Ridge.  (Absent:  Nick Burger)

ANC6B, January 2017. Left to Right. Commissioners Aimee Grace, Denise Krepp, Diane Hoskins, Jennifer Samolyk, Kirsten Oldenburg, Chander Jayaraman, James Loots, Steve Hagendorn, Daniel Ridge. (Absent: Nick Burger) Click to enlarge.

Jayaraman Elected Chair of ANC6B

by Larry Janezich

As the first order of business at its initial meeting at Hill Center last night, ANC6B elected officers for 2017.

Chander Jayaraman, 6B08, was elected chair by acclamation, succeeding Kirsten Oldenburg who served as Chair in 2015 and 2016.  The ANC’s bylaws provide that officers shall be elected each year in January, and serve for one year or until their successors are elected.  Only the office of Chair has a term limit – “No member may serve as the Chair of the Commission for more than two consecutive one-year terms.”

In addition, Commissioner Diane Hoskins, 6802 was elected Vice Chair by a vote of 6 – 3; Commissioner Daniel Ridge 6B09 was elected Secretary by acclamation, Commissioner Nick Burger 6B06 was elected Treasurer by acclamation; as was Commissioner Jim Loots 6B03, to the office of Parliamentarian.

The only new face on the Commission was Commissioner Aimee Grace, 6B07.  She succeeds Daniel Chao, who did not seek re-election.

Chairs of Committees and Task Forces are elected by the Commission at the regular meeting of the ANC in February.  It is likely that Commissioners Nick Burger will continue as Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee and Oldenburg as Chair of the Transportation Committee.  Since Jayaraman is now ANC6B Chair, a new commissioner will succeed him as Chair of the ABC Committee, but no word yet on who is interested in taking on that job – or whether Commissioners Hoskins and Samolyk will continue as co-Chairs of the Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force.  Given her commitment to Hill East, it’s a pretty safe bet Commissioner will continue as Chair of the Hill East Task Force, but no official word on that.  In a related note, the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced last night the first community meeting on the request for proposal (RFP) process for the future development of the Hill East Boys and Girls Club.  The meeting will occur on Saturday, January 28, at 10 am at Friendship Chamberlain elementary School, 1345 Potomac Avenue, SE.

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The Week Ahead…And ICYMI this is what 100,000 street stickers looked like last Sunday at The Fridge

Last Sunday was the final opportunity to see the exhibit of 100,000 street stickers at The Fridge.  In case you missed it, this is what it looked like.

Last Sunday was the final opportunity to see the exhibit of 100,000 street stickers at The Fridge, 516 8th Street, SE, rear alley.   In case you missed it, this is what it looked like.  Click to enlarge

The Week Ahead…And ICYMI this is what 100,000 street stickers looked like last Sunday at The Fridge

Monday, January 9

st Sunday at The Fridge

  1. ANC6D meets at 7:00pm, 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Public Safety Report- First District MPD (PSA 105 & PSA 106) Lt. Williams, Sgt. Kennie, Sgt. Strassman, Sgt. Ritchie.

Presentations & Resolutions:  Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017.

Application for new liquor license for Shake Shack at 50 M Street, SW.

Zoning Application for Buzzard Point LLC, 1st & V Streets SW, intent to modify plans.

Zoning Adjustment Application for Short-term Family Housing 850 Delaware Avenue, SW, DC DGS.

DDOT Public Space Permit Application for 155 N Street, SE.

DDOT Public Space Permit Application for 2 Eye Street, SE.

Election of ANC 6D Officers.

  1. ANC 6C Alcohol Beverage Committee meets at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Travel Traders Retail, Inc., 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Single Sales Application.

600 H Apollo Tenant, LLC t/a WeWork, 600 H Street, NE, Class C License Application.

Tuesday, January 10

  1. ANC6B Meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

Election of Officers

Zoning Adjustment Application for 416 G Street, SE.

Naming of Public Alley for Lot 136 at 17th and C Streets, SE.

Expression of concern about Lack of funding for Pennsylvania/Potomac Avenue Intersection Pedestrian Project.

Presentation:  Inauguration Planning and Impacts on ANC 6B Residents & Businesses: Chris T. Geldart, Director, DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency.

Cava Restaurant, 527-529 8th Street SE, withdrawal of liquor license protest.

Historic Preservation Application for 202 9th Street, SE, concept/new two story carriage house.

Zoning Adjustment for 1338 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, (La Lomita).

Resolution on Changes to Youth Rehabilitation Act.

  1. Police Service Area (PSA) 104 public meeting at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, Corner of 10th and G Streets, NE.

Wednesday, January 11

  1. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C meets at 7pm, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Election of Officers and Committee Chairs, confirmation of committee members.

Presentation:  MPD First District Captain Jonathan Dorrough.

New retail liquor license application for Whole Foods Market, 600 H Street, NE.

Grants Committee applications:  Serve Your City, application for $1,080 for a college prep workshop for underserved youth; Ludlow Taylor Elementary School PTA, $586.00 for reading materials;  Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan, $2,400 for garden supplies.

Historic Preservation Application for 732 4th Street, NE, concept approval, rear addition and rooftop addition.

Historic Preservation Application for 504 C Street, NE, concept approval, raze of existing noncontributing structure and construction of a new three-story building.

NoMa Streetscape Guidelines update.

Washington Gateway, mixed use buildings at New York and Florida Avenues.

Resolution concerning DC’s Youth Rehabilitation Act.

Thursday, January 12

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, at Miner Elementary, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Election of officers and committee chairs.

Presentations:  RFK Campus Redevelopment Project Update – Max Brown, Chairman, Events DC.

U.S. Attorney’s Safety & Criminal Justice Update – Doug Klein, Community Prosecutor.

Letter approving Settlement Agreement with Bespoke 1337 LLC, t/a Hill Prince, at 1337 H Street, NE.

Letter approving Settlement Agreement Naomi’s Ladder II LLC, at 1123 H Street, NE.

Support of a stipulated license for Naomi’s Ladder II LLC, at 1123 H Street, NE.

Letter approving Settlement Agreement with Ben’s Chili Bowl/Ben’s Upstairs, at 1001 H Street, NE, and withdrawal of protest of the establishment’s license application and request for an Entertainment Endorsement.

Letter of support for the 2017 Rock and Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon contingent on the provision of the following conditions:

A summary and description of the usage and location of TCOs in or adjacent to ANC 6A;  a description of the door hanger campaign and which neighborhoods in ANC 6A  will receive door hangers, including a quality control program to ensure the door hangers are not left in front yards; a description of the location of crossings along parts of the route in ANC 6A;  a description of the bus stop and/or bus notification campaign for X2, 90 and 92 buses; confirmation that the Tenth (10th) Street NE checkpoint will be open to allow Capitol Hill Towers residents to access their parking lot entrance on 10th Street;  confirmation that staging of Department of Public Works (DPW) trucks will be at RFK Stadium and not on neighborhood streets; notification of any other ANCs that express opposition to the event and the reasons for the opposition.

New Business: Response to Washington Post “Youth Rehabilitation Act” investigation

  1. CHRS Zoning Committee meets at 7:30pm at Kirby House, 410 10th Street, SE.

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Shotgun House Deconstructed – Little Appears Salvageable

The Shotgun House

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Shotgun House Deconstructed – Little Appears Salvageable

By Larry Janezich

Preservation of the historic “Shotgun House” at 1229 E Street, SE, was the issue that stood in the way of the development – not only of the site itself – but also of the lots in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue which it backed up to.  The entire package was owned by Capitol Hill investor Larry Quillian, who jousted with preservationists for years over his desire to demolish the property.  The preservationists, backed by the Historic Preservation Review Board, consistently won every contest.

Late December finally saw the deconstruction of the historic Shotgun House.  The Historic Preservation Review Board signed off on the redevelopment project last August, as part of a package to develop that the property as well as property in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, currently occupied by Frager’s Garden Center.  SGA Architects purchased the properties from Quillian and plans to build 120 residential units with a small retail component on the Frager’s Garden site.  As part of the deal, the Shotgun House was to be preserved and incorporated into one of four new residential units at the E Street address.

The permit provided for the deconstruction and relocation of the building, though it appears that not much of the original building material was salvageable.  The most likely scenario is that a structure identical to the Shotgun House (using some of the original materials) will be constructed, thus preserving a facsimile – but not the original building – probably not what HPRB and the city’s preservationists had in mind when they agreed to the plan.

Capitol Hill Corner reached out early in the week to SGA Architects and to others in the community to try to clarify what the intent is, but has received no response.

For previous posts on these projects, see here: http://bit.ly/2aRSnHp  and here:  http://bit.ly/28NQ7Cg

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Joselito Spanish Restaurant Near Eastern Market Opens Monday, January 9

Joselito Casa de Comida (House of Food) at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, open Monday January 9.

Joselito Casa de Comida (House of Food) at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, open Monday January 9.

Joselito Spanish Restaurant Near Eastern Market Opens Monday, January 9

By Larry Janezich

Javier Candon’s Joselito Casa de Comidas, located at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – the space formerly occupied by Sona – will hold a “soft opening” from Monday, January 9, to Sunday, January 15, offering a 20% discount on food.

Executive Chef David Sierra, (Taberna del Alabardero, Fiola Mare and SER Restaurant) has created a menu based on traditional family recipes from southern Spain.  Most dishes are offered in three sizes: tapa (appetizer), media ración (entree) and ración (family style portion).

The beverage program features beers, wines, cavas, sherries, sangrias, and vermouths from Spain.

Joselito seats 70 inside, including a private room with capacity for 24, plus 20 more on the sidewalk patio.

From Monday January 9 to Wednesday, January 12, the Joselito’s will be open only for dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm.

Beginning Thursday, they will open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30am until 10pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:30am until 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Joselito’s features “Hemingway Hour” daily from 4-7pm, with 20% off everything on the menu.

Candon also owns SER in Ballston.

For more, go here:  Website: http://www.joselitodc.com/

For CHC post from August 1, here:  http://bit.ly/2aqjri0

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The Week Ahead…. And Capitol Hill Resident Offers Free Mediation Service

The Hine Project at year's end.  North Building, office component.  Photo:  December 31, 2016

The Hine Project at year’s end. South Building, office component. Photo: December 31, 2016

Hine Project, South Building.  Residential component.  The first floor is slated to house a small day care center.  Photo:  December 31, 2016.

Hine Project, South Building, residential component. The first floor is slated to house a small day care center. Photo: December 31, 2016.

The Week Ahead…. And Capitol Hill Resident Offers Free Mediation Service

by Larry Janezich

Capitol Hill Resident Sig Cohen Offers Fee Mediation Service to Resolve Disputes.

“At a time when the political scene appears polarized over healthcare, gun safety, women’s reproductive rights, and climate change, among other issues, our Capitol Hill community seems like an oasis, where on the surface, at least, calm prevails. Not always. Living here, I have witnessed minor differences escalate into toxic disputes.

If you are in a dispute, I invite you to try mediation.  Until we have an online form, email chmediate@aol.com with your name, contact information, and the issue(s) that you think need facilitation or mediation.  Also provide the name(s) of the other party and whether they agree to engage in either facilitation or mediation.”  –  Sig Cohen.   For more info, see Hill Rag article here:  http://bit.ly/2it5r9H

Monday, January 2

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Historical Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, Kirby House, 410 10th Street, SE.

Tuesday, January 3

  1. ANC6B Planning & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta’s of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Items on the draft agenda:

Historic Preservation Application for 202 9th Street SE, concept/new two story carriage house.

Zoning Adjustment Application for 1338 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, (La Lomita), for a modification of significance of BZA Order No. 18915, now requesting special exception relief under the parking requirements and the loading requirements and variance relief under the lot occupancy requirements to construct a mixed-use building at 1330-1338 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Zoning Adjustment Application 416 G Street SE, for a special exception from the lot occupancy requirements to construct a second-story addition to an existing one-family dwelling at 416 G Street, SE.

Presentation:  Comprehensive Plan Housing and Development Statement : Greater Greater Washington

  1. ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente, 700 Second Street, NE.

Items on the draft agenda:

732 4th Street, NE – Application for concept approval for the construction of a rear addition and rooftop addition.

504 C Street, NE – Application for concept approval for the raze of an existing noncontributing structure and construction of a new three-story building.

  1. ANC 6C Parks and Events Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser-Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 second Street, NE.

Agenda not available at press time.

Wednesday, January 4

  1. ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Items on the draft agenda:

Discussion on regulations for temporary public space permits (Emergency No Parking etc.): Matthew Marcou, DDOT Public Space Regulatory Administration

Naming of Public Alley for Lot 136 at 17th and C Streets, SE.

Thursday, January 5

  1. ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm, in Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Items on the draft agenda:

Cava Restaurant, 527-529 8th Street SE, withdrawal of ANC6B protest

The Pretzel Bakery, 257 15th Street SE, new retailer’s Class D Restaurant license.  Protest hearing February 13, 2017

Report on the Status of ANC 6B License Renewal Protests: Good Stuff Eatery, Bearnaise, and We the Pizza; Hank’s on the Hill; Capitol Hill Tandoor; and Cava.

  1. ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street, NE.

Agenda not available at press time.

  1. Events DC Hosts 4th Citywide Community Meeting to Roll Out Recommended Redevelopment Options on Future Usage of the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus at Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The meeting will unveil initial short-term activations for the 190-acre campus.  6:30pm – 8:30pm, Room 146ABC, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place.  RSVP: This meeting is free and open to the public.  RSVP by clicking here: https://rfkcitywidemeeting2.splashthat.com/

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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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