Saturday, July 19, 2014
A rash of robberies; burglaries and shootings have recently hit the Edgewood and surrounding communities hard.
The Edgewood Community has set a meeting date, time and place for dialogue around these public health and safety concerns.
5th District Commander Porter
Lt. Ronald Wright
Representative from CM McDuffie's office
Representative from the Committee of Judiciary - CM Tommy Wells
The meeting will be held on:
Monday-July 28, 2014
From: 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
The host of the meeting:
The Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church Family Life Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue NE-
All are welcome
Friday, July 18, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hello!I would like to extend an invitation to the community to participate in conversations about our next project -- transforming the asphalt alley next to our building into an Arts Park! It's very important to us to involve the community in these discussions so we can best meet the needs of our developing neighborhood.If you would like to join us Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm at Dance Place, we'd love to have you! Additionally, I'd really appreciate it if you could send the attached letter around to anyone else you think might be interested.Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon!
Box Office Manager
3225 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Saturday: Join us for the Playable Art Community Meeting
Washington, D.C., July 9, 2014 – Join your neighbors this Saturday to give feedback on the type of artistic playgrounds you’d like to see in NoMa! An initial community meeting will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 AM at Flats 130 apartments at 130 M Street, NE. The meeting will be about a new playable art sculpture in the neighborhood along the Metropolitan Branch Trail between L & M Streets, NE. The NoMa neighborhood has been selected for the Playable Arts DC project (playableartdc.co) to receive an art sculpture that will double as children's play equipment, and the DC Office of Planning, NoMa BID, and the ANC are collaborating on the project.
An international design competition will take place later this year, with installation in 2016. The process kicks off with this Saturday’s community workshop to allow neighbors, kids, and parents to provide feedback on what kinds of art & play structures they'd like to see here.
Please help spread the word! Coffee and pastries will be provided. Whether you can make it or not, please also participate in the related online survey athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PlayableArtDC.
About Playable Art DC
Playable Art DC is a play and place-making initiative of the DC Office of Planning (OP) in partnership with the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to bring innovative art-based play spaces to neighborhoods with underserved park space in the District though an international design competition. Playable Art DC promotes the use of art as a means of creating new types of play spaces in areas that are constrained by space, topography, or other barriers like busy streets. Playable Art DC also seeks to engage the whole community in play as a way to promote fitness and exercise and create community landmarks and neighborhood gathering spots. The initiative is made possible by a grant from ArtPlace America.
Playable Art DC builds on Mayor Gray’s playground improvement initiative—a multi-year citywide play space project to evaluate and improve DPR playgrounds—by providing access to play for neighborhoods identified in the Play DC Vision Framework as not well served by traditional parks and open spaces. For more information about Playable Art DC, please visit: http://playableartdc.org
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 16 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to more than 3,900 terrific new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers great biking facilities, including three free outdoor air pumps, the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and seven Capital Bikeshare stations. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visitwww.nomabid.org and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter@NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.
Chancellor's Row (3015 4th Street NE) - 10-acre residential development on St. Paul's campus which began construction Fall 2010 as promised and already has residents living there. They only have four houses left to sell and will definitely sell out this year if not this month. It is anticipated that all three phases will be completed ahead of schedule as sales are going so well and prices keep going up. They have already added a ZipCar and a Capital Bikeshare Station to this location. The remodeling of the triangle park at 4th, Franklin and Lincoln NE has been completed from the community benefits of this project.
Monroe Street Market (7th Street and Michigan Ave NE) - mixed use development will include approximately 720 housing units, 45 townhouses, and a public square with a college main street with 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artists' studio space and 850 below-grade parking spaces. They started demolition on the CUA buildings in 2010 and broke ground on November 9, 2011. Right now they are getting close to completion with their 3 buildings renting and the Arts Walk full. They have retail open- &Pizza, Potbelly and more is coming. Brookland Pint and Barnes & Noble are scheduled to open Summer 2014. Filter Coffeehouse and The Bike Rack scheduled to open Fall 2014. Busboys and Poets is scheduled to open Winter 2014/2015. They have a future phase that is still to be planned and developed and they will neither confirm nor deny that it could hold a Whole Foods in the future when it is developed.
Pizza Mart Development (4th Street and Adams Street NE) - recently the building that houses the Pizza Mart has sold and it will be demolished. It has already been closed and emptied. They have applied for permits and the realtor stated that it will be condos with ground floor retail.
H Street Development Corporation (2313-2331 4th Street NE) - this development has been long stalled but is supposed to be affordable housing apartments with ground floor retail. They have done the soil testing but it has been otherwise quiet. It has been noted that the liquor store next door to it has closed and its space may now be included in this project.
Chez Hareg Catering (2314 4th Street NE) - the pastry shop is getting ready to reopen as a cafe serving breakfast and lunch. They have a menu posted on their window that looks delicious and affordable.
Developments Surrounding Edgewood
Rhode Island Row (919 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is well underway and already has residents moving in as the apartments are completed. They have posted the rents and they range from $1740 for a 1 bed/bath to $3465 for a 3 bed/bath. This place has already rented out over 95% of their apartments. The reatil is starting to fill in and as of now the following are open: CVS, Chipotle, Sprint, T-Mobile, DC Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Carolina Kitchen, TK Burger, D’Arte Nail & Spa Salon, Jersey Mike's, Bergami's Pizza, and Sala Thai. Phenix Hair Salon Suites is set to open this fall. They still have open spaces left and I am hoping that they will fill them soon!!
Mint Condos (329 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is completed and is across the street from Edgewood in Eckington. The burnt out shell of a building was converted into 21 luxury condos priced between mid $250,000 and mid $300,000s and sold out. The building also has 3000 square feet of retail space which is now Mint Dental- a great neighborhood amenity to walk to a dental office.