Weekend Quick Takes

  • Earlier this week, UrbanTurf DC reported that the vacant apartment building at 321 18th Street SE will become a 10-unit condo building. Lock 7 Development recently purchased the building, which has been vacant for years. I’m looking forward to seeing a neighborhood eyesore transformed!
  • DDOT representatives will provide an update on the Capitol Hill Transportation Study during the Wed., June 5 meeting of ANC 6B’s Transportation Committee. The meeting will take place at Payne Elementary School (1445 C Street SE) from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Speeding on 17th, 19th and Independence will be discussed.
  • In a recent interview, DC Department of Human Services Director David Berns, Washington City Paper’s Lydia DePillis asked DC Department of Human Services Director David Berns whether the city has any plans to decrease and/or re-locate some of the homeless population at Reservation 13. Director Berns replied that the city is working to find more subsidized, affordable housing so that capacity can be reduced at DC General. Sounds like a good plan, but it is going to take time and money. I plan to continue urging the city and DHS to move forward on strategies that will reduce overcrowding at DC General and prepare the Hill East Waterfront for development.
  • The Association for the Preservation of the Historic Congressional Cemetery is holding a party on Friday, June 8 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to celebrate the publication of a new book on Congressional Cemetery. For $30, you can attend the party, take a tour and get a copy of the book. Learn more and reserve a spot on the Congressional Cemetery website.
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