Saturday, September 25, 2010

Celebrations Enliven Our Neighborhood

Two celebrations took place in our neighborhood this month enlivening our community...the Labor Day Pig Roast at Cafe Saint Ex and the 17th Street Festival. We live in the heart of the City and these events give us an opportunity to celebrate our diverse neighborhoods.

I hope you took advantage and participated in them!

Good food, good music and good friends and neighbors...

Monday, September 6, 2010

JBG to Begin Construction of Whitman Walker Condos

Later this month the JBG Companies will begin demolition of the buildings along 14th Street at the site of the former Whitman Walker Clinic at the corner of 14th and S Streets, according to James Nozar, Project Manager. The original anchor building, the former Hudson apartments, will remain and will be renovated (seen at the lower left in the drawing above). The plans for the JBG project were approved about two years ago that include spaces for a major restaurant and retail shops on the ground floor which will span the entire block up to Swann Street. The 125 units will be smaller in size than conventional condominiums, offering purchasers an opportunity to buy a condo in the neighborhood at a slightly lower price. There will be underground parking on two levels for residents and shops.

When the Historic Preservation Review Board approved the project, they asked that a memorial be created and placed in the lobby of the anchor building to commemorate the former Whitman Walker Clinic at this location.