Thursday, June 27, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The PUD project located at the corner of 13th and U was recently approved by the Zoning Commission giving JBG the variances they were seeking and new zoning to allow the construction of an eight story apartment building in our historic district. Stay tuned while we try to get more information about the sale.
And lest we forget, JBG sold the District Apartments at the corner of 14th and S after telling the community and the ANC that they had to change their plans from building condos to apartments because the numbers didn't support condos. Bozzuto is leasing and managing the apartments.
So was it their plan all along to simply serve as the developer, despite representations to all of us that they were here for the "long haul" and cared about our neighborhood? One wonders!
Friday, June 21, 2013
The staff is congenial and has been busy working out the kinks of starting a new locally owned business. Some days they run out of food and reviews have been mixed at yelp.com, but one thing is sure...it's a great addition to our neighborhood! They have added premade sandwiches for those seeking some lunch. So give them a try. Get some coffee and a muffin to start your day...
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Neighbors argued that late night noise and parking issues were affecting them as well as the cumulative effects of having over 120 licensees in their neighborhood. They also argued that many businesses had left the neighborhood and had been replaced by alcohol serving establishments. Moreover, they presented petitions signed by over 450 neighbors who live within the proposed zone.
The ABC Board will deliberate and issue a ruling within 90 days. They can accept the 1800 foot radius or modify it by downsizing it to 1200 feet or 600 feet as allowed by the ABRA regulations. They can also reject the petition submitted by the Shaw-Dupont Citizens Alliance.
Other community organizations that represent affected residents have expressed their support for the moratorium and they include the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association.
Taqueria Nacional has officially opened and the neighborhood is excited to have a reasonably priced eatery specializing in Mexican-inspired food. Owners John Fulchino and Ann Cashon are hopeful that their new venture will be supported by their new neighbors. The menu features tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, yucca fries, guacamole, several flavors of agua fresca, and huevos rancheros and cornmeal pancakes for the weekend breakfast crowd. Did I mention that they also serve margaritas and beer? Enjoy! We wish them BUENA SUERTE!