Sidewalk Pavers by Georgia Avenue CVS Getting Repaired Soon

Posted January 20, 2016 by Kent
Categories: DDOT, Restoration repair and maintenance

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New Hampshire Avenue(Sidewalk along the New Hampshire Avenue side of the Georgia Avenue CVS.)

I’m happy to report that DDOT is planning to repair the sidewalk pavers along New Hampshire Avenue to the southwest of Georgia Avenue. Work may begin as early as next week depending upon the winter weather and snow in the forecast.

I first noticed that the sinking pavers were caused by a rat infestation in January 2015. At that time, the Department of Health began a rat abatement program. By July 2015, I’d alerted DDOT but received no response. This was followed by an exchange with DDOT on January 6th, followed up by an ANC 1A resolution on January 13, 2016, requesting immediate attention. These efforts all helped set the current priority to restore this section of sidewalk.

Alfies Nearing Late January Opening Date on Georgia Avenue

Posted January 19, 2016 by Kent
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3301 Georgia AveI know a lot of people are curious about the new restaurant that will be opening in the old Mothership space (3301 Georgia Avenue).  As people have noted who have recently walked past the business, the signage is up and everything looks ready to go.

Alfies is the latest venture from Chef Alex McCoy. The liquor license was approved on Wednesday, January 13th and McCoy is working toward a scheduled January 30th opening date. The location at 3301 Georgia is a temporary pop-up space with a permanent location planned for 845 Upshur Street.

For updates, you’ll want to check Alfies Web site as the opening date gets closer or follow Alfies on Twitter.

Alfies interior(Glimpse of Alfies’ interior from their Twitter feed.)

Small Local Sewer Main Cleaning and Lining Project Beginning Soon in Park View

Posted January 15, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Restoration repair and maintenance, Streets and Trees

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From a DC Water News Release:

DC Water has determined that there is a need to perform preventative maintenance procedures to sewer mains located within the Park View area of the District. These procedures will require the inspection and cleaning of sewer mains in order to determine whether further maintenance or repairs are needed. Project area streets will include Lamont Street NW, Keefer Place NW, 6th Street NW, Kenyon Street NW, Warder Street NW, Irving Street NW, Luray Place NW, Columbia Road NW and Park Road NW (see map below). This project will primarily involve cleaning and lining of approximately 4,747 linear feet of sewer mains, rehabilitation of approximately 60 lateral connections, cleaning and lining of 50 manholes. The project is scheduled to start in January 2016 and be completed by February 2016 (Detailed information sheet here).

Park View Sewer Map

Additional information of interest to residents:

  • Estimated construction start: January 2016 / Estimated construction completion: February 2016
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 am-7:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Contractor may work at night or on weekends, dependent upon other construction activities as needed or due to inclement weather.


  • Lane closures may be required daily (7:00 am-7:00 pm), and traffic plans will be approved by the DDOT
  • At various times during construction, “No Parking” signs may be placed in certain areas in and around the work zone. Notifications regarding “No Parking” zones will be posted 72 hours prior to construction, as required by DDOT.

The Great American Cooking Story Episode 6 Features Area Restaurants

Posted January 14, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Movies, Restaurants, Taverns

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Here’s a documentary that will be of interest to many that features Jeremy Gifford of DC Reynolds here in Park View and Paul Ruppert of the Petworth Citizen. Both talk about their restaurants and their commitment to serving and being a part of the community. The documentary is part of a series by Clara Ritger. You can learn more about Ritger’s work, and see other episodes from the series here.

Walls of Books Opens Today

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Small Businesses

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1 Outside

Walls of Books, a new bookstore in Park View, opens its doors today. It is located at 3325 Georgia Avenue next to the Post Office. They will be open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm. You can learn more about them by going to their Web site (here). In the mean time, you can check out the following photos to get a sense of what you can expect. This is a great new business for the neighborhood.

5 Childrens

4 Middle

3 Left

Checking Out the Morton Street Mews Development

Posted January 12, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing

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Morton Street Mews at Sherman Ave. and Morton St.

Morton Street Mews at Sherman Ave. and Morton St.

Over the weekend I finally had an opportunity to check out the finished units of OPaL’s Morton Street Mews project. This project is located on the northeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Morton Street and includes the conversion of a historic William Sidney Pittman church built in 1905.

I’ve been impressed with how the architecture of the new construction enhances the overall character of the neighborhood for a while now … which is what made me particularly interested in seeing how they were configured on the inside. All I can say is WOW. This is the first new build in the community that actually made me question if I should consider moving. They are beautiful inside. I’ll concede that the staging may have had some influence here, but in considering the spaces and how they flowed into each other while also defining separate spaces, I really liked the layouts.

I’ll let you judge for your self. Photos of the interior are after the jump.

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Park Morton Master Plan Update Meeting Scheduled for January 25th

Posted January 11, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing

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As part of the continuing community engagement process in the redevelopment of the Park Morton apartments a meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 to discuss the Master Plan update. The meeting will run from 6:30-8:00 pm and will be held at the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View School. Check out to stay current on upcoming meetings, and check out the flyer below for more details.



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