DDOT and DC Water Act Quickly to Repair Sidewalk and Road on Kenyon

Posted November 6, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Restoration repair and maintenance, Sidewalk improvements, Streets and Trees

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Damaged sidewalk in front of 513 Kenyon St., where the asphalt patch had failed.

Both the District Department of Transportation and DC Water acted quickly last week to make sidewalk and street repairs on Kenyon Street.

On Thursday, November 2nd, I meet with a neighbor on Kenyon Street to discuss the condition of the street in the vicinity of 511 Kenyon, where utility work earlier in the year created a situation where the road was uneven and caused  larger trucks traveling down the street to bounce and be noisy. It was clear upon inspection that the asphalt patch in the street was failing and creating a speed bump type of situation.

Upon visiting the street, we also noticed a break in the sidewalk near 513 Kenyon Street where a cut had been made for a utility line and the asphalt patch there had also failed creating a sunken trip hazard.

In both cases, action was taken quickly following my report.

DDOT removed and replaced the broken sidewalk area within 24 hours. I reported the failed temporary road repair to DC Water, and that was also quickly addressed.

In contacting DDOT on Saturday, they confirmed that the street issue was due to a DC Water excavation that is roughly 4′ x 5′ in the concrete roadway, and that it had been repatched within 8 hours of their inspection. DDOT observed no excessive roadway vibrations or noises at that time. They also shared that the area appears to be marked for permanent restoration with a permit that expires on December 2, 2017.

(Repaired section of Sidewalk on the 500 b/o Kenyon.)

Below, before (top) and after (bottom) photos of the asphalt patch on Kenyon.

 

New Crosswalk and Sidewalks Connect Neighborhood to Washington Hospital Center

Posted November 3, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Sidewalk improvements

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Workers adjusting timing on crosswalk signals at new crosswalk.

I had the opportunity to check out the new crosswalk and sidewalk that now connects Park View with the Washington Hospital Center yesterday. I was happy to see a crew adjusting the timing on the crosswalk signals that allow pedestrians to cross Irving Street to get to the hospitals. It was also good to see a new sidewalk has been installed that will allow pedestrians to walk  south from the intersection to Michigan Avenue, and thus to Children’s Hospital.

All of this work is part of the improvements identified during the Crosstown Multimodal Study, which also resulted in the Barnes Dance at 14th and Irving.

Below are photos of the new sidewalk skirting the hospital center.

Next Park View Cleanup is This Saturday, November 4th!

Posted November 2, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement

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Georgia Avenue Thrive’s next neighborhood cleanup & community get-together will be this Saturday Nov. 4 at 10 am.

People will gather outside Walls of Books, 3325 Georgia Avenue.

Immediately following the cleanup, volunteers will gather at Walls of Books to mingle and enjoy free hot chocolate thanks to Compass real estate agent Jason Cohen, a Park View resident since 2003.

This is a great initiative of Georgia Avenue Thrive, and well worth the participation.

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween Everyone!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Holiday decorations, Holidays

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There’s certainly  not a shortage of things to do or places to go tonight to celebrate Halloween — whether its good old fashioned Trick-or-Treating or going to the 11th and Monroe Trolley park. Wishing everyone a fun and safe time of it tonight!

(House at 15th and S decorated for Halloween.)

The Midlands Hosting Welcome Back Dogs Halloween Party Tomorrow

Posted October 30, 2017 by Kent
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To celebrate the return of dogs back to the patio of The Midlands, they are having a celebration on Halloween to commemorate the occasion. Below is the announcement from their Facebook page.

Mayor Bowser signed the dog legislation! Dogs are welcome back to our patio and we’re celebrating on Oct 31st! Free hotdogs for all dog’s with humans, a Flying Dog Brewery Beer Special and a raffle to win a Whistle3 Dog GPS & Activity Monitor! Tickets will be given to all humans who visit between 4P and 8P with their dog. Humans who are with dogs in costumes will get 2 tickets!! Dogs may bring as many humans as they like.

Halloween Decorations Beginning to Abound

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Holidays

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Halloween is only a few days away, and decorations are beginning to pop up throughout the community, like the decorations at 1342 Kenyon Street below.

650 Lamont Starting to Take Shape

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing

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The 650 Lamont development — at Georgia and Lamont — is starting to take shape. The building permits were issued on August 9, 2016, and work began in earnest in October 2016.

Development of this site is by Brick Lane, with a building designed by Nelson Architects. The building will be a mixed-use development of 15,000 square feet providing space for nine apartments and ground floor retail.

(650 Lamont project under construction (above) and artist rendering of completed project (below))


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