How Do You Want DC to Grow? Share Your Ideas with the Office of Planning

Posted October 12, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Development, Office of Planning

Tags: ,

It is time to update the District’s Comprehensive Plan — the document that will guide development and urban growth for the next 20 years. This is a good time to take stock in what kind of city (and what kind of neighborhoods) you think Washington should be. Fortunately, the Office of Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings in order to hear from you on what you think should be in the plan.

The meeting most convenient to residents of Park View and Columbia Heights will be held on October 19th at the Columbia Heights Education Campus. See the flyer below for details.



New Georgia Avenue Metro East Escalators Open and Working

Posted October 11, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Metro

Tags: ,

Its been almost 7 months since the Georgia Avenue Metro Station’s east escalators closed for replacement. I’m happy to report that they are finally open to the public again and appear to be operating fine. Feel free to take a virtual ride below:

Photo of new escalators at the Georgia Avenue Metro east entrance (below)

Georgia Avenue escalators

New Mural at 649 Kenyon Street Finished

Posted October 10, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Art, Murals

Tags: , , ,
Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

I posted earlier about two new murals that were in progress in the Park View area. One is near the Georgia Avenue Metro station (post forthcoming) and the other is at 649 Kenyon Street, located just east of Georgia Avenue. Both murals were part of Art Whino’s District Walls project, which curated 10 world renowned abstract muralists who painted murals throughout Washington, DC.

The artist chosen for 649 Kenyon Street was London-based artist Remi Rough. In very quick order, he painted the new mural on the side of the property. Thanks to the homeowner (thank you Zach!) who had the foresight to plan ahead, we have the great time-lapse video below documenting the creation of the new mural.

Enjoy watching the video!

Luray Warder Block Party Tomorrow — Including Voter Registration!

Posted October 7, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Celebrations, Community Involvement

Tags: ,

The Luray-Warder Neighborhood Association’s 2016 Block Party  is this Saturday, October 8th, from 12-5 p.m. Neighbors can drop by and say “hi” and register to vote (time TBD)! Bebe the Clown will be there from 1-3 p.m., and local artist Parker Blair will be building a community mural.  


Volunteers Needed for Georgia Avenue Fall Festival

Posted October 6, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Celebrations, Community Involvement, Volunteerism

Tags: ,

Georgia Avenue Thrive is planning their first annual Georgia Avenue Fall Festival and they need your help to make it a success. You can join your fellow neighbors and Georgia Ave business owners in being part of this all-volunteer community event, featuring local food and non-food vendors, service providers, and entertainers! Lots of opportunities to be involved with children activities, pumpkin selling, set-up/clean-up, performance support, fundraising, outreach & promotion.

There is something to do for everyone. If you are interested, you can reach out to mattmcfarland (at) gmail (dot) com


Next Park View Cleanup Scheduled for October 8th

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement


The next Park View Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th, beginning at 10 a.m. See flyer below for details.


Checking Out Park View’s New Alley Work

Posted October 4, 2016 by Kent
Categories: alleys, Restoration repair and maintenance

Tags: ,

Back in April it was announced that two Park View alley’s would be repaved as part of Alleypalooza 3, the city’s annual push to repair local alleys across the city. The two alleys chosen were in the blocks bounded by Kenyon-Irving-Park Place-Warder and Warder-Park Rd-Park Place-Luray. The larger of the two is between Kenyon and Irving and began first. Currently, the narrow alley between Luray Place and Park Road is a little over half way complete.

Below are some photos of work being done on both sites.

Luray/Park Road Alley work




Kenyon/Irving Alley work




%d bloggers like this: