- The I-395 work zone is between D Street and New York Avenue. Planners expect no significant impact on rush-hour traffic in this phase, which continues into the summer. They do expect traffic impacts during off-peak hours, primarily overnight.
- The ramp from southbound I-395 to Third Street will close permanently. The on-ramp will close on weekdays from midnight to 5 a.m. and on weekends from midnight to 8 a.m. Traffic will be diverted to the on ramp at Third and D streets.
- The northbound off-ramp at Second Street NW remains open.
- On some weeknights, southbound travel will be reduced to a single lane from 11 p.m to 5 a.m., and on some weekends from midnight to 7 a.m. The northbound side may be cut to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on some weekdays and on some weekends from midnight to 8 a.m.
- Traffic fines double in work zones. Watch the speed limit.
- These are the places drivers are most likely to see delays during the hours when lanes are closed: New York Avenue at the Third Street Tunnel entrance, New York Avenue at 4th Street NW, New York and New Jersey avenues NW, Second and D streets NW, and the tunnel entrance at Third and D streets.
The Wilkes Company is taking steps to move forward with its apartment project at 801 Third St. NW which is currently called The Cantata. According to an article in Elevation DC, this 324-unit building will begin once cost estimates and detailed plans are completed. This project is located on a vacant city-owned lot adjacent to Mount Carmel Baptist Church and is a joint venture of The Wilkes Company, Quadrangle Development and Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) issued its list of raze permit applications this month and it included Museum Square, the Section 8 apartment building located at 401 K St. NW. The owner, Bush Companies out of Williamsburg, VA, had previously withdrawn its notice that it was opting out of its Section 8 contract and selling the building. The raze permit still requires an offer of sale be made to the tenants.
The owner of Chinatown Coffee and residential neighbor of 477 H Street NW, Max Brown, has alerted us to a proposal for a Vegas-style strip club at that location (5th and H St NW) by Douglas Development.
This recently purchased property is next to several properties with school-age children including the home next door to it. The ANC is meeting tonight, Monday, February 9th at Feb 9th at 6:30 PM, at MLK Library Basement to discuss this use.
Silo is celebrating its first anniversary tomorrow, January 24th, with a community party starting at 10 p.m. Enjoy small bites, a DJ, dancing and featured cocktails. I would like to also offer a personal word of thanks for taking a property with a checkered history and turning it into a wonderful community asset. Look forward to what you have to offer as you enter your second year!
One of the unique benefits of living in the Mount Vernon Triangle is watching the Presidential motorcade go by the condo after the annual State of the Union speech. This year, Busboys and Poets will be hosting a State of the Union watch party followed by a discussion at the 5th and K Busboys and Poets from 8 to 10:30 p.m. This event is hosted by Impact-DC. Besides being in the US Capitol, there may not be a better way to participate in this annual event. Events like this are yet another reason I love living in the Triangle!