The below is from the MVT CID website:
Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is hosting its inaugural Mount Vernon Triangle House Tour on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. – benefiting Strive DC – a life skills and job training organization. Mount Vernon Triangle is an emerging neighborhood in the east end of Downtown Washington DC with new condos, lofts, apartments, retailers, and offices.
The Mount Vernon Triangle House Tour is a self-guided tour conducted in the “open house” style so you can come and go at your leisure. All buildings on the House Tour are within a short walking distance of each other, so you can start at any location along the tour – and you don’t have to go in sequential order. Your ticket gets you admission into each home on the tour, a tour booklet full of useful information with a map, and a tea reception from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Vista Green.
The House Tour is designed to showcase the Triangle’s new condos and lofts in their beautiful new buildings. Private residential condos will primarily be featured in the House Tour, which may include units in 555 Mass, The Sonata, Madrigal Lofts, Dumont, The L, and The K. The final stop on the tour is a tea reception in the private park on the third floor of CityVista – Vista Green – for you to refresh and reconnect with friends.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, you can visit 5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street, NW (accepting cash or check), or use PayPal (coming shortly). Purchasers buying tickets in advance must go to the Will-Call table to pick up their tour ticket and booklet on event day at 5th Street Ace Hardware at 1055 5th Street, NW. Tickets will be sold on event day at 5th Street Ace Hardware.
Everyone must have a ticket, including children. While there is no age restriction, we believe adults will primarily enjoy the House Tour. Please note that strollers, backpacks, and large bags are not allowed in any of the homes on the tour. While we love our pets, it is best to leave them at home. This event will go on rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable.
Mount Vernon Triangle is centrally located in the east end of Downtown Washington DC. You can drive to 5th and K Street, NW and park on the street, in a paid surface parking lot, or in the paid parking garage at CityVista – enter at 5th and L Street, NW beneath Safeway. You may also take Metro to Gallery Place-Chinatown, Mount Vernon Square-7th St-Convention Center, or ride the Circulator, X2, 80, or P6 Metro bus.
Volunteers are needed staff the Mount Vernon Triangle House Tour to take tickets, monitor rooms, and answer questions. Shifts last three hours and run 11:45-2:45 and 2:15-5:15.
As a way of saying thank you, each volunteer will be given a ticket to tour the homes before or after their shift. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 661-7590.