According to Michael Neibauer of the Washington Business Journal, the I-395 air rights development from Property Group Partners (PGP) will be called Capitol Crossing going forward. The name “Center Place” used when the group presented details at the November 2010 ANC meeting apparently did not stick.
Mass Ave elevation of Capitol Crossing (from April 2011)
I think most residents care more about when the project will break ground rather than what name it will be marketed under. PGP suggests the target for commencing construction of the platform is Q2 2013.
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Demolition for the construction of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) new headquarters building (rendering) is well underway. Several buildings have been razed completely and two buildings have been relocated. Next up will likely be rear demolition and coupled with facade preservation (and off-site storage) of selected historic properties on the site.
I have a picture I snapped yesterday of the Hodges building at it’s relocated site. But the Citypaper’s Lydia DePillis posting features the move in-progress photos from Saturday which is more fascinating. I’ve elected to share the best photo of the photos Shaw Main Streets provided her below.
Hodges Sandwich Shop being wheeled across NY Ave (Alexander M Padro)
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Dr Gridlock is reporting that the streetscape improvement project for K Street will begin within a month. This project will encompass new paving, sidewalks, streetlights, and plantings similar to the improvements implemented by DDOT to 4th Street in 2010. The Capital Bikeshare station at 5th & K will continue to be accessible even if it maybe moved slightly once or twice during the 15 months of construction. No streetcar tracks will be laid as part of this project.
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News of an upcoming event at BicycleSPACE:
Rub wheels with internet royalty. Give cycling’s most notorious blogger a piece of your mind. BikeSnobNYC begins his nationwide book tour at BicycleSPACE.
Join us for an evening social ride through the heart of DC with special guest, Eben Weiss. Let’s see if we can make him bristle and earn his “seal of disapproval”. Are you smug enough?
This party on wheels should not be missed–it promises to be at least 20% more laterally stiff and vertically compliant than anything else you can do on a Wednesday night. Participants who can garner the most disapproval will win prizes. Come dressed up as any of the types of cyclist that Bike Snob loves to skewer. Tridork, Retro-Grouch, Fred, Lone-Wolf? Extra points for a Mario Cippolini skin suit.
Be sure to find us at our new location on 7th Street by the Convention Center– Mount Vernon Square’s shoulder hair?! Lend a disembodied hand to your friends and pass on the info.
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Wednesday, March 14th, the Downtown DC Kids (website | facebook) playground group will meet at Calvary Baptist Church at 6 pm. The agenda includes updates, organizational planning for creating a new friends group and planning of their second pop-up play event on Saturday, April 21st at an outdoor location. Downtown DC Kids need lots of volunteers to help make the event a huge success, which they hope will draw a lot of attention from our public officials.
Children are welcome to play in the gym while during the meeting.
WHAT: Downtown DC Playground Group Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 6 pm
WHERE: Calvary Baptist Church, Shallenberger Hall/Gym
For more information on the organizations playgrounds initiative read the op-ed that Downtown DC Kids founders Caroline Armijo and Danielle Pierce contributed to Greater Greater Washington yesterday.
Image Credit: Playground image is from flickr user xcode
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Last week, I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon at the Arlington location of District Taco. One of the first things I noticed, after the fun and welcoming environment, was the menu. Not only were the options enticing, but they were also extremely reasonable.
I was shocked when owners Osiris and Marc said they did not plan on raising prices for their upcoming DC location (1309 F St. NW, Opening mid-April). Where else in this area can you find a meal—breakfast, lunch or dinner—for under $10?
Osiris, originally from Yuta, Mexico, used to make homemade meals for his neighbor, Marc. The food was delicious, and over a few cervezas, they came up with the idea of District Taco. Their idea was to serve quality food at realistic prices. And it works.
Tacos are only $2.25 each. Burritos and Quesadillas are $7 each. All include unlimited toppings: pico de gallo, shredded cheese, fresh jalepenos, black beans, pinto beans, garlic-lime rice, sour cream, tomato, lettuce, cilantro, raw onion (white or red), grilled veggies, etc.
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If firefighters ate brunch, this is what it would be like: filling– but not too heavy, flavorful—but not too pricey, savory options—along with sweet, and plenty of delicious “breakfast” cocktails to wash it down.
My boyfriend Boris and I visited the new restaurant that sits not even one block away from my apartment this past Sunday. Brunch was on our minds. The Sixth Engine website recently went from empty stub to fully functional and includes the new brunch menu.
For those that didn’t get enough alcohol to drink the night before, Sixth Engine offers brunch cocktails ranging from $6-$9. This is a deal, as many of the same cocktails are listed on their main drink menu for $11. I had the “Shandy,” made up of beer, lime & lemon juice, ginger syrup,
maple syrup, orange bitters & fizz. It was light and refreshing, and I could picture myself drinking it in the warm sunshine out on their patio (set to open mid-April).
Boris got a Bloody Mary, made in typical style with vodka and “Sixth Engine house mix.” I was excited to report to my roommate Megan that they had a Bloody Maria on the drink menu as well, as she is known to substitute tequila for vodka in her brunch drinks.
The potato hash was recommended as one of the best dishes on the menu, so Boris got that. It consisted of corned beef, poached eggs, and hollandaise stuffed into a twice-baked potato. It is served with buttered toast, and really hits the spot. Price: $13
I ordered the English toast: English muffin bread, vanilla batter, clotted cream, & black currant syrup. The bread was fluffy on the inside with the perfect crispness on the edges. The black currant syrup tasted unlike most artificial syrups served at brunch, and had a real fruitiness to it. Price: $11
Brunch is available both Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If brunch isn’t what your stomach is calling for, their lunch menu is available as well.
We traded dishes back and forth until we were full. Neither of us could finish off the English toast. As for the potato hash, not a crumb was spared.
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