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MVT Dog Day on Saturday Sept 13th

This Saturday morning is looking beautiful for our MVT’s Love Your Dog Day at the MVT FRESHFARM Market. Wagtime and Anytime K9, LLC will be at 5th & K with agility training demos at 10:30 and 11:30. In between demos, you can let your dog try out the agility equipment for free.

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Anytime K9, which provides dog walking and training, and Wagtime, which provides daycare and boarding, will have information on their services as well as fun giveaway gifts for your best friend. Both of these wonderful local companies are dedicated to supporting dog owners in DC and help provide the kind of exercise and social opportunities dogs need to stay healthy and happy.

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Pedestrian Safety Issues at MVT intersections on Mass Ave

Last Friday, the MVT CID submitted a letter to DDOT Director Matthew Brown about the pedestrian safety issues at 4th & Mass Ave and 5th & Mass Ave.

The MVT CID has received numerous complaints from members of our community about the unsafe conditions at these two intersections. They have submitted 311 requests to both the Mayor’s command center and DDOT. They also met with members of your DDOT staff on May 8, 2014 and discussed these intersections. Unfortunately, the issues have not been resolved. There continues to be concern that the conditions at these intersections will result in a pedestrian fatality if not addressed. In fact, in 2013 a pedestrian fatality did occur at 4th & Mass and another pedestrian was struck a month later.

Notes from memo to DDOT; Click to enlarge

Notes from memo to DDOT; Click to enlarge

Clearly, reconfiguration for construction at 4th & Mass has made the safety situation worse. The area is more chaotic and the crossing signals shorter. It is very difficult to balance construction and accessibility. Clearly some inconvenience is inevitable, but is DDOT doing less than they reasonably could be expected to do to limit the impact on pedestrians? Also, what are your thoughts on the 5th & Mass intersection?

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Mount Vernon Triangle selected as Playable Art DC location

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) announced today that the DC Office of Planning (OP) has selected the Mount Vernon Triangle community as one of three Washington, DC locations for a Playable Art DC installation. The Mount Vernon Triangle site will be located along a section of K Street streetscape near 5th and K Streets, NW. The Playable Art DC team will now conduct design workshops with neighbors of all ages and an online survey available at http://svy.mk/1nE6qyM. Once the workshop information is gathered, OP will release a call for designers.

Example of playable art in NYC called the Fly-Eye dome.

Example of playable art in NYC called the Fly-Eye dome.

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MVT Retail Survey Results

Results are now available for the Mount Vernon Triangle Retail Survey conducted by the MVT CID. The survey concluded on June 4th and fielded 340 respondents that answered 26 questions regarding their demographics and consumer spending habits. Eighty six percent of the respondents were residents of our MVT neighborhood.

Below are screen captures of 3 slides from the presentation that I found noteworthy.

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Alba Osteria has been an instant hit among residents

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MVT CID Annual Meeting Recap

Last week the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) held its annual meeting on the rooftop of the Lyric Apartments at 440K. The meeting had a great turnout including an appearance by Mayor Vincent Gray. Gina Schaefer, owner of 5th Street Ace Hardware, was bestowed the FY 2013 Public Service Award for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to the Community. For more details visit the MVTCID press release for contents of the powerpoint presentation click [here].

MVTCID Annual Meeting intro slide; click to visit PPT deck

MVTCID Annual Meeting intro slide; click to visit full powerpoint deck

Claire Oleksiak giving an overview on the state of the Triangle at the Annual Meeting

Claire Oleksiak giving an overview on the state of the Triangle at the Annual Meeting

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MVT CID Seeking Real Estate & Planning Manager

mvtlogo_tallThe Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is seeking an Economic Development and Planning Manager who will be responsible for tracking and analyzing development projects and retail opportunities, planning for transportation improvements and public realm activation, preparing and monitoring the collection of CID taxes, conducting research, writing grant applications, and other tasks. For full job posting follow this link.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to claire@mvtcid.org by Thursday, June 12th 2014.

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Take the MVT Retail Survey

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) is conducting an online survey to gather data about the types of retailers and demands for good and services residents and workers of our neighborhood have. Please take a moment to provide your input.

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Screen Capture from MVT Retail Survey

Current MVTCID leadership has put results from their initial MVT Perception Survey and their more recent Farmer’s Market Survey into action. Those surveys proved very instructive into securing a new FreshFarm food market at 5th & K that will begin June 7th and run throughout the summer each Saturday morning.

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MVT Dog Adoption Event this Saturday

The Washington Area Rescue League (WARL) be at Fifth Street Ace Hardware this Saturday, April 26th from 12pm-2pm, with lots of wonderful adoptable dogs looking for great home like yours. Stop by and you just may meet your new best friend! Wagtime and the MVT CID are also sponsors. Anyone who adopts one of WARL’s adorable pets will get a $15 gift card to Fifth Street Ace Hardware. As an added bonus Ace Hardware is offering 20% off pet supplies during the event.

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Mount Vernon Triangle Farmer’s Market Survey

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) is conducting a survey to gauge interest and potential for a farmer’s market at 5th & K this summer. The vendor they are considering (FRESHFARM) would like to see a larger volume of responses. Please take a moment to answer the 9 question Surveymonkey poll.

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FRESHFARM currently operates markets at Annapolis, Ballston, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H Street NE, Penn Quarter, St. Michaels, Downtown Silver Spring, Union Market, and by the White House.

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