Took a look inside of the almost completed coffee shop, La Colombe, at 6th and Eye NW. The shop is expected to open this week.
On Saturday, October 3rd, Bhakti Yoga DC will be opening at 928 5th Street NW. For those that have lived in the Triangle for a while, this is the location of the old Calvary Women’s Shelter as well as the Metropolitan Alcoholics Anonymous. Both tenants moved from that location a few years ago and it has remained vacant.
Bhakti Yoga DC adds yet another fitness business to the Triangle allowing customers yet another reason to partake in one of the new bakeries. This yoga studio will offer more than just yoga classes with the inclusion of a sacred space for meditation and conscious lifestyle practices. A promo code is in the coupon accompanying this article which will give the customer one free class when registering on their web site.
The grand opening on Saturday, October 3rd will last the entire day with yoga and meditation classes in the morning and an evening of yoga, live mantra music, a vegetarian dinner and presentations of Indian dance and sacred philosophy.
Welcome Bhakti to the neighborhood!!
The District has received the plans for the construction of a 153 room hotel and a 52 unit apartment house along with a variety of restaurant and retail space at Fifty and Eye Street NW according to an article in the Washington Business Journal.
Tonight, the ANC 6 E is scheduled to hear an update on the project at 6:30 p.m. at the Shaw Library at 1639 7th Street NW.
I will update the blog with the status and plans of the District and Peebles Corporation for this development tomorrow.
Douglas Development and its contractor have provided a great time-lapse video of the Eagle for its 655 New York Ave construction project. This 880-ton building may be the largest move of its kind. The building was moved 34 feet in an effort to preserve it and integrate it into the construction.
By now, all property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle should have received their BID Tax bill. This tax payment funds the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Investment District (MVT CID), a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for residents, employees, visitors and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The MVT CID is a designated geographic area in which the property owners pay a supplementary real property tax in order to provide funds for the following services:
- Clean Team Ambassadors to help keep MVT clean, safe, and well-landscaped
- Public realm maintenance and enhancements
- Marketing, communications and economic development
- Advocacy with public and private sector decision makers
- Planning and transit enhancements
- Community building and special events
The BID tax bills for the second half of fiscal year 2015 were sent out by regular last week. Bills are due to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue by April 1, 2015. Non-payment incurs additional penalties and interest.
You can visit http://www.mountvernontriangle.org/about/bid-tax-payment-instructions to get more information and learn about the best methods pf payment. And as of March 1st, 2015, you can now pay your bill online by going to the Tax Payer Service Center website: https://www.taxpayerservicecenter.com/RP_Search.jsp?search_type=Assessment. Just enter your square and lot numbers (ex: 0528 0001) you’ll be able to access your property information. Select “View Tax Information” and “Click here to make payment” to pay your BID tax.
Do not assume that your mortgage lender will pay this bill as it is not part of most escrow accounts. And although the MVT CID has not, to date, pursued non-payers, property owners will pay the entire past due amount along with accrued penalties and interest upon the sale of your property.
The Mount Vernon Triangle CID has released the results of their 2014 perception survey. Over 400 people living, working and simply interested in this neighborhood responded. View the results here. Of note, the respondents mostly gave high marks for community cleanliness but were divided on the sense of community. Respondents expressed an overwhelming desire for more green space and want to see the farmer’s market return in the spring.
This survey is an important annual tool to measure community satisfaction with keeping our community clean, safe and fun. Thanks to everyone for giving your feedback. It helps our MVT CID work better, smarter and more responsively.