Friday, April 27, 2012

WMATA and Friendship Heights: Changes Abound?

The City Paper is reporting that WMATA is seeking a parcel to potentially replace the Northern and Western bus garages. This could potentially alter how Friendship Heights is viewed in coming years.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TNA Meeting Tonight on Zoning Rewrite

According to the Housing Complex Column at the Washington City Paper, the Tenley Neighborhood Association is hosting a meeting on the zoning code re-write: 7:00 p.m. – Tenley neighborhood groups host meeting on the zoning rewrite. St. Columba's Church, corner of Albemarle and 42nd Street.

Clark looking at WMATA site

According to reports on DC MUD Safeway and Clark Construction are eying the WMATA chiller site at the corner of 42nd Street and Ellicot. Under the plan, the proposed mixed-use development would absorb the facility, which provides ventilation and air conditioning for both the Tenleytown and Friendship Heights metro stations and provide additional retail and housing opportunities at the location.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tenleytown Safeway: One Opinion

Greater Greater Washington has published a review of the Tenleytown Safeway project. Is this proposal better than the original? Is it too big? Or should it be embraced?

Monday, April 09, 2012

Glover Park Streetscape

Glover Park has been undergoing a streetscape process for several years. DDOT and OP have put a lot of effort into making the area more walkable, more pedestrian friendly and more like a neighborhood village, than a pit stop along the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor. The Georgetown Patch has a nice review of the plans. A similar treatment could be a nice addition for Cleveland Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Cleveland Park Firehouse to Move Forward

Avoiding some of the pitfalls associated with the Tenleytown Firehouse, the Mayor's Agent has granted relief to the DC fire Department in its effort to upgrade Engine Company 28 to 21st Century Standards. At issue were the fire station doors, which were too narrow for modern firefighting equipment. The HPRB referred the case to the Mayor's Agent, which agreed that public safety supersede preservation in this matter.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Babe's, Another Update

Another update for the former Babe's Billiard site in Tenleytown, courtesy of DC Metro Urban Diary.