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by Tim Regan — July 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm 0

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a public meeting tonight to present the plans and schedule for its upcoming 15th Street NW safety improvements.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at St. Augustine Catholic Church, located at 1419 V Street NW.

The project, which spans approximately .26 miles, includes pavement resurfacing of 15th Street NW and the installation of new traffic signals, streetlights and drainage and bike lanes.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

by Borderstan.com — June 18, 2013 at 10:00 am 3 Comments

From David McAuley. Email him at david[AT]borderstan.com.

"Bike"

15th Street NW Bike lane. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will repave the two-way bicycle lane on 15th Street NW.

The news was announced at the monthly meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont on Wednesday, July 12. The repaving will be finished by the end of the summer, according to Commissioner Noah Smith, 2B-09, The path runs through Smith’s district.

The bike lanes are in serious need of assistance, with southbound lanes between Massachusetts and K Streets often resembling a washboard.

On his website, Smith adds that there will also be new signs and markings on the path. The news came after the last November’s ANC 2B resolution calling for improvements to the path, and subsequent lobbying of the DC Council.

Smith has also announced that, after ANC prodding, DDOT has agreed to a request to coordinate the pedestrian walk signals through Dupont Circle. It will no longer be necessary for pedestrians to stand on the median between four lanes of traffic when crossing into or out of the circle.

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by Borderstan.com — May 31, 2013 at 9:30 am 0

"Market."

DC Meet Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC MEETMarket is on this weekend, Saturday, June 1 . They will have more than 40 local vendors at the corner of P and 15th Streets NW in the Saint Luke Episcopal Church parking lot.

DC MEETMarket is a monthly outdoor market located in the heart of Logan Circle. Held on the first Saturday of every month from April to December.

Come out this Saturday from 11 to 5 pm. Enjoy the market and buy local.

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by Borderstan.com — May 14, 2013 at 11:00 am 1,038 0

"15th"

New residential building to 15th and V Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Construction is expected to begin in July on the 95-unit residential building at the northeast corner of 15th and V Streets NW, next to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments. As part of the development, Jair Lynch has been working with the residents’ association of the Dunbar Apartments to recapitalize and renovate the building, which holds a status as affordable housing for senior citizens.

The new building will not have the affordable housing requirements of the Dunbar Apartments. It will be on property that is now parking for the  Dunbar Apartments.

In November 2011, the Historic Preservation Review Board approved the concept design for the building, which includes 95 residential units in nine-stories with two levels of underground parking. The new building will also feature a fitness room, a roof deck and environmentally friendly finishes (the developers are currently seeking Energy Star Certification).

Project Update

Last week there was a community update:

  • Construction start is July 2013.
  • Permits have been issued for grading, sheeting and shoring to support excavation, foundation to grade.
  • JAIR LYNCH will continue to review development progress with ANC 1B, local civic associations and the other community throughout the project.

May 21 Meeting

On May 21 JAIR LYNCH is hosting a meeting with three members of ANC 1B and their constituents: ANC 1B12 Zahra Jilani (1B-12), Ricardo Reinoso (1B-05) and Deborah Thomas (1B-04). The meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartment (2001 15th St, NW).

There is also a tentative date, June 19, for a meeting with the project contractor to explain construction details and how it will affect the neighborhood will look during construction. If you have any questions contact Kaleena Francis at kef[AT]jairlynch.com at JAIR LYNCH Development Partners.

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by Borderstan.com — May 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"MeetMarket"

DC Meet Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC MEETMarket is on this weekend, Saturday, May 4. They will have more than 40 local vendors at the corner of P and 15th Streets NW in the Saint Luke Episcopal Chuch parking lot.

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? DC MEETMarket has you covered featuring a Mariachi Band and also a spotlight on Honest Tea a sponsor of the DC MEETMarket.

Come out this Saturday from 11 to 5 pm. Enjoy the market, buy local and celebrate.

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by Borderstan.com — April 5, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

DC Meet Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC MEETMarket is at 15th and P Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC MEETMarket returns this weekend, Saturday, April 6, and the neighborhood party is bringing food, music and culture to the heart of Borderstan.

The community-driven event will take place on the corner of 15th and P Streets NW from 11 am until 5 pm. Self-described as a community market “where culture and neighbors collide,” DC MEETMarket meets on the third Saturday of every month at the same location.

For more information on the free and local event, visit the DC MEETMarket Facebook page.

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by Borderstan.com — November 25, 2012 at 10:52 am 0

"stabbing"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

There was a stabbing shortly after 1 am at 15th and L Streets NW on Sunday, November 25, just south of Massachusetts Avenue NW. The two suspects were last seen near Thomas Circle at 14th Street and Vermont Avenue NW.

From DC Police Alerts: “Stabbing 0111 hrs 15th & L St NW LOF: 2 Lt Skn B/M’s with corn rows L/S 14th & Vermont Ave NW  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120593829. Sent on: 11/25 02:05.”

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com — November 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

"Market"

DC Meet Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

The DC MEETMarket returns this weekend, Saturday, November 10, and the neighborhood party is bringing food, music and culture to the heart of Borderstan.

The community-driven event will take place on the corner of 15th and P Streets NW from 11 am until 5 pm. Self-described as a community market “where culture and neighbors collide,” DC MEETMarket meets on the third Saturday of every month at the same location.

For more information on the free and local event, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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by Borderstan.com — October 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm 0

"DC"

DC Meet Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

The DC MEETMarket returns this weekend, Saturday, October 20, and the neighborhood party is bringing food, music and culture to the heart of Borderstan.

The community-driven event will take place on the corner of 15th and P Streets NW from 11 am until 5 pm. Self-described as a community market “where culture and neighbors collide,” DC MEETMarket meets on the third Saturday of every month at the same location.

For more information on the free and local event, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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by Borderstan.com — October 3, 2012 at 6:44 am 0

"crime"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

There was an early evening robbery that involved force and violence around 7 pm on Tuesday, October 2. The crime occurred on the 1300 block of 15th Street NW, between Rhode Island Avenue and O Street.

From DC Police Alerts:

“2083 CONFIRMED A robbery force and violence in the 1300 block 15th St NW. LOF B/M, 5′-5’6″, 275-280 lbs., bald head. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120498779. Sent on: 10/02 19:22″

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com — September 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

"Meridian Hill Park"

Meridian Hill Park. (Luis Gomez Photos)

On Wednesday, September 26, DC’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) will attend ANC 1B’s Transportation Committee meeting to unveil its design to reconfigure the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue NW, Florida Avenue NW, 15th Street NW and W Street NW.

This four-way intersection is at the southeast corner of Meridian Hill Park.

The meeting will take place at 7 pm at the Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th Street NW). All interested community members are encouraged to attend.

ANC 1B stretches from 16th Street NW to 2nd Street NW and includes most of the U Street corridor. For a map of the area, visit ANC 1B’s website. More information on Wednesday’s meeting is also available on ANC 1B’s website.

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by Borderstan.com — September 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

"development"

The Laurence Dunbar apartments at the northeast corner of 15th and U NW. The new residential building will be to the north at 15th and V NW. (Courtesy Greater Greater Washington)

A meeting to discuss updates for the Jair Lynch Development Partners project at 15th and V Streets NW is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments (2001 15th Street NW).

Over the past year, the development group has been working with the residents’ association of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments to recapitalize and renovate the building, which holds a status as affordable housing for senior citizens.

In November, 2011, the Historic Preservation Review Board approved the concept design for the renovation that includes 95 residential units in nine-stories with two levels of underground parking. The building will also feature a fitness room, a roof deck and environmentally friendly finishes (the developers are currently seeking Energy Star Certification).

Eighty-seven units in the building will be available at market price; eight units will be affordable homes, with prices and income restrictions determined by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development.

Next steps for the project include quarterly meetings with ANC 1B-04 Deborah Thomas and ANC 1B-05 Mary Streett (and their constituents) to provide an update on the status of the project and to continue the discussion of what can be expected once a building permit is issued and construction commences.

For more information on this week’s project meeting, contact Kaleena Francis at [email protected] or (202) 462-1092.

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by Borderstan.com — September 14, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

"DC MEETMarket"

Saturday:  DC Meet Market at 15th and P NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

DC MEETMarket returns this weekend, Saturday, September 15, and the neighborhood party is bringing food, music and culture to the heart of Borderstan.

The community-driven event will take place on the corner of 15th and P Streets NW from 11 am until 5 pm. Self-described as a community market “where culture and neighbors collide,” DC MEETMarket meets on the third Saturday of every month at the same location.

For more information on the free and local event, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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by Borderstan.com — July 20, 2012 at 11:30 am 0

"15 and P Street"

The DC Meet Market will be at the Saint Luke’s Episcopal parking lot. (Luis Gomez Photos

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

Self-described as a community market “where culture and neighbors collide,” the DC MEET Market will host a gathering on Saturday, July 21 from 11 am to 5 pm on the corner of 15th and P Streets, NW.

The event will showcase local and independant art, food, music and fashions.

Can’t make it to this week’s event? Don’t worry. DC MEET Market will take place on the third Saturday of every month at the same location in the heart of Dupont-Logan.

Vendors interested in applying for the event can obtain more information on the vendor application webpage.

Visit the DC MEET Market website for more information.

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by Borderstan.com — July 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

The site of the accident on 15th Street NW next to Meridian Hill Park where Carolina Alcalde was injured. (Courtesy of Alcalde Facebook Group)

DC Storms this past weekend left more than just closed roads, cable-less apartments and powerless homes; this summer storm affected lives. And one such life affected was Carolina Alcalde — an Adams Morgan neighbor and active member of the community, according a friend, Victoria Fulkerson. While riding her motorcycle home from a massage in Virginia on June 29, Alcalde was hit by a falling pine tree on 15th Street NW next to Meridian Hill Park and knocked off her bike.

Neighbors immediately rushed to her side and flagged down a passing ambulance in the midst of the city’s storm. Alcalde was rushed to George Washington Hospital, but was diagnosed with a severed spinal cord and was left paralyzed from the midsection down.

If you want to donate to help with Alcalde’s recovery, please visit the donation site that Alcalde’s friends and family set up. You an also get more information about Alcalde’s recovery at an open Facebook Group.

How to Help Alcalde

Doctors placed two rods and numerous screws in Alcalde’s spine for support, but she still has five broken ribs, a fractured shoulder blade, slight bleeding in her brain, and trauma to her lungs, causing bleeding. She will now require assistance with breathing.

“Carolina is very active in the community and participates on many boards and leadership committees that positively contribute the lives of DC residents. She is an avid motorcyclist as well as a wonderful and strong person that has more love and warmth than anyone you’ll ever meet,” according to Fulkerson.

Alcalde’s injuries will require recovery in the Intensive Care Unit, in addition to time spent in physical rehabilitation. Due to the exorbitant costs, Alcalde’s friends and family are seeking contributions to her medical bills. If you want to donate to help with Alcalde’s recovery, please visit the donation site that Alcalde’s friends and family set up.

You an also get more information about Alcalde’s recovery at an open Facebook Group.

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