The National Zoo can proceed with a larger parking garage than originally planned, after winning approval from the National Capital Planning Commission last Thursday. The 1,285-space, six-level parking garage would be located in the northeastern area of the Zoo, across...
Amid concerns that sediment buildup could imperil Potomac River access at Fletcher’s Cove, the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment is taking early steps toward dredging the riverbed at the popular boat launch. Located near the corner of Reservoir and...
As leaves begin to fall across Northwest, leaf blowers have been revving up to combat them. Autumn also brings an annual cacophony over complaints about excessive noise from the gas-powered machines. A bill pending before the D.C. Council would ban...
After years of neglect, renovations are in the works for two storied District relics — Franklin School and the adjacent Franklin Square park. The vacant Franklin School, located at 13th and K streets NW, is set to become a museum,...
To mark the 10th anniversary of D.C.’s annual mural program — surely the Department of Public Works’ most colorful approach to abating instances of graffiti — officials doubled the project’s usual budget and commissioned 11 murals across six wards. The...
A small park in Adams Morgan could soon be named for Ann Hughes Hargrove, a community leader who fought to preserve the neighborhood’s historic buildings and character. The D.C. Council is currently considering a bill from Ward 1 member Brianne...
Some residents and business owners are lobbying the D.C. Council to impose tighter regulations on amplified street performances, citing disturbances to work and home life. Kelvin Stevens, a longtime homeowner at the Residences at Gallery Place, 777 7th St. NW,...
A proposed new third story and rear demolition at 1728 Wisconsin Ave. NW narrowly won approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board last week, after the Old Georgetown Board also backed the project. The small two-story building was constructed in...
Friday, Oct. 13 The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public oversight roundtable on the state of fields and playgrounds maintained by the District. The hearing will begin at 11 a.m. in Room...
Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd introduced two education-related bills Sept. 19 — one that would provide a free lunch for all public school students and another that calls for an annual tax holiday before the start of...

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