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Ward 3 parents and city officials now largely agree that overcrowding in the area’s public schools will only grow more acute over time. Though solutions have remained elusive so far, efforts are ramping up to find them, including through...
A major Ward 4 building project that was originally scheduled to begin construction in the second quarter of 2017 has been temporarily waylaid by two D.C. Court of Appeals cases amid neighborhood objections to traffic plans for the site. Douglas...
The future of Georgetown’s mile-long section of the C&O Canal sparked a lively discussion last week, where interested residents offered a variety of ideas for revitalizing the historic National Park Service-owned waterway. Georgetown Heritage, a nonprofit group overseeing plans to...
Portions of Dupont Circle are among the city’s most robust commercial areas, but nearby residents don’t always see eye to eye with proprietors on operational issues. In recent months, two separate proposals for alcohol sales in the area have...
A controversial four-year plan to overhaul the popular 16th Street NW bus service and improve chronic issues of unreliability and overcrowding is moving ahead with some support, though residents at a recent community meeting expressed concerns about shifts in...
Donohoe Development last week presented plans to build 720 apartment units and ground-level retail at 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Tenleytown, drawing suggestions that developers build more and larger affordable units. Plans call for razing the existing 1980s-era commercial and...
When the only Jewish day school in D.C. first announced plans in 2015 to expand its elementary campus and construct a new middle school, parents, students and faculty rejoiced. This month, the mood remained buoyant as the Jewish Primary Day...
An application was withdrawn last month for the Five Guys restaurant expected open in early 2018 in an American University-owned shopfront at 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment rescinded the case on May 3, the same...
Supermarkets in Ward 4 would be permitted to sell beer and wine under a proposed D.C. Council bill, but some residents disagree about how broad that exception to existing restrictions should be. Years ago, the council responded to residents’ requests...
The trail beneath the Foundry Branch Bridge in Glover Archbold Park near Foxhall has been closed for the past 10 months, as plans have stalled to resolve safety concerns by repairing the deteriorating structure. Meanwhile, the agencies involved in...

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