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The West Heating Plant is now a historic landmark, presenting a potential obstacle to the site’s long-planned redevelopment into luxury apartments and a public park. The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted 5-3 in favor of landmark designation last Thursday,...
Instructors and students at Guy Mason Recreation Center are facing confusion over whether several long-established programs can resume. Last week, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation sent a four-sentence email to dozens of participants. Citing “contract procurement difficulties,”...
A nearly forgotten proposal to block motor vehicles from a stretch of Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center is under fresh consideration, with community leaders in Foggy Bottom and Georgetown requesting a study of the idea. First conceived...
Georgetown has become the latest neighborhood to join the DC Main Streets program, with a planned focus on attracting and maintaining small businesses along the neighborhood’s Wisconsin Avenue corridor. The Georgetown Main Street group has received a one-year, $175,000 grant...
Developers of a large Tenleytown residential and retail project need to provide stronger justification that their proposed eight-story building adheres to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Commission ruled Monday. If ultimately approved, the project would redevelop 4620 Wisconsin Ave....
As the city prepares to begin construction of a new garage at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, officials have revised their temporary parking plan that will reserve up to 248 spaces around the community for displaced personnel starting Nov....
A bill currently before the D.C. Council would create an office and commission of nightlife, a centralized group that would oversee the District’s after-hours scene. As proposed by Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd, the new Office of Nightlife that...
As the National Zoo’s visitation surges and its planned $50 million parking garage advances, officials are considering extending the DC Circulator service a half-mile with a new stop directly outside the park. One DC Circulator route currently runs from 14th...
Shop Made in DC — a store and cafe selling only items made in the District, with offerings ranging from stationery to pottery to jewelry — opened last week at 1330 19th St. NW. The shop is operating as part...
Plans to redevelop Georgetown’s vacant West Heating Plant into a luxury condo building may face further delays, with the DC Preservation League launching a second bid to grant landmark status to the 1940s industrial facility. The Historic Preservation Review Board...

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