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As many Georgetown merchants face steadily increasing competition from other D.C. retail hotspots as well as e-commerce, the neighborhood’s small-business community hopes to create a nonprofit organization to help address the situation. The goal is a Main Streets group, a...
The DC Preservation League thinks the house at 3125 Chain Bridge Road NW is a landmark of modernist architecture and belongs on the National Register of Historic Places. Alma Gates doesn’t buy it. “This house is not influential or...
The Sunoco service station at 22nd and P streets NW in Dupont Circle has been closed since January, to the chagrin of the surrounding neighborhood and officials such as Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans. New York-based developer...
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...
Despite a chorus of opposition from local representatives, Pepco’s Friendship Heights substation was unanimously voted a landmark last Thursday by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board. Pepco is in the midst of a project to upgrade the substation. Company...
Developers of the former Hall on Virginia Avenue dorm site intend to begin construction this month on a new project to renovate and expand the building across the street from the Watergate complex. The mixed-use building, dubbed Boathouse, will include...
A dog park saved in Ward 1, thanks to $1.5 million. In Woodley Park, $200,000 for a Main Street group to help revitalize the commercial corridor. Stormwater management investments for the Van Ness, Cleveland Park and Tenleytown neighborhoods. These are...
After failing to block project approvals from city preservation authorities, opponents of the redevelopment of the SunTrust branch at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW are taking their battle to a new venue. When Denis James, president of the Kalorama...
Woodrow Wilson High School is planning its first annual Out of The Darkness Campus Walk for March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the high school stadium. The walk is in organization with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the...
The Palisades Recreation Center has reopened after a $9.5 million renovation. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated facility at 5200 Sherier Place NW after taking part in the annual Palisades Fourth of July Parade. “This time last...

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