“Classic & Charming in Bloomingdale. 2 Bed/3 Bath, renovated with unique & original features. Central A/C, 2 full baths up, finished basement, off-st pkg with patio & shed. alarm system, home warranty conveys. super trendy Bloomingdale neighborhood. “As-Is” but great condition. Offers, if any, Tuesday at 5:00pm.”
“Sun-drenched semi detached town home for rent in the historic Shaw community. 3 nice size bedrooms with reach in closets, 2.5 baths, CAC, stackable washer/dryer, small deck for entertaining, enjoy cozying up in front of the gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen with white appliances, granite counter tops. Plenty of street parking. Easy commute to Shaw metro & local restaurants.”
This 3 BD/2 Full, 1 Half BA is going for $3,500/Mo.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to President Obama requesting $40 million to cover the city’s emergency construction of storm water storage tanks at the McMillan Reservoir, in addition to a $15 million installment to partially fund the District’s Clean Rivers Project. The extra $40 million is to alleviate the flooding that has plagued the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods in the District.
In her letter, Norton stressed the urgency of addressing the inadequate capacity of the city’s federally constructed combined sewer system, which has caused significant property damage and hardship for District residents this past year, noting that the city’s sewer systems also are necessary for the functioning of the federal government. Norton further wrote that “residents living in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods in the District suffered repeated and severe damage to their homes, including sewage backing up into houses as a result of intense rainfalls, which also flooded city roads…. The flooding is the result of insufficient capacity in the Northeast Boundary Trunk Sewer (NEBTS), which was constructed by the federal government in the late 1800s. Capacity limitations for this sewer were documented soon after it was built, but no substantive action was taken.”
Concerned with the devastating effects of the limited capacity of D.C.’s combined sewer system on our waterways, Norton has successfully pressed for annual federal funds for the city’s $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project to eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek, including $15 million in fiscal year 2012. However, she said that this project will not address quickly enough the flooding in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods, and funds to keep further damage to homes and businesses are essential. Norton said, “Local and federal ratepayers will bear the bulk of the burden for these projects, but federal payments to help offset that burden are necessary because of the scope of the project.”
“One of a kind…Brand new carriage house with 1 BR rental unit on historic Anna Coopers Circle. Cool living space…large bedrooms & big closets, Chic baths with double vanities and oversize shower. Great outdoor setting, plenty of parking, separate 1 BR rental unit with high ceilings…Nothing like it.”
A reader sent word of a major police presence in Ledroit Park late Friday afternoon:
“Above is a picture from the corner of 4th and T Street NW. Cops have been here since I got home around 4:30pm. They haven’t told us anything except to stay inside they aren’t letting folks come in or out of their homes at this time.”
On the Ledroit Park listserve, Jana Baldwin updates:
“The suspect and victim that were involved in the shooting last night knew each other.”
I’m really digging this new sculpture on the side of a row house just past Ellington Plaza by Bistro Bohem and the Ethiopian Restaurant Zenebech Injera at 6th and Florida Ave, NW. We’ve seen the sweet murals before but this is the first time I’m seeing the sculpture. Nice addition.
“Come home to this elegant 1 BR+ den unit in hot Parker Flats at Gage School. Private balcony off BR, high ceilings, lg. windows. Bright, open interior. Pet-friendly bldg. w/ deeded garage parking, sep storage unit. Kit has stainless appliances and granite counters. Short walk to Shaw Metro & growing Bloomingale area. Bldg. secure at each pt. of entry. Elfa Closets, award winning bldg.”
“Trendy LeDroit Park! Fabulous 1 bedroom plus large den,/huge foyer entrance can be used as a living room, lots of extra space in unit, washer and dryer plus a large eat in kitchen with rear entrance/exit into shared rear yard***Walk to Howard U, “Timor” Organic Grocery, Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market… Window’s Cafe and more!It’s not just a home…..It’s a LIFESTYLE. Pets welcome. Utilities included”
District Breaks Ground on Large-Scale Flood Relief for Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park
NE Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project to Come Online in Stages, Beginning Early 2014
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — To mitigate flooding and sewer backups in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DC Water today announced a major new infrastructure project at the site of the former McMillan Sand Filtration Plant. The Northeast Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project is a product of the Mayor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Flooding, and will be built in three phases between now and 2022.
Mayor Gray established the task force in late August and named City Administrator Allen Y. Lew and DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins as co-chairs.
“I asked the Task Force two basic questions,” said Mayor Gray. “The first is why the long-term solution to this historic problem was still more than a decade away. The second is whether anything more could be done in the interim. This project answers both questions. I applaud the Task Force and DC Water for developing it, and I want the residents of the affected communities to know that relief is on the way. It will be meaningful, and it will come soon.”
Back in June we learned that the old Frazier’s Funeral Home in Ledroit Park would become a “4-5 unit multi-unit residential building”. Thanks to hipchickindc for sending an update on how the famous formstone removal is coming along. I wonder if they’ll keep it as simply red brick or if it will be painted.
“LeDroit…Bloomingdale… New trends, modern flow, nlawsuite, systems all new, ceramic bsmnt floor, effusive deck for morning n nite. Soaring ceilings & new wood floors, thermal pane windows & a kitchen w/style… you work hard, play well… bask in your success & enjoy your carreer… strut to work & relax w/o teh commute.3lvls 3brs 3bas… Master Ste w/ Dual Basins, Twin Closets, Basement Bar”
1st and Rhode Island Ave, NW taken by @BoundaryStoneDC
From a Press Release:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced three short-term measures to lessen the impacts of flooding in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods. DC Water, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) will implement these solutions as part of their work on the Mayor’s Task Force on the Relief of Flooding in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park.
The two neighborhoods have suffered from overland flooding and sewer backups on multiple occasions this summer because of heavy rains and outdated sewer infrastructure. In response, Mayor Gray formed the task force to identify short- and long-range solutions to the flooding problem. The Mayor named City Administrator Allen Y. Lew and DC Water General Manager George Hawkins as co-chairs of the task force.
The short-term measures include:
· Analyzing the effectiveness of, and installing additional, storm drains in affected areas;
· Installing stormwater-retention features in the affected area to lessen runoff due to heavy rains; and
· Assisting residents in the neighborhood with installation of rain barrels to collect runoff from rooftops during storms, thereby decreasing the stormwater loads that the sewer system must handle.
“DC Water has been busy analyzing the causes of the problem, working with affected homeowners and doing long-term planning,” said Mayor Gray. “These three mitigation efforts represent the first tangible results from the Task Force, which brings DC Water together with other agencies and neighborhood residents. This is a good first step toward some much-needed relief.”
The stretches of road most susceptible to flooding have been the 500 and 600 blocks of Florida Avenue NW and the 100 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW.
“The District is coordinating all appropriate agencies to address this issue as quickly as possible,” said Lew. “The immediate goal is to intervene and redirect some of the overland water flow that caused the flash flooding and prevent it from threatening the homes in these neighborhoods.”