via gofundme

Thanks to all who passed on from gofundme:

“On February 24, Zack and I experienced most people’s worst nightmare. We were evacuated from our home on a few moments’ notice for our own safety. Within an hour, we were alerted to the terrifying fact that we would never live their again, and many of our possessions had been destroyed. The middle section of the three-story building where five of us had been living collapsed from negligent construction nextdoor.

We have now been informed that the city of DC will conduct a piecemeal demolition of our home, and we will only be able to salvage priceless items. Not only are we homeless and possessionless, but we feel emotionally and physically destroyed. I know some people feel these fund sites are tacky, but this is what the are designed for–to help people in crisis. We are fighting tooth-and-nail with the insurance companies…but they are not quick to offer up cash to assist in things like food, toiletries, transportation, and putting a deposit down on a new apartment. We thank everyone for their support and I can honestly tell you I have never felt more defeated in my adult life.”

Photo by Billy Andrews

Billy tweets us around 9:45 last night:

“Just watched house across from me partially collapse. Woah. #DC @PoPville unit block of Q St NW”

and another reader sends video via email:

“So this happened on the unit block of Q st nw tonight. There’s construction happening on the lot next to this apartment building and clearly something went wrong while digging the basement. They haven’t worked on the building since Monday.”

Watch video of the collapse after the jump. (more…)

251 Florida Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for The Ledge says:

“A new tavern specializing in fine spirits, beers and cocktails with a substantial snack and appetizer menu. Tavern has 99 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 99 inside. Request has been made for a Summer Garden with 59 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 59 outside.”

For a minute this was going to become a bar called Seven Faces but that fell through a while ago. Updates as they get closer to opening. They’ll be located right next door the the excellent Meats & Foods.


1520 North Capitol Street, NW

From an email:

“Studio Upwall Architects partnered with two developers, Flywheel Development, and Urban Green LLC, in response to an RFP issued by the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for a City-owned lot at North Capitol and Bates Streets in NW DC.

Truxton (PDF)

This RFP was issued as one of 4 sites in the “March Madness” round in early 2015. Our team’s concept, “Cyclehouse” proposed 15 units of affordable housing with a ground floor restaurant from Jaime Vargas, owner of San Antonio Grill in Brookland. The building would be designed to achieve Net Zero Energy use.

I’m happy to say that full ANC 5E voted to support a resolution in support of our bid Tuesday evening. In the run-up to the ANC vote we received unanimous support in a vote from the local civic association and a large majority of the votes at the single member ANC 5E-05 meeting.

Our design includes: (more…)

1643 4th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1643 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Completely renovated 3 Bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with up to 4 car parking space and large deck. Hardwood. Granite. Stainless Steel. Washer/Dryer. Pictures speak for themselves. Pets on case by case basis. Walk to Metro. Available immediately. Must see!!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,800/Mo.


This rental is located at 1727 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“**No Laundry in the building** Required good credit and income. Totally renovated luxury one bedroom apartment (bedroom, full bath, living room,and kitchen) New paint, Newer counter top, Newer stove, Newer faucet, Newer Bathroom. Tenant needs to pay Electric and gas, water is included in the rent.** Email LA for questions and Lease info **”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,300/Mo.