I have a question that I’d like to pose to people that I am really unsure of the answer on: Is it possible, and if so, how are public housing projects moved? I was having a discussion with some friends about the development of the O Street Market and someone brought up the large amount of public housing around the development. One of my friends was sure that all that stuff would just be moved once development picked up, but I am pretty sure that it is not that easy. I am not trying to get into the debate of whether or not it SHOULD be moved (definitely a controversial topic), but rather I’m curious as to whether there is a precedent for moving public housing. It’s not secret that public housing was strategically located in less desirable parts of the city, but in the last decade or two many of those areas have dramatically changed. To my knowledge, none of the housing has been moved. Do you have any background knowledge on this or a resource you could point me to?”
I think we once talked about the amazing transformation at Ellen Wilson Pl, SE:
I think it used to be a very rough area that received a federal grant and got these awesome mixed income homes. That’s the only example I’ve heard of.
Thanks to Terry for sending this sad scene this morning from the CVS at 14th and Irving St, NW: “Security guard tells me shoplifting happens there every 5 minutes. Shelves…
1200 S Street, NW Ed. Note: A new date for a lighting ceremony to open the sculpture to the public will be announced soon. Thanks to Cultural DC for reaching…
via google maps MC reported at 10:11pm “I’ve heard close to 100 gun shots tonight in three incidents all from same direction about 10 minutes apart. Some clearly from automatic…
photo by psinderbrand From DDOT: “DDOT is giving away 170 bikes at Open Streets Georgia Avenue on Saturday, October 7th! 50% of the bikes will go to low-income families, and…
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Vietnam Week Returns!
Mark your calendars for an exciting week-long celebration of Vietnamese culture and arts right here in DC. Vietnam Week is an annual tradition that brings our community together through a series of themed events, including film screenings, fine art exhibitions, mouthwatering cuisine, captivating live performances, and much more!
Vietnam Week aligns with the lunar celebration of Tet Trung Thu, the mid-autumn moon festival, a cherished tradition in Vietnam spanning 3,000 years. Join us in experiencing the enchanting customs and traditions of this cultural celebration!
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger