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by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2020 at 11:55 am 0

From DDOT:

“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that residents should continue to use the existing 2020 Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) into 2021. The District plans to launch a streamlined digital parking permit program in 2021.

The VPP program allows District residents to register for an annual pass that is used for guests to park for more than 2 hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks.

Residents who are new to the District or need a replacement VPP (due to damage or loss) should visit their local Metropolitan Police Department precinct to request a temporary parking pass instead of a VPP.

Beginning in March 2020, and continuing for the duration of the public health emergency, the District has suspended enforcement for the following infractions: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2020 at 11:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard any news on the 2021 VPP program (Visitor Parking Pass)? I think they usually start registration by now.”

Ed. Note: Been starting to get a few queries about this, I’ve emailed DDOT and will update when I hear back but I assume that because we are still in Phase Two, with most parking restrictions suspended, things have been pushed back. When registration does go live, I’ll be sure to do a new post.

Update From DDOT: “Changes are coming to the Visitor Parking Pass program for 2021! In the meantime, please keep your 2020 pass if you have one.”

Oh, the anticipation.

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user ny273

“Dear PoPville,

Have readers have had similar issues receiving their Visitors Parking Pass (VPP)? In 2018 I never received mine after registering in November 2017. I called DDOT and they said they made a mistake and will resend to their printer, which would take 3-4 weeks, then I’d have to pickup at their offices in SW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 12, 2019 at 10:40 am 0

Thanks to Chris for the heads up from DDOT:

“The Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement.

The VPP can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges in the following eligible wards: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

From DDOT:

“The Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement.

The VPP can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges in the following eligible wards:

Ward 1 – all Ward 1 residents
Ward 2 – 2F only. All other Ward 2 ANCs have opted out of the program.
Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 – all residents that live on RPP blocks

Residents who live on a commercial zone block are not eligible for VPP or RPP. Non-residential address types are not eligible for VPP/RPP.

Approved VPPs are mailed every Friday via first class mail.

How to Register for VPP

To register for a Visitor Parking Pass online, please follow these six easy steps: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

Following up on your post about wet bars in basements, the requirements of the Zoning Administrator at DCRA continues to evolve.

We are renovating the unfinished basement of our one-bathroom rowhouse to add a full bath and living room with a wet bar. In order to approve the building permit, the Zoning Administrator is requiring us to submit a covenant prohibiting the use of the space as a separate dwelling unit. The covenant would be attached to be our property in perpetuity. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery


Photo by Clif Burns

TAG IT: Let your rebellious creative streak run free at ArtJamz’s Graffiti Party. Paint the studio walls however you please for an hour, with a complimentary beverage to fuel your liquid inspiration. Afterwards, pay a little extra to stick around, if you want, and move your art to a canvas. (ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 8 – 9 p.m., $15)

WOMEN + ARTS: Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Museum of the American Indian. Get to learn about Native American artist Nora Naranjo-Morse and her sculpture exhibit, “Always Becoming,” that she created on the museum ground using natural materials and clay. You’ll get in on the action, too, and create your own clay pot or sculpture. (National Museum of the American Indian, 1:30 p.m., FREE)

GARDEN DANCE: Combine flowers and dance tonight because…why not? The Heart Stuck Bernie dance group will perform amongst the orchid display at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Both the choreography and plants are beautifully unusual, so it’s a good fit – stick around for drinks after. (U.S. Botanic Garden, 6 – 8 p.m., $10 – $15)

WET YOUR WHISTLE: If you’re a vodka-cran kinda imbiber, this may not be for you. The Whisky Nite event will take over the Fairmont Hotel tonight, with over 150 distillers on-site to share their booze. Local bartenders will be on-site mixing cocktails, and you can listen to talks by whisky experts or shop for liquor cabinet supplies. Worry not – there’ll be food there, too. (Fairmont Georgetown, $139 – $199)

MORE: Networking and Happy Hour at the French Embassy (French Embassy, 6 – 9:30 p.m., $45 – $65), Bad Jews (Generic Theatre Company, 7 p.m., $5), First on First Features (Heurich House Museum, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE), First Friday Dupont (Dupont Circle, 6 p.m., FREE), Galactic (9:30 Club, 8 – 12 midnight, $30), Paint to Flesh: Current Figurative Work from Martin Campos (Washington Studio School, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE), So Fetch: 2000s Tribute Band (Union Stage, 9 p.m., $10 – $25)

Photo by washingtonydc

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

ADOPT, DON’T SHOP: Meet all the doggos and cats today! The Humane Rescue Alliance will host an adoption event at District Hardware & Bike. The spot is newly-relocated to the Wharf, so stroll around before or after to check out the new neighborhood. You can bring the dog (or dogs plural) you adopt at the event, too. (District Hardware & Bike, 12 noon – 3 p.m., FREE)

MEET THE MAKERS: Meet the folks behind some of your favorite D.C. brands at Union Kitchen’s Meet the Makers event. Sample bites from Dorjee Momo, sip Cosmic Juice, snack on Swapples, and check out many more of the entrepreneurs making the D.C. food and drink community great. Your ticket includes samples from everyone, and you can purchase products on-site, too. (Union Kitchen, 5 – 7 p.m., $19.99 – $29.99)

WELCOME!: Head by the Petworth clothing store Willow today to welcome a new friend to the neighborhood. Capitol Cider House will be opening on Georgia Avenue soon, and it’ll be giving away samples of its cider at the store to celebrate. Al Sur Latin Kitchen will be there, too, handing out empanadas, so make it a lunch-and-drinks thing. (Willow D.C., 2 – 4 p.m., FREE) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


“O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981. From ‘Bad Weather’ © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos”

From a press release:

“Acclaimed British photojournalist Martin Parr, one of the great documentarians of our time, leads a stellar lineup of keynote speakers at the inaugural Focus on the Story International Photo Festival in Washington, D.C., June 7 through 10.

Parr is widely recognized for his poignant, often humorous, take on the British social classes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

Thanks to Anna for sharing from DDOT:

“Welcome to the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Visitor Parking Pass
online registration!

District of Columbia residents may register for a visitor parking pass online, or by contacting the DDOT Call Center at (202) 671-2700. An annual VPP is free for eligible residents.

To register for a 2018 Visitor Parking Pass online, please follow these six easy steps: (more…)

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