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“375 M Street, SW photo from a racial justice rally we (SW DC Action) held at the space in 2020. The space also hosts the farmers market and the night market.

From a press release:

“Here’s a link to the online petition, which already has over 350 signatories.

The two parcels at 4th & M, 425 and 375 M Street SW, are currently on the market. The community has used this space for gatherings like the DC State Fair. SW Action is calling on the District of Columbia government to purchase the land, which was originally purchased for $10, and transfer ownership to the Douglass Community Land Trust. The Douglass CLT will set up a SW Chapter, made up of SW residents, to steward the land to serve the best interests of the neighborhood and justice. Read More

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2660 Woodley Rd, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I rent in a building next door to the Marriott Wardman Park that is slated to be demolished (with a 900 unit apartments constructed in its place). Many renters in the neighborhood are wondering about the timeline of the project (so we can plan accordingly), but we can’t seem to find any specific information (other than the general plans). Does anyone out there have more info or know where we can find it?”

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1125 Spring Road, NW ribbon cutting photo by John J. Falcicchio

Ed. Note: See some historical photos of the former Old Hebrew Home.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), District leaders, and community members participated celebrated the opening of The Appleton, The Robeson, and The Rows, three communities that make up the Spring Flats redevelopment that transforms a previously blighted site into affordable housing for seniors and families as well as homeownership opportunities. In total, the Spring Flats project is delivering 185 housing units, of which 149 are affordable. The Appleton is providing 88 affordable units for seniors. The Robeson offers 87 apartment units for mixed-income households, and The Rows offers ten townhouse-style condos. Read More

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3651 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: From Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave, NW) also located on the block: “We have a lease through at least 2026 and at this point we are planning to continue operating for the foreseeable future. COVID was really challenging, but we’ve been fortunate to receive some additional funding from the city to help us with back rent, and really appreciate the continued support from the community…. business is picking up.”

Will update when/if I learn about any changes coming to the other businesses on the block.

“Dear PoPville,

iacovelli Cafe & Liquor [“Liquor store and cafe. Beer, wine, liquor. Regular breakfast, lunch, dinner + special additional Jamaican menu (curry chicken/shrimp, oxtail, brown stew)], is closing at the end of May. Our old landlord ignored our request to renew our lease (we have been there 5.5 years), then sold the building! Very sad for us as we bought this store when our daughter was born and we survived through Covid. My husband Tambe runs the store and is the chef.” Read More

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4618 14th Street, NW photo by PoPville

“Dear PoPville,

We are writing in response to the Dance Loft on 14/Heleos press release that was circulated on PoPville on April 11, 2022. We represent a group of 16th St Heights neighbors who are opposed to this development as currently proposed. We’re writing this letter to clarify that our objection to this project has been mischaracterized. We are not objecting to affordable housing. What we are objecting to is the size, density and scope of the project: Read More

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