Photo by C Buoscio
Tthe District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announces the release of the DC Circulator Transit Development Plan 2020 Update Final Recommendations. Proposed changes include the preferred alternative for a new service route for Ward 7 that will connect Deanwood Metro Station to Union Station, and some stop consolidation in the Georgetown-Union Station route that will improve reliability for riders. Read More
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From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, as she kicked off DMV Black Restaurant Week, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced nearly $9 million in grants through the Food Access Fund to provide funding to food businesses to open new locations in Wards 7 and 8. Mayor Bowser included the $58 million initiative in her Fair Shot Budget with the goal of eradicating food deserts and creating employment opportunities and economic vibrancy.
“We have an incredible amount of entrepreneurial talent and creativity in DC, especially in our restaurant and foodservice industries – it’s just not equally distributed or equally funded. The Food Access Grants are going to change that,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this $58 million fund, we can bring DC favorites like HalfSmoke that currently operate in some of our most popular corridors on the west side of the city and support them in opening new locations in Wards 7 and 8. We can also support popular spots that are already in Wards 7 and 8, like MLK Deli, and make sure they have the resources necessary to expand and reach more Washingtonians. We already know that we have residents in every part of our city who are eager to support local businesses; the Food Access Grants are not only delivering more food options to Wards 7 and 8, they’re delivering new opportunities to stay local and shop local.”
The Food Access Fund recipients include: Read More
I’m 2015 we bought a small, single family home in Deanwood. The home was next to a vacant lot. In December of 2019, a developer purchased the lot.The plans that were sent to us via neighborhood notification did not reflect the permits that were issued and the work that was done. The house is 23 inches from our property. Read More
June 23 Pedestrian Bridge Collapse across 295 Photo via DC Fire & EMS
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced plans to improve pedestrian accessibility across DC295 in Ward 7. In the next three years, DDOT will build three bridges–the replacement for the Lane Place Bridge, the Parkside Bridge, and the Douglass Street Bridge–to improve connectivity and pedestrian access for residents in Mayfair, Parkside, Eastland Gardens, and the surrounding communities of Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue.
“We are committed to working with the community and making the necessary investments to increase connectivity, improve safety, and build a multi-modal transportation network that works better for the residents of Ward 7,” said Mayor Bowser. “These three bridges, to be built over the next three years, are a critical component of this work and part of our overall effort to build a more connected DC.”
In the next three years, DDOT will build the following bridges: Read More
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From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that, based on feedback from the community, a new proposed route has been selected for the return of DC Circulator service to Ward 7. The new 14.56-mile DC Circulator route, which will launch in 2023, will provide a unique east/west connection between Ward 6 and Ward 7, supplementing the existing WMATA Route 97 service, which only operates during peak hours. The route will serve Deanwood, Benning Road, Stadium Armory, and Union Station Metrorail stations. Read More
Photo by Jim Havard
My husband and I are starting to look for our first home to buy. Based on both price and proximity to our jobs, homes east of the river are appealing to us. I’m not too familiar with the area though, and wondering what others experience living in the area is like. We also have a young daughter who will start school in about 2 years, so I’m wondering about schools too. We’re looking from Anacostia/Hillcrest to Deanwood.”
From an email:
“Porchfest DC is sponsoring holiday pop-up performances throughout Ward 7 today, as part of its ChocolateCON series.
ChocolateCON is an ongoing celebration of Washington, DC’s rich Black history and an effort to preserve the culture of “Chocolate City.” Read More
Thanks to Cynthia for sharing this awesomeness from Minnesota Avenue, NE yesterday.
Please email your awesomeness to [email protected] and let me know where you found it.
And thanks to Sarah for sending a lit up Christmas Tree from 11th Street, NW.
Last Christmas Tree in Town is brought to you by the Friends of the White Whale Society!
Thanks to Steve for sending the above from Deanwood.
And thanks to a reader for sending the below from 12th Street between V and U St, NW. Read More