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by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 11:50 am 0

This house is located at 3314 Brown Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Adorable Mt. Pleasant rowhouse boasts lovely, tranquil backyard with a slate patio sheltered by a vine-covered trellis & a spacious deck. Chic, renovated kitchen is a chef’s dream with Bertazzoni stove, SS & large prep island. Cement counters & exposed brick add hip, urban edge. Fantastic location near yoga studio, gourmet market, local cafes, bilingual Bancroft Elementary & zoo. <1 mile to metro."

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $699,555.

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 18th and Monroe Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1345 / 1br – 600ft2 – Full 1 bedroom Mount Pleasant

Full one bedroom English basement apartment available starting December 22 in an owner occupied Mt. Pleasant rowhouse. Available furnished or not. Ten minute walk to yellow/green line metro, or bus directly behind the house takes you one stop to the red line. Nestled conveniently between Columbia Heights and Rock Creek you are steps away to either the amenities of the city or the outdoors of Rock Creek Park. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

This rental is located at 16th and Lamont Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1500 / 470ft2 – Glamorous Unit That is Ready To Be Rented!!

NO MOVE IN FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT!!

This location cannot be beat! Located in the heart of the Mt. Pleasant, you will never be bored around here! Just a few blocks from Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and the vibrant U St. corridor. The best restaurants, bars, trendy shops, and most upbeat nightlife are all at your front door! Need to use public transportation? No problem access to Green Line, and multiple Citi bike locations are scattered seconds away. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

And the trail is especially awesome right now.

“The new 0.7-mile paved trail was constructed with repurposed material from the formally washed out Klingle Road and marks the first time the city has converted a road into a trail just for bicyclists and pedestrians.”

The trail was “constructed along the closed section of Klingle Road NW from just east of Cortland Place to one block west of Porter Street. The trail will continue along the Ramp to Beach Drive and will connect to the Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail. The project falls within the Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.”

Also take advantage of some Tregaron trails right off the main path: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This family, coming from British Columbia and visiting friends in Mount Pleasant, got a rather rude welcome from the DC Government: a parking ticket for $1000. They parked their tiny trailer on the street, and Parking Enforcement struck, charging them with parking a trailer on a residential street. Yes, the fine for that is a thousand dollars, though surely the District Council did not have in mind little trailers brought into the District by tourists when they prescribed that draconian fine.

This family has been all across the country with their trailer, and had no trouble with it anywhere, until arriving in our fine town. I’m afraid their visit here won’t be a fond memory.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0

“I’m looking for the owner of a dog that bit my daughter 12 years old, this past Saturday nov 11, at approx 9:30 am. My daughter was on block of Kilbourne Place between 18th and 19th streets, a woman walking 2 dogs on leashes, 1 of the dogs, smallish, shaggy white bit my daughter above the knee. She asked my daughter if she was ok and left. She had another small darker dog with her too. Since we have not located owner yet, my daughter is getting series of rabies shots. I would like to locate the owner of this dog.”

Ed. Note: If you have information please email [email protected] Thank you.

by Prince Of Petworth October 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo credit: from documents distributed at the ANC meeting

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

RRaze of Collapsing Mt. Pleasant Carriage House Proposed

“We won’t let our children go near that property,” a neighbor told Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1D/Mount Pleasant at its October 24 meeting.

The property in question is a carriage house at the rear of 3305 and 3307 18th Street NW. It is a single structure which was built in the rear of two adjacent residences, perhaps around 1896, according to homeowner testimony to the ANC.

“The carriage house is in very bad shape,” the owner of 3305 told the ANC. The homeowner also said the building was structurally unsound and submitted a petition with 24 signatures from neighbors supporting the demolition of the existing structure and replacement with a new structure of similar appearance.

Since the carriage house is located in the Mount Pleasant Historic District, getting permission to demolish and replace it involves two separate permissions. The plan to rebuild must be approved by DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). But the act of demolishing a building in any historic district involves a separate review by the office of Mayor’s Agent at DC’s Office of Planning.

A representative of Historic Mount Pleasant, a local organization dedicated to architectural preservation, said that, in this case, the organization supported the demolition of the building. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


Proposed site of single-family dwelling behind 1665 Harvard St NW from Office of Zoning Files

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Meridian Hill ANC Says No to Harvard Street “Popbacks”

Homeowners on the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Harvard Street NW are meeting local opposition to adding rear additions to their homes. At the October 24 meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1D/Mount Pleasant, voted to oppose three separate requests for zoning relief in these blocks. Each vote to oppose was unanimous.

The first case was for zoning relief for a property at the rear of 1665 Harvard Street. The owner of the lot wishes to build a two-story, single-family dwelling on a lot facing a rear alley. Although the owners may build “by right” (i.e., without having to ask for permission), the proposed design cannot satify the requirement for setbacks along the side and rear of the property without zoning relief.

Attorney Meridith H. Moldenhauer, representing the applicants, noted that the city is encouraging the construction of alley dwellings and the lot under consideration was the only lot in the area that is “large enough to be buildable”. However, neighbors came out in force to object to the petition, saying that the proposed project would render an adjoining walkway difficult or impossible to use, and that no other house on Harvard Street has been granted an exception to the setback requirements, among other objections.

One neighbor said approving the zoning relief “would eviscerate zoning requirements”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“District Vintage presents a vintage pop-up shop at Suns Cinema in Mount Pleasant just in time for Halloween.

District Vintage brings Washington, D.C. a temporary shopping experience with vintage shops from in and around the metro area. Visitors are invited to experience this unique shopping event at Suns Cinema – Mount Pleasant’s one and only art house movie theater. (more…)

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