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by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This property is located at 1223 5th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“New Listing! Introducing The Wright House: spectacular new construction (2016) featuring 3 distinct units (upper includes a C of O & sep. utilities.) Currently run as an exceptional, highly profitable 5-Star Airbnb business (including highly-prized “Airbnb Plus” status). Uniquely designed to configure into 1 micro unit & 3 additional units. High end finishes. Truly unique property in trendy area!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/5 bath is going for $2,190,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

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


Photo by David McAuley

At its regularly-scheduled meeting September 4, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E/Shaw voted to table a decision on a proposed new electricity substation at K and First Streets NW, in Mount Vernon Square. The vote took place after PEPCO representatives and local residents argued over whether electromagnetic radiation from the plant will pose a danger to the community.

The ANC is involved because PEPCO must get zoning relief in order to construct the substation. The footprint, height, and setback of the building are within what PEPCO may build without seeking zoning relief, but the current plans do not include as many spaces for cars and bicycles as required, nor do the plans meet the requirements for a trash room. However, since the building will be mostly “unmanned”, it was argued, normal building requirements are not relevant in these categories.

A team from PEPCO, led by Vice President for Government and External Affairs Mark Battle, presented first.

“A substation is not a power plant,” Battle said.

Battle also said there will soon not be enough capacity from existing substations, given development in the Mount Vernon Square area. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

This rental is located at 1106 5th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2745 / 2br – Enjoy Your Free Time from Small Patio Space!

LOCATION: 1106 5th St. NW #1, Washington, DC 20001

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THE HOME
• Spacious and elongated English Basement condo with hardwood floors, with incredible natural light for basement.
• The large living room to the front of condo has wood burning fireplace and is spacious with a nook looking out to 5th ST. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


previously 5th and K St, NW

From Busboys:

“Recover from Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 with free continental breakfast, Busboys and Poets ‘New Columbia’ coffee, and a tour of the new Busboys and Poets location at 450 K St NW in Washington, DC. With the end of the 10 year lease at the 5th & K location, Busboys and Poets steps across the street to continue another 10 years with a focus on honoring and celebrating women activists, leaders and thinkers.

The 450 K Street location is equipped with: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


5th and L Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I heard there was a shooting at the Safeway on L St in City Vista (490 L St NW). Late Saturday night [9:33pm], my roommate’s boyfriend came back to our place and told us he walked in immediately after it happened– said there was a heavy police presence. I also heard that the emergency exit was blocked by pallets while the shooting went down. Have you received any information?”

I inquired with MPD who replied:

“There was a negligent discharge by an SPO [Special Police Officer] working at that location in an attempt to detain a shoplifting suspect. The SPO sustained a non-life threatening self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Ed. Note: The suspected shoplifter was able to flee the store in the aftermath.

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