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by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I arrived at the dog run in Bruce Monroe Park today to find a shiny new padlock on the gate. There is no note to explain why the dog run is locked. Does anyone known anything about what is happening here?”

Ed. Note: The dog park faced a similar issue here back in 2015.

by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 777 Morton St NW #1A
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Assigned Ownership: Condo
Living Square Footage per Listing: 1520 square feet
Original List Price: $899,000. List Price at Contract: $849,000.
List Date: 10/22/2017 Days on Market: 100
Settled Sales Price: $785,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $503.
Settlement Date: 3/01/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

PoPville reported on the plans to develop Morton Street Mews back in 2014. As commenters to that 2014 post mention, the original church was designed by architect William Sidney Pittman. The church and parking lot became the recent condo ownership development, of three buildings of 24 two and three level units, designed by GPS Designs and developed by OPaL LLC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Wangari Gardens is located on a 2.7 acre space, bordered by Irving St. NW, Kenyon St. NW, and Park Pl. NW.

From a press release:

“Wangari Gardens , a nonprofit community garden located at Park Pl and Kenyon St NW in the Park View neighborhood of NW Washington DC, has a few private raised beds available at the garden. Neighbors are invited to apply now as plots are offered on a first come first served basis, with priority given to long term neighborhood residents, those with disabilities, and low income individuals. More details available at the link below:

If you would like to apply please fill out the simple form here.

The garden plots are approximately 8×3′ raised beds filled with high quality soil, perfect for growing tomatoes, peppers, or any other vegetable you like!

Ed. Note: And when your garden blossoms don’t forget to send photos of your great garden hauls to [email protected]

About the Garden (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to be sure to let you know about the upcoming Kick-Off Event this Saturday, 2-4pm as part of the traveling art exhibit that has landed (with the wind!) in Park View.

CulturalDC partnered with District Bridge’s Lower Georgia Ave Main Street to locate their prestigious mobile art gallery installation in the Bruce Monroe Community Park (3000 Georgia Ave NW) for the month of March. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

2851 Georgia Ave, NW

The evolution of 2851 Georgia continues with Sweetpea’s Classic Soul Food. Thanks to Mark for sending:

“I saw the post on Bun DC and decided to share my experience regarding Sweetpea’s on Georgia (a block away from Bun DC). I too spoke with the owners of Sweetpea’s (very nice people who’s names I wish I remembered) last week and they stated that they ALSO had been waiting months for DC inspection but were planning on opening very soon.”

Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

2905 Sherman Ave, NW

Vincent reports:

“I have a follow up for Bun DC. It is in fact the same ownership from Pho Viet. I bumped into the owner of Pho Viet inspecting the restaurant from outside and she told me that it is actually her mother’s restaurant, but she will also be a cook. Regardless, the Pho Viet family will have their handprints all over this. She said they are ready to go and could easily open in a week, but have been waiting on DC to inspect the place for months. As a huge Pho Viet fan, DC needs to hurry up and get on this!”


by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

3000 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to Cait for passing on from the New Communities Initiative:

“BELL Architects has been selected to lead the design of the acre park that will front Georgia Avenue and Columbia Road NW. The chosen team also includes the Landscape Architecture Bureau and Wiles Mensch Corporation. A key factor in BELL’s selection was their experience and qualifications leading comprehensive community design. Accordingly, BELL believes that community engagement is the key to a successful project and community satisfaction. Their project team has experience leading interactive community meetings to gain feedback to incorporate into the design. The first community-wide meeting is being planned for March 2018 and will be announced broadly.”

You can read more about the greater plans here.

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Georgia and Quebec sent by BJ

From MPD:

“Last night at approximately 9:30 pm, the 7th District had an armed carjacking at 1433 Shippen Lane SE. Taken was a 2016 red Mercedes Benz.

There was GPS enabled on the vehicle and MPD was notified that the vehicle was in the 700 b/o Quebec place NW.

4D officers responded and located the vehicle in the rear of the 700 b/o Quebec Place N.W.

The vehicle was unoccupied when officers arrived. A perimeter was set up for K9 track. K9 was unsuccessful.

The 700 b/o Quebec has since been reopened.

Anyone with information should call 202.727.9099″

via google maps

From MPD at 11:30pm:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of Euclid Street NW. An adult victim has been transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


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