Author Archives: Kirsten

Construction Progress: Penn11 Development (aka Frager’s)

After the disastrous Frager’s Hardware fire on June 5, 2013, the remnants of the building at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue SE remained “as is” for 4 years.  Finally, in early May 2017, Perseus Realty (the developer) gave the renewal project a … Continue reading

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A New Design for Virginia Avenue Park

At the 3rd community meeting on Virginia Avenue Park, Lisa DelPlace of the award winning landscape design firm Oehme van Sweden presented this vision of what the Park can become: More than 20 residents, businesses, developers, and community leaders participated … Continue reading

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Pepco Explains its Work on the Hill

Pepco has prepared a Fact Sheet on its Capitol Hill work that has been ongoing for several months in the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Below are PDF and JPEG versions of the document.  Bottom line: this … Continue reading

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Construction Progress: 900 11th Street SE Condo

It was in Summer 2014 that plans were first made public on this project.  Construction did not get under way until Summer 2016.  The developer–Madison Investments–expects the building to be completed by Summer 2017.  Sigal Construction Corporation is the builder; … Continue reading

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The Return of Fragers Hardware Plus …

Perseus Realty, the owner of the Fragers Hardware site at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street SE, unveiled its conceptual design for the site to a overflowing room of residents, business owners, organizations, and the curious at the … Continue reading

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A Design for Virginia Avenue Park

About 20 members of the community came together on October 15, at a Virginia Avenue Park meeting hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation and ANC6B04.  Out of the discussions, DPR’s Landscape Architect Brent Sisco has created this schematic, … Continue reading

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A Neighborhood SE Boulevard

At least 60 people attended a Community Meeting on December 11th, led by Councilmember Tommy Wells, to discuss the pros and cons of 3 SE Boulevard options that have emerged from the 6-month Neighborhood Planning study led by the DC … Continue reading

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ANC6B Votes 9 Dec 2014

At our last meeting of 2014, three hours of discussion resulted in about 20 votes, most of them 9-0.  While a host of items (Minutes and zoning cases) were voted on in a block under the consent agenda, the rest … Continue reading

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ANC6B’s November Votes

With just a bit of overtime on the evening of November 12th, the ANC managed to get through its normal-these-days 2-page meeting agenda: 8 liquor licenses, 3 historic preservation (HP) cases, 4 zoning cases, 4 reports, and 4 letters. Laid … Continue reading

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Proposed Condo/Apt Project at 1013-1015 E Street SE

At its December 18, 2014, meeting the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) voted to deny the historic preservation application submitted for this project.  The developer will now have to decide whether to revise the plans to meet various objections voiced … Continue reading

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