DDOT issued Departmental Order No. 1-2014, April 30, 2014 in response to concerns raised by CHRS and others specifically about Reservation 266, but the Policy applies to all pocket parks under DDOT control. DDOT has since proposed Regulations that would implement this policy. Comments due May 2, 2015. Read more »
This annual Mothers Day weekend event will be held Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. Tickets are good for both days. More details
In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement, the final Construction Protection Plan and the official D.C. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Concurrence Letter have been made available on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel website.
Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties? That question was addressed in a variety of ways by William B. King at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on March 27, 2015 at HillCenter. Event Photos
The Marine Barracks Washington proposal to replace their barracks building (BEQ) at 8th and I Streets, SE with a new BEQ is now in the Environmental Impact stage and a draft EIS has been issued. There will be a public meeting at Tyler School, 1001 G St. SE, on April 22, 2015, 5:30-8:30 pm. Additional information: www.mbweis.com.
The April 16, 2015 Preservation Cafe will feature conservator and Capitol Hill neighbor, Justine P. Bello. She will speak about the history, context, conservation and construction of various public monuments across Capitol Hill, from the relatively modest sculpture of Nathanael Greene in Stanton Park to the mighty Grant Memorial to the contentious “Swamp Fox” statue planned for Marion Park.
On March 13, 2015, the Society petitioned Gretchen Pfaehler, Chair of HPRB in support of the Swampoodle addition to the Capitol Hill Historic District (Case 15-01). Swampoodle Nomination HP Staff Report Read more »