Archive for June, 2014

Researching your house’s history – free searches of Washington Post 1877- 1997 and 1987- present

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

On the DC Public Library website, you can research your house’s  address and names of people who lived there, and then email articles.   Here’s how — Go to www.dclibrary.org>research> databases>local newspapers>Washington Post>Proquest or click here. You will be prompted for your DC Library card number and logged in; then search the Washington Post. For example, […]

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11th Street Bridge Update: Ramps Opening and Closing

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

New exit ramp from SE Freeway eastbound opens at 11th Street on June 20, 2014 Entrance ramp from 11th Street to SE Freeway westbound CLOSED on June 21 and scheduled to reopen on  August 23.  (closed for highway construction) 

Reservation 266 (pocket park at 13th St & TN Ave NE)

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

On June 11, 2014, DDOT issued a statement reversing its position on Public Parking, emphasizing  that the park is a “publicly accessibly neighborhood amenity for all to enjoy”.

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600 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Introduction: The front yard at 600 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, which is in public space,  was paved without a permit, and was cited for a violation. The property owner proposed to remove portions of the paving to return the area to green space. CHRS testimony: The Historic Preservation Committee of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society considered this […]

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706 North Carolina Ave, SE

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Introduction: The property owner was cited for a violation of placing a shed/encolosure for garbage and recycling bins in the front yard, without a permit. CHRS testimony: The Historic Preservation Committee of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society considered this case. We support the citation and defer to the HPRB and HPO staff as to how […]

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History of Animal Control in DC

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Local historian Hayden Wetzel  will talk about the history of the DC pound Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. 

Walking Lecture – Capitol Hill & Eastern Market

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Saturday, June 28, 10:30 am – 12 pm. This walking lecture, sponsored by the Washington DC chapter  of the American Institute of Architects, will start with a visit to Eastern Market,

June 4 Membership Meeting

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Ellen McCarthy, the new Director of the DC Office of Planning (OP), was the featured speaker at the summer Membership Meeting, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Ms. McCarthy shared her views and the OP outlook on development and the zoning regulations rewrite, highlighting the Capitol Hill area.