Capitol Hill Restoration Society

CHRS urges Council to keep Anacostia’s west bank road-free

Posted on January 12th, 2018

On January 11, 2018, CHRS testified before the Council against DDOT’s (and EventsDC’s) proposed “Park Drive” on the west bank of the Anacostia River.  The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail runs 20 miles along the river, passing near Barney Circle and RFK Stadium. It’s an amazing resource. But DDOT proposes to build a “Park Drive” for vehicles, paralleling the Riverwalk Trail. 

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Boys & Girls Club- DMPD Testimony

Posted on March 4th, 2016

March 2, 2016, CHRS urges Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to make the Boys and Girls Club (261 17th Street, SE) a top priority: Testimony

Res 13: City seeks proposals

Posted on December 1st, 2012

Update on Reservation 13: City seeks proposals for downsized development project.  The Deputy Mayor’s Office for Economic Development (DMPED) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for development of Parcels F-1 and G-1 on Reservation 13. Responses are due January 7, 2013. Information: R-13 DMPED map . See also CHRS News for December 2012/January 2013 for additional information.

Beyond the Boundaries

Posted on September 1st, 2007

by Donna Hanousek

One of the CHRS Board’s newest and most exciting projects is working on historic preservation efforts with neighborhood groups who are just outside the historic district. This past spring, CHRS arranged for a Preservation Café on House History, which was of particular interest to those outside of the historic district who wished to conduct research on their buildings. CHRS also published a detailed introduction to building history in the May issue of the Hill Rag, entitled “Dating Your Old Building.”

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Building Survey Begins ‘Beyond the Boundaries’

Posted on April 1st, 2007

by Donna Hanousek, Chair

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, in partnership with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 6A and 6B, is starting to survey the historic resources in neighborhoods both north and east of the Capitol Hill Historic District. On Saturday, November 17th, EHT Traceries, a firm that will provide architectural historian consulting services to the survey effort, conducted a training session for survey volunteers. The volunteers, many of whom live in the survey areas, will be performing on-site survey work and photography. Now what exactly is an historic survey, and what can it be used for? The following is a brief explanation.

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