Thursday, June 30, 2011

NOMA West Retail Update

I spoke with Sam Simone from Mill Creek Residential yesterday about the possibility of adding more retail to the NOMA West Project, located at Harry Thomas Way and Eckington Place NE. The current project has approximately 13,000 sq ft less retail space then originally planned. The developers have sited market conditions as the primary reason for the decrease. For a couple of months now the community has tried to negotiate more retail space. At this time the retail space will remain at 1200 sq ft. The lender that is financing the project is unwilling to allow the development team to deviate away from the current plans. However, the developer is willing to accommodate a retail tenant that needs more space by removing additional units. The retailer requesting more space would be responsible for financing the expansion.

While this is not the desired outcome, I believe the community can still work to get a retailer of their choosing into the space. I have been talking to several residents who have already started to create list of possible retailers for the site.

I want to invite the broader community to participate in this discussion and share their ideas for possible tenants. Once we agree on a type of retailer we can work on  luring a specific one to the site.

Feel free to share your ideas here or email me directly.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ANC5C Special Meeting Agenda 6/5/11

Special ANC5C Meeting 6/5/11 7-9pm

ANC 5C will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at The Summit at St. Martins, 116 T Street NE, from 7-9pm.

 The following Items will be on the agenda. I'll send out the official agenda later.

  • Updates to the PUD Extension Request of 1600 North Capitol
  • Proposed Street Closing- North Capitol Main Street Art Walk
  • Vote on Global Wine's ABRA Application for a Wholesale License


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Black Woman Bike DC Clinic and Ride on MBT Today

This morning I stopped by the Black Woman Bike DC, clinic and ride along the Metropolitan Branch Trail. It was a pleasure to see such a good turnout for the groups 2nd event. I hope many more woman in the community can make it out to their next ride. Here are a few photos from this morning.

Friday, June 3, 2011

5C05 See Click fix Map

MBT Safety Open House 6/22/11

Had enough with crime on the Met Branch Trail?
There are plenty of issues to address:
*** 911 dispatching
*** MPD response
*** Volunteer patrols
*** Lighting
*** Safe behavior to reduce risk
Join us on the evening of Wednesday, June 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the S Street pocket park on the trail, at 4th & S Streets NE.
We've invited representatives from MPD, DDOT, and the surrounding neighborhoods to join us - and most importantly, we're inviting you to drop in!
As we all continue to work to make the trail a safer place, let's use the opportunity to meet face-to-face on the trail, share effective strategies and make new allies.
PS: After the open house, head down to NoMa's Summer Screen showing of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, just off the MBT at L and 2nd Streets NE. More info:
PPS: Join Black Women Bike: DC for a ride of the Met Branch Trail a few days later, on Saturday, June 25! More info:

Eckington Service Request