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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shaw in Brief

Here are a few noteworthy items on my radar:
Rendering of 1501 Ninth Street.

+ This morning, I spotted excavation equipment at 1501 Ninth Street, NW, thus indicating that construction is finally underway!  While funding has been in place for a while, permits were finally issued in December 2010, enabling the project to move forward. This small but highly visible and anticipated development will be a four story mixed use building with ground floor commercial and residential above. Mandalay Burmese Restaurant will occupy the commercial space. 

+ At its first meeting of the new term earlier this month, ANC2c commenced a new era of productivity, effectiveness and citizen involvement. One of the first items the Commission approved was the creation of five new committees: 1. ABC Licensing; 2. Communications (Website, Newsletter); 3. Housing and Economic Development; 4. Planning, Transportation, and Zoning; and 5. Public Safety. These committees should provide great outlets for us all to get involved in important matters affecting Shaw. If you are interested in serving on any of the new ANC2c committees, e-mail to express your interest and to receive additional information.

+ On Monday, January 31, 2011, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m, at Martin’s Restaurant & Lounge (1919 Ninth Street NW 2nd floor), there Shaw/LeDroit community meeting ANC1B Commissioner Myla Moss. Of note, on the agenda is a discussion of Progression Place (the major mixed use project under construction on Seventh between S and T Streets), future home to the United Negro College Fund’s headquarters. The developers will make a presentation and answer questions.

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