Thursday, February 23, 2006


Check out this article in the Washington Post

Cribbed News

-- ANC meeting last night, there has been initial approval to accept the St. Martin's funded traffic survey by a vote of 6 to 5. (in my opinion, the numbers seem to be low, and will not account for congestion or saftey of school children on Lincoln and T sts.)

-- Young man seen loading a gun on North Cap near Big Bens, 911 difficulties experienced by concerned citizen.

--On Tuesday, at 2:30 am, police were called to the 300 block of W Street NW for the report of a shooting. There they found 45-year-old Gregory Washington dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the people responsible.

-- EC12 restaurant is eagerly awaited by the community, especially the author.

-- Concerns about the deveolper for the St. Martin's project have arisen. There are claims of two separate ethics violations, and an unwillingness to supply a financial disclosure statement.


Has anyone else noticed that the sign at the KFC on North Capital is leaning quite a bit? It almost looks as if it could fall any day. I hope to post a photo tomorrow.

Friday, February 10, 2006

St. Martins

All, I think the St. Martins Project details have been well summarized in the many emails from the Eckington Listserv.

I am not certain if there are any lawyers in the group, but it seems to me that regardless of neighbors being for and against the concept, the rules and regulations outlined in the zoning commission are critical.Here is a link to all of the regs. . these outline the regulations for the R-5 zoning classification, including impact on traffic, schools, height parking garage etc. People on both sides of this issue need to start thinking about what are the impacts to the communities that will surround the proposed property, in terms of zoning regulations. A strong argument isnt about verbal attacks, or the standard NIMBY response. What are the facts concerning traffic impacts, number of students that can be handled by the school etc. How do we find this information in advance of hearings?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Firehouse award announced

Exciting news on the firehouse on north cap and Quincy. Check out fellow blogger Bloomingdale for the scoop.

Housing Projects

Doubling of D.C. Funds For Housing Proposed

By Lori Montgomery

The District's Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force called on city officials yesterday to pour nearly $6 billion into housing over the next 15 years, doubling the current budget.To view the entire article, go to

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Second-Hand ECA Meeting Readout

It seems that we missed a contentious ECA meeting on Monday. Apparently The Pastor of the Zion church was upset that the ECA members "were opposed" to the St. Martin project on T St. The conversation degraded to such a point that the meetings may have to look for a new meeting place. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

Elections were held and here are the new members of the board:

President: Eartha Isaac
Vice President: Darren Snell
Secretary: Stephen White
Treasurer: Mrs. Greaves