Archive for the Mount Pleasant Category

Have an Opinion on Parking? Here’s Your Opportunity to Be Heard.

Posted in Adams Morgan, City Services, Columbia Heights, D.C. Government, Lanier Heights, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains on May 13, 2009 by Kent

grahamIf you live in Ward 1 and are concerned about public parking, you may consider attending a public hearing scheduled for May 20th focused on that issue.

According to an email distributed by Councilmember Jim Graham, the hearing will focus on visitor parking passes, parking restricted to Zone 1 stickers only, and the issue of delivery vehicles double parking.

Graham’s full email follows: Continue reading

Visitor Parking Pass Trial

Posted in City Services, Mount Pleasant on March 9, 2009 by Kent

visitor-parking-passI thought this was worth noting. According to a DDOT news release last Friday, they have initiated a pilot program in Mt. Pleasant to give residents easier access to visitor parking. Each resident with a valid parking permit has been mailed a visitor parking pass valid until March 31, 2010.

The pass works just like the pass residents get at their local precinct, except that they don’t have to physically go in and ask for it each time they have a visitor needing to park on the street for more than 2 hours.

I can’t imagine this wont be a hit, and eagerly await a positive outcome of the trial, and hope that expansion to the rest of the city will swiftly follow.

Mount Pleasant at a Glance

Posted in Mount Pleasant, Real Estate on February 14, 2009 by Kent

Mount Pleasant was featured in the Washington Post back on January 26, 2008. If you missed it, you may want to check out the article A Colorful Haven for Artists and Activists. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.

BOUNDARIES: Piney Branch Park to the north, Harvard Street to the south, Rock Creek Park to the west and 16th Street to the east

Mount Pleasant was featured in the Washington Post back on January 26, 2008. If you missed it, you may want to check out the article A Colorful Haven for Artists and Activists. The Post summarized the neighborhood in the following manner.

SCHOOLS: Bancroft Elementary, Lincoln Middle, Deal Junior High and Woodrow Wilson Senior High

HOME SALES: In 2007, 53 single-family homes sold in Mount Pleasant for $345,000 to $1.1 million, according to Drew Gagliano of Re/Max Allegiance. There are 10 single-family homes listed for sale in the neighborhood, priced between $449,900 and $2 million, and three more are under contract.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Many local businesses including a hardware store, grocery stores and restaurants, as well the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park and the Columbia Heights Metro station.

WITHIN 5 TO 10 MINUTES BY CAR: Downtown Washington, Washington Hospital Center, Children’s Hospital

Jim Graham Voted Chair of WMATA Board

Posted in Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, LeDroit Park, Metro, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw on January 29, 2009 by Kent

grahamCouncilmember Jim Graham today was elected chairman of the WMATA board for the second time. Councilmember Graham has been a member of the board since 1999 and previously served as chairman in 2003. He succeeds Christopher Zimmerman of Arlington County, Va.