POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION

 

Bonus_marchers_05510_2004_001_aToday, Poplar Point is known mostly as a polluted stretch of empty land along the Anacostia that always seems like it’s on the brink of being developed, but for whatever reason, never quite gets there.  But not many people remember that, less than a century ago, it was the site of what contemporary authorities considered a legitimate attempt to overthrow the US government. POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION

McDUFFIE BILL PUSHES FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES

“Despite our focus on affordable housing, people have felt left out, specifically families that already live in the District.” Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, 2017

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Whether you take the bus, hop in an Uber, or walk as your primary mode of transportation throughout the nation’s capital, it is hard to NOT notice the monstrous construction cranes piercing the skyline. Almost every week, it seems as though there is yet again another crane, popping up like weeds, commissioned by the big developer names in DC. It is evident that the DC housing market is booming and developers are making the right moves to leverage this profitable trend. McDUFFIE BILL PUSHES FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE PARKING DECK AND COBB PARK

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High-rise residential units, community retail, and lots of interactive green space are the highlights of several developers who have proposed ideas for the redevelopment of the parking deck at 2nd and K Streets NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle of Ward 6.

This site lies, “directly above the I-395 freeway, bounded by 2nd Street NW to the east, H Street NW to the south, 3rd Street NW to the west, and K Street NW to the north”. DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE PARKING DECK AND COBB PARK

HOTEL HIVE: A NEW COZY NEST IN FOGGY BOTTOM

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The new Hotel Hive is creating quite a buzz in Foggy Bottom.

The 83-room hotel offers tourists and business travelers to D.C. an affordable, chic option with its selection of mico-rooms ranging from 125 to 250 square feet.

“It’s a great value for the working-class person,” said Gordon P. Buist, chief operating officer at Abdo Development, the firm that built the hotel. Room rates start at $100. HOTEL HIVE: A NEW COZY NEST IN FOGGY BOTTOM