NOVEMBER 17, 2015
more than 400 complete annual perception survey - read results here

A record number of residents and office tenants participated in the MVT CID’s annual perception survey. Respondents shared their views on topics from clean and safe perceptions to desired retail and amenities and more. This year, 448 respondents (3% more than 2014 and 40% more than 2013) completed the survey. The majority of respondents live in the Triangle and an increasing number of respondents work in the Triangle. To view the results in PowerPoint, please click here. The issues addressed in the survey are a top priority for us and we will be working with our partners in the DC government and others to develop solutions.

dc bar announces plans for mount vernon triangle headquarters
The DC Bar has announced plans to purchase a site at 4th & I Streets, NW to build a new 100,000 square foot headquarters building. The building will break ground in the spring of 2016 and be developed by the current owners of the site, The Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Development Corporation. The DC Bar headquarters will office approximately 125 employees and more than 25,000 Bar member visitors. To read more about the DC Bar story, click here.

In related office tenant news, The Advisory Board has announced its choice of Douglas Development’s 655 New York Avenue, NW development site for its new headquarters. The Advisory Board will bring approximately 2,000 workers to a 500,000 square foot space in a tax incentive deal that is in review with the DC City Council.
join friends and neighbors for holiday cheer at the santa celebration on wednesday, december 9th
Enjoy free pictures with Santa and your friends or family (including the four-legged kind), delicious hot chocolate with a fun fixings bar, fresh popcorn and holiday cookies as the MVT CID hosts its annual Santa Celebration on Wednesday, December 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 on the decorated plaza at 5th & K Streets as we welcome the holiday season with good cheer and delicious treats. Bring a new, unwrapped gift or gift cards to donate in support of Central Union Mission’s Operation Christmas Miracle.

capitol vista plans unveiled
The three development teams with plans for the DC-owned Capitol Vista site at 2nd Street and H Streets and New Jersey Avenue, NW presented renderings and drawings at the November ANC 6E meeting. Concepts include graduate student housing in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, workforce housing and a mixed-income, net-zero energy efficient apartment building. The prospective development teams have placed emphasis on the restoration and maintenance of green space toward the northern end of the parcel. Click to this article from Urban Turf for all of the renderings and details of each submission.
mvt cid moves to 457 mass ave.

With the announcement of the development of the DC Bar headquarters at the 901 4th Street Wilkes/Quadrangle site, the MVT CID will relocate from its longtime home in the trailer at 4th & I to make way for this very exciting project. During the month of December, the MVT CID will be setting up new offices at 457 Massachusetts Avenue, a charming historic commercial townhome owned by ASB Real Estate. The new space will allow for better facilities for our Clean Team and will maintain our welcoming streetfront presence for stakeholders. We want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to The Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Development Corporation for their generosity and support in providing the space at 4th and I Street for so many years. We look forward to welcoming everyone at the new space in early 2016.

ray's hell burger opens; michael schlow restaurant plans
Ray’s Hell Burger has opened on K Street at City Vista, bringing juicy, high-quality burgers with legendary names like “The Mack”, the “Big Punisher” and “The Brimstone”, along with amazing shakes, “monster chicken” and an After 5 menu that includes steakhouse and cheese sandwiches.
Just a few steps away, also at City Vista, renowned chef Michael Schlow (of Tiko and The Riggsby) has announced plans to open his third restaurant, Alta Strada. Alta Strada is an Italian concept with locations already in Massachusetts and Connecticut. According to the City Paper, Alta Strada will feature a wide range of antipasti, like homemade ricotta, as well as pizzas, pastas, and "old school favorites".
new hotel/apartments planned for 4th & k streets
Lima Hotels, owned by local condominium developer, Habte Sequar, has announced plans for a 14-story hotel and apartment development on the northeast corner of 4th & K Streets, NW. According to an article in Bisnow Media, the first 11 floors would encompass a 200-room hotel with the top three floors offering 30 apartments. The building will also have a local restaurant/bar. PGN Architects and Gordon & Greenberg are designing the project with plans scheduled to be submitted to the BZA soon.
Mvt spotlight: eye street cellars

Eye Street Cellars opened in the spring of 2014 at 425 I Street in the Triangle. The 3,000 square foot shop features select (and customer requested) wines and spirits from around the world, craft beers, cigars, artisanal cheeses, and other gourmet foods, along with delicious frozen desserts. The shop is open every day of the week including from noon to 6 PM on Sundays.The ownership of Eye Street Cellars also operates Harry's Reserve. We asked owner Pankaj Malhotra to update us on the shop and invite you to read the full interview here.
superheroes, creative pumpkins, imaginative dog costumes come together for fall fun day

Mount Vernon Triangle came alive on October 31st for Fall Fun Day. Our Mini Monsters kids paraded down K Street, collecting treats from many of our local restaurants and businesses, while everyone enjoyed free apple cider from Busboys & Poets, fresh popcorn from 5th Street Ace Hardware, cookies and candy from the MVT CID and Safeway and  the best organic fruits and veggies from Chicano Sol Farm and the FRESHFARM Market. There was mini pumpkin painting and face painting for kids of all ages. We also had the first ever pumpkin decorating contest from our local businesses. Our dog costume contest was bigger than ever. Congratulations to The K at City Vista for their winning (and gruesome!) decorated pumpkin and to our Bumble Bee Bulldog on his big win in the dog costume contest. We also want to thank Wagtime DC for their dog costume parade gift basket and our judges – MidCity DC writer, Ellen Boomer; A Baked Joint’s Tessa Velazquez and Orangetheory Fitness’ Reggie Williams. Click here to view all the photos on our Flickr page.

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