Friday, September 23, 2016

Local News Brief: History Fans Edition


The Historic Preservation Office recommended that the Historic Preservation Review Board designate portions of the Florida Avenue Market as a historic district.

Granville's (1238 H St.) celebrates DC Beer Week with a Drunk History event on Thursday Sept. 29 (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Start the evening off with live comedy, followed by two acts of Drunk History of H Street.

Gallaudet University (800 Florida Ave.) announced that they welcomed their incoming largest class of the 21st century this fall with 358 new students.


Anonymous said...

The small business owners in the market were at the last ANC 5D meeting. The NGO from over in NW that submitted paperwork to make the market a historic district has not talked to them at all. They need information on what the implications for them are. While many other buildings have been bought up by big development companies, the small biz owners are vulnerable as they don't have information on what that means for their building upkeep/maintenance/etc. It will hit them hardest and there has been no outreach or information. They are hoping for a delay in the vote so they can get answers they need and understand what it will mean for them and if they will be able to remain in business there. The video from the meeting was not up on youtube last I checked but if you are interested in this issue that will be a section to watch when they have been posted.

totally poo'd out said...

but, does it really matter if the small business owners in the market have any concerns? i mean, more important (and probably better educated) people have decided that the designated area is of historical importance and should be protected from any modifications/adulterations/improper paint jobs. they will have to deal with the inevitable march of regress, just like the rest of us. much of georgetown is historical, and just look at how they're thriving! i just don't get why small business owners should have any say. it's not like they have any acumen or anything!

Anonymous said...

The city has reached perfection and nothing must ever change. Market forces are inappropriate. The best use for the space is whatever it's currently being used for. There are no problems causedby restricting supply.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that this is a push from the developers who actually own most of the larger plots now? Here's my conspiracy theory:

1. They have several lots they cannot obtain, for whatever reason
2. They make these plots "historic" which lowers the value of properties because they will cost more to build out & current rent will be less.
3. They eventually purchase the lots, and then can build because of their better ability to sway the historic review process

Am I off?

Anonymous said...

At Anon 3:40 - love the conspiracy theories. Edens actually had someone at the meeting as well. They did not file the paperwork and didn't seem to know the NGO over in Dupont that did. They all just want a delay so they can be informed and involved in the process. Doesn't seem like there is any reason not to delay and let them do so unless you are totally poo'd out.

Poo'd said...

Also, I was being a bit sarcastic. lol