Local developer Neighborhood Development Company has purchased several properties on the west side of Georgia Avenue (addresses 5756 through 5810) with the intent of building a large mixed-use housing and retail development. Please come meet the developers and share your opinion on what should be included in this development!Read More
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In what’s surely a first for a Registered National Historic place and museum, President Lincoln’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth, will be converting the historic mansion into a rentable housing unit with AirBnB.
Now you can really sleep in the Lincoln bedroom!Read More
No one is arguing that this legislation is a panacea for affordable housing or rising tax costs. Yes, renters are feeling the same financial pressure as homeowners. We can and should do more for renters. And we can and should look at increasing benefits through programs such as Schedule H. However, we ignore the plight of homeowners who cannot qualify for these programs at our own peril.
The District must decide if we are to have a government that responds to the needs of all our residents or one that shuns the concerns of our middle class.Read More
The large single-family house on the corner of 8th and Upshur has reportedly been sold and is set to be torn down, with a new condo building to go up, pending the outcome of discussions with the existing tenants who now find themselves looking for a new home.Read More
Yoga District has opened its newest location in Petworth, across the street from Safeway at 3905 Georgia Avenue. Yoga District founder Jasmine Chehrazi says she has had her eye on Petworth for years, and finally saw an opening when a friend of hers purchased the 3905 Georgia Avenue building.Read More
As proof in the pudding that Upshur is doing fine comes the news that two new businesses are opening up in the next few months on the corridor. Both are the brainchild of Don Route, who grew up in the Petworth area.Read More
A flower and plant shop called She Loves Me will be opening at 808 Upshur Street in the next few months. The shop will sell flowers, plants and gifts, and will offer craft classes upstairs. The space had housed Philip's Shoe Repair for 51 years before the owners retired and the shop closed last November.Read More
The stretch of buildings that occupy most of the 9th Street block between Upshur and Varnum Streets has a new owner, and some big plans for the future. In December 2017, the buildings that comprise 4231 through 4239 9th Street were purchased by Cathedral Property Partners, a DC developer that is bullish on Petworth and interested in bringing retail and restaurants, rather than residential properties.Read More
Owner Julie Eisenberg sent an email to her clients today telling them about the upcoming closure and offering some alternative locations as she looks for a new place to call home for the studio. UPDATE: Lighthouse Yoga found a new home at Teatro de la Luna (4020 Georgia Ave NW). They’re seeking a permanent space.Read More