Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

New Website, Logo & Clean Team Uniforms

On February 28th, the MVT CID launched a new website, offering site visitors easy-to navigate maps, residential and office development listings, and quick access to newsletter articles, events, and expanded information resources. The new logo marks the 10th anniversary of the CID with a strong new graphic that celebrates the liveliness and diversity of the MVT neighborhood. In addition, the Clean Teams have a fresh look with new green uniforms and  equipment. Explore the...

Education Forum & ULI Panel Discuss the MVT Community

In February, the MVT CID and Kids in the Triangle co-hosted an Education Forum with Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools, Scott Pearson, Executive Director of DC Public Charter Schools, and Principal Michael Moss, Principal of The Walker Jones Education Campus. The education forum discussed the success and ongoing efforts of both public schools and public charter schools and the needs of growing downtown families.

Also, in February...

Brunch Now Served at Alba & Silo

Alba Osteria serves brunch with live music on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. The brunch menu includes a mix of Italian-inspired dishes and breakfast classics such as waffles topped with mortadella, egg, and saba sauce (pictured above), fried eggs and meatballs, egg white frittatas, and brunch pizzas. Alba offers a bottomless food and drink option for $29.95 or guests can order from the menu and add bottomless cocktails for $18 per person. A more detailed menu is here....

MVT Spotlight: MPD Officer Leaty

This month we interviewed MVT’s neighborhood police officers for our Spotlight series. Mount Vernon Triangle is proud to have some of the city's best police officers keeping our streets safe. Their presence is essential to the vitality and revitalization of MVT. As part of a running feature, MVT CID interviewed Officer Leaty about his background, job, and favorite MVT place.

MVTCID: How long have you been working the Mount Vernon Triangle beat and tell us a little about your background in DC?

Officer Leaty: Officer Charles...

Meridian II Tops Out on Thursday 2/6

The Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle - Phase II is a 393-unit luxury apartment building. It is located at 415 L St, NW and is being developed by Paradigm Development Company and the Steuart Investment Company. With the second phase, they have taken the opportunity to expand the amenities to include a large rooftop deck featuring grills, fire pits, multiple seating areas and an outdoor television, all available for year round use. The rooftop deck will be connected to the Phase I pool deck via an expansive bridge, allowing residents of both buildings to share in the...

MVT Education Forum on February 12th: How Growing Downtown Families Approach Education

Join us on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:30 pm for a discussion with DC public school leadership. The forum will focus on the growing changes and needs of the downtown community as DC families navigate the changing landscape of DC public schools and public charter schools. There will be a moderated panel presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Scott Pearson, Exec. Director, DC Public Charter School Board
Michael Moss, Principal, Walker Jones Edu. Campus

UDC GIS Students to Map Development of MVT

The University of the District of Columbia's Mapping the City course introduces students to GIS (geographic information systems) software -- software for creating maps of all kinds. Each semester, students apply their newly-learned skills to creating maps for a DC organization. In the spring of 2014, the students, under the guidance of Prof. Amanda Huron, are creating a series of maps for the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District. The maps will show how the neighborhood has changed in the ten years of MVTCID's existence -- and student visions for the area...

Ace Hardware's 4th Annual Ladies Night A Success

On February 4th, Ace Hardware hosted its 4th annual Ladies Night. Over 250 guests attended the event. This year's theme was Express Your Inner Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.). The store lined up a roster of local pros with expert advice on getting organized, easy D.I.Y fixes around the house, eco-cleaning, choosing window treatments and painting like a pro. It was a night filled with D.I.Y solutions and a party!

New MVT Real Estate and Economic Development Intern

Jerome Raymond has joined the MVT CID as a winter/spring intern. Jerome is currently studying Real Estate at Georgetown University and has a background in urban planning and economic development. He will help the MVT CID track development data, create resources to promote retail and businesses attraction, and map public space improvements and activation throughout the neighborhood. He previously interned for local real estate developer, Akridge, and worked as a consultant to business improvement districts in Montreal, Canada.

Leon Johnson Joins MVT CID as Director of Operations

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is pleased to welcome Leon Johnson as Director of Operations. Mr. Johnson's responsibilities include directing the Clean Team crews, leading public space maintenance & safety efforts, interfacing with property managers and retailers, and building relationships and working in a concerted manner with City agencies, MPD, and Mount Vernon Triangle stakeholders. He will play an active role in achieving the MVT CID's goals and objectives.

MVT CID President, Claire Schaefer Oleksiak, commented, "Leon...