Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Taking the MVT Message to our Streets

MVT CID President, Claire Oleksiak, has been taking advantage of the nice weather to lead several walking tours– expanding awareness of our community and also introducing newcomers to all we have to offer. Claire led a tour for the National Building Museum in conjunction with Uwe Brandes of the...

FRESHFARM Market Announced for MVT; Starts Saturday, June 7th

Mount Vernon Triangle area residents will now be able to enjoy the fresh tastes of the season at a FRESHFARM Market located at 5th & K Streets, NW on Saturday mornings. The festive, farm stand will open on June 7th on the sidewalk plaza in front of City Vista from 10 AM to 1 PM and will continue each Saturday morning through October 25th.

Jarrah Salazar Cernas of organic farm Chicano Sol will curate items including...

Take Our Retail Survey and Help Chart the Future of the Triangle

As recently reported in the Washington Business Journal, retailers are moving east, with MVT named as one of “the five DC neighborhoods retailers should be fawning over.” The news on Friday about Texas de Brazil taking the 9,400 sf space at 455 Mass is a great case in point. It has been clear for a while that strong demographics are attracting new retail interest in the neighborhood. We want your input to help guide our work with retailers...

Association of American Medical Colleges Moves to MVT; Brings 600 Employees

On May 20th, the Association of American Medical Colleges moved into their gleaming new headquarters at 655 K Street, bringing more than 600 employees into the MVT. AAMC’s mission is to serve and lead the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. AAMC also administers the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  Their work will bring numerous meetings and conferences to the 300,000 square foot building and will have a very...

New Retailers Open - Solidcore and Eye Street Cellars

MVT rolled out the welcome mat recently for Solidcore and Eye Street Cellars --two new retailers to the neighborhood. Workout studio Solidcore brought their MegaFormer machines and array of fitness classes to 433 Massachusetts Avenue. Eye Street Cellars has opened at 425 Eye Street, featuring select (and customer requested) wines and spirits from around the world, tastings, Craft and IPA beers, artisanal cheeses, pastas, and other gourmet foods...

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop in the Triangle

BicycleSpace, Busboys & Poets, and Mount Vernon Triangle CID hosted this year’s Bike to Work Day Mount Vernon Triangle pit stop at 5th & K at City Vista. More than 330 bike commuters registered to join in the festivities at 5th & K Streets. Many participants braved the rain and rode the red carpet, enjoyed coffee and breakfast, picked-up a free t-shirt and got a bike tune-up.
 

Boston Properties at 501 K

Boston Properties has announced that they are joining with longtime MVT owner and developer Steuart Investments to develop 501 K Street. From the company’s press release: “The joint venture has hired Shalom Baranes Associates to design a state-of-the-art, 11-story, office and retail building for the site totaling approximately 520,000 rentable square feet. The building will be designed to encourage the establishment of high...

MVT CID Speaks at Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association

Last Wednesday, MVT CID President Claire Oleksiak gave a detailed update on our neighborhood to a full room of Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association members at the Washington City Club. Penn Quarter and MVT are particularly entwined submarkets. Residents and tenants from both neighborhoods enjoy the amenities and walkable access between these two vibrant communities.

5th & I Development Site Awarded to Peebles, Walker

The DC government has announced the selection of Peebles Corp. and the Walker Group to redevelop the parcel at 5th and I Streets, NW into a 189 room hotel, 59 market-rate residences, and 5,200 sf of retail, as well as 100 affordable housing units to be built in Anacostia. The proposal  projects the creation of 385 permanent jobs, 650 construction jobs and more than $8 million in new annual tax revenue. As part of the proposal,...

Annual Meeting on May 29th

You are invited to the MVT CID’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the rooftop community room of the Lyric Apartments at 440 K Street, NW. Celebrate the Mount Vernon Triangle with recognition of the Clean Team, release of the Annual Report, presentation of MVT accomplishments and development initiatives, election of FY 15 board members and announcement of the Public Service Award winner. Coffee and breakfast...

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