Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

News & Notes from Around the MVT

The news has been coming fast this fall and we are excited to share the following:

  • Ogden CAP Properties, LLC has acquired 450K Street (left, previously known as m.flats) from Kettler, as the 233-unit, 13-story apartment development reaches completion. Kettler has been retained to lease and manage the new property and reports strong early interest in the studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Check out this new addition to the community at www.450K.com.
  • Paradigm Companies reports that Meridian II has started phased...
Results from the 2014 MVT Perception Survey

Thank you to the 436 residents, office workers and visitors who participated in the 2014 MVT Perception Survey, a 36% increase in participation from 2013. The survey included questions on every aspect of life in Mount Vernon Triangle and we received great feedback and numerous written suggestions that will assist us with our planning and budgeting in 2015. Check out the full results here.

Fall Fun Day Recap - Fun Costumes, Colorful Activities, FRESHFARM Market, Strong Retail Participation on Sparkling October Day

The plaza at 5th & K Street came alive with princesses, witches, superheroes and more in a colorful display of costumes on a picture perfect October 25th for the annual MVT Fall Fun Day. Kids of all ages lined up for trick-or-treating at stores and restaurants, including Mandu, World Class Cuts, VIDA Fitness, 5th Street Ace Hardware, Sweetgreen, Taylor Gourmet, FRESHFARM Market, Capital One and Safeway. Tables full of activities, along with chalk artists, face painters and our final FRESHFARM Market of the season kept everyone busy all morning with activities...

MVT Spotlight: Erika Elko, [solidcore]

Erika Elko (pictured with the [solidcore] team - left to right: Alex Perrin, Meg Bradshaw, Sarah Adams, Anne Mahlum and Erika) is a personal fitness coach and VP of business development for [solidcore] as well as a yoga teacher and an avid proponent of healthy living. In this spotlight interview with the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, she gives us some insight on [solidcore], which opened at 433 Massachusetts Avenue this past year.

MVT CID: We are very excited to have [solidcore] in the Triangle; can you tell us a bit about your fitness model?

Erika...

L’Hommage Bistro Francais Signed at 450K

Alba Osteria owner, Hakan Ilhan, recently announced the signing of a lease at 450K for a new Mount Vernon Triangle French bistro, L’Hommage Bistro Francais. The 220-seat, 6,000 square foot restaurant will feature a menu similar to Mr. Ilhan’s Northern Virginia...

Environmental Assessment Process Kicked Off for Union Station to Georgetown Streetcar Planning

On October 2nd, The District Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration held a public meeting at the Carnegie Library to start the environmental assessment process for the Union Station - Georgetown streetcar line, which is proposed to run along K Street in the MVT. Another public meeting will be held in November as the agencies continue to gather public comment...

Color the K Mural, Chalk Art, Veggie Creatures & Art Show Enliven MVT on September 27th

On September 27th, artists young and old, amateurs and professionals joined together at 5th & K Streets to celebrate art at the Color the K event. The event, which was part of the city-wide Arts4All program, included muralist Rose Jaffe painting a temporary community mural on the wooden...

MVT CID Activates 5th & K Street with Placemaking Seating Pilot Project

The new $7 million K Street streetscape completed in 2013 created a welcoming MVT main street with wider sidewalks, lush planter areas and community plazas at the intersection of 5th & K Street. This summer, the MVT CID initiated a seating pilot to take full advantage of the additional public space, featuring colorful, comfortable tables, chairs and a shade umbrella from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm...

MVT Spotlight: Sharon Levenberry, Resident and AAMC Employee

Sharon Levenberry is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. After leaving the area for a time, she recently moved back downtown and chose to live in Mount Vernon Triangle, motivated by her employer, AAMC’s, decision to relocate their headquarters to our neighborhood.

MVTCID: Tell us a bit about how your history with Mount Vernon Triangle – how long have you lived here and in DC?

SHARON: I am a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School...

VIDA Offers Free Run Club Tuesday Mornings

Looking for a great way to start your day? VIDA at City Vista has recently started a Run Club, led by seasoned marathoner Travis Smith. You don’t need to be a member, it’s free and is appropriate for any level runner, whether you run a 6-minute mile or are just getting started. The Run Club meets every Tuesday at 6 am and runs a 3.5 mile route throughout the City. If you are...

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