Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

DC Seeks Expressions of Interest to Develop 2nd and H Street Parcels

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) has issued a request for expressions of interest for the development of a group of parcels in Mount Vernon Triangle at 2nd and H Street, NW. The parcels are located adjacent to and over I-395 and contain 9,653 square feet (Parcel 1) and 86,995 square feet (Parcel 2) of developable area. Together...

MVT CID Renewal Hearing Set for Tonight

The Department of Small and Local Business is holding a public hearing on the renewal of the Mount Vernon Triangle CID. Please join us tonight at 6:00 PM at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in room 120. Those who would like to submit a written statement for the record should email it to lincoln.lashley@dc.gov. The MVT CID renewal application and support materials are...

Focus on Retail in the MVT

On June 3rd, 2014, the MVT CID hosted retail brokers on the rooftop of The Lyric. The event was designed to educate brokers about the retail opportunities in the MVT as well as about the strong demographics that support the community as a retail destination. A new ...

Annual Meeting Recap - Release of FY 2013 Annual Report; Awards Given

It was standing room only in The Lyric’s rooftop community room on May 29th, when Claire Oleksiak, accompanied by Executive Committee members, Pastor Joseph Evans, Berk Shervin, Mandi Wedin, and Ivory Toldson presented FY 2013 accomplishments and released the Annual Report. Mayor...

MVT FRESHFARM Market Debuts at 5th & K Streets

The MVT CID, ANC Commissioner Marge Maceda and FRESHFARM organizers rang bells to open the first MVT FRESHFARM Market on June 7th. The Farm stand offers an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, breads, and jams stacked high on skirted tables around the 5th & K Plaza. The MVT CID welcomed...

Keep America Beautiful Assisting in Clean MVT Streets

The MVT CID has been awarded a Keep America Beautiful grant to install five cigarette ashtrays on our streets. The ashtrays keep the MVT clean, reduce fire risk, and help the environment. Cigarette butt litter is not just an eyesore; it has significant environmental effects too. Cigarette filters are carried as runoff from streets to drains and ultimately to the river, bays and ocean where they poison marine...

MVT Spotlight: Matthew Shannon, Champion Trophy

Champion Trophy at 409 K Street is Washington's oldest and largest awards and trophy company. For more than 52 years, Champion has provided superior trophies, plaques, clocks, medals, signs, and other items of recognition to the Washington, D.C. Area. They can do everything from crystal and acrylic to bronze casting, corporate awards, custom designed and sublimated items. For our Spotlight Interview with owner Matthew Shannon (shown at left/right), please click...

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...

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