Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT Spotlight: Professesional Dog Walker, Danny Kampf

Mount Vernon Triangle’s Danny Kampf is one of the most recognizable people in the neighborhood, often seen walking 6-13 dogs at any given time. His enthusiasm for his work is infectious and in this interview with the MVT CID, he tells us how he came to be a professional dog walker and why it’s so important for the dogs and their owners.

MVTCID: Danny, can you tell us about your work – how you came to have a dog walking service and your interest in dogs in general?

DANNY KAMPF: I was at GW University at...

Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Close on Key Parcels to Develop Residential Project at 801 3rd Street, NW

The Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Development Corporation have completed an 8-year process to acquire several remaining DC-owned parcels at 801 3rd Street in Square 560. The complicated transaction was the culmination of a vision shared by the companies and Mount Carmel Baptist Church to develop a residential apartment building with 20% of the units allocated for affordable housing. Mount Carmel will have equity in the...

Kettler's m.flats Apartments Intalling Unique Green Wall, Art and Amenities

If you walk by m.flats at 450 K Street, you’ll see that the landscaping has been completed along the K Street wide sidewalks, the bike racks are installed and leasing is underway for 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail. Inside the apartment building, m.flats’...

Farmers Market Thrives; Offers Market Tokens with This Week's Free Zumba Class

The FRESHFARM Market is in full swing with delicious summer selections including corn, peaches and an assortment of greens. The CID is also partnering with members of the community to provide a great lineup of events. On August 2nd, a face painter and story teller (courtesy of Grassroots Education Project, left) entertained kids and families at the market. Stop by the market on August 9th for a free VIDA Fitness Zumba...

Walker-Jones Education Campus a Hub for Community Engagement

The Walker-Jones Education Campus has been a focal point this summer for volunteering and community service. On June 27th, volunteers from AAMC (shown at left) spent the day tending to the health and nutrition educational garden and on July 21st, President Obama visited Walker-Jones to support the My Brother’s Keeper program. Also, the Grassroots Education Project celebrated the completion of the first year of literacy...

Clean Team Maintains Flowers and Greenery Through Summer Sizzle

The MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors have been busy this summer maintaining our neighborhood landscaping. The Clean Team Ambassadors water many of the young trees along K Street to help them take root and stay healthy. They also planted and continue to water the colorful lantana flowers in the four circular planter boxes at 5th and K Streets. The ambassadors have been doing a great job of keeping the...

Jerome Raymond Joins MVT CID Staff

The MVT CID is pleased to announce that Jerome Raymond has joined our staff as the Real Estate and Planning Manager. Jerome will work with our team to track development projects and retail opportunities, plan for transportation improvements and public realm activation, prepare and monitor the collection of CID taxes, conduct research, write grant applications, and other tasks. Jerome is currently...

The Story of Tazz

This past April, 5th Street Ace Hardware sponsored a dog adoption event with the Washington Animal Rescue League. A small, tousled older dog caught our eye that day as we hosted the Mount Vernon Triangle CID table. Little did we know that little “Tazz” had also caught the eye of Ace Hardware employee, Christopher Buck. Here, Chris tells his story of rescuing Tazz and welcoming him into his family.

“It all started the day...

Playable Art Awarded to MVT

The DC Office of Planning has named the Mount Vernon Triangle community as one of three Washington, DC locations for a Playable Art grant. The Playable Art DC team, led by the DC Office of Planning and funded by a grant from ArtPlace America, conducted a search for three non-traditional sites as homes for creative, innovative and artistic play structures. The Mount Vernon Triangle site will be located along a section of the K...

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...

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