Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

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...

Drink the District Invites You to Derby Day on May 3rd

Drink the District is back on May 3rd to celebrate the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". Sign up now for one of two sessions: 1 – 4 pm or 6 – 9 pm at 500 New York Ave for unlimited tastings of more than 75+ beers and wines and every ticket includes two mint juleps. We're told a nationally recognized dueling piano show is flying in! Food will be available at an additional cost at several DC Food Trucks and you can enjoy set ups for bocce, corn hole & giant jenga. There will be prizes for best hats and attire. Click...

Clean Team Springs Into Action

As spring crept into the MVT, the Clean Team took to the streets, cleaning and caring for the tree boxes and preparing the neighborhood for the warm weather. The tree boxes have been weeded, plants cut back for spring growth and mulched. Also, as part of the spring cleaning, the team held a competition to remove cigarette butts from tree boxes. Please help us keep the neighborhood clean this season and for our many dog lovers, please remember to pick up after your pets.

Silo Welcomes New Chef and Fresh Menus Abound

Delicious news from Silo this month. New Chef, Michael Walters, has joined the kitchen, consulting with Chef de Cuisine Calvin Di Giovanni, to create a new Modern American Bistro menu. View the new menu here. On Wed. April 9th, Silo invited the community to sample the new food and cocktail menu. Chef Walters and Chef Di Giovanni handed out free appetizer samples. Residents and visitors packed the restaurant for a lively evening complete with live jazz from Stolen Moment Jazz Duo.

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5th Street Ace Hardware Hosts Dog Adoption Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th from 12-2 pm, when the MVT CID, Wagtime and Karmalades will support 5th Street Ace Hardware's dog adoption event in front of the store at 1055 5th Street. Dogs and puppies from the Washington Animal Rescue League will be available for adoption. Ace will also offer 20% off all pet supplies during the event AND will give a $15 gift card to Ace Hardware to anyone who adopts.

MVT Blossoms

Glorious daffodils have bloomed along our streets. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of many of you last fall, more than 1,700 planted bulbs rewarded us with a big show this month. Also, in celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Lift Off sculpture at 5th & K Streets sprouted blossoms, lending an original and festive look to the MVT.

Capitol Crossing Update

Capitol Crossing is a 2.2 million square foot, multi-phase development located adjacent to Mount Vernon Triangle on the south side of Massachusetts Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Streets, NW. The project has begun development with the relocation of utility work followed by infill of a platform within the air rights space above the Center Leg Freeway. The project will return the city’s grid back to the original L'Enfant plan and creates a stronger connection between Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon Triangle and the Downtown East End. Additional information on Capitol...