Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

The Lydian Apartments Now Underway at 4th & K

Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company have started construction on The Lydian, a 324-unit luxury apartment building at 400 K Street in the heart of our neighborhood and adjacent to another Quadrangle/Wilkes apartment building, Lyric 440K. The first floor of The Lydian will have 13,410 square feet of shop and restaurant spaces, featuring 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows fronting K Street. The Lydian...

RPM Italian Opens at 601 Mass

RPM Italian, the sister restaurant to RPM Italian and RPM Steak in Chicago, has opened at 601 Mass Ave. This much-heralded opening adds yet another destination restaurant to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and promises an experience that is “modern in approach and Italian in spirit”. ...

Plaza West Groundbreaking: 233-Unit Community to Include Grandfamily Apartments

On June 20, MVT CID President, Kenyattah Robinson and Board of Directors Vice Chair, Berk Shervin, joined Bible Way Church (represented by MVT CID Board Member Yvonne Williams) and Mission First Housing as they celebrated the official groundbreaking for Plaza West, a 233-unit apartment community at 307 K Street that includes affordable family housing as well as 50 units set aside for low-income grandparents who are raising the children...

Cool Off at the Innovative Icebergs Experience at the National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is at it again, creating beautiful, fun, innovative experiences right down the street from the MVT and just in time for summer. The Icebergs exhibit in the Museum’s Great Hall was designed by James Corner Field Operations and invites you to explore an imaginary glacial sea, climb to a viewing area in the tallest ‘berg, slide down an “ice” chute and in the process, learn about how design...

Councilmember Charles Allen Welcomes MVT Community to Office Hours Breakfast at A Baked Joint

Dozens of MVT residents and business leaders turned out to enjoy coffee and conversation with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on Friday, July 1 as he hosted a Community Office Hours event at A Baked Joint. The MVT CID team was also on hand with neighborhood information and resources. The event received great feedback from attendees and the Councilmember’s office is already starting to look at dates to return...

Real History, Real Life: MVT CID Launches Historical Coaster Project

The MVT CID has launched an interactive campaign to tie the neighborhood’s exciting future to its rich past. Themed “Real History, Real Life”, the series of brightly designed coasters shares 10 stories from the Triangle, with one side of each coaster portraying a historical moment from the past and the flip side of the coaster depicting the vision for today and tomorrow. Thousands of Real History, Real Life coasters have been distributed throughout Mount Vernon Triangle’s many restaurants and cafes, including A Baked Joint, Alba Osteria, Alta Strada, Busboys &...

Ward 6 Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen Set for July 1 in MVT

Join Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and his constituent services staff for Community Office Hours on Friday, July 1 from 8:00-9:30 AM at A Baked Joint. From policies to pot holes, Community Office Hours are a great chance to share information, ask your questions and hear from the Councilmember and his team. For event information and to register, please visit http://www.charlesallenward6.com/mvt_july2016.

DC Bar Headquarters Building Now Under Construction

On June 6, the District of Columbia Bar celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 100,000 square-foot headquarters at 901 4th Street with participation from Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Bar President Tim Webster, MVT CID President and CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, and other local officials, dignitaries and D.C. Bar leadership. The Bar is one of several large organizations to recently choose the vibrant and growing Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood for its new home. The DC Bar will occupy approximately two-thirds of the building, which is being developed by The Wilkes Company and...

"Charter Chat" on June 21 for Ward 6 Families

The DC Public Charter School Board is hosting a Ward 6 specific “charter chat” on Tuesday, June 21. The event provides an important opportunity to talk specifically about charters in the Ward 6 area and to ask questions about charter schools for Ward 6 families. Please email communications@dcpcsb.org by June 17 if you plan to attend.

MOAPIA Launches Summer Programs; Plans Community Picnic on June 25

The DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) has launched the second annual Chinatown Park Start FRESH!, a series of fun and healthy outdoor activities held in Chinatown Park at 5th Street and Mass Avenue. The series offers free fitness classes such as Tai Chi (Thursdays at 8 AM) and Yoga (Mondays at 6:30 PM) and features other events like the upcoming Saturday, June 25 community picnic as well as outdoor film screenings. For more information and event times, please visit www.apia.dc.gov.

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