Michael W. Palmer, a former military police officer and department of corrections employee in the state of Virginia, , never thought he’d become a pastor…. Read more »
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In July 2015, Street Sense reported that the D.C. Council was supporting a plan that would let the developers radically reduce the greenery of McMillan Park and replace it with commercial building. Friends of McMillan Park opposed the development plan and sued to overturn the D.C. Zoning Commission’s approval. In December 2016, the Court of Appeals agreed with FOMP. The land is still fenced off and unused. None of the parties has given up.
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Residents of Brookland Manor are in a battle against developers. They fear that plans for new apartments will push out large families and low-income residents.
Ashley Clarke speaks about the development details about Ivy City and how the residents in the area are.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Community members in Ivy City get involved with proposals about what to do with specific neighborhood spaces like Crummell School.
The site of a new family shelter in Ward 5 will almost certainly be at 1700 Rhode Island Avenue N.E., the councilman who represents those… Read more »
The Fair Budget Coalition is asking Mayor Bowser to reconsider the placement of the Ward 5 shelter.
D.C. Council reviews Mayor Muriel Bowser’s replacement plan for DC General family shelter for the first time.
My name is Tyrone Hall and I have lived at the New York Avenue Shelter for a long time. Life is not good at New… Read more »
Empower DC, Friends of Crummell School and Ward 5 residents rallied across the street from Alexander Crummell School on September 19. The school remains boarded… Read more »
Green affordable housing is coming to the District of Columbia. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Energy and Environment… Read more »
Two blocks off of New York Avenue NE, boarded up and covered in vines, sits a century-old pride of Ivy City. The Alexander Crummell School… Read more »
When you type “Ivy City DC” into Apple Maps, you’re sent to a parking lot adjacent to Alexander Crummell School. Three years ago, Street Sense… Read more »
A fiscal year 2015 budget that won preliminary approval May 28 from the DC City Council funds initiatives to address homelessness among veterans, families and… Read more »
At a May 16 hearing, D.C. Superior Court Judge Herbert B. Dixon lifted an injunction that, since 2012, has prohibited over 60 charter buses from… Read more »
As a D.C. Superior Court judge weighs a city-backed plan to open a charter bus depot in Ivy City, neighborhood advocates continue to rally against… Read more »