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ANC Preview: Volta Park Edition

ANC 2E will be meeting for its November session next Monday night at 6:30. You can watch by Zoom link here.

There are no obviously bombshell matters on the agenda for this month. Although a couple merit a note.

The community comment agenda is fairly thick, with topics ranging from an update from CM Pinto’s office to discussions of school overcrowding. But a topic near and dear to GM is western Volta Park. There is a naescent effort to reimagine this portion of the park, lead by Commissioner Joe Gibbons, the Friends of Volta Park and DC DPR. It’s early going, but the parties are considering if there are better design options, including possibly adding some hardscaping. If you’ve got any ideas, chime in on Monday!

Another item on the agenda is a project led by the BID to reconstruct a stairway from the canal down to the western end of Water St. Right now there is a stairway there, but it’s pretty beat up and not terribly attractive to use.

The full agenda is here.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Joe Flood.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Montrose Park

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Help DC Track Coronavirus With Your Phone

Last week DC went live with a system to automatically track when people may have been exposed to individuals who test positive for Coronavirus. But it only works if people actually use it. The good news, though, is that if you follow these simple steps, you’ve done all you need to do.

The system works by sitting in the background and logging whenever you come near someone else using the system. If any of those people later test positive, you will get a notification.

Worried about how this affects privacy? Watch this:

There are two different sets of instructions, depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android-based phone. Continue reading

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3200 block of M St.

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Georgetown Time Machine: Handsome Structure

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM checks out a real estate news article from 1917. And, as you will soon see, things weren’t that different back then.

The article concerns the construction of two new apartment buildings along Wisconsin Ave:

The article mainly discusses one of the two apartment buildings, specifically a building at the southwest corner of Wisconsin and Garfield. It doesn’t seem to have survived to the current day:

But GM is more interested in the second building, which only gets a photo, seen up top.

If you read the caption, you’ll see it’s a building at the corner of Wisconsin and Hall Place. It’s still there; it’s where the Starbucks was until recently. But what it certainly is not is in Georgetown, as the top of the photo suggests. Continue reading

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Photo by Mike Maguire.

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Potomac River

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