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Looking Back at the O and P St. Construction

As the construction on O and P Streets draw to a close, GM thought it would be good to look back at how the project has progressed with this DDOT video.

The project should be complete by the end of the month. This would make the project under time. The original projection was 18 months. They’ve been working on it since the spring of 2011, so it’s only been about 16 months so far. GM said he thought it would take two years minimum, so he admits he was wrong about that.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Photo of cats, yearning to get out, by Michael Kessler.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • New GERMS ambulance. In case you didn’t know, GERMS is a fantastic free service Georgetown students provide to the community. It’s a free ambulance service staffed by trained EMTs. You ought to add their number to your phone: (202) 687-4357.
  • Construction on O and P streets to start Thursday, end in 2013

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ANC Round-Up: The Sublime and the Profane Edition

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As announced in GM’s ANC Preview last week, Ugg Australia will be moving to the old Diesel location on Wisconsin. GM’s already had his say about his take on the popular boots, but he will add that the store design presented last night was down right tasteful. And it’s this balance of the sublime and the profane that seemed to define last night’s meeting.

Trolley Tracks

DDOT came by to update the community on their plans to rehab the trolley tracks on O and P Streets (actually, technically these are streetcar tracks since trolleys are streetcars that use overhead wires, which weren’t used on these streets).

The Sublime: What these streets will look like. Eventually. The tracks will be ripped up, repaired, and replaced with a newly secured foundation. The cobblestones will be ripped up, cleaned up, and replaced. The tracks will be flush with the cobblestones, hopefully preventing any more dangerous driving conditions. The sidewalks will be repaired and the trees protected or replaced.

The Profane: It’ll take a long time to finish. DDOT is estimating 18 months. GM is estimating at least two years. During which travel will be severely disrupted on those streets. Continue reading

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ANC Preview: Uggly Boots Edition

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If there’s one thing GM doesn’t get, it’s the appeal of Ugg boots. They’re bulky and not particularly flattering for most women. Yet they continue to be popular even if they’re not quite as trendy as they were a few years ago.

Why is GM bothering you with fashion critique? Because these purveyors of a canklefied silhouette are coming to Georgetown. At least according to the ANC agenda that was release yesterday. According to it, UGG Australia is moving 1249 Wisconsin Ave., where Diesel used to be.

What else is on the agenda? Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • DDOT planning to refurbish O and P streets (where the streetcar tracks are) next year. Will that mean a decision on the tracks?
  • Staying on the transportation theme: 30th St. bridge over the canal closes today for reconstruction. It’ll be closed for roughly one year.
Photo by Flickr user roger@elaws used under Creative Commons.

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