Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Few Quick Items: Thievery Corporation at Kastles Stadium, Homeless Encampment Removed, Zoning Commission Video


- The 13-0 Washington Kastles are playoff-bound and end their regular season tomorrow at home. After the season, the stadium will not remain empty for long. Thievery Corporation will have a concert at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf on Saturday, August 20th at 6pm.  Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am.  Follow this link to purchase tickets - prices are not available yet.  In addition, a charity soccer tournament will occur on July 31st. General admission for Celebrity Soccer Challenge 2011, hosted by Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra, is $23 and benefits the Mia Hamm Foundation & Children's National Medical Center.

- Earlier today, the District government removed a homeless encampment on the north side of Maine Avenue underneath the 14th Street Bridge near the Tidal Basin. This follows the removal last month of an encampment on the south side of the street. The encampments have finally been removed after several months of complaints from residents. I remember seeing the encampments going back to this past winter.

- For those of you who missed the 5-hour Zoning Commission meeting on Monday evening where The Wharf PUD was hashed out, it is now available on video.  The video is below, or use this link.  For your reference: the Deputy Mayor's Office presentation begins around minute 00:18, the developer presentation begins around minute 00:31, Office of Planning testimony begins around minute 02:37, ANC 6D presentation begins around minute 03:14, testimony of those in support of the project begins around minute 03:29, and opposition testimony begins around 04:43.  The remaining testimony of those who are opposed will be held Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

5 comments:

DJ Panic said...

When they remove an encampment where do they go? everyone has to be somewhere

msfuraha said...

After they removed the encampment, I started to notice a few people wandering around the neighborhood with shopping carts full of carts, and one particular woman would be asleep on the stairs of some of the Carrollsburg townhomes. Anyone else notice this?

msfuraha said...

Shopping carts full of stuff, I meant to say.

Bob Craycraft, ANC6D01 Commissioner said...

DJ: Most are under the nearby freeway bridges. One of those relocated accepted the offer of temporary housing but the others opted to stay on their own. I believe there were four persons relocated, in total.

Jesus said...

I'm glad they relocated, they were an eyesore, a danger to pedestrians and themselves, and give the city a bad image. That is what they have shelters for, they should be forced to live in them if they refuse to leave the streets.