Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tree Lot to Return to St. Matthew's


The St. Matthew’s lot at Delaware Avenue and M Street will become a Christmas tree lot again this year, but with a twist. In anticipation of finally starting construction sometime during the second quarter of 2015 on a new sanctuary and a 200-unit apartment building and as a thank you to the community for its patience over the years, St. Matthew’s will be giving away trees on Saturday, December 13. From 10am to 1pm, trees will be given to previous customers. In order to receive a tree, customers need to send an email to stmatthewsdc@hughes.net by noon on December 11 to receive a verification email with an identifying number. After 1pm, the remaining trees will be given to the community at-large. Those who have not purchased a tree in the past and would like one of the remaining trees in the giveaway will need to pick up a reservation number sometime between 10am and 1pm on the 13th. Free food and beverages will be provided during the giveaway, as well as a free Christmas CD while supplies last. 

Rendering courtesy of Shalom Baranes Associates

1 comment:

Bob@weller.org said...

The developer of the former St. Matthews property is seeking an extension of time to file for a building permit until 2017. The principal reason is that the property is in a flood plain, and the developer did not budget the additional $4.5 million for additional water-proofing. The request for extension is to be heard by the DC Zoning Commission in January.