All Things Current -- Feb. 25, 2015

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  • All Things Current: What you'll find in your Feb. 25, 2015, edition

    BUSINESS Glover Park Hardware finalized a lease for new space in the neighborhood on Monday, and the

    store is preparing to reopen at its new Wisconsin Avenue location this spring. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)

    A new burger restaurant is slated to open across from the Tenleytown Metro station in a few months, but not before a heated procedural spat with the local advisory neighborhood commission. (Northwest Current)

    Georgetown's former Nathans building is heading toward historic preservation approval for its conversion into a retail space that will likely hold an Under Armour athletic apparel shop. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)

    DEVELOPMENT The citys zoning panel Tuesday approved a car-free 121-unit residential project in Blagden Alley,

    nervously concluding that residents of the downtown micro units will obey parking restrictions in the two connected buildings. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    POLITICS The D.C. Board of Elections is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow addressing a formal

    challenge to the candidacy of Ward 4 D.C. Council front-runner Brandon Todd. (all editions) Mayor Muriel Bowser has been seeking public input that will help her craft the District's budget for

    the next fiscal year. (all editions)

    PRESERVATION Tregaron Conservancy born out of a prolonged battle over housing development on the historic

    Cleveland Park estate, and now dedicated to restoring its magnificent grounds has a new director. (all editions)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts says a proposed erosion control and improvement project at Kalorama Park should either respect the site's historic rectangular landscape scheme, or scrap it entirely. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts last week accepted a National Park Service proposal to slice a 5-foot-wide opening in Meridian Hill Park's 16th Street wall in order to run a gently sloping ramp to the parks lowest level, which is currently inaccessible to those in wheelchairs. (Dupont Current)

    RECREATION A new $20,000 grant from a local developer will help residents in their push to restore and beautify

    Gompers Park, located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 10th and L streets. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    OTHER NEWS The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is expected to reopen the second week of March following

    cleanup of recent water damage, though the librarys Peabody Room will remain closed for a few weeks longer. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)

    ON THE MARKET (all editions) A newly constructed Palisades home, available for $2,395,000, boasts a convenient but secluded

    location and views of the Potomac River.

    OPINION (all editions) Editorial: Metrobus shouldn't be so quick to suspend valuable bus service during winter weather. Editorial: The District's wasted money in constructing the Tenley-Friendship Library and

    subsequently in fighting to keep its errors secret point to the need for a greater public role in

  • decision-making. Sherwood: Security theater abounds again, with drama involving terror warnings even as the

    Department of Homeland Security faces a funding crisis and internal discord.

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Maret boys basketball and some other favorites suffered surprising tournament defeats in recent

    days while Wilson girls and other underdogs pulled off upsets. Sidwell girls edged Flint Hill 38-33 on Monday for an unshared ISL A basketball title. Georgetown Visitation repeated as the ISL AA basketball champs with Monday's win over National

    Cathedral. Gonzaga basketball stormed past Bishop O'Connell on Monday night 67-48 to advance to the

    WCAC title game.

    SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions) Field middle schoolers begin two-week internships, a Murch third-grader reflects on Girls on the

    Run, and other reports from local schools.

    ALSO IN THE CURRENT Crime report Advisory neighborhood commission reports and agendas Reports from local citizens associations Calendar of the week's events Classified ads and service directory

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