Save the dates

Next Meeting April 21 (7 pm)

MHNA meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except December).  

Upcoming 2015 meetings:

April 21 

May 19 

June 16

Black Family Reunion Mural, 14th Street & Florida Avenue NW, by Byron Peck. Click on image for street view.

On which days do I set out my recycling and trash for collection?

Photos of the May Spring Clean Up Day coming soon.

Weather in Meridian Hill Park

MHNA March Meeting - Jim Graham, Spring Clean-Up Day

The March agenda includes Council Member Jim Graham, Candidate for City Council, among other items of note.  The meeting will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Moshe Zusman Photography Studio (1401 Florida Ave, NW).

MHNA March Meeting Agenda
1) Introductions / Announcements 
2) Meridian Hill Park Update
3) Spring Clean Up Day
4) Ward 1 Councilman Graham 
5) New Business

Two new, locally-owned businesses in MHNA boundaries: Primp Beauty Bar and Ride DC Indoor Cycling

Primp Beauty Bar, by Karmen R.
Primp Beauty Bar, 1515 U Street, NW. (202) 387-1000

RideDC, by Allison S.

So close to home! RideDC Indoor Cycling, 2217 14th Street NW. (202) 558-9307

Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association supports locally-owned businesses that serve the community. Both of these businesses recentely opened within MHNA's boundaries and are within three blocks of the 13th Street exit of the U Street/Cardozo metro station on Metro's green and yellow lines


Next meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Moshe Zusman Photography Studio, 7pm

The next MHNA meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Moshe Zusman Photography Studio, 2300 14th Street, NW, in the Solea building, on the northwest corner of 14th Street and Florida Avenue. The meeting starts at 7:00pm. We could use a few volunteers who can come at around 6:30pm and help set up chairs. Agenda:
  1. Introductions / New Board, 10 min. 
  2. Meridian Hill Park Update, United States Park Police, 10 min.
  3. MOVA Lounge (2204 14th Street NW) renewal of liquor license, vote, 15 min.
  4. DC Sustainability Energy Utility, 10 min.
  5. Brianne Nadeau, Candidate for City Council, 10 min.
  6. Announcements / Reeves Center Task Group / New Business, 5 min.



Preliminary plans for redevelopment of Portner Place Apartments

U Street elevationAt the MHNA meeting on January 21, 2014, architect Eric Colbert and his associate JB Lallement presented plans for a new 360-unit apartment building on the site of the Portner Place Apartments at 1450 V Street, NW. The current Portner Place Apartments consist of several four-story garden-style apartment buildings set back from the street and provide Secton 8 housing to 48 households.

The north side of the proposed buiding would face V Street and provide approximately 90 affordable housing units. The south side, fronting U Street, would provide approximately 270 market-rate units. 

The building would be directly to the west of the proposed Reeves Center redevelopment.  

Plans include ground floor retail and underground parking. The vehicle entrance and loading will be through V Street. 

MHNA meeting, January 21, 2014, Moshe Zusman Photography StudioColbert stated that the developer will seek relief from zoning regulations through a Planned Unit Development, which would allow construction to a height of 105 feet and retail businesses on the property which is residentially zoned. 

A representative of Somerset Development Company  stated that the current residents of the Portner Place Apartments contacted her company and requested their assistance. She stated that the Portner Place residents will have the option to lease subsidized housing in the new building after construction is complete.


Proposed dog day care at 2303 14th Street NW

On February 2, 2014, the District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment will review a request by View 14 Investments LLC and Citydog! Club for special exceptions to the zoning regulations to allow animal boarding, a pet grooming business and an animal shelter in the retail space at the View 14 apartment building, 2303 14th Street, NW. Case number 18702.

An attorney for the applicants presented at the MHNA monthly meeting on January 21, 2014.