19 Apr 2023


Hill Buzz

Rendering of the possible Museum of the US Navy by Bjarke Angels Group. Shared also via Instagram.

It’s Spring Break, so while many of you are enjoying/suffering through a very warm break, I am eating my weight in smoked meats over in Montréal. Not entirely sure if this is a yupster enough destination for Barred in DC, but then again, I am not a yupster, and I travel with two teens and my mother– extremely uncool:

Anyway, what’s abuzz around the neighborhood?

There is new construction coming to the north side of the 1000 block of H Street NE. At their latest meeting, ANC 6A wants to make sure that a “no objection” clause from the developers is removed, as it sets up a bad precedent of allowing too much largesse to developers which, until recently, didn’t want to introduce retail to the space. (The retail landscape has since changed in their plans.) Neighbors and commissioners alike should have a right to object to plans coming in –especially for a very large complex. We just hope the objections are within reason. Hill Rag

Well, people are excited about Dan Snyder no longer owning the Commies. Apparently Josh Harris, who already owns a couple of teams (the 76ers and the NJ Devils), wanted to go for threesies and struck a deal with Boo-Hiss Snyder for $6B. Wowza. More details over at Washington Business Journal.

If you ride the Orange line, prepare for waits and pain. More details over on DCist.

Pandemic relief monies are about to run out, and this will spell trouble for schools everywhere– especially in Ward 7. Washington Post

The National Museum of the US Navy unveiled five artistic concepts last week and they all look pretty great. We shared the news via Twitter, below:

You can also check out this press release listing all the firms and their designs here. Which one is your favorite?

Apparently, a 10-year old cat was carjacked on the Hill. Is nothing sacred? WTOP

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