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holidaymarketThird Annual Holiday Market 2010

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Capitol Riverfront's Third Annual Holiday Market!  The Market will run from Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 am - 7 pm weekdays and from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday.  This year the market will be held on the sidewalk in front of 1100 New Jersey Ave, SE by New Jersey and M Streets, directly across from the Metro.  New this season is extended hours to allow for those on earlier lunch breaks and residents coming home after work to enjoy the festive market.  In addition, the Market will be held on Saturday with free coffee, bagels and pastries.  Shop the market for wool sweaters and mittens, homemade soaps, jewelry, antique maps, wreaths and holiday greenery, paintings, and much more!   See the flyer here including the full list of exhibitors.  Sponsorship opportunities are available - please email Kathleen at
New Plantings and Rose Bushes
The BID's Clean & Safe Team removed all the rose bushes from the large planters around the neighborhood to get the planters ready for the new seasonal landscaping.  They recycled the 18 rose bushes by planting them in front of Van Ness School, along M Street, and filled in the area with mulch.  New plants and flowers have been planted in the short and tall planters to add more variety and look attractive throughout all the seasons, including Tiger Eyes, Wind Dancer, Grey Owl, Yucca and a variety of annuals/bulbs.
Save the Date2010 Annual Meeting Invitation
Join the Capitol Riverfront BID for our Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, December 14th from 11:30-1:30 pm.  George Hawkins, General Manager of DC Water, will be this year's keynote speaker.  The BID's Clean & Safe team will be recognized through our annual awards and the 2010 Annual Reports will be distributed.  The 2010 Annual Meeting Luncheon will occur at 100 M Street, SE.  Please RSVP HERE.
awrplogoIncentives for Environmental Site Design Workshop
The Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership is sponsoring an Incentives for Environmental Site Design (ESD) workshop on Tuesday, December 7th from 9:15 am - 2:30 pm.  The workshop will address the value and feasibility of government incentives for property owners to install ESD and will include both presentations and discussion periods.  The workshop is free except a small charge for lunch, and will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center at Fenton St and Ellsworth Dr in Silver Spring.  Please preregister HERE.  See the flyer here and the agenda for the day here.
New Circulator Route to Union StationNew Circulator Routes Survey
DDOT has released a map of 10 recommended new Circulator routes after receiving feedback from surveys, panels and town hall meetings.  Two of the recommended routes include extending the Waterfront-Convention Center route east on M Street to the Navy Yard and Nationals Park, and bringing the Union Station-Navy Yard bus up into NoMa, perhaps serving the New York Avenue Metro station.  Rider surveys identified friendly drivers, service frequency and limited stops as the three most-liked aspects of the Circulator.  Other suggested improvements include longer hours and more weekend service, especially on the Union Station-Navy Yard route.  Please visit to learn more and leave your comments.
225 VA225 Virginia Avenue Construction
225 Virginia Avenue, now known as 200 I (Eye) Street is on schedule for construction/renovation to begin in December by the DC Government and their development partner StonebridgeCarras.  The building is targeted for tenant occupancy by mid-2012.  Tenants will include the Child and Family Services Agency, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  There will also be a public art gallery on the ground floor fronting I Street across from the northern block of Canal Park.
Faces of the FrontFaces of the Front

The Capitol Riverfront BID is highlighting people who live and/or work in the neighborhood as part of "Faces of the Front."  Each newsletter will feature a different person and their story.  All the profiles can be found on our website here.  If you would like to be considered or would like to nominate someone else as a future Face of the Front, let us know here. 


Mike Heywood

Resident, Axiom at Capitol Yards


heywoodWhen three future roommates went searching for an apartment, all with different needs and wants, they found the Axiom at Capitol Yards offered exactly what they were looking for.  Mike, raised in Mount Pleasant in DC, wanted to move back to DC after graduating from Boston College.  His best friend since 4th grade, Brandon also decided to move back to DC after graduating.  Sean, Mike's friend from college, wanted to move to DC to work for Senator John Kerry.  They were looking for an apartment building with great accessibility that would allow all three to get to their jobs quickly and easily.  With close proximity to Capitol Hill, direct access to 395 and 295, and close to 3 Metro lines, the Axiom's location saves them time lost in long commutes each day.


In addition, coming straight from college and leasing their first apartment, they were looking for a neighborhood with a strong sense of community.  They've met other young professionals in the Capitol Riverfront, especially grilling or just hanging out at the Axiom pool or going to trivia night at Justin's Cafe, one of their favorite spots.  The three roommates have attended countless Nationals games, enjoy tailgating at the Bullpen (just blocks from their doorstep), and "love the convenience of being able to essentially stop by at any time, buy a ticket for 5-10 dollars, and catch a few innings of baseball."

Mike and his roommates have already spent time at the newly-opened Yards Park, enjoying the "direct access to such a nice riverfront area."  They look forward to the development to come but "couldn't be happier with [their] choice of place to live."

Photo: Brandon, Mike, Lindsay (Mike's girlfriend), Sean

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