We’ve let these news links pile up for a while. Let’s get to it:
Strategy for a more active Van Ness: DC’s Office of Planning unveiled its Van Ness Commercial District Action Strategy on April 22. Urban Turf reports on the planning aimed at making Van Ness a more active and engaging area to attract shoppers and diners – and shops and restaurants to serve them. Read the strategy here.
A place where STEM interest can grow: With the aid of some faculty and students, UDC’s Student Center will host a free summer camp for 100 minority middle school boys. Applications for the four-week Verizon Minority Male Makers Program are due June 15.
Beach Drive makeover: The intersection of Beach Drive and Blagden Avenue and the trail north of Peirce Mill will get some much-needed attention during work to rebuild Beach Drive and much of the trail.
We already know they’re great: Comet Ping Pong and Bread Furst are among the Washingtonian’s picks for great eats from Woodley Park to Nebraska Avenue.
Not just another lost tourist: A lost little beaver somehow wandered to the Giant plaza by the Van Ness Metro station in early May. Helpful locals called the authorities and MPD helped keep an eye on the little thing until Animal Control arrived to take the baby beaver to safer and wilder territory. See the stories from DCist and WTOP.
Just look at this little guy!
— Jonathan Murray (@Adamalthus) May 4, 2016