Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT Planning & Economic Development Intern Reflects on Liberty Place Groundbreaking

A vivid memory from day one of my internship was when I read the MVT CID’s strategic goal objectives – specifically the fourth and final goal – that were pinned to the corkboard adjacent to the desk at which I would be sitting the next three months:

Goal 4: Advance a viable growth path trajectory that allows the MVT CID to responsibly contribute to unmet societal needs, "raise the bottom" for what is possible in a thoughtfully planned, carefully coordinated mixed-use community, and enables full achievement of the community's innate potential.


Liberty Place to Bring 71 New Affordable Apartments to MVT

A little rain didn’t dampen the celebratory mood on Friday, June 15 when dozens gathered at Mount Carmel Baptist Church to join Mayor Muriel Bowser and other dignitaries in celebrating the groundbreaking of the Liberty Place Apartments at the corner for 3rd and I Streets NW.

The project features 71 new...

"Kids in the Triangle" Listserv a Valuable Resource for Parents & Caregivers

Attention all parents living in (and around) Mount Vernon Triangle! Did you know that there was a listserv for parents, grandparents, caregivers and friends of children who live, work and play in the area? Kids in the Triangle (KITT) is a place to connect with other parents to find information on the latest "kid friendly" events in the neighborhood, to ask questions about child care issues and District schools, a venue to re-sell and exchange children’s items, and a trusted resource to share information. Visit the...

Share Your Feedback on NoMa/MVT Bicycle Network Study

In an effort to identify opportunities for continuous and consistent east-west bicycling accommodations through the NoMa and Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhoods, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently conducted an in-depth study to assist with the formulation of multiple plans for bicycle improvements.

Following multiple advisory committee meetings and a public workshop, DDOT has released a final draft of the NoMa/Mount Vernon Triangle Bicycle Study on the DDOT website for public comment. With the July 31 deadline for comments fast approaching...

Upcoming Job Fair Connects District Residents with Employment Opportunities

On Wednesday, August 1, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will again host her annual Job and Opportunity Fair from 10am to 3pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Open to DC residents only, the job fair give job seekers a valuable opportunity to learn more about DC, Maryland and Virginia employment opportunities that are available in the following sectors:  

  • Non-Profit
  • Private Business
  • Retail
  • Restaurants & Hotels
  • Construction
  • Federal, County & Local Government
  • ...
Cherry Blossom Creative puts MVT on the Map!

Special thanks to the team at Cherry Blossom Creative for showcasing by putting our neighborhood on the map – literally! – with this newly released piece containing a “spicy color palette…inspired by the vibrancy of this little pocket of DC.” What’s more, take 20% off your map print or greeting card order through the rest of...

D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Helps Citizens Understand & Protect Their Legal Rights

Housed within the D.C. Bar’s newly built offices in Mount Vernon Triangle, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and mobilizes volunteer attorneys to provide free legal assistance to individuals, community-based nonprofit organizations and small businesses. In 2017, the Pro Bono Center provided services to nearly 17,000 District residents with its clinics, resource centers at DC Superior Court and other programs.

Here are just a few examples of the type of assistance that the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center provides...

DDOT & MVT CID Partner to Enhance Alley Safety

As Mount Vernon Triangle has grown denser and more populated, so has the amount of foot, bicycle and motorized traffic through our alleys. As a result, underutilized infrastructure historically perceived as unsafe and unsanitary places that are best avoided have been transformed into viable travel alternatives for pedestrians and vehicles alike.

In response to MVT advocacy for enhanced pedestrian safety improvements throughout some of our most heavily traveled alleys, the District Department of Transportation recently painted...

"Discover Chinatown Parks" at Rescheduled Chinatown Community Festival: Saturday, July 7

On Saturday, July 7 from 11am-2pm, the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) invites you to explore everything that our dynamic and diverse community has to offer at its annual Chinatown Community Festival. Originally scheduled for Saturday, June 2, the event was postponed due to predictions of inclement weather. Look for the MVT CID table while you're there and say hi to receive a free gift!


Meet the DC China Center President: June 20-26

If you have a business or organization interested in expanding its reach into China, please take note of an important upcoming opportunity engage directly with the President of the DC China Center, Ning Shao, who will be in the District between June 20-26. His visit includes a fireside chat-style discussion with the DC Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June...