Archive for the ‘Mt. Vernon Triangle’ category

Yale Steam Laundry Board Elected

February 19, 2010

Last night (February 18), Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums and lofts elected their first complete HOA Board. The initial board is a 3 member board. Per the condo by-laws the board can put a vote before the Association to make this a 5 member board.

51% of the owners were represented at the building. Granted 22% of that number is represented by units still owned by the developer, it is a pretty good turn out. 4 residents ran for the 3 vacant spots.

The three positions consist of one board member serving a 3 year term, one serving a 2 year term, and one serving a 1 year term. This will help keep some continuity on the board. Future board members will be elected for 2 year terms.


YSL-BOD is for Yale Steam Laundry-Board of Directors

February 12, 2010

The residents at Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums are holding their first annual meeting on Thursday, February 18th. At the time of this post there are 4 nominations for the three vacant positions on the board.


Take Down Those Signs – City Vista and Yale

July 9, 2009

The word is that DCRA is going to be asking City Vista and Yale to take down the sale banners on their buildings. DCRA says they should have an update for us within the week.

4 & L NW Prostitution Update

July 3, 2009

The large green dumpster next to the trash transfer station at 4 & L NW has been removed. This takes away the primary hiding place for the prostitutes to take their johns on this corner. As a result we have not seen a prostitute lately.

We will keep our eyes peeled because I am sure they are not gone.

Developer Slum Properties

May 22, 2009

Update: The developer mowed the lawn. Left all the foot tall cut grass laying around,s o it looks sloppy, but they did cut it. It’s a start.

IMG_0353Should developers like the one that owns this property near the corner of 5 & L be required to keep these properties clean? This developer is sitting on the property waiting to build a shiny new condo building. However, they don’t mow the lawn or collect trash. People walking by have to wonder what may emerge from the weeds and 2 foot high grass.

Prostitution on Bible Way Church Property!

May 20, 2009


Bible Way Church purchased a segment of land at the corner of 4th and L. This segment of land is a known area where prostitutes work and perform sexual acts with their johns behind trash cans.

Bible Way Church is supposed to be developing this land. Instead they leave it unsecured and allow prostitutes to do their deeds. Now that is a supportive community church!

The residents are beginning to send police photographs and working to clean things up. We implore Bible Way Church to do their part and rid the neighborhood of these prostitutes!

Mt. Vernon Sq./Triangle Community Holds Meeting at Yale

May 20, 2009

The MVSNA held their monthly meeting at the Yale last night. I was not able to attend, however Lt. Craig Royal was present to talk about crime in the neighborhood. It sounds like the meeting was productive. After the meeting the residents in attendance took a walk through the neighborhood with the officer to “tour” the prostitution areas and show a force to make the prostitutes and johns uncomfortable.

It seems these neighborhood walks may become a regular thing. If you are interested, keep in touch with the MVSNA.