As I wrote back in July, you may have found yourself on Champlain Street NW if you were/are:
(A) Desperately looking for a parking spot in Adams Morgan on a weekend night (the street runs parallel to 18th St.)
(C) A child attending Marie Reed elementary school—or should I say “ARIE H. REED OMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER?”
(D) A Washington City Paper staffer! Our office is located here.
(F) A seeker of rat hang-out spots.
This past summer, the city embarked on a five-month long construction project to re-open the street to traffic. (It had been closed since 1977.) The $1.7 million endeavor wrapped up in mid December, and a colleague of mine confirms the road is open to vehicles. The area looks a little something like this…