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Tuesday, February, 26th
Florida Ave Baptist Church
623 Florida Ave, NW
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- This Sunday! LeDroit Park Beautification Day and Community Yard Sale
- Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, April 27, to Help Plan Our Community’s Future
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- LeDroit Park Civic Association February 26, 2013
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LeDroit Park Beautification Day and Community Yard Sale
Sunday, May 5, 2013
11am to 5pm
The LeDroit Park Civic Association is hosting a neighborhood beautification day on Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 5pm.
Residents may gather at the LeDroit Park Arch or Anna Cooper Circle. Teams will work together at each respective landmark, then advance through LeDroit Park ending with a massive clean-up at the Park at LeDroit.
At the same time, there will be a “Community Yard Sale” throughout the neighborhood – residents are encouraged to set up their sell able goods in front of their own homes.
We will have trash bags, gloves, brooms, rakes, etc. on hand for residents use.
If you can’t make it out to join a team, we encourage you to use this day to beautify out-front of your own home or the home of a neighbor.
Check the Events Page for more info! We hope to see you there!
Mid City East Initiative
Kick-Off Meeting and Open House
The Office of Planning (OP) and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invite you to the first public meeting for the Mid City East Initiative to create a Small Area Plan and Livability Study for the neighborhoods of LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Eckington, Truxton Circle, Bates-Hanover and Sursum Corda.
They would like to get to know our residents and stakeholders and what is important to you! They promise fun, informative and meaningful for all ages!
Public Charter School Auditorium
Transportation & Environment
Housing & Redevelopment
Parks & Open Space
If you require special accommodations to fully participate in this meeting, please call Joyce Tsepas at 202-535-1556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the kick-off, also join us for neighborhood walks or bike rides with the planning team!
Show us your neighborhood from your point of view!
Meet at Sidewalk in front of McKinley Technical High School
Summit Place and T Street NE
Meet at Capital Bikeshare station
Q Street NE and Eckington Place
Bring your own bike or rental available
Bloomingdale & Eckington Neighborhoods
Meet at southbound Bryant Street bus stop (route 80)
North Capitol and Bryant Street (NW corner)
Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park & Truxton Circle Neighborhoods
Meet outside Windows Cafe
First and Rhode Island Avenue NW
Bates-Hanover & Truxton Circle Neighborhoods
Meet at Catania Bakery
Near North Capitol and O Street NW
Bates-Hanover, Truxton Circle & Sursum Corda Neighborhoods
Meet at 1st and P Street NW
For more information about the Mid City East Initiative visit www.midcityeast.com
Deborah L. Crain Kemp, CPM
Neighborhood Planner, Ward 5
DC Office of Planning
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DC 311 Smartphone App
Designed primarily to drive calls down from the Citywide Call Center (311), the DC311 Smartphone App’s function will also aid in promoting the OUC’s use of current technology.
Empowers residents and visitors by enabling users to be proactive in reporting issues in their neighborhood and city with an instant application on their smartphone device.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, being about to provide 9-1-1 with all details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed could be the difference between life and death.
The Smart911 option, already in place elsewhere in many parts of the country is now available in Washington, DC. See below for more information and watch the video for ways you can use this service to help your family stay safe.
Mid City East Plan: For the neighborhoods of North Capitol, Florida Avenue and Rhode Island
Goals: The objective of the Office of Planning’s (OP’s) Small Area Plan is to revitalize North Capitol Street, Rhode Island Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, New York Avenue and Florida Avenue as thriving retail and pedestrian‐friendly corridors, and preserve the individual character of adjoining neighborhoods. Concurrently, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is initiating a Livability Study to improve pedestrian and bike safety, transit and vehicular flow in the area. OP, DDOT and a consultant team will work with agencies, community members, property owners and businesses to:
Realize the collective goals of the planning area, stitched together by major corridors – and develop revitalization, neighborhood conservation, land use, transportation, zoning and public realm recommendations that will improve the quality of individual neighborhoods.
Mark Morgan brought us to order for our monthly LeDroit Park Civic Association (LPCA) meeting.
Jana Balwin gave the safety update. She encouraged everyone to join our LeDroit Park LisServ where she has compiled a list of criminal a activity in the neighborhood. She introduced Officer Morgan and they both encouraged us to report crime as we see it. Janna encourage everyone to get a “Dusk to Dawn” light for their front porch.
One of the neighbors shared that she has made several complaints about the house at 600 U Street. She has contacted the Church, who owns 601 several times but they have unresponsive in addressing her concerns. Mark Morgan will draft a letter to send to the church on behalf of several people who have complained to him about 600 U Street becoming a “nuisance house.”
Danielle Ricks gave the communications update. She shared that she has gotten three requests for individuals interested in blogging for the LeDroit Park blog. She is currently working on the Terms and Conditions of Use Policy for our bloggers. Please contact Danielle if you are interested in blogging for our LeDroit Park blog. (UPDATE: The Terms and Conditions of Use Policy for our bloggers are now before the LPCA Executive Committee for review)
Donna Morris shared our financial update. She encouraged everyone to get their membership dues in. Please see Become a Member on our website for pricing structure and contact Donna directly if you have any questions or concerns.
ANC Update – Mark Morgan shared that the last meeting was Feb 2. The ANC approved of a HU parking variance. The ANC will be scheduling more meetings on the moratorium on the liquor license. Mark did a survey monkey to get resident input.
Arcadia Mobile Market was approved to extend their license to continue to sell Organic Produce in the evenings at the Park at LeDroit. They may start as early as April this year and may go as long as October.
A motion was put forth to name a portion of U Street as Lawrence Guyot Way. This is being considered to honor of the long time neighbor of LeDroit Park and the former ANC where he once lived. We voted to have the 500 U Street named Lawrence Guyot Way but we did have a quorum and will table the vote until next meeting. (UPDATE: At the 3/7/13 ANC 1B meeting, the commission approved a recommendation to designate the 500 Block of U ST NW as “Lawrence Guyot Way”. It received overwhelming support from the Commissioners and audience. In addition to the recommendation, there was a proposed amendment to consider re-naming the Park at LeDroit to “Lawrence Guyot Park.” This will be an item of discussion at the next LeDroit Park Civic Association meeting.)
Joyce Tspas and Debbie Crain shared the Mid City East Plan: For the neighborhoods of North Capitol, Florida Ave & Rhode Island Ave. Debbie encouraged residents of LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Eckington, Tructon Circle, Bates-Hanover and Sursum Corda to participate in this process. They hope to begin the process in April and it should last about 12 months. They have an advisory committee and there will be several meetings, Meetups, and a very strong online presence where they can hear from the residents.
Joyce shared she is working with OP’s and DDOT on the Mid City East Plan with the goal of providing public and private stakeholders a revitalization and neighborhood conservation plan. They will be doing a lot of outreach both online and for those who don’t have Internet, they will be informed via fliers and posters.
Smart911 did a presentation by. They shared that you can down create a free Safety Profile for your household. This is a service that is attached to you land line and your cell number. You can attach your safety info to both phones. They also shared the DC311 App that you can download to your Smartphone.
Brailsford & Dunlavey presented more designs and the advice from Office and Planning for the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building.
Juan Camilo Barragán told us to watch out for next town meeting and encouraged everyone to attend.