LPCA Meeting Minutes – February 23, 2016

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LeDroit Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes

February 23, 2016
Meeting Called to Order at 7:05 P.M.


1. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau addressed the meeting and highlighted some of her community

  • Working on Affordable housing, attending public hearing and etc.
  • Invited the community to participate in public hearing.
  • Short term housing for 29 families at 10th & V Street NW, families will receive support and training.
  • For additional information on affordable housing attend the Housing Finance Agency meeting on homelessness, March 7th.
  • Our neighborhood will receive subsidies for cameras in August 2016.
  • Advocate for improved mental health to help fight crime.
  • Elks Lodge hearing coming up March 30th. Keep calling in complaints and keep records.
  • Park at LeDroit Park is now under DPR.
  • She is an advocate for  school modernization and she tracks the progress.
  • 965 Florida Avenue was sold for less than market price with an agreement that the builder would provide affordable housing.
  • Units with four units or more must use private trash collections.

2.  We voted to support new row house at 1850 5th Street. If you have additional questions contact Jennifer Wisdom jpwisdom@gmail.com

3.  Flash Nightclub representative spoke to inform us of their intention to request music on the roof garden when their settlement agreement comes up for renewal in the Fall.

4.  Arcadia, Jeremy informed us that they will operate their truck from May – November.

5.  Brian Footer, reported on the progress of making the 6th and Florida Ave.  intersection safer to cross.

Right now Traffic Control personnel are assigned in the mornings and evenings. Stay tuned for additional improvements.

6. Anita Norman, Community notices will be posted in the LeDroit Market and in the bulletin board at the Park. For security, have your packages delivered to the LeDroit Market.  Anita gave out samples of address numbers to be placed on our back gates. This will assist MPD & fire and rescue .

7. Nicole Bambas, gave an update on the growth of the trees planted at the park and looking into another Spring egg hunt.

8. Ben Case representative of the Mayor’s office attended and addressed issues spotted during a walk of the neighborhood.  Nothing big outstanding, however, they are keeping an eye on our neighborhood.

Respectfully submitted by:

Richard Myers