[from Patti F.]
Concerned Parents of Petworth, Motivate Me for Life, and Parents of Petworth are holding a community meeting Tuesday, July 22, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Boys and Girl’s Club, 801 Shepherd Street. Please join us to:
- Meet and greet your neighbors
- Discuss and plan community activities
- Discuss the importance of parental involvement
For more information, please contact Emilie Sullivan at email@example.com.
Excerpt from Councilmember Muriel Bowser's 7/15 press release:
“I made a promise to make sure that Ward 4 commercial corridors are thriving with businesses and residents wanting to use the services offered.” The Residences at 4100 Georgia Avenue broke ground in summer of 2007 and will house 72 affordable rental apartments and 10,000 square feet of much needed retail space. Yes! Organic Grocery Store is slated to be the primary retail tenant.
I introduced legislation today to exempt a new, full service grocery store (or substantially renovated full-service grocery store) within the boundaries of ANC 4C07 from the current Ward 4 moratorium on new Class B alcohol licenses.
“It is my hope that this legislation will enable a full-service grocery store to apply for a Class B alcohol license within ANC4C07,” said Councilmember Bowser. She looks forward to a full vetting in the community and support of ANC4C before final DC Council action.
Two additional important items for the Ward 4 economic development agenda were approved today. “My colleagues and I voted to approve the Kennedy Street Revitalization Plan Approval Resolution of 2008, and the Upper Georgia Avenue Great Streets Redevelopment Plan,” said Councilmember Bowser. “Each plan lays out a strategic land use plan that will help guide development and growth in these areas over the next 5-10 years. These plans suggest a vision for these commercial corridors that will make them destination places that are pedestrian friendly and provide for the density where businesses can thrive. I was very pleased that so many residents and ANC Commissioners testified at the June 10th hearing,” she commented.
[from Sarah B.]
Beautiful furnished Petworth house for rent, Academic Year 2008-09
3 bedrooms, a study, two baths in sunny 1920s bungalow in lovely historic Petworth, 10-minute walk to Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro stop on the green line. Garage, backyard full of flowers, cool front porch. Central AC, hardwood floors, woodwork. Dishwasher, microwave, washer-dryer, all dishes, linens, appliances, piano, TV/DVD/VCR, DSL, wireless. Fully furnished.
Close to Catholic University, Howard University, Washington Hospital Center, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Rock Creek Cemetery, Walter Reed Hospital. Easy Metro or bus ride downtown and throughout the District, and easy to commute across town by car. Great area for biking; easy ride to Rock Creek Park. Would consider renting our car if interested.
Available for academic year 2008-2009 while owners are in Italy. Rent $2,400/month plus utilities (negotiable). Available September 1st. 10-month minimum lease required, 12-month maximum. Security deposit ($2400) and first month’s rent required, plus references.
For more information: Sarah: 202-577-6596, or email
The Prince of Petworth blog has this post about the Ward 4 alcohol license moratorium and how it could negatively affect Yes Organic Market's plans to open at Georgia and Taylor. Click here for a previous thread about this on Petworth News as well.
Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser has encouraged feedback about whether the license moratorium should be changed/lifted, at least for grocery stores. You can email her by clicking here.
[from Joseph Martin, ANC 4C Chair]
Below are highlights of tonight's meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C.
- 3910/3912 Georgia Avenue Commons update
- MPD - representative of unit that deals with domestic violence
- ANC letter pertaining to DDOT plan for New Hampshire Ave between Randolph and Shepherd Streets
- Sweet Mango Cafe public space permit application for outside tables
- Small Grant Application from YOUR Community Center
- Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Presentation
- ANC4C Beautification Project
- Stipulated alcoholic beverage license for Mocha Grounds (formerly Mocha Hut), 4706 14th St
ANC 4C meetings start at 6:30pm in the Patrol Services Bureau Building (formerly ROC North), 801 Shepherd Street NW. ANC 4C meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
[from Cliff V.]
Great news regarding the Park View Rec Center:
- MPD now has the authority to bar people from the rec center.
- MPD has a set of keys to the light box so they can insure the lights are turned on if they are not.
- They are removing the bushes that have been being used to hide drugs, and looking at a permanent solution to keeping that little gate locked.
- They are actively repairing the holes in the fence right now.
- And the best news... By next week MPD will be opening a satellite office in the little brick building that is located along Princeton Place next to the play ground. They expect to have 3 or 4 officers working out of that location. We residents may want to help clean up this little building so our officers have a comfortable place to work. This is a huge move toward success for MPD, DPR, and the neighborhood!
Thanks to all who have come together to get some very real action taken! I think we should all feel really good about these steps.
[from Joseph Martin, ANC 4C Chair]
This morning, private contractors were installing a new water fountain by the children's play area on the 5th-Illinois-Webster, triangular part of the National Park Service-controlled turf, after last week's accident. It was nice to see that the Park Service has been so responsive.
Deputy Superintendent Cindy Cox of the Rock Creek Park section of the National Park Service told me necessary repairs will continue.
[from Kera C.]
On Friday, July 4th, Domku will be open for breakfast and lunch only. Business hours will be 10am-3pm. Normal hours resume Saturday, July 5th.
[from Patti F.] The National City Planning Committee (NCPC) is holding a very important hearing on Thursday, July 10, from 12:30 to 3:00pm. The location is 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500N, Washington, DC 20004. For many of us, these midday meetings are inconvenient, to say the least. But this meeting is so important. The hearing is on the AFRH/Old Soldier’s Home expansion plan. We hope to have at least 75 supporters from the neighborhood show up. You won’t have to speak, but your presence will mean a lot to the committee members. Please pass the news on to others who you think might be interested.
[from Patti F.]
The National City Planning Committee (NCPC) is holding a very important hearing on Thursday, July 10, from 12:30 to 3:00pm. The location is 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500N, Washington, DC 20004.
For many of us, these midday meetings are inconvenient, to say the least. But this meeting is so important. The hearing is on the AFRH/Old Soldier’s Home expansion plan. We hope to have at least 75 supporters from the neighborhood show up. You won’t have to speak, but your presence will mean a lot to the committee members.
Please pass the news on to others who you think might be interested.