Thursday, July 2
8:30 pm - 12 am
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From 6/13/09 to 6/13/09, Emergency Work will be performed in the
> Park Rd NW
> The expected hours of work is from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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> WASA crews are currently repairing a broken 6" inch water main
> located on Park Rd NW between 14th St NW and Hiatt Pl NW. Some
> customers in the area will experience a disruption in water service
> until repairs are complete.
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Last night's ANC1A meeting was called to order by chairperson Cliff Valenti at 7:02 p.m. in the muggy cafeteria of Harriet Tubman Elementary.
About 45 people turned out, most of them developers and architects vying for the redevelopment of the Park Morton public housing complex (located between Lamont and Park on Georgia Ave.). Three development teams gave fifteen minute presentations about how they are "uniquely qualified" for the undertaking. Bottom line: One of these development teams will be chosen shortly, but don't expect to see anything new at the site for another five or six years. You can read more about the new community planned at Park Morton here (http://dcbiz.dc.gov/dmped/cwp/view,A,1365,Q,606315.asp).
Now let's jump to the really important news at the end of meeting! Commissioner Betty Pair's resolution to implement a single sales ban was tabled for future community input. So, fear not, your bottle of malt liquor will still be available for purchase at the local corner store near you!
Also, did you know our ANC wants some new digs? A resolution that would seek to withdraw from the current lease and acquire new office space was on the agenda, but nothing happened with it. It will be brought up at the next meeting.
The new Third District Substation Inspector Jacob Kishter introduced himself. He replaced the popular Inspector Edward Delgado, who was demoted to the Seventh District earlier this month. Kishter says he is quickly trying to get up to speed on Third District issues. In fact, Kishter says he has been logging 18 and 19 hour days! But the really important news for all you Columbia Heights listserv fans is that Kishter said he will be just as active as his predecessor on it.
His presentation ended with commissioner William Jordan offering this advice to the new Inspector: "You want to know which areas are hotspots? The entire area of [PSA] 302 is a hotspot!" This was followed by chairperson Cliff Valenti noting that, actually, the ANC commissioners are compiling a list of the top 10 hotspots in the area and that it will be given to Inspector Kishter shortly.
What else happened? Apparently the Great Streets Georgia Avenue project has found some more funding and work is very slowly underway to begin designing the streetscape. Also, the Community Health Center at 3020 14th St. NW is undergoing a renovation. But the issue the commissioners wanted to talk about was the lack of parking. Commissioner William Jordan and the health center is working to allow staff and patients to be able to park in the DC USA parking garage for a reduced rate, but Target officials aren't yet sold on that idea.
A few weeks ago, we heard that Commonwealth extended its hours until 2 am on weekends. So when a capacity crowd at the Wonderland on Saturday night--whose choice words included "This reminds me of the Hamptons." and "Oh this place looks interesting, let's go in."--forced us elsewhere, Commonwealth was the place to go.
It was an oasis of calm in the early hours of June 7, 2009. With happy hour beginning at 12:30 am, food service in the pub until 1 am, and no curfew for the outdoor seating, it's fast on the way to be my new late-night spot.