Monday, June 28, 2004

Shaw Development Projects on Agenda for ANC 2C01 Community Forum, 06/30/04

The next ANC 2C01 Community Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 7:00 PM at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1701 8th Street, NW, Room 1. The focus of the meeting is "Latest Plans for Shaw: Are You For or Against Them?"

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Are They Going to Tear Down Seaton Elementary to Build Condos?
DC Public Schools is considering a proposal from Shiloh Baptist Church and Clark Realty to demolish Seaton Elementary School and build new residential buildings on Rhode Island Avenue and a new school on P Street, eliminating the playing field behind the school and the environmental laboratory used by the students, located on some of Shaw’s very limited green space. Should they do this? Here's your chance to hear preliminary plans and let school officials know what you think. Special Guests: Julie Mikuta, District 1 School Board Representative, and officials from DCPS Facilities Management.

Are They Going to Tear Down Watha T. Daniel Library Instead of Renovating It?
The plans were to renovate Shaw’s neighborhood library, but instead, the library administration is considering demolishing the building and replacing it with one that’s 10,000 square feet smaller. The building is now 24,000 square feet, a size that is appropriate to support the increased population that will result from new development in the area. Hear more about the controversy and find out what you can do to help stop this from happening.

What are They Planning for the O Street Market and Giant Store?
A major new $100 million development would transform the two blocks between 7th, 9th, O and P Streets, with a new Giant store incorporating the historic O Street Market, over 400 new apartments and condos, as many as 700 underground parking spaces, and additional retail, to be completed by 2009. Come hear and see the latest plans and provide your input. Special Guests: Alveraze F. Gonsouland and Armond Spikell, principals, Roadside Development.

Please share this notice with friends and neighbors who may be interested. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Alexander M. Padro
Commissioner, ANC 2C01
1519 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3205
202-518-3794 * Fax: 202-518-0078

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

5D Meeting notes


Art Slater, the new chairperson of the Fifth District Police Citizen's Advisory Council, asked me to pass the message below to you.


Jim Berry

-----Original Message-----
From: Talader
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:32 AM
To: JBerry;
Subject: 5D CAC Meeting

Mr. Berry,

This message concerns our upcoming 5D CAC meeting on Thursday.

Some of the members of the Bates Area Civic Association had questions about response times for calls for service and how calls are prioritized and dispatched, so I've asked Commander Greene to invite Capt. Crane to speak on the subject. Residents in several citizen groups wanted to learn more about how to get the most from the Mayor's Call Center (727-1000), hence Todd Douglas has agreed to speak at the 5D CAC. The Commander would like citizens to take a more in-depth look at police operations through a Citizens Academy. Can you share the following announcement with your e-mail group?

Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Residents in the Fifth District are cordially invited to attend the Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council (5D CAC) Meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the Home for the Aged, 2601 18th St, NE. at 7:00 PM

Invited speakers include:

Capt. James Crane, Director, MPDC Communications Division
Todd Douglas, Ward 5 Neighborhood Services Coordinator/Core Team
MPD Citizens Police Academy Representative

The purpose of the 5D CAC is to enable citizens to assist in and make less hazardous the task of reducing crime and promoting public safety; and to function in an advisory capacity to the Fifth District Commander. As citizens we work with the Commander to find 5th District-wide solutions to increase public safety, develop programs for youth and recognize those who provide outstanding service to citizens, among other activities.

All residents who live in the Fifth District are welcome and encouraged to attend. Membership dues are $4.


Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council
Art Slater, Chair
Regina James, Vice-Chair
John Washington, Treasurer
Tom Usselman, Corresponding Secretary
Frances Penn, Recording Secretary

Thursday, June 17, 2004

PSA 501 tonight


I found out yesterday from Lt. Mitchell that a community meeting for
residents of Police Service Area 501 will be held on Thursday, June 17,
2004, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Saint Paul's College, 3015 4th
Street, N.E.

Hope to see you there!


Jim Berry

Monday, June 14, 2004

Upcoming 5C meetings

TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following

Washington Hospital Center
Catholic University of America
United States Postal Service

Where: Metropolitan Wesley
AME Zion Church
1712 North Capitol Street, N.W.
When: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Monthly Forum

Where: Saint Paul's College
3015 4th Street, N.E.
When: Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Bates St (Eastern Shaw, lower Eckington) Meeting Tonight


I take this opportunity to remind you of tonight's meeting of the Bates
Civic Association, Inc. Specifically, the meeting will be held at
SInai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W., between the hours of
p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Art Slater, the new Chairperson-elect of the Fifth
District Police Citizen's Advisory Council is scheduled to make some
comments about his prelimary plans to move that group on matters of
safety. In addition, Alice Harper, the Community Relations Specialist
the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency who is assiged to
the Fifth Dstrict, plans to make some comments about the history of her
agency's work with the MPD and the Fifth District community. Inasmuch
the summer is rapidly approaching, Lionel Taylor, Ward Five Coordinator
the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, wants to let you know about
of the activities that are happening in Ward Five for residents of all
And, consistent with our intention to have each of the candidates for
At-Large City Council seat appear before the Association in advance of
November 2004 election, Candidate Kwame Brown has been invited to
this month. (It should be known that Mr. Brown had multiple campaign
on his schedule for the date of our meeting when the invitation was
initially extended to him. So, he was invited with the understanding
we would invite him again next month, if it turns out that delays from
pre-existing commitments, essentially, prevents him from coming to our
meeting this month.)

In addition to the above, we have a Flower Power update and other
announcements of importance. So, we hope to see you tonight!



Wednesday, June 02, 2004

June 5 Shaw Bike Fest

Come one, come all! Saturday, June 5, 2004, 10am to 2pm, join Shaw EcoVillage and Manna CDC for the Shaw Bike Festival. The Bike Festival will occur at Shaw Skate Park, 11th St. & Rhode Island Ave.,NW, nearest the Shaw/Howard U Metrorail stop on the greenline.

Activities include: helmet give-away, fittings and safety checks, obstacle course and “slowest person” race , raffle, face-painting and crafts, a ‘petting zoo’ featuring bikes and other human-powered vehicles, advice and workshops for adult bike enthusiasts- commuting and technical skills- bunny
hopping, log jumping, guided Shaw Historical Bike Tour, developed by EcoDesign Corps program interns, rain barrel construction/water conservation workshop, food and fun!

Contact Noel Petrie at 202.265.2019 for more information.

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The Shaw Bike Festival is an event of Shaw EcoVillage and Manna CDC

The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 1998 to train youth to be creative leaders for meaningful and sustainable change in our urban

Manna CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization in
the District of Columbia collaborates with Shaw residents, business owners and other community stakeholders to maximize the community's assets. The program of activities includes community organizing and leadership development, affordable housing development and preservation, and community economic development.

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