Holiday Lighting Event Scheduled for Park View/Petworth This Friday on Georgia Avenue

Posted December 4, 2018 by Kent
Categories: Holiday decorations

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Last Friday, District Bridges hosted their annual tree lighting at the Columbia Heights plaza. This year, as part of their effort with the Georgia Avenue Main Street, they will be hosting an event on Georgia Avenue (see flyer to the right).

This Friday, December 7th, a holiday lighting event is schedule for Georgia Avenue. The event will begin at 6:30 pm and is at the corner of Rock Creek Church Rd and New Hampshire Avenue, outside the old Sweet Mango.

Last night I caught up briefly with District Bridges’ Jennifer Kuiper who was with volunteers from Howard University wrapping up a day decorating the building in advance of Friday. The photos below give an idea of what to expect.

Jennifer Kuiper going over logistics with a Howard University volunteer.

The old Sweet Mango decked out for the holidays.

Monthly Park View Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, 12/1 at Georgia & Irving

Posted November 28, 2018 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Street trash

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The next Park View cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st. See flyer below for details.

At Long Last, Project at Georgia & Otis Pl, NW, is Moving Forward.

Posted November 27, 2018 by Kent
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After four and a half years, and a long break following an initial start, the project planned for the corner of Otis Place and Georgia Avenue is finally active again. In visiting the site over the past several days it is clear that an active crew continues to install rebar and forms that are necessary to pour the concrete foundation (see photos below).

A review of the 2013 details of the project show that the building will have 20 new apartments along with 3,440 sf of retail space evenly split on the ground and lower levels.

Its refreshing to see stalled Georgia Avenue development getting back on track.

Mark Your Calendars — Annual Tree Lighting in Columbia Heights and Park View Are Here

Posted November 26, 2018 by Kent
Categories: Celebrations, Holidays

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The annual District Bridges Tree Lighting in Columbia Heights is here! On Friday, November 30th, at 6:30 pm, District Bridges is hosting the community event at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza for the annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza. Merry makers will enjoy complimentary cocoa, candy canes, and carols. This is a great event for the entire family.

AND this year, District Bridges will be hosting a holiday event on December 7th at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Rock Creek Church Rd, outside the old Sweet Mango. Its great to see District Bridges spreading the cheer to Park View this year.

Councilmember Robert White Meet & Greet in Ward 1 on Thursday

Posted November 14, 2018 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Community Meetings

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I find there is much to be gained by getting to know our Councilmembers, and not just our Ward Councilmembers. Robert White, one of our four at-large representatives, will be at Bin 1301 on U Street this Thursday from 6-8 pm with the sole purpose of getting to know the residents of our communities better. I encourage anyone who has the time to stop by and talk to Robert. I’ve found him to be a stand-up guy from day one.

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Neighborhood Leaf Collection Begins Next Week

Posted November 13, 2018 by Kent
Categories: DPW, Streets and Trees

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In reviewing DPW’s 2018 leaf collection guide, the first round of leaf collection in Park View will begin the week of November 19th — provided that leaves are raked into the treebox space this Sunday (Nov. 18th). More information is available at the DPW Website and you can also track the progress of DPW’s leaf collection crews throughout the collection period.

The maps and schedule below can also be useful.

Peek at Park View School Renovations

Posted November 9, 2018 by Kent
Categories: Restoration repair and maintenance, Schools

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After nearly two and a half years of planning and construction, the recent renovations at the Bruce-Monroe at Park View School are completed with only smaller punch list items left to finish. The scope of work included a new parking lot, a sprinkler system for the school, exterior landscaping, a new gymnasium and a new cafeteria & kitchen.

Last night, I had a chance to see some of the new spaces inside the building following the final School Improvement Team meeting. Below are some photos of the new gym, cafeteria, and kitchen.


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