Park View Athletic Field Still on Track

Future athletic field coming

Dispite the D.C. Council’s unanimous vote on Tuesday to strip Banneker Ventures of its contract to manage the construction of several parks and recreation centers, the Park View Athletic field project is still on track.

Councilmember Jim Graham sent out the following announcement today about the Ward 1 DPR projects that could have been impacted by the contracts issue:

Dear Friends,

After the D.C. Council’s vote on Tuesday, December 14, to rescind $83 million in Parks and Recreation Contracts many of you called and wrote to me asking what that meant for Justice Park, Park View and LeDroit Park.

I am happy to report that these parks construction projects are already “back on track.” The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development has assured me that the $750K Justice Park project and the $1.2 million Park View project will be overseen by Allen Lew − Executive Director of the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization − and will move forward. This is excellent news given the great speed and success with which Mr. Lew has handled school renovations and constructions.

The final project, the LeDroit Park (former Gage school transformation) will remain in the Deputy Mayor’s portfolio and the contract for the reconstruction will be re-bid and move forward.

Bests Jim

You can read the related article on the D.C. Council vote in the Washington Post here>>

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3 Comments on “Park View Athletic Field Still on Track”

  1. […] renovated athletic field was first announced to the community in June 2009 but stalled in December 2009 when all outstanding contracts for field renovations required DC Council review. The $1.2M […]

  2. […] open spaces at the Park View Recreation Center has finally begun. The current project was initially proposed in the late summer of 2009 and is only now moving forward. While there were many reasons for the on-again, off-again planning […]

  3. […] years ago. What was accomplished this year far exceeded the reworked baseball field originally presented to the community in 2009. Construction on the new playground was in full swing by early April and completed by June 18th in […]

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