District to Invest $200,000 in Bruce-Monroe Park Improvements

Bruce Monroe Park will receive $200,000 for improvements in 2012.

Bruce Monroe Park will receive $200,000 for improvements in 2012.

Earlier today, Councilmember Graham informed the community that Bruce-Monroe Park will receive $200,000 to improve the park. In the letter officially informing Graham of the investment, DPR committed to completing improvements by December 2013. The improvements are to include two new water fountains and a shade structure, including seating, large enough to accommodate gatherings and programming.

Councilmember Graham’s announcement to area listservs is below:

Dear Friends: We have good news for the Park at Georgia Ave and Irving.  Mayor Gray has decided to direct $200,000 this year for needed in improvements at the park. I had made this one of my top funding priorities requested of the administration, but obviously it could not have happened without the Mayor’s enthusiastic support. Thanks also to the fine work of our Georgia Avenue stakeholders, including the Collective, the business association and Sylvia Robinson.


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9 Comments on “District to Invest $200,000 in Bruce-Monroe Park Improvements”

  1. Jon Says:

    Does this mean no future development of the site?

    • Kent Says:

      I think future development is still a possibility.

      • imgoph Says:

        The more dollars that are put into this, and the more people come to rely on it as the neighborhood’s ‘central park,’ development becomes a harder sell.

        I’d wager you’d have a HELL of a fight on your hands to develop this parcel in 5 years time.

  2. Diane Says:

    Given the need for open/park space in the neighborhood, much commented on over the years, seems like it would be a positive if the park were to remain a park (assuming ongoing maintenance and oversight).

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