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Beautification Continues on Irving Street

June 11, 2012

After stopping by to check on the new Park View Welcome sign that I reported on last Monday, I’m happy to report that the new sign was not the end of beautifying the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Irving, but the beginning. On Sunday morning I had the pleasure to speak with three of the residents who were watering newly planted knockout roses and a boxwood. I understand that there are still more plants coming and that the pictures below do not represent a completed garden just yet.


New Park View Welcome Sign at Irving Street & Georgia Avenue

June 5, 2012

The corner of Irving and Georgia was graced with a new welcome sign on Monday, June 4, 2012

Motorists traveling east on Irving Street at the intersection of Georgia Avenue were greeted with a new welcome sign yesterday afternoon. This was the result of years of hard work and perseverance from the residents that live along the 400-600 blocks of Irving Street, NW. The new sign, and the soon-to-be-installed landscaping, were also made possible through funding from the Columbia Heights Shaw Family Collaborative and the American soft drink beverage companies.

Residents removed the old gateway sign and cleaned up the site in preparation of the new sign on Saturday, June 2nd

The process to replace the old sign was first brought before ANC 1A in June 2011, but due to confusion on neighborhood borders and identities it did not receive ANC approval until September 2011. This confusion was caused both by the inclusion of Columbia Heights, Park View, and Pleasant Plains on the previous sign as well as the District’s muddling of neighborhood names in their various databases (The District takes no official position on neighborhood names and borders, even though they frequently use such names in their documents).

It is a testament to the dedication of the Irving Street community to have seen this project through. The new sign is a true asset to the streetscape and something for everyone in the neighborhood to be proud of.  To all that made this sign a reality — Well Done!


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