Archive for the ‘Streets and Trees’ category

Update on Sidewalk Improvement Progress

June 6, 2016
Areas scheduled for sidewalk replacements.

Areas scheduled for sidewalk replacements.

The sidewalk replacement work that I shared in early May is well underway. In walking around the neighborhood this weekend, I noted that the new sidewalks have been replaced on the 600 block of Princeton Place (with the exception of one crosswalk that needs to be redone at the corner of Park Place), the sidewalk on Park Place between Newton and Otis has been replaced, the sidewalk on Warder between Quebec and Rock Creek Church Road is in progress, and work on the sidewalk on the 400 block of Park Road has not yet begun.

Below are some photos of the areas recently completed or in progress.

IMG_0645(New sidewalk on Park Place. Looking south from Otis Place.)

IMG_0638(Crew replacing sidewalk on Warder Street. Morning of June 4th.)

IMG_0655(Looking north from Quebec Place. Sidewalk work in progress on Warder.)

New Trees and Streetscape Need to Be One Result from Park Morton Redevelopment

June 1, 2016

In reviewing the plans for the redevelopment of Park Morton — especially the plans for the site on Park Road and Morton Street — one of the amenities that we really need to be a result of the effort is a better streetscape and street trees on Park Road. Park View has many streets that contribute to a significant tree desert in the heart of the community. This includes the 600 block of Park Road. In walking around Park Morton over the weekend, I was reminded of just how harsh the streetscape is on Park Road. Pushing the sidewalks back from the street to create room for street trees should be one of the many improvements that we can achieve through this project.

As you can see from the photos below, the area along the south side of Park Road is currently without trees and is uninspiring.



Sidewalk Replacement Work Begins on Princeton Place

May 27, 2016

The sidewalk replacement work that we found out about at the beginning of May have finally begun. Below are photos from the 600 block of Princeton Place, where work began yesterday.




New Speed Camera on Irving Street

May 26, 2016

Irving speed camera(Image from Park View Beautification Crew Facebook page.)

Yesterday it was noted on the Park View Beautification Crew Facebook page that a new speed camera has been located on Irving Street halfway between Georgia Avenue and Warder Street. While the new location hasn’t been added yet, in general you can check out MPD’s Speed Camera Location page to see where camera’s are deployed throughout the city. Of equal interest, you can also contact MPD to recommend a photo radar location.

Third Crosstown Multimodal Study Workshop Scheduled for June 9th

May 13, 2016
Residents reviewing some of the boards during the 2nd Crosstown workshop.

Residents reviewing some of the boards during the 2nd Crosstown workshop.

The third Crosstown Multimodal Study Workshop has been scheduled for June 9th. It will be held in the Main Hall of Trinity University from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. This is the same location where the first workshop was held. The O’Connor Auditorium is located at 125 Michigan Avenue, NW.

If you haven’t reviewed the three concepts that were presented at workshop #2, you can find all relevant materials here. I’m also reposting the concepts below. After becoming familiar with the ideas in them, you can take the online survey to provide additional feedback to DDOT.

Concept #1

PW2 Concept 1(Click image for slide deck)

Concept #2

PW2 Concept 2(Click image for slide deck)

Concept #3

PW2 Concept 3(Click image for slide deck)

More Sidewalk Improvements Scheduled for Park View

May 9, 2016
This crosswalk at Princeton and Park Place is among those that will be replaced in the near future.

This crosswalk at Princeton and Park Place is among those that will be replaced in the near future.

If you live in or walk through the northern section of Park View, you’re about to see some significant improvements in the area’s sidewalks. The list below are the blocks involved along with the projected start date.

  • Princeton Place from Warder to Park Place — May 16, 2016
  • Warder Street from Quebec Street to Rock Creek Church Road — May 23, 2016
  • Park Place from Otis Place to Newton Place — May 23, 2016
  • Park Road from Warder to Park Place — May 23, 2016

Sidewalk improvements on these blocks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Upgrading of curb ramps and sidewalks through repair and/or replacement;
  • Correcting drainage issues;
  • Performing repair work at intersections as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program; and,
  • Installation of porous Flexible Paving (Flexi-Pave) in selected area.

During the project, DDOT will maintain traffic and access to streets, but there may be restricted parking during construction hours. “No Parking” signs are to be posted seventy-two (72) hours prior to construction in areas where parking will be impacted.  All work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Many of the sidewalk issues that will be repaired were identified during the 2014 Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block walk.

The map below shows the blocks where sidewalk work will occur.

2016 sidewalk repairs(Red lines indicate where DDOT’s next wave of sidewalk work will occur.)

More Neighborhood Alleys To Be Repaired in AlleyPalooza 3

April 28, 2016

In this year’s AlleyPalooza 3, at least two more alley’s in the neighborhood have been identified for renovation.  AlleyPalooza 3’s goal is to provide construction, improvement and repairs to 8 alleys in each of the 8 wards in 12 weeks for a total of 64 alleys. The cost to do this is approximately $10.5 million. The alley repair campaign is Mayor Bowser’s summer program to reconstruct and repair alleys in all eight wards across the city.

I know that there are a lot of factors that go into selecting the alleys for inclusion each year, but want to give a shout out to Commissioner Rashida Brown, the Luray-Warder Neighborhood Association’s Audra Grant, and Ward 1 MOCR Gabriel Rojo (and I’m sure there are others) for taking the time to walk alleys in the southern part of the neighborhood, identify alleys, and advocate on behalf of their repair.

The slides below are from the slide deck listing the alleys to be repaired in Ward 1.

alleyPalooza map 2016

AlleyPalooza chart 2016

alleyPalooza photos 2016




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