WARD 5 EMERGENCY COMMUNITY MEETING
PROPOSED CAR BARN LOCATION AT SPINGARN CAMPUS
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm
PHELPS ACE HIGH SCHOOL (MEDIA LIBRARY)
704 26TH STREET NE
Statement on Proposed Car Barn at 26th and Benning Road (Spingarn Campus) Location
Thank you for all of the calls and emails my office has been receiving regarding the future, proposed location of one of DC Streetcar’s car barn – Benning Road & 26th Street NE. The proposed location, which is directly on Spingarn Senior High School’s campus, is a major concern of mine, and I welcome any additional feedback that you may have on this important matter.
Although the decision to place the car barn on Spingarn’s campus predates the time of when I took office, I am nevertheless asking for explanations to the same questions you have posed. I have already contacted representatives from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Mayor’s Office, as well as the other major stakeholders, in order to better understand why the city decided to incorporate the car barn’s proposed location in the plan.
In the meantime, I invite you to join me for an EMERGENCY MEETING on Monday, June 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Phelps ACE High School. A representative from DDOT has been invited to discuss the plan in greater detail and answer any questions that you may have regarding the proposed location for the car barn.
Rest assured, I am working diligently to ascertain more information regarding this matter and will follow up with residents to determine the next course of action. If you have any additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Thank you.
Kenyan R. McDuffie
Councilmember, Ward 5
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004