Test Pit Excavation
On Monday, February 25 through Friday March 1, work crews will dig five small test pits within a one-block location of Benning Road NE in order to coordinate proposed utility placement. The impacts will include:
Eastbound Benning Road between 24th and 25th Streets:
Left lane closure, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Pedestrian crosswalk at eastbound Benning and 24th Street:
Sidewalk closure, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Parking on eastbound Benning Road between 21st and 26th Streets: Parking closure. In order to keep two lanes of traffic flowing down eastbound Benning Road the curb lane between 21st and 26th streets will be closed for parking and it will become a travel lane.
On Monday, February 25 through Friday March 8, work crews will continue to remove portions of the median on the middle and eastern end of the Hopscotch Bridge in advance of future streetcar platform construction at the same locations. The impacts will include:
Hopscotch Bridge and 3rd Street Bridge approach on H Street, Eastbound:
Left lane closures, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hopscotch Bridge and 3rd Street Bridge approach on H Street, Westbound:
Left lane closures, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Join us for the
Friends of Kingman Park Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 2013
From 7pm to 8:30pm
St. Benedict Catholic Church-Quander Room
(20th Street Back Entrance)
Father Drew-Pastor of St. Benedict will be there to pray for peace and protection over our community!
MPD PSA 507 Police Officers will be in attendance to provide crime stats and safety information!
Orange Hat Patrol 2013 Season Start up information available!
Come out and meet some of the neighbors in Kingman Park!
Light Refreshments will be served!
Hope to see you there!
With all the plans for redevelopment slated to come East of the River, does this mean that Gentrification is inevitable? Join r.e.e.l. in having a healthy discussion regarding the future of our communities.
We have invited an esteemed panel of business owners, residents and policy makers in discuss first hand accounts about the lessons they have learned when neighborhoods are redeveloped. We are taking the conversation beyond just the black vs. white argument. We want to help prepare our community for the FUTURE!
Date: Thursday January 31, 2013
Where: DHCD Building – 1800 MLK Ave., SE
Some of the Panelist:
Tome Sherwood-NBC 4
Harriet Tregoning- Office of Planning
Lou Jones-Jin Lounge
Parisa Norouzi- Empower DC
and other invited guest
Frozen Tropics has an excellent post on the proposed closing of Spingarn, and its effect on the proposed car barn (answer: there is no effect). The post is based largely on a Washington City Paper article.
As a parent in Kingman Park, my biggest take away is that my son would (if nothing changes in the next 14 years) no longer go to Spingarn, a tier 4 school in decline, but would instead likely go to Eastern High School, Dunbar, or Woodson High School. On page 43 of the IFF Report, which was created at the Mayor’s request, it reads that “DCPS recently renovated and restructured Eastern High school and rebuilt Woodson High School. Higher performance is anticipated for both these Tier 4 schools.” As a parent, would I rather my son go to a failing school, or a school on the rise?
Spingarn’s closing would end an important chapter of the District’s history. It boasts countless illustrious alumni including:
- Elgin Baylor, a retired Hall of Fame American basketball player and formerNBA general manager who played 13 seasons as a forward for the NBA’sMinneapolis Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers.
- Dave Bing, a retired Hall of Fame American professional basketball player in the NBA, primarily for the Detroit Pistons from 1966 to 1975. He is currently (2010) the Mayor of Detroit.
- John B. Catoe, Jr., former general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Sherman Douglas, a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA for the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers from 1989 to 2001.
- Ollie Johnson, a retired American basketball player who was an All-American at the University of San Francisco and a first round draft pick of the Boston Celtics.
- John Kinard, founding director of the Anacostia Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spingarn_High_School. Closing Spingarn would be a difficult pill to swallow for the school’s many amazing and accomplished graduates. But if it’s a question of what’s best for the education of the District’s current children, the answer is not so simple.
The District Department of Transportation submitted a conceptual design for the Car Barn Training Center to the Historic Preservation Review Board for review and comment. The Car Barn will be located on the grounds of Spingarn High School.
The HPRB will hold a public meeting to review the design on November 1st at 10am. A report on the design proposal by the Historic Preservation Office will be released on October 25. Those interested in testifying about the proposal should appear at least 15 minutes in advance of the November 1st meeting at 441 4th St NW, Room 220 South. Although Mayor Gray and DDOT promised Ward 5 residents that community amenities would be included in the proposal, no amenities appear in the design proposal.
See below for the conceptual design. Use controls at bottom of pane to zoom in or view the document fullscreen.
Posted by Mary Rowse
Kingman Park Community,
On Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 4pm-6pm we are having a family friendly event: Haunted Garden Meet and Greet @ Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden. We are seeking help from the community for volunteers and candy donations.
Join the fun…….Moon Bounce, Games, Build a Scarecrow, Best Costume, Prizes and Light Refreshments will be served!
Come dressed in your Halloween Best!
Also, Councilmembers and Candidates running for election has been invited to attend.
Thanks for your time and attention towards community event.
If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please feel free to contact Lisa White (202) 706-4713 or Bob Coomber (202) 689-9377.
This event is sponsored by Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden, KPR MOMS, Friends of Kingman Park and YOU!
September 10, 2012
Public Review and Comments on the Proposed Measures to resolve effects on historic properties regarding The One City Streetcar Line: H Street/Benning Road, NE
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the public and interested parties to comment on the proposed Measures to resolve effects on historic properties regarding the One City Streetcar Line: H Street/Benning Road, NE (including the Spingarn car barn). DDOT is currently completing the Historic preservation work for this project. The proposed measures and the attached documents will be used to develop agreement with the DC State Historic Preservation Office (DC SHPO).
Click here to download a description of the project, area of potential effects, effects determination, and measures to resolve these effects. A map is also available here. Please provide your comments by September 24th, 2012 by emailing: email@example.com.
DC Street Car H Street
ATTN: Historic Preservation
100 M Street, SE, Suite 305
Washington DC 20003
For the past two years it has been my great honor to represent my neighbors in the Kingman Park Neighborhood, ANC 7D01. Once again, I need your support.
During my tenure as ANC Commissioner I have worked extremely hard to improve the quality of life in Kingman Park. Together we have made a lot of progress, but we still have a long way to go.
Here is a list of some of our recent accomplishments:
- Restarted the Orange Hat Patrol with the Metropolitan Police Department
- Organized the Thanksgiving Basket Project with Apple Tree PC School, which fed over 20 needy families in Kingman Park
- Sponsored several Community Clean ups
- Sponsored MLK Days of Service in Kingman Park
- Sponsored Easter Egg Hunts for Kingman Park Children
- Sponsored Halloween Parties for Kingman Park Children
- Advocated for Ward 6 zone parking
- Organized, planned and designed the Triangle Panda Park at 21st Street, D Street, and Oklahoma Avenue
- Advocated for Kingman Park to return to Ward 6 during the redistricting process
- Help develop the Community Blog
- Organized Kingman Park Email and Telephone Communication Trees
- Reorganized Block Captains in the community
This reelection campaign is about all of you – the amazing residents of Kingman Park who I have worked with over the years to make Kingman Park as great as possible for us all. Please stand alongside me in this journey.
I am running for re-election, and I hope I can count on your support.
H Street Festival
Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street, and the entire H Street community invite you to join us on September 15, 2012 for HStreetFestival2012, DC’s best neighborhood Festival. H Street has so much to celebrate this year – the completion of the streetscape project, the opening of many new businesses along the corridor, and the survival of the businesses that have been part of our community for years.
We want you to enjoy the “new” H Street as part of an even larger crowd than the 50,000 who loved HStreetFestival2011. So, we’ve planned quite an all day party from noon to 7pm for young and old alike. In addition to all of the stuff that made last year’s festival great – like the live music on 5 stages, the artcars, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, the fashion shows, the patio cafes and the street parades, we’ve added even more entertainment and events to HStreetFestival2012’s 6 blocks of Urban Fun.
Join us on H Street on September 15th to celebrate One Street – One City!
This event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 7:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm.
The following streets will be closed:
H Street closed from 8th to 14th Street, NE
I Street, NE south bound no traffic at the following intersections:
9th Street through 13th Street, NE
G Street at the intersection of 10th Street through 13th Street, NE
No traffic north on 13th and Wylie Street, NE, no south bound traffic
Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.