Friends of Kingman Park Hosted: Community Conversation with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7, 2013@12noon-3pm


Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation



DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7  

Community Invited for Afternoon of Music, Food
and Fun for the Entire Family


(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) cordially invites to the 11thStreet Local Bridge Community Celebration and Bridge Dedication on September 7, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come join city officials, community leaders and businesses from Anacostia and Capitol Hill on the 11th Street Local Bridge for family- friendly activities, music and food. Additionally, officials will dedicate a plaque naming the new Local 11th Street Bridge as the “11th Street, Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge.”

 The 11th Street Local Bridge will be transformed into a family-friendly venue featuring a main stage for entertainment, a variety of local food trucks and speakers from various District agencies.  Attendees can visit table top booths to get more information about DDOT’s programs and initiatives as well as other District agencies at the “Information Lane.”    Photo opportunities will be available from the local bridge’s scenic overlooks, which offer tranquil views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park.

Transportation and Parking Accommodations

Free transportation to and from the event will be provided by DC Circulator buses. ADA-compliant shuttle buses will be provided to transport people with disabilities from the entrance points to the bridge to various locations along the bridge.


Passenger pick-up locations:·        Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line)

·        Eastern Market Metro Station (Blue/Orange Line)

Free Parking:

·        (Capitol Hill) – 1301 M Street SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

·        (Anacostia) – Curtis Brothers Parking Lot, 2241 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

For more information and to follow the bridge project and AWI Program’s progress, please visit To join the project or AWI community contact list or ask questions, please email  or call 202-741-8528.

26th Street N.E. To Be Closed For Two Months Beginning Tuesday, Sept 3rd, 2013

26th Street N.E. Between Benning Road & Spingarn High School

To Be Closed For Two Months Beginning Tuesday, Sept 3rd


The DC Streetcar construction team will close 26th Street N.E. from Benning Road north to the construction entrance south of the now-closed Spingarn High School on Tuesday, September 3rd, for approximately two months. This is to allow the contractor to install two streetcar track switches in the westbound lanes of Benning Road on either side of 26th Street.

In advance of the closure, variable message boards will be placed near 26th Street and Benning Road to notify the public. Due to the closure, motorists will be unable to turn north on 26th Street from Benning Road to reach Langston Golf Course, the Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering High School, or the Browne Education Campus. Southbound 26th Street traffic between the construction entrance and Benning Road will be entirely blocked.

Westbound Benning Road traffic will be reduced to one lane from the Metrorail Overpass to 21st Street. Eastbound Benning Road traffic will be one lane from 21st Street to 26th Street, at which point two-lane traffic will be restored.

The construction team has worked closely with the principals of Phelps High and Browne Education Campus, DC Public Schools transportation officials, Metrobus officials, and the Langston Golf Course manager to develop the following detour plans:

To reach Phelps High and Browne Education Campus: Benning Road motorists may turn north on 17th Street, east on Maryland Avenue, south on 22nd Street which becomes I Street. Follow I Street for one block, then turn south on 26th Street. Follow 26th to the Browne Education Campus. From 26th, turn west on H Street, and follow H Street to the Phelps ACE High School entrance.


School-related Metrobus changes: Phelps and Browne schools are served by four daily Metrobus trips — one in the morning, and three in the afternoon.

  • The morning S41 (Rhode Island Avenue Station-Phelps HS) will drop off students on Benning Road, eastbound, at Oklahoma Avenue near the gas station.  It will skip the stops on Maryland Avenue.
  • The afternoon S41 (Phelps HS- Rhode Island Avenue Station) will pick up students on Benning Road, westbound, at 26th Street near the golf course.
  • The afternoon X2 school trip (Phelps HS-Lafayette Square) will pick up students on Benning Road, westbound, at 26th Street near the golf course.
  • The afternoon X2 school trip (Phelps HS-Minnesota Avenue Station) will pick up students on Benning Road, eastbound, at Oklahoma Avenue near the gas station. 

To reach the Langston Golf Course – Benning Road motorists have two options:

  • Turn north from Benning Road into the golf course driving-range entrance which is just east of the Metrorail Overpass. Golf course management will provide shuttle-bus service from the driving-range parking lot to the Clubhouse at 26th Street.
  • Turn north from Benning Road onto 17th Street, turn east onto Maryland Avenue, then south on 22nd Street which becomes I Street. Follow I Street for one block, then turn south on 26th Street, and proceed to the golf course entrance.
  • Pedestrians may cross Benning Road at Oklahoma Avenue, but may not cross Benning at 26th Street. Pedestrians may walk north from Benning along 26th Street to reach Phelps High School, the Browne Education Campus, and the Langston Golf Course.

    Thank you for your patience.

     We encourage you to contact us at any time to share concerns or request more information. Please direct inquiries to: Margaret Gentry, 202.320.8534 or For DC Streetcar details, please go to This notice is posted online at

Reservation 13/Hill East Development Meeting- Tues. May 21, 2013 @6:30pm

Kingman Park, Please attend this meeting about Reservation 13/Hill East Development.

It will inform us of the new developments happening in our community.


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park



*Please join us…*

*ANC 7F Monthly Meeting*

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*Presentation: *

*Deputy Mayor’s Office*

*Planning and Economic Development: *

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*Reservation 13/Hill East Development*

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*May 21st*

*6:30 pm*

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*Washington Tennis and Education Foundation*

*200 Stoddert Pl SE*

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*Reservation 13 became a part of Ward 7 through the most recent
redistricting process. It is over 57 acres of land which include the DC
Jail and the former DC General. Please come out to learn more about the
potential for development. Two acres have already gone out for bids and are
slated for mixed-use development. This is an opportunity to become involved
in bring much needed retail and services closer to home. We hope to see
you in attendance.*

Trash Tuesday…..Please Join In For A Cleaner Community

Trash Tuesday

We are starting this effort in Kingman Park. Every Tuesday, we are cleaning in front our homes (side walk and curb area) If the houses on either side of you are not participating, please remove the trash from around those houses. If everyone participates, our community will be a much cleaning place!

Trash and Litter has environmental consequences. Wind and weather, traffic, and animals move trash and litter into gutters, lawns and landscaped areas, alleyways, and parking structures.
Trash and Litter begets trash and litter. Individuals are much more likely to litter into a littered environment. A clean community improves the overall community quality of life.
Please join me as we all work together for a cleaner community!

Lisa White
(202) 706-4713

Spring Spruce Up-Sat. April 6, 2013 @ 9am-11am

Spring Spruce Up

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Please come out and volunteer for (2) two hours to spruce up the Triangle Panda Park.


Donations are needed for mulch, crepe myrtles, plants and flowers for the planters.


We hope you can join us!

As always, please feel free to contact me at if you have questions, comments or need additional information.


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner Kingman Park or

(202) 706-4713

Kingman Park: DC Street Car Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1-19, 2013

DC Street Car Construction Team Ready To Install OCS Foundations

Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1

On Benning Road From 21st Street To 24th Street The DC Streetcar construction team will start work April 1 on the installation of OCS (Overhead Cantenary System) foundations at the streetcar route’s Eastern Turnaround on Benning Road. The OCS foundations are installed underground at designated points and provide the base for mounting the poles and wiring that deliver power to run the streetcars.To accommodate the construction activity, the following traffic and parking restrictions are necessary:

April 1 through April 19Eastbound Benning Road (south side), 21st Street to 24th Street

Ø  At 21st, eastbound Benning Road traffic will be channeled into a single lane to 24th.

Ø  The sidewalk on the south side of Benning from 21st to 24th will be closed. Signs will direct pedestrians to cross to sidewalks on the north side of Benning.

Ø  Motorists will have no access to 23rd Place from Benning Road. To reach 23rd Place, local traffic (residents and visitors) will be directed to use the alleyway that runs between 21st and 24th Streets.

Ø  Left turns and U-turns from Benning onto 21st, 23rd, and 24th will be prohibited.

Ø  Vehicular and pedestrian access to establishments with parking lots in this area – T-Nails, 2305 Benning; MillionMan Tires, 2101 Benning; and the Crown gas station, Benning at 21st – will be maintained through side streets and gaps between the traffic-control devices.Advance warning signs will be posted. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions.

Please feel free to contact:  Margaret GentryCommunity Relations SpecialistDC Streetcar ProjectAMEC Environment & Infrastructure1005 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Mobile 202.320.8534


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

Friends of Kingman Park February 2013 Meeting Pictures




Orange Hat Patrol- Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7pm-8pm


Hi Neighbors, it’s time to dust off your orange hats and come join in some fun! We will kicking off our Orange Hat Patrol (OHP) neighborhood walks beginning on 6 March and continuing on the first Wednesday of each month through October.
Our meeting time/point will be 7 pm at the triangle park just across from the Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church and School on 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE.
For your planning purposes, OHP walks will be 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep & 2 Oct (1st Wednesday of each month). Bring yourself, bring your family and/or bring your dogs…great weather, great fun and great exercise!
Being a part of OHP is a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors/local patrol officers and also sends a big signal that “We Care” about our neighborhood.
As always, please feel free to contact me at if you have questions, comments or need additional information.
Kevin Stephens/KP OHP Coordinator (202) 341-9466
Lisa White/ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 (202) 706-4713