20 Jun 2014

Eastern Market Metro Plaza Designs Unveiled – Community Meetings This Weekend

The long-awaited release of the final design for the improvements to the Eastern Market Metro Plaza is here. Come by the Hill Center on Saturday, June 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Monday, June 23 from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. to learn more. New to this project? Here’s an overview: Back in 2009, plans were presented by a design team led by […]


30 May 2014

Letter from Tommy Wells on This Week's Community Meeting on Public Safety

In response to a recent increase in violent crime around the neighborhood, Councilmember Tommy Wells called a community meeting with MPD at the Hill Center on Wednesday night. Neighbors voiced their concerns about the level of police presence, the lack of alerts on listservs, and a lack of proper lighting on many streets. One concern […]


11 Dec 2013

TONIGHT: Community Meeting on Eastern Market Metro Plaza

Waaaay back in 2009, there were a series of community meetings to discuss plans to redesign the public space on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE between 7th and 9th Streets. Original plans entailed rerouting Pennsylvania Avenue around a large square or circle, which received mixed reaction — to put it mildly. While the project has been delayed, […]


14 Mar 2013

DDOT Studies Focus on Hill East

by Nichole Opkins As many you may have heard, DDOT is conducting several studies that directly impact the Hill East community. The first study involves the area around the Potomac Avenue Metro. The second involves Barney Circle and the potential Southeast Boulevard.  These studies’ apparent purposes are to develop suggestions to improve traffic patterns and increase […]


29 Jan 2013

DDOT to Share Plans to Improve Potomac Ave Intersection at Meeting this Thursday

Remember when I was grousing about the dangers of crossing Pennsylvania Avenue at Potomac Avenue to Harris Teeter? Well, it seems there’s a plan — and government funding — to improve this crazy mess of an intersection. This Thursday, January 31st, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Payne Elementary […]