27 Aug 2018


Updates From Your ANC Commissioners

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), we feel the information shared can be of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add thehillishome@gmail.com to your distribution list, please! –María Helena Carey

The DC flag. Photo by María Helena Carey, via Instagram.

From Amber Gove, 6A04
Raised Crosswalks
Great news–our long-awaited raised crosswalks on Constitution were installed the week of August 13-17. Temporary no parking signs have been posted, so please watch out for those. The raised crosswalks will be at 12th Place and Warren St, in the location of the existing crosswalks that traverse Constitution. DDOT’s Notice of Intent can be found here.The work is in response to the traffic calming petition I submitted in 2015 for the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Constitution, with ANC support. Special thanks to our neighbors who signed the petition and helped to convince DDOT that these measures were needed.

Alley Repair/Clean-up
A neighbor on 14th has requested repair and clean-up of the alley between Warren St and 14th St. DDOT states that selection of alleys for repair is based in part on the number and longevity of 311 tickets. Please take a moment and submit a 311 ticket for the alley. Details on the city’s Alleypalooza program can be found here.

Maury Construction Continues
Demolition of the 1961 building at Maury is now complete and the last of the debris is being hauled away. The next community meeting will be held at the Maury Village Multipurpose Room (1840 Constitution NE) on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 PM. Eliot-Hine Middle School is also under construction–with active demolition ongoing now. For details on construction at both schools please see the DCPS Modernization website here.

311 App
In addition to calling 311, you can use the DC 311 app to request bulk trash pick up, report sidewalk repair needs or request rodent abatement. If you create an account you can track the status of your service requests. More details on the mobile app here.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you to everyone who signed my petition to secure a spot on the 2018 ballot!


From Denise Krepp, ANC 6B10

Eastern High School – Better Homes and Garden magazine
The September issue of Better Homes and Gardens includes a story about the Eastern High School garden. The three page spread features numerous photos of Eastern High School students and the amazing produce that they grow. Congratulations Eastern!

RFK Stadium Community Meeting TONIGHT August 27th
EventsDC is hosting a quarterly meeting with RFK Stadium stakeholders tonight. The meeting will be at 7pm, at RFK, in the Media room on the 4th floor. The entrance is via Lot 5, Gate A.

Reservation 13 – August 30th
The Hill East Taskforce is hosting a community meeting on August 30th to discuss Reservation 13. DDOT, DGS, DMPED, and DOEE have a role in developing the property and representatives from these agencies will be in attendance. The meeting will be at 7pm at St. Coletta (1900 Independence Avenue SE) and it’s open to the public.

In advance of the meeting, I sent them the following questions with the expectation that they be prepared to answer these questions and other questions that folks might ask during the meeting –

DDOT – Earlier this week, DDOT shared information with St. Coletta about the Burke Street expansion on the property. DDOT shared that this expansion is supposed to start in two weeks. Residents would like to learn more about the expansion. What is the time frame for construction? Where will equipment be staged? Does DDOT expect that that the Burke Street expansion will impact existing traffic on 19th Street SE? If so, what is the plan to minimize the impact?

DGS – Neighbors were notified by the Washington Post that lead was found near one of the buildings that is being demolished on Reservation 13. Residents are concerned that the lead particulates became airborne and residents would like to learn about where the lead was found and what is the plan to stop the spread of the lead in the soil and in the air.

DOEE – Residents would like to learn more about DOEE’s role in cleaning up the lead and making sure that additional hazardous materials do not end up in the soil and in the air.

DMPED/Donatelli – Residents would like an update on the F-1 and G-1 parcels that are underdevelopment. Given the recent news about the lead and the proposed expansion of Burke Street, residents want to learn about your plans to limit hazmat exposure. They also want to know if the construction of the parcels is on schedule and if not, please provide an updated schedule.

Community Clean Up – September 8th
The next community clean-up will be on Saturday, September 8th. Participants will be meeting at the 7-Eleven store at 1500 Independence Ave SE. The event is one hour and the time can be counted towards school community service hours.

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