Ward Two Neighborhood Citizen Summit Thurs. Feb. 19th, 7:00pm

Mayor Anthony A. Williams

invites you to the

Ward Two Neighborhood Citizen Summit

* Discuss what we learned at Citizen Summit III

* Discuss the long-range vision for the District

* Discuss priorities and initiatives in the proposed fiscal year 2005


* Questions and answers with the Mayor

Thursday February 19th, 2004 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:00pm

Kennedy Recreation Center

7th and P Streets NW

Washington, DC 20001

Metro Green Line to Shaw Howard University or

Metro Green & Yellow Line to Mt. Vernon Sq. 7th Street-Convention Center

For more information call (202)727-2822 or visit citizensummit.dc.gov

Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan, 2nd Public

Meeting: 01/10/04

The second public meeting on the development of the Office of Planning’s

Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan, focusing on housing,

retail, and public space issues in the area bounded by New York Avenue,

Massachusetts Avenue, 12th Street, Vermont Avenue, U Street, Florida Avenue,

and New Jersey Avenue, NW, will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon

Place, NW, in Meeting Room 102.

At this workshop, the public will be asked to review three conceptual

designs developed by the project consultants following the compilation of a

variety of types of information on current conditions in the neighborhood.

Each conceptual vision will be described by a physical plan, a financial

feasibility model, and analyses of development costs, traffic generation,

costs for needed infrastructure improvements, public versus nonpublic

financial contribution, regulatory relief, taxable revenue projections, and

other factors to assist in the selection of the final plan. These options

will be refined into one preferred option. This planning initiative does not

include the old convention center site.

More information, including the PowerPoint presentation from the first

public meeting to discuss the future of the area around the new convention

center on October 14, 2003, can be found at the following URL:



To RSVP or for more information, contact Ward 2 Neighborhood Planner Chris

Shaheen of the DC Office of Planning at 202-442-7631 or

chris.shaheen@dc.gov. RSVPs are recommended but not required.

Have a safe holiday

For the 3 people who actually read this blog, happy holidays.

Everyone else…

Be safe. When taking off stop your mail and your newspaper. Stop mail by visiting the US Postal Office’s web site to hold your mail. If you are a subscriber to the Washington Post, go to their subscriber webpage (you may need to register) and get them to stop delivery. The last thing you need to do is alert criminals to the fact that you’re gone with a stack of newspapers and mail.

Shaw_EcoVillage’s_Chain_Reaction_Adult_Bike_Class/Other_In fo







This Basic Bike Repair course follows the Park Tool-School curriculum, with



Jan 6: Tubes and Tires: learn the pro’s tricks for fixing flats.

Jan 13: Drive-train Removal, Cleaning, and Installation.

Jan 20: All About Brakes.

Jan 27: Adjusting Shifters, Derailleurs, and Gears.

Feb 3: Adjusting and Overhauling Ball Bearing Systems.

Feb 10: The Science and Art of Wheel Truing.

Classes run from 7pm to 9pm. The class size is small so students get lots

of individual attention.

The full six week course costs $90 and includes a folding allen tool, patch

kit and tire levers — or you can take just one class for $20.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, so sign up now. Email: sev.noelpetrie@verizon.net

Phone: (202) 265-2019.


The shop will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5, when we will resume our

regular winter hours: W/Th/F 1pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.


Now we have bicycles available for sale every day! Come check out the

selection. Call David at 202.265.0179 for details.


Wednesday nights, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, you can find dedicated Chain

Reactions volunteers organizing the shop and refurbishing bikes. Sounds

like fun, right? If it’s your first time, join us at 6:30 for volunteer

orientation. As a bonus, volunteers earn time to work on their own bikes in

our repair stands or take repair classes for free. Call David for more

information 202.265.0179.


Chain Reaction needs a Spanish-speaking person to assist with our

Earn-A-Bike (EAB) program starting Monday, January 26 and ending Monday,

March 1. This person would assist 2 teenage ESL students through Chain

Reaction’s EAB Lessons. No bike skills needed.

The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a community based 501(c)(3), engages young

people in making their neighborhoods cleaner, greener and more livable.

Shaw EcoVillage has two main goals, to develop leadership skills and job

readiness in young people, and foster the growth of expertise in

environmental stewardship, smart growth and equitable development on the

local level. We accomplish this through two programs, the EcoDesign Corps

and Chain Reaction.

In EcoDesign Corps, high-school students, ages 14 – 19, design and implement

projects that make the Shaw and nearby neighborhoods of Washington, DC

cleaner, greener and more livable for all residents. Students participate

in internships and fellowships where they apply their critical thinking

skills to solve real-life community issues. Participants focus on issues of

: Clean Water, Air and Land · Community Pride and Identity · Health and

Wellness · Equitable Development · Public Space · Transportation

Chain Reaction educates young people about the role of the bicycle in

sustainable communities and provides the residents of Shaw with safe,

affordable, and pollution-free transportation. Chain Reaction trains youth,

ages 9-19, in bicycle mechanics and safe riding skills through educational

programs; and provides job training and promotes bikes as affordable,

healthy transportation in its community bike shop. Our programs provide

young people with invaluable professional skills including project research,

problem solving, consensus building, action planning, implementation,

evaluation and presentation.

For more information please contact us at: Shaw EcoVillage, 1701 6th St.,

NW, Washington, DC 20001, phone: 202.265.2019 or 202.265.8899, fax: 202.

265.2842, email: sev.noelpetrie@verizon.net

<mailto:sev.noelpetrie@verizon.net> , web: www.shawecovillage.com


1701 6th Street, NW * Washington, DC 20001 * 202.265.8899 *


Contributions are accepted and are tax-deductible.

Contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, Designate #7606

Please join Bloomingdale Civic Association, Inc. for its annual holiday meet and greet.

Bloomingdale Civic Association , Inc.

Holiday Meet and Greet

Monday December 15, 2003

7:00 pm

St. George’s Epeiscopal Church

160 U Street, NW

Come meet new neighbors and old friends. The Bloomingdale Civic Association is asking each guest to bring a wrapped shoebox that includes toilet articles, socks, scarf/hat/ gloves, cologne, comb/brush, underclothes, soap, deodorant, tooth/paste/toothbrush. Mark shoebox male/female.


A unwrapped toy for infant/youth no violent toys or toys with small object that can be easily swallowed, stuff or furry toys.

A Holiday Meet and Greet to remember shoebox gifts will be donated to SOME and toys to Childrens Hospital.

Happy Holidays

Cleopatra Jones,

President, Bloomingdale Civic Association, Inc.

Regrets only (202) 234-5399 (202) 387-2497

NCRC public Board meeting Wednesday, November 19 at Howard University

The National Capital Revitalization Corporation and RLA Revitalization Corporation announce their public Board meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 19 at Howard University’s School of Business in room

322. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. The Howard University School of Business is located at 2600 6th Street,

NW. NCRC is pleased that special guest speaker Dr. Alice Rivlin, of the Brookings Institution, will make a presentation on “Revitalizing Washington’s neighborhoods.” National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) is a quasi-public District government agency charged with spurring economic development in underserved neighborhoods. For more information contact Tiffany Simms at 202.530.5750.

Note from Jim Berry on Tonight’s PSA 312 meeting


Please be reminded that the next meeting of the PSA 312 Community Coalition will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, between the hours of 7:00

p.m and 8:30 p.m., at Mount SInai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W. As was emphasized during a recent set of meetings with Third District

Commander Larry McCoy, it is very important that we attend the PSA meeting in our area and that we use this forum as a vehicle for action planning on matters

of public safety. PSA Leader Lt. Dennis will engage in a discrete discussion of action items that are being worked on in the community and we need to be

in a position to provide her with feedback that will let her know if the planned actions are having their intended effect.

Unfortunately, I will be on travel tomorrow and won’t be able to attend the meeting. Nevertheless, I plan to contact Lt. Dennis and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Todd Douglas to find out what happened at the meeting and to learn how I might best plan to participate in the next one.

Have a good meeting!


J. Berry


East Shaw Survey (2.1 mb PDF file)

This historical survey of the area just east and right on the border of Shaw’s Truxton Circle is an extremely detailed report of the buildings and the history of the area written up by Kelsey & Associates. Those who own homes or property in the area should read the report as it advocates creating an historic district.


MONTHLY Meeting Notice


Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Monday, November 3, 2003

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520