See for yourself and make your voice heard at a meeting Monday night. I saw the following on the Petworth Listserv:
“The National Capital Planning Commission will be hosting a public meeting regarding the proposed development of the Armed Force Retirement Home Monday night at 6:30pm. The AFRH are proposing to build at 9 million+ SF development along Irving Street, Park Place, Rock Creek Church Road, and North Capital Street. This is as large as the Pentrgon, or 10 DC USA’s, and will bring the equivenant of 2 Nationals ball games of traffic into East Columbia Heights (Pleasant Plains, and Park View) and South Petworth.
There is a lot of support in the District Government, Congress, and National Parks service to create a public park, much like Atlanta’s Peidmont Park or Brooklynsin Park Slope, instead of more condos to the land along Park Place, NW. This would still allow for significant development, but reduce the amount and provide much needed green space to an area that is lacking it now, but we need residents to come out to support this concept.
Monday, April 14, 2008