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Rendering courtesy Jackson Jarvis Studio_OLIN + OMA

From a press release:

“Four commissioned public art pieces were announced today by​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government – reflecting the park’s design principles and values. In response to over 200 community meetings where public art was prioritized, a lighted sculpture inspired by plants growing along the Anacostia River; a mural depicting the African American and Native American experiences tied to caring for the land, hammocks created to honor DC culture reflective of the community; and design of a mobile, small business kiosk aimed at supporting East of the River Black entrepreneurs were selected from over 60 entries by the park’s curatorial committee comprised of local residents, experts, and artists. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser also announced eight new Food Access Fund grantees. A total of $6.6 million will go to these local businesses. The Mayor’s funding proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 allocates $23.8 million for this program.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we want to make sure we don’t lose any of the characteristics that make DC truly special, ” said Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio.  “That means investing in small and local businesses that offer exciting and innovative ways to address the inequitable access to quality food. The Food Access Fund allows us to better support residents and make long-term investments in the community.”

New Food Access Fund awardees include: Read More

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Thanks to Nate from SE for sending (videos after the jump): “Anacostia Turkeys!”


photo by eric.trefney

Thanks to Eric for sharing this awesome photo: “I met the infamous turkey that has been chasing cyclist around on the anacostia trail in DC! He was definitely not happy to have his picture taken but he knows how to strike a pose. If you see this turkey, give him space, he’s just guarding his territory, let him gobble at a distance.”

Videos of the rafter: Read More

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Image Courtesy of OMA+OLIN

From a press release:

“Today,​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (Building Bridges) and the District government – unveiled plans for the interactive “Mussel Beach” play area by landscape architects OLIN and play consultants from Studio Ludo. Given the proximity of the play area to the park’s Environmental Education Center and the Anacostia Watershed Society’s work to repopulate thousands of mussels within the Anacostia River improving river water quality, the play area will feature sculptural mussels, sea grass climbers, water sounds, and slides. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

A sincere plea for help (lawyers that can represent a neighborhood, we need you!), and answers (from District leadership, we need these, too!).

I am an Anacostia resident (since 2010), writing on behalf of more Anacostia residents and our unanswered petition imploring the Mayor, DHCD and Chapman Development to deliver a vibrant, mixed-use development that promotes walkabilty and provides neighobrhood-serving retail where we live. The project of note is now known as the Maple View Flats but was part of the Big K Special Merit Project. Read More

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Rendering courtesy Jackson Jarvis Studio/OLIN + OMA

From the 11th Street Bridge Park:

“Today,​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District government – announced the selection of  “Anacostia’s Sunrise/Sunset Portals” by DC-based artists Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis of Jackson Jarvis Studio as the park’s first and largest commissioned artwork. Read More


11th Street Bridge Park Rendering courtesy of OMA+OLIN

From a press release:

​The 11th Street Bridge Park​, a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District government, today announced $3.5M in capital campaign gifts from the Reveda Foundation of the Logan Family and Bloomberg Philanthropies to be recognized at the park’s River Amphitheater and Bloomberg Trail. Located on the piers of the former 11th street bridge spanning the Anacostia River, D.C.’s first elevated public park will connect two long-divided communities providing a new venue for healthy recreation, environmental education and the arts. Read More

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