Our first SMD meeting was well attended with a close to 100 residents who came out! Below is a brief synopsis of the meeting. There will be a newsletter for seniors and other residents who were not able to it make to the meeting.
Shops at Dakota Crossing
Lowes opening 4th Quarter 2015
Dicks Sporting Goods, Petsmart, & Marshall’s 3rd quarter 2016
Smaller parcels – Besides a 99.9% chance that Starbucks will be here no other retailers are confirmed at this time.
Costco has proposed an additional exit near the tire center to relieve traffic off of market street. DDOT to provide response soon…?!
Villages at Dakota Crossing
There’s a chance that if DC does not take ownership of Hurston Lane (the residential street at the Costco intersection), the residents will not allow cars to pass through to Commodore Joshua Barney drive. Also, according to DDOT if speed bumps are allowed on CJ Barney Drive, the proposed bus route will not be possible.
DDOT indicated that there were no plans on the books for a hawk signal at Bladensburg Road near the senior apartments which contradicts an earlier report in the January ANC 5C report. I will follow up with DDOT.
Signage for a deaf and blind resident was requested on Bladensburg Road.
There are a host of traffic concerns (which took up close to an hour worth of discussion during the meeting) which will need to be further evaluated. The Transportation Committee will resume monthly meetings in April to prioritize these transportation concerns.
Neighborhood Clean-up and Watch will kick off in April.