Due to an unfortunate death to someone close to me the field trip has been rescheduled. Details of the new date coming soon. Thank you.
Join ANC 5C03 along with the Capital Trails Coalition and WABA as we walk our proposed connection to the Anacostia River Trail. This connection has been a “long time coming”and will provide a vital transportation alternative for residents of Ward 5. I will post another article on the background of the project and how we got to where we are today. DDOT under Mayor Bowser’s administration has done a tremendous job responding to the disparity of transit alternatives in the community. DDOT has assigned a consultant for the environmental assessment which brings us another step closer to this becoming a reality.
Please note that this is a walking tour, and is not yet accessible by bicycle. However, you can secure your bike at the meet up location.
Please register using the link below!
Register Here for the Field Trip!
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will open its doors to the public beginning this Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 AM with its fresh-fast restaurant. Eager diners and biscuit enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the new location in the Gateway Neighborhood on 2301 Bladensburg Road N.E. to fill their stomachs with a selection of crave-worthy biscuit sandwiches, juicy fried chicken, refreshing salads and creamy frozen “Cultshakes” by DC’s premier ice creamery, Milk Cult.
“The opening of Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. drive-thru marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our growing company,” states CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga. “We want to extend a huge thank you to our Union Market customers as we end our pop-up tenure there. It is our hope that our closing provides another eager small business the same opportunity to gain exposure and build a dedicated following, just the way that we have.”
Complete with a large parking lot and family-friendly activities, the Grand Opening Weekend is an event not to be missed. To kick off the Grand Opening weekend, the first 100 purchasing customers will receive a card entitling them to one free breakfast sandwich every day for 90 days after opening. Additionally, guests can utilize a limited time Lyft promo code to receive 20% off rides to or from the Mason Dixie Drive-Thru.
Our awesome neighbor Kellie Bengtson along with the Fort Lincoln Civic Association is hosting the First Annual Easter Event. There are lots of activities planned for the community for the family even the leashed furry ones! Come out and join your neighbors for this fantastic event!
When I moved back to Fort Lincoln in 2013 I grew incredibly frustrated on the lack of coverage, engagement, and updates with community development. Even more concerning was the pace and amount of development which had no input from most existing and the majority of new residents. Today, we not only reach our community but communities across the world in 123 countries with over 90,000 views since 2013. While we still have a long way to go, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on where we started and where we are headed. Part of what will keep us relevant is our ability to be informed residents and I will continuously strive to allow Gatewaytothtecitydc.com to be a platform where residents can get information regarding activity in their community especially as it relates to Fort Lincoln. This is not an opinion blog, although sometimes it gets injected but it is simply a conduit of information for the community to consider and act upon.
Where do we go from here?
I now need input from you. What other types of news and updates would you like to see? Is it activity from other developments and communities, more information on meetings, TED Talk info, or more frequent post. Provide me your feedback and I will work with you to get us the information we need. Thanks for the support and I look forward to an exciting 2017!
Robert Looper III, Founder & Contriubutor
Come party with Party with Petsmart on Saturday February 11, 2017!!!! There will be Adoptable dogs and cats from @City Dogs Rescue, games, prizes, raffles, SMOOCH A POOCH kissing photo booth, giveaways, free bark bar, human snacks, caricature drawings and much more. They will have a “bone guess” jar game! The pet parents who comes closest to guessing the number of cookies in the jar will get to take the treats home! Our bark bar will have a variety of doggie snacks so your pups will get to sample an assortment of snacks!!
Feel free to bring your leashed pets and two legged children are welcome as well!
A few lucky participants could even win a $5 or $10 gift card or our “doggie basket” raffle!!!
City Dogs/City Kitties will have adorable dogs and cats that are in need of a furrrever home! Come by for a great time and maybe even add a new addition to the family!
RSVP for the event using the link below. The store is located in the Shops at Dakota Crossing!
As requested I have attached my presentation from tonight’s ANC 5C Meeting titled, “What are community benefits.” It is intended to serve as a guide to identifying the elements of strong & weak community benefits when negotiating with Developers.
Next Thursday I am partnering with Corinthian Contractors & CSOSA (Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency) to host on -the-spot interviews for upcoming projects in the District of Columbia. This event is aimed at bringing Job Opportunities to District Residents closer to where they live. The event will be held from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the Arizona-Cousins conference room at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and are held on a first come first serve basis. Positions are ready to be filled immediately.
Corinthian Contractors is looking for dedicated and hard working individuals who are ready to develop themselves as tradesmen and committed to growing their construction careers. Prior construction experience is a plus but is not a requirement. There are limited positions available and no one person is guaranteed employment solely based on their place of residence.
Returning Citizens are welcome to apply but must be cleared through CSOSA. To find out if you are eligible please contact Trina Stewart at 240-882-6226. Individuals who are looking to make a fresh start and have an opportunity to rebuild their careers are encouraged to apply.
Please bring your resume and any certificates of training you may have. Also be ready to not only represent yourself but to be an ambassador for all D.C. Residents. Let’s show that we have what it takes to not only make it to work on time but set the standard on what hard work and dedication is!
Hope to see you next Thursday!