I have drafted the comprehensive plan based on the first 6 months of service to the community. I have been working diligently to address the major concerns of the community and am now ready for the city to provide resources to fund them. Below is the Fort Lincoln Comprehensive Plan Draft to be considered for the upcoming budget proposal 2016 to the Mayor. Additional comments are welcomed however, please note that not all comments will be added at this time however, as we resolve the items listed in the plan we will add the new ones. Thanks again for electing me to work for you.
The Washington Business Journal reports that the Hecht Warehouse District is expanding. This development is shaping up to be a Washington Gateway landmark destination. Below are some progress photos compared to renderings of what’s to come. Click the link for the full story. – WBJ ( Click This Link)
This is from my interview this morning with Clinton Yates. The photo below is of Michaela Blanchard my Campaign Manager. We all came together as a community and worked for this moment. I thank everyone who made this a success. Great job team!
The Site of the former Wal-Mart Development has been one of the most difficult to develop along the New York Ave. Corridor. The site is now owned by Douglas Development who has been known to transform some of the least sough out properties and turning them into gems. Below are the former plans for the site which consists of a multi-family development Arbor Place and the most recent Point at Arboretum. Click the Washington Post Link below to learn more.
Our ANC Commissioner stated that there would be a meeting two weeks after the ANC Meeting to address traffic. I have not heard anything on that meeting (not surprised) so I will step up and get this information to the proper individuals at DDOT.
The map above represents potential options for diverting Route 50 traffic directly back to that interstate preventing congestion of neighborhood streets:
The REDrepresents a bridge that would cross over the South Dakota Avenue exit and ramp onto either 50 East or 50 West.
The YELLOWrepresents an exit from market street back to the South Dakota Ave. Exit with access back to 50 West or 50 East via V Street ( with an obvious street redesign) (Thanks to a neighbor for that idea)
The GREENrepresents drivers turning left from Market Street onto Fort Lincoln Drive. Turning the Fort Lincoln Drive exit to a 2-direction street and having cars get back on to South Dakota Ave. and connect with the Yellow option.
In late May, The Washington Post reported that Mayor Vince Gray along with other Council Members, traveled to Las Vegas for meetings with retailers at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Annual Convention. The link below is a forecast of the types of Tenants being solicited to fill upcoming retail space throughout the city. For New York Ave.( primarily The Shops at Dakota Crossing & The Hecht District) some of the obvious retailers such as LA Fitness & Marshalls are indicated however, there were others such as Dicks Sporting Goods, Starbucks, & Bass Pro Shop that were on the list. Click the links below for the full article and the schedule of retailers.
Not preparing your home from severe weather not only causes damage to your home but also to your neighbors when living in a townhome. Click the photo to get tips on how to keep your pipes from freezing!