First Public Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 19, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE – Chapel Hall (campus map)
Purpose of the Study
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has initiated a multimodal safety and planning study of Florida Avenue, NE. Focusing on the Florida Avenue corridor from New York Avenue to H Street/Benning Road (open a larger study area map here), the study will evaluate safety, streetscape, and operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor.
A critical link in the District’s roadway network and part of a bourgeoning area of the city, Florida Avenue, NE is a complex corridor with multiple land uses, varying roadway conditions, and important transit connections. The corridor serves as the main street for the Gallaudet University campus and residents of Wards 5 and 6, as well as an increasingly popular regional destination following the development of Union Market and the NoMa business district. This study seeks to effectively balance the transportation needs of all users of the corridor.
DDOT is committed to ensuring that Florida Avenue, NE is a safe transportation corridor and wants to engage with those who live, work and recreate in the area. The study process will include three public meetings at key stages in the planning process, and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. In addition, the public is encouraged to submit ideas and input regarding transportation improvements along Florida Avenue, using the online mapping and comment features on this web site. In addition, a Community Outreach Advisors group will be providing guidance to the DDOT team throughout the planning process.
Initial concepts and alternatives, as well as public meeting materials, will be posted on the study web site as the study progresses.
Additionally information will be posted at http://www.floridaavesafety.org.
Please join us on May 28 at Joe Cole Rec Center!
This month Nathaniel L. Murrell, III, a Certified Housing Counselor with the United Planning Organization (UPO), will join us to discuss home ownership opportunities. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!
Join your neighbors at the latest installment of Art in the Alley, which celebrates the confluence of community and creativity by exhibiting local art in local places!
And, the organizers are seeking local visual and performance artists to share their art in our alley. Artists showing their work for the first time are welcomed, as well as seasoned artists. Sign up to participate by filling out the form here.
Please join us on April 23 at Trinidad Rec Center!
This month, Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, executive director of Open Arms Housing, Inc., will join us with an introduction and to share information on a new, permanent housing site in the neighborhood, and neighbor Dawn Boutelle will discuss the upcoming Deloitte IMPACT Day activities at both the Trinidad and Joe Cole Recreation Centers. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!
Trinidad Neighborhood Association Spring Fund Drive – Through 4/26!
Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to the Trinidad Neighborhood Association – Support TNA and beautify Trinidad and beyond by buying any of the gorgeous bulbs and flowers below (many more to choose from on the Flower Power site):
FREE Bonus Gift: 10 Black Surprise Gladiolus
Place an individual order of $40 or more to receive 10 Black Surprise Gladiolus, a $10 value, absolutely free!
Limit one per order.
Join TNA at the Wards 5 and 6 moveDC Community Workshop!
In lieu of our monthly community meeting, TNA is encouraging neighbors to attend the upcoming Ward 5/6 moveDC Community Workshop on Tuesday, March 26. The meeting is 6-8:00 pm at Ludlow-Talyor Elementary School, 659 G Street NE.
There will be a brief presentation at 6:30pm to explain the purpose of moveDC, recap the moveDC Idea Exchange, and explain the activities for the evening. For the remainder of the meeting there will be interactive exhibits where you will be able to share your thoughts on neighborhood and citywide transportation issues. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please join us on February 26 at Trinidad Rec Center!
This month DDOE will join us to tell us more about the RiverSmart Homes program, Neighbors United for DC Statehood will share their updates and let statehood supporters know how they can get involved, and we’ll learn about racoons and other urban wildlife. We’ll also have updates from neighborhood ANCs and MPD-5D. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!
What: Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5B Monthly Meeting<
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7-8:30 pm
Where: MPD-5D headquarters, 1805 Bladensburg Road NE
1. Welcome and Call to Order – Chairperson
2. Reading and Approval of Minutes – Secretary
3. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer
4. Administrative Matters/Resolutions – 5D Commissioners
5. Public Safety Report – Fifth District Representative
6. Hecht Company Development Presentation – Douglas Development Team
7. Citizen Concerns (open discussion)
Courtney’s House is offering a free training on domestic sex trafficking in DC (DMST 101) on February 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The class is open to people who would like to volunteer or just learn more. If you are interested, please RSVP by February 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you’ve emailed them to reserve your space, Courtney’s House will contact you with the training location.