Draft Agenda for September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | The Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T Street NE

Agenda Items                                                                                   

Guest Presentations 7:00-7:30 pm

  • Representatives of MPD, 5th District
  • Murder Free DC/Father Factor’s application for the DC Attorney General’s violence interruption grant for Eckington & Truxton Circle (Alvin Proctor, Kevin Fields, Sean Magruder)
  • Elevation/Gateway construction update (Matt Bailey, MRP Realty)

ECA business— 7:30-8:00 pm

  • Letter re: violence, safety, other issues at Harry Thomas Recreation Center (Mona Lewandoski)
  • Eckington Parks and Arts launch (Alex and Meagan Mitchell)
  • Update on Traffic Safety Assessment requests (Conor Shaw)
  • Bylaw amendment to allow for multiple VPs will be considered at ECA’s October meeting (CS)
  • ECA elections will be held December 9 (CS)
  • Treasurer’s update (Neil Shah)

Updates from community leaders and offices —8:00-8:30 pm

Upcoming Meetings & Events                                                        

  • September 10: Langley PTSA Meeting @ Langley Elementary
  • September 14: Art all night @ locations around DC including North Capitol Street & Florida Avenue
  • October 7: Next ECA meeting @ The Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T Street NE
  • October 18: Grand Opening: Stable Arts @ 336 Randolph Place NE

ECA submits major traffic safety requests to DDOT

Today, the Eckington Civic Association transmitted a letter to DDOT requesting major vehicle, pedestrian, and bike safety upgrades in and near Eckington. These requests are the result of the ECA’s vehicle, pedestrian, and bike safety survey that the ECA conducted in May. The submission of these requests was approved at the ECA’s June meeting. Residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on any major changes that DDOT pursues.

A google map of the ECA’s request, as well as DDOT’s proposals from the 2013 Mid City East Livability study, is available here.

In addition to the letter, the ECA submitted eight documents that identify specific issues with the corridors and intersections flagged in our letter. Those are available here: (1) Florida Avenue; (2) North Capitol Street; (3) R Street; (4) Eckington Place and Harry Thomas Way; (5) T Street; (6) 2nd and 3rd streets; (7) V street; and (8) Lincoln Road.

The ECA looks forward to working with DDOT to addressing these concerns and making our neighborhood safer for everyone, including motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

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