Photo by Rukasu1 on Flickr.
There’s no need to stay home Wednesday evening, since at least five fascinating and/or important events are vying for your time. First, tonight is the showdown over placing a Capital Bikeshare station at Lincoln Park.
ANC 6A, which covers the area northeast of the park, is meeting tonight to discuss the controversy over placing a station in the area.
The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Community Room of the Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G St, NE. If you live in the neighborhood, be there to make sure the ANC, DDOT, and other neighbors hear your voice. We’ve criticized DDOT for simply assuming a few complaints reflect the broader community; now we need to make sure DDOT actually hears the broader community.
There are four of Vince Gray’s town halls left, Tuesday in Columbia Heights, Thursday in Barry Farm, next Tuesday in that area that few agree what to call it, the part of 14th Street north of Spring Road, and next Wednesday on H Street.
And Wednesday is a community meeting extravaganza. I wish I could split myself into five people that night.
The Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground will discuss their plans to turn the old trolley tunnels under Dupont Circle into a performance and exhibition space. Up the Red Line, DDOT will discuss pedestrian and bicycle safety in their Rock Creek West II Livability study.
In the aforementioned hard-to-name 14th Street neighborhood, the Office of Planning will talk about revitalizing retail. And farther east, the Historic Preservation Office, HPO, and Councilmember Muriel Bowser will discuss the Takoma Theatre, a landmark that’s become a controversial flashpoint on historic preservation versus development debates.
If the federal sphere is more your thing, NCPC is hosting White House officials to talk about how agencies are responding to President Obama’s directive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GSA has done a lot; I’d like someone to ask why the Park Service, which ought to be one of the greenest agencies, isn’t pulling its weight.