2015-2016 Board Candidates

At the May 21 Membership Meeting the CPCA’s 2015-2016 Board candidates will be presented to the Membership. The election will be held during the June 18 Membership Meeting. The 2015-2016 Board candidates are as follows:

Officer Candidates:
President – Gina Polidoro; 1st Vice President – Ann Hamilton; 2nd Vice President – Susie Taylor; Recording Secretary – Margaret Lenzner; Corresponding Secretary – Ruth Caplan; Treasurer – John J. Korbel
At-Large Candidates:
Phillip Eagleburger; Karen Lightfoot; Rick Nash; Mark Rosenman; Jennifer Ward

Click here to read the 2015-2016 Board candidates’ biographies.

May Membership and Community Meeting

Future Parking Reforms

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
6:30 PM – CPCA Business Meeting
7:00 PM – Community Meeting
Where: Davies Hall, Washington International School, 3100 Macomb Street NW

At our business meeting we will present the slate of candidates for the 2015-16 Board of Directors.

At our community meeting we will discuss future parking reforms. Did you know that the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been studying new parking ideas for Cleveland Park and other “high demand, low-intensity residential areas?” One notion, as detailed in a front page 9/10/14 Northwest Current article, would be to increase the costs of Residential Parking Permits (RPP) and otherwise revise the rules for our zone. Come to the CPCA’s May 21 Membership and Community Meeting to learn more. **Please note we will meet in Davies Hall, Washington International School.**

Speakers:
– DDOT’s parking policy staffer Faye Dastgheib will talk about DDOT’s recent curbside management study and the range of recommendations being planned for implementation and/or piloting;
– Parking and planning expert Karina Ricks, senior consultant at Nelson\Nygaard transportation consultants, will talk about other innovative parking options being used around the United States and abroad;
– ANC3C Commissioner Nancy MacWood will identify possible local neighborhood concerns and experiences that ought to be considered in parking policy; and
– Councilmember Mary Cheh’s Legislative Counsel, Adam Gutbezahl, who manages Councilmember Cheh’s DDOT portfolio, will add observations from the DDOT oversight perspective.

Cleveland Park Library – Update #3

May 16, 2015

On May 13, 2015 the DC Public Library (DCPL) and Friends of the Cleveland Park Library held a community meeting with the design-build team for the Cleveland Park Library project – Gilbane and Perkins Eastman.

Click here to read minutes of the May 13 meeting.

The DCPL has also launched a website for the Cleveland Park Library project where you can find information about the project and contact information for DCPL personnel. Click here to visit the DCPL website.

The next community meeting on the project will be on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to view the CPCA’s full Cleveland Park Library page, including previous updates.

Living with Giant/Cathedral Commons Construction – Update #12

May 3, 2015

Although it sometimes seemed as though it would never happen, construction work on the Cathedral Commons development is nearing completion. Of course, fit-out work by the tenants is ongoing, and some of it will last well into the fall. And tie-in of the water line will continue to disrupt Wisconsin Avenue for at least another month. Leasing of the 13 “lofts” above the Giant, the 124 apartments in the North Block, and the eight town houses on Idaho Avenue — at pretty impressive rents — is underway.

Discussion continues about how best to achieve the limited community parking benefits included in the Zoning Order. These benefits — whose objectives are to help local businesses prosper and to prevent parking on neighborhood streets — are provided in the form of (a) 30 spaces for free validated parking, including at peak hours, by non-project merchants on Macomb Street and (b) 30 spaces for overnight parking by neighbors within two blocks of the development (made available for 6-month periods by lottery). Details of these arrangements remain to be worked out.

Some of the tenants are already open for business; others (Barcelona Wine Bar and Raku) will be opening soon. A new tenant — the spinning studio Zengo — has been signed up, and a large user on the second floor of the South Block is expected to be announced soon. Bozzuto is looking for a “fast casual” restaurant, ideally one that serves breakfast, for the North Block. The rotunda at the corner of Wisconsin and Newark and the “flatiron” at the corner of Wisconsin and Idaho are still awaiting prime tenants.

For more details, see the minutes of the April 1st meeting on the ANC3C website. The next Liaison Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 6th at 6:30 pm at the 2nd District police station. The public is welcome.

Click here to view the CPCA’s full Giant/Cathedral Commons Construction page, including previous updates.

May Letter from the President

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