John Grill – 3C01

The only competitive ANC race in the greater Cleveland Park area is in eastern Woodley Park, in single member district 3C01.  Eleven-year incumbent, Lee Brian Reba, is being challenged by newcomer John Grill.  Grill is director of HR Data Analytics at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and progressive activist. Below are Grill’s … More John Grill – 3C01

ANC Candidates Discuss Increasing Density in CP

In comments made at a CPCA candidate forum, ANC candidates are open to supporting an increase in density in Cleveland Park commercial corridor.  The video of the comments, made in response to a question from CP Smart Growth’s Bob Ward, can be viewed below.   Nancy Macwood, the 19 year commissioner, at first tried to … More ANC Candidates Discuss Increasing Density in CP

ANC Candidates Forum Oct 21st

Join Cleveland Park Smart Growth tomorrow, Sunday, October 21st from 1-2:30pm to hear from the candidates running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the greater Cleveland Park area.  The event will be in the lower level meeting room of the CP Library.  The library opens at 1pm, and the event will start shortly thereafter. For those unable to make the forum in … More ANC Candidates Forum Oct 21st

Hope for Smart Growth in Cleveland Park and Ward 3

The sixty-page Framework Element Amendment of DC Comprehensive Plan has been submitted by the Mayor to the Council for consideration.  As the first chapter of the city’s legal planning document, it not only sets the stage for the policies, actions and maps that make up the body of the document, it also provides definitions and … More Hope for Smart Growth in Cleveland Park and Ward 3


The self-driving bus, Olli, gets coverage on CNN.  Cleveland Park is a great use case for intra-neighborhood transit, given its topography.  What if a simple app allowed you to hail Olli to pick you and your lamp or vacuum cleaner up and deliver you to the store?