Muriel Bowser was sworn in for her second term as Mayor of the District of Columbia yesterday, and took aim at DC’s housing shortage. In her inaugural address, she challenged every neighborhood to step up and find ways to add housing, especially affordable and deeply affordable housing: “We can no longer resist a close look … More Bowser calls for new housing in every neighborhood
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
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
In response to a question from Cleveland Park Smart Growth’s Bob Ward, Mary Cheh said she was open to upzoning the commercial area in Cleveland park to support transit-oriented development and help bring more people to the corridor. Petar Dimtchev was not as forthcoming.
Thank you to the eight candidates for ANC Commissioner who participated in Cleveland Park Smart Growth’s forum yesterday afternoon at the CP Library. If you were unable to make the forum in person, the video of the event is below. Participating were: David Dickinson 3F01, John Grill 3C01, Lee Brian Reba 3C01, Jason Fink 3C02, … More ANC Candidate Forum Video
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
In an effort to transform CP Smart Growth from a Facebook Group and email list into an organized voice for smart growth and urbanist issues, the following residents answered the call to stand for the first CP Smart Growth Steering Committee. The call announced on July 23 solicited unlimited nominees followed by a vote. Nominations … More Steering Committee Nominees
CP Smart Growth is looking to form a steering committee. Check your email, or join CP Smart Growth to learn more.
Between 2006-2015, DC added 28,955 units of housing, according the city (section 205.8). Over those ten years, the Rock Creek West area (essentially Ward 3), contributed a paltry 3% of that new housing. The proposed Framework Element to the city’s Comprehensive Plan shows a map at section 205.9 (see below) of the concentration of new … More What Privilege Looks Like
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