First Edition of The Edgewood Civic Online Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? Click hereEdgewood Civic Association Online NewsletterNews From the Eckington and Edgewood Commuities In This Issue Report Vacant and Disruptive Properties ECA Monthly Meeting Edgewood Farmers Market Opening Shaed School Closing Washington Gateway PUDQuick Links Report Vacant and Nuisance PropertiesYou can now report vacant and nuisance properties in the Eckington and Edgewood community on our website. The properties will be added to a list and forwarded to the appropriate agencies for immediate action. Tracking these properties helps to build a strong case against problematic properties in our community.Report a Vacant or Nuisance Property PSA 501 Crime ReportsView arrest and crime reports from PSA 501 Shaed School Repurposing SurveyShare your Ideas for the repurposing of Shaed School in Edgewood by taking our online survey. Survey ECA Business MembershipJoin the Edgewood Civic Association as a Business Member and get advertisement space on our website and newsletter. Edgewood Civic BoardPresidentMichael Clark, Sr.1st Vice PresidentFred AllenSecond Vice PresidentTimothy ClarkRecording SecretaryDenise ClyburnAsst. Recording SecretaryRashidi ChristianCorresponding SecretaryDonetta ClarkAsst. Corresponding SecretaryMichelle TurnerFinancial SecretaryJackie ThompsonTreasurerAshli PalmerChaplinEdwin JonesWelcome to the first edition of the Edgewood Civic Association Online newsletter.Edgewood Civic Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 28th
635 Edgewood Street NE
9th Floor Crawford Hall
Edgewood Farmers Market RepresenativeSince the closing of the Edgewood Safeway the community has been seeking an alternative grocer. A grocer has yet to fill the open spot, but thanks to PCDC Edgewood residents will be able to purchase fresh produce from a neighborhood farmers market. Below is the press release PCDC sent out about the community farmers market.Edgewood Farmers MarketMEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Contact: Hazel Bland Thomas
February 24, 2011
Premier Community Development Corporation (PCDC) annouced today that PCDC members anticipate opening the PCDC Edgewood/Woodridge Farmer's Market at 4th & Shopping Center starting in . The Saturday market will seek to provide Edgewood residents and, especially senior citizens, with an option to buy fresh, local produce. The community unfortunately lost its Safeway last year at the very time that Georgetown had a champagne re-opening of its long-celebrated "Social Safeway."
PCDC has been working with community leaders, elected officials and the property management to establish a opposite the CVS in the shopping center - to at a minimum- provide residents with a source of fresh fruits, vegetables and bakery items.
For more information about the PCDC Edgewood/Woodridge Farmers Market, Premier or to volunteer, please contact Hazel Thomas at (202) 491-9245 or Michael Byfield at .Shaed School ClosingAt the end of the school year Shaed elementary in Edgewood will be closing its doors. Shaed will be merging with Emery in the former Langley Junior High building. DCPS has held several meetings with community and issued an official statement on the closure. You can find the statements and other documents regarding the closing on our website. Shaed School Closing InformationWashington Gateway Hotel PUD AmendmentThe developers of the Washington Gateway development located at Florida and New York Ave NE has requested an amendment to the previously approved PUD. The developer seeks to have the adoption to build apartment units in lieu of hotel rooms. The Edgewood Civic Association voted to support the amendment at the January monthly meeting.Brookland Artspace Loft UpdateThe Brookland Artspace Loft in Edgewood is Nowaccepting applications .
They will also be holding two information sessions in March.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
3225 8th St. NE
Saturday, March 26, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Flashpoint's Mead Theater
916 G. Street NW
*No RSVP needed to attend
*Update on the Brookland Artspace Lofts from theBrookland Avenue Blog