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On the calendar: Lincoln Park CaBi tonight, tons Wednesday

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.

Photo by Rukasu1 on Flickr.

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.

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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Takoma theatre link not working

by Paul C on Oct 18, 2010 2:07 pm • linkreport

Fixed, thanks.

by David Alpert on Oct 18, 2010 2:13 pm • linkreport

Regarding that hard to name neighborhood - you mean around 14th and Randolph? Generally what bordering roads are you thinking of?I just moved into that area and have been wondering if I'm in Columbia Heights or 14th ST. Heights, or neither...

Maybe we can name it Piney Branch, or add one of those direction indicators that are so popular such as Piney Branch "east", or "upper" Piney Branch since that's where the Piney Branch parkway connects

by Yewy on Oct 18, 2010 4:51 pm • linkreport

Its technically in 14th/16th Street Heights....

by Mike on Oct 18, 2010 5:29 pm • linkreport

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