NEW! Ch/Art (Chevy Chase Art Group) Members Get Write-up in Washington Post (posted 3/22)
Ch/Art members Kirsty Little and Becky McFall and their art installation is the subject of a March 21/22 John Kelly column titled, Store Windows Along Wisconsin Avenue Showcase Art With a Message.
NEW! DC Historic District Analysis Suggests They May Be Preserving Racial Segregation (posted 3/2)
In an analysis published in Greater Greater Washington on Feb. 28, 2023 the author suggests that DC's neighborhood Historic Districts (over 30 of them) might in fact be preserving racial segregation. Based on the 2020 Census more than 22% of all District residents live in a designated Historic District. Throughout DC, Historic Districts are 62% white and 15% black. Outside of historic districts, DC's population is 49% black and 31% white. One nearby Historic District that is closely examined is Cleveland Park. In that district there has been a 27% decrease in Cleveland Park’s Black population (Census tract 6) since the neighborhood was designated as a historic district according to 2020 Census data. Data is presented throughout the analysis via the use of Census data from different points in time.
NEW! DCPS Parent Survey (3/1)
The DCPS Parent Survey opened on March 1 and closes on March 31. DCPS is soliciting input from parents on what about schools are going well and on ways they can be improved. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
NEW! ANC3/4G Nominates 2 New Community Representatives to DDOT's Conn. Ave Safety/Bike Lane Community Advisory Committee (posted 2/16)
ANC3/4G has nominated 2 individuals to serve on DDOT's Conn. Ave Safety/Bike Lane project Community Advisory Committee (13 member as previously constructed). The two new community members are Zach Ferguson, 3/4G-07 Commissioner, and Jim Nash, 3/4G-03 Commissioner.
NEW! DDOT's New Traffic Safety Request System (posted 2/3)
DDOT has launched a new Traffic Safety Input system where they will choose 200 traffic safety requests each quarter to prioritize based on their own analysis of factors like crash patterns, proximity to high-injury corridors, equity, proximity to schools, Metro stations, and bus stops. DDOT has indicated that those prioritized safety requests will be evaluated within 130 business days, with safety mitigation (i.e., Signage, Markings, Speed Hump, Speed Table, Curb Extension, or other) usually taking place the following quarter. See locations under investigation for Jan. 1-March 31, 2023. These can be searched by categories including Ward, ANC or SMD. New Traffic Safety Input requests can be submitted on the 311 website.
NEW! March Issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes Published (3/1)
The March, 2023 issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes was recently published and emailed out to subscribers. It can now also be viewed on line with lots of news about local issues, business doings, and DC tidings. Highlights include: Now that the trees have been cut what's next for the Maret/ECC project? DC releases community survey on Civic Core requirements; "Let's Get to Know" Rita Pin Ahrens, new owner of Child's Play; Another new business opens in the Chevy Chase Arcade, introducing Infinity Martial Arts; First Friday is back and it's bigger than ever; Avalon's big gala celebrating 100 years in action coming up soon; Register now for DPR's Spring programs, and many more local notes of interest. Please subscribe to get this, cost-free and ad-free, newsletter emailed to you directly when first published. Your information is never shared or used for any other purpose. Visit the Newsletter Archive for past issues.
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