Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Public meetings on development in Ward 4 tonight and tomorrow night

Four public meetings over the next two nights promise to keep us busy....

Can Small Businesses Survive in Ward 4?
When: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Peoples Congregational UCC, 4704 13th Street NW
RSVP:, (202) 695-3444
Sponsored by the Max Skolnik Campaign for Ward 4 Council.
"Given the economic challenges and the decision to locate two Wal-Marts in the Ward, this panel and community discussion will focus on developing a viable small business plan."

Panelists include:
Warren Brown, CakeLove Bakery
Veronica Davis, NSpireGreen DC
Andy Shallal, Busboys & Poets
Kim Weeks, Boundless Yoga
James Kerns, Corehaus
Max Skolnik, Ward 4 Candidate for the DC Council


Ward 4 Thrives monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Where: Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 1327 Van Buren Street NW
"Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins
has confirmed his attendance at this meeting. Our focus is how we can create
a 'win win' situation for the residents and business community in Ward 4."


Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority NOI Respondent Presentations
When: Thursday, December 8, 7:00 pm
Where: Tifereth Isreal Congregation, 7701 16th Street NW

"As required by the Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994, as amended (the Redevelopment Act) and its implementing regulations, the Government of the District of Columbia, the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, requested notices of interest (NOIs) for consideration in obtaining buildings and/or property on a portion of the previously unscreened surplus property at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

"The seven (7) new NOI respondents have been invited to each present their vision of their NOI response. Each NOI Respondent will present a brief five-minute summary of its proposed program to the public followed by a general Questions and Answer session. The sole purpose of the NOI Respondent Community Presentations is to provide the opportunity for the community to learn about each NOI proposal. The participation request does not represent an indication of confirmed eligibility or qualification for selection.

"Both Homeless Assistance Providers (HAP) and Public Benefit Conveyance (PBC) organizations will be represented at the community presentation. An executive summary of the presentations can be found at under the Walter Reed Icon. Below is the Schedule of Presentations:

  • Transitional Housing Corporation
  • National Capitol Veterans Coalition, Inc.
  • Global Schools Collaborative, Inc.
  • Washington Latin Public Charter School
  • Educational Services Overseas Limited FZ LLC
  • GA Ave Business Improvement District & Development Corporation and the Walter Reed Health Education and Research Foundation
  • CentroNia"


    Georgia Avenue Business Association meeting
    When: Thursday December 8, 7:00 pm.
    Where: Sweet Mango Café, 3701 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    "The Agenda:
    1). Introductions and Recap of our last meeting and minutes.
    Opportunity to highlight progress and insert additional ideas

    2). Discussion of organizational structure with guest speaker from Barracks Row Main Street

    3). Jump Start Committee Work
    Clean Streets and Safety Committee"
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