Save the dates

Next Meeting: March 21 (energy efficiency, Red Lounge, and more)
MHNA meets on the third Tuesday of each month (generally excepting August and December).

2017 Monthly meetings: 
Tuesday February 21 (Comprehensive Plan update)
Tuesday March 21 (Office of People's Counsel)
Tuesday April 18 
Tuesday May 16 
Tuesday June 20 
Tuesday July 18 
Tuesday September 19 
Tuesday October 17 
Tuesday November 21
 Black Family Reunion Mural, 14th Street & Florida Avenue NW, by Byron Peck. Click on image for street view.

On which days do I set out my recycling and trash for collection?

Photos of the April Spring Beautification Day 



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Monday
Mar202017

March 2017 Meeting, Tuesday 3/21 7pm

Gingras Ecumenical Center, 1419 V St., Downstairs Conference Room
Office of the People’s Counsel, Hands-on Energy Efficiency Workshop 
1469 Florida Ave NW; Patrick Bloomfield, of P.T.Blooms, LLC
    - full length addition on back side of the existing structure
Red Lounge
    - Proposed substantial change from restaurant to tavern license 
    - Establishment invited, possible vote 
14th St. Express Bus (Route 59) 
    - Consider resolution in support 
Saturday
Feb112017

February Monthly Meeting Tuesday 2/21

Moshe Zusman Photography Studio, 2300 14th Street, NW (7 pm)
(1) Introductions / Dues (Current dues-paying member may vote in MHNA matters. Pay your $25 2017 dues online, or by cash or check) 
(2) Report on Board Elections
(3) Proposed ABRA Tavern License: TaKorean
(4) DC Office of Planning - Comprehensive Plan Updates
(5) New Business / Announcements (April 22 Beautification Day; March meeting on energy efficiency with OPC)
Saturday
Jan142017

Happy New Year and Upcoming Meetings

MHNA Members and Neighbors,

The Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association had a successful 2016 and I would like to thank everyone who was involved, even in a small way, in making that happen. The sum of many small actions adds up to create a real community, and even if your participation felt minor, I assure you that it helped us all. 

A highlight last year was receiving an award at our annual Beautification Day, on April 23. DC Department of Public Works Director Chris Shorter braved the rain to personally present us with a Helping Hands Award, a nice acknowledgement of our long history of fruitful work in the community and collaboration with District agencies. After a presentation and photos, twenty residents braved a steady rain while they gathered trash from sidewalks, streets and yards, spread mulch, and weeded.  Despite a rainy day, we had great participation. We added a dirty but satisfying new activity, and in addition to cleaning planting strips, tree boxes and alleys after the winter, we spread half a dump truck worth of fresh mulch on needy tree roots in Harrison Park and in along the commercial strip. It was heavy. We followed up with businesses who had particularly trash-filled tree boxes to ask their cooperation in keeping the neighborhood neater. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and we hope to see you in 2017!
 
We also brought police from MPD 3rd District to discuss public safety issues and crime trends, and representatives from DDOT to discuss public space rules, advocated in ANC processes and before other DC agencies including the Board of Zoning Adjustment, cooperated with neighboring civic associations, and negotiated settlement agreements with three alcohol serving establishments (Pizzeria Vetri, Mulebone, and Franklin Hall).  Our membership grew, and many of us made new connections.

Looking forward, I hope we continue these trends. Please continue to do what you do, and consider adding a small increment of community involvement this year. Even when you have a busy day, the satisfaction of contributing to the place where you live is rewarding.

Pay your dues! Upcoming meetings are already being organized. We have planned visits from the DC Office of Planning to discuss the Comprehensive Plan amendment process (February 21), and the Office of People’s Counsel will provide a Hands-on Energy Efficiency Workshop (March 21). If you have additional suggestions please pass them on.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful 2017, 
Chris Young
President, MHNA

Saturday
Oct152016

November 15 Monthly Meeting

Tuesday Nov. 15, 7pm, at the Gingras Center on V Street! 

Development and Land Use Issues
ABRA License Renewals / Updates 
2017 Board Nominations  
Voting procedures for multi-family buildings 
Potential volunteer events (Martha’s Table? Meridian Hill Park?)
2016 Holiday Party (No regular December meeting!)

 

Thursday
Sep082016

Sept. 20 Monthly Meeting

7pm, downstairs at the Gingras Ecumenical Center (1419 V Street, NW)
Agenda Includes:
 - Upcoming volunteer events.
 - Proposed new Tavern "Franklin Hall" at 1346 Florida Avenue (Manhattan Laundry building); ABRA-103899; possible vote.
 - Bylaws issues.
 - Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) cases: 913 U Street Request for Variance from Arts Overlay 50% Cap; and Republic Gardens (1355-1357 U Street) request for variances from open space, rear yard, open court, and parking requirements.