Shepherd Park Citizens Association: July 12, 2017

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Developers of the Walter Reed campus hope a grocery store will anchor the stretch of Georgia Avenue between Dahlia and Elder streets NW, as shown in this early rendering. (rendering courtesy of Hines-Urban Atlantic-Triden]

Shepherd Park residents are invited to attend “Bystander Intervention Training,” a program that could help residents develop skills in defusing potentially disruptive or harmful behavior during public discussions. The workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in the Ellsworth Room of the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A is recruiting members and a chair for its Design Review Committee, which is modeled after the ANC 4B committee that some area residents have been attending. Details can be found at anc4A.org. (ANC 4A includes Colonial Village, Crestwood, Shepherd Park, northern 16th Street Heights and western Brightwood. The adjoining ANC 4B encompasses Brightwood, Manor Park and Takoma.)

The commissioners are looking for people with expertise and experience in development; a willingness to make the necessary time commitment; and a positive vision of the future, with an understanding of the history of the neighborhood. Upcoming projects expected to undergo review by the Design Review Committee include the mixed-use development, foreign mission center and Children’s National Medical Center facility planned for the Walter Reed campus. Beyond Walter Reed, there are various other projects either under construction or in the planning stage.

In spite of the heat, the weekly Fitness in the Parks event is still ongoing at Walter Reed each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Plenty of water is available, and there are activities for all ages. Getting there on foot helps you warm up and then cool down.

— June Confer