The Week Ahead: July 19, 2017

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Thursday, July 20

  • The New Columbia Statehood Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the current status of the D.C. statehood movement from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room G-9, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a final public meeting to present study findings and final alternative recommendations for the Downtown West Transportation Study, which aims to improve east-west travel for cyclists, pedestrians and buses along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 17th Street and Washington Circle and along H and I streets NW between New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 222, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW.
  • Pepco will hold an open house on the planned expansion of its Champlain Street NW substation. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Place NW.
  • The Western Avenue Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. The meeting will include a discussion with a team from the D.C. Department of Transportation on ways to calm traffic along Western Avenue NW.

Friday, July 21

  • Steve Saari, restoration branch chief of the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment’s Watershed Protection Division, will lead a tour of restoration work for the Broad Branch Stream. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at Broad Branch Road and Linnean Avenue NW.

Monday, July 24

  • Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd will hold community office hours from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW.

Tuesday, July 25

  • The D.C. Public Service Commission will hold two Ward 4 community hearings on the application by Pepco and the D.C. Department of Transportation for approval of the undergrounding of certain electric power lines and facilities. The first hearing will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. John United Baptist Church, 6343 13th St. NW; the second hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW.
  • Pepco will hold an open house on the planned expansion of its Champlain Street NW substation. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW.
  • The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Suite 200W, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting regarding a traffic study of 41st Street and Military Road NW. The meeting will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW.

Wednesday, July 26

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting regarding Grant Circle and Sherman Circle, including reports on recent data analysis and presentation of refined two-lane designs to address safety concerns and manage traffic on Grant Circle following a determination that reducing traffic to one lane is not feasible at this time based on a recent trial period. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, 4501 Kansas Ave. NW.

Thursday, July 27

  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the design phase of the 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear a presentation, review roadway layouts and provide feedback. The open house-style event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Columbia Heights Educational Center, 3101 16th St. NW, with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. In conjunction with the meeting, an “online open house” with a narrated presentation will be available from July 27 through Sept. 1 at 16thstreetnwbus.com.
  • The University of the District of Columbia Community-Campus Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-03 of Building 44 on the university’s campus, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Preliminary agenda items include a student enrollment report, a retail study and an update on plans for 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details, contact Thomas E. Redmond at 202-247-5622 or tredmond@udc.edu.

Saturday, July 29

  • The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a “Renters 101” training session from noon to 2 p.m. at the agency’s office in Suite 300N, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. Topics will include an overview of tenant rights and responsibilities, as well as discussion of leases, rent increases, rent control, evictions, housing code problems and security deposits. To RSVP, call 202-719-6560 or email delores.anderson@dc.gov.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public engagement events on the design phase of the 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the project from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 16th and Irving streets NW and at 16th and U streets NW.

Thursday, Aug. 3

  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.