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Quarterly All-Neighbors Meeting

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Updates from our quarterly meeting on July 27:

CMPD:

  • Minimal crime during the past month
  • Walking patrols on The Plaza have had good impact on crime reduction

Neighborhood watch:

  • Plaza Midwood’s National Night Out will be held Aug. 1 from 6-8 at The Vine. More details HERE.

Bus club:

Plaza Midwood residents are working to fight the removal of the No. 4 bus route (see graphic below). To learn more or join the fight, check out the bus club’s site HERE.

Schools:

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the great story on Shamrock Middle from the Washington Post.

Fall Crawl:

Our annual Fall Crawl festivities will be held on Oct. 28. We’re soliciting ideas from neighbors on fun activities for the event, so if you have some thoughts, let us know at info@plazamidwood.org.

Update on Plaza bike lanes:

C-DOT has released its initial findings on the test run of the bike lanes on The Plaza. A full report is expected within the next couple weeks, but the initial results offer some good insight into how the project went.

While these numbers are encouraging for future development of permanent bike lanes, PMNA will not take an official stance until getting the full results and talking with both C-DOT and neighbors. So… if you have questions or concerns, please let us know at info@plazamidwood.org.

Key C-DOT takeaways
– Traffic volume on The Plaza remained consistent
— Traffic volume on surrounding streets did not increase significantly
— 85th percentile speeds decreased 8 mph from 45 to 38 (speed limit is 35)

Key C-DOT survey details
— More than 800 people responded to the survey
— More than 70% of responses were from within a few blocks of The Plaza
— Respondents living close to The Plaza supported the project at a slightly lower rate than overall responses
— 49 percent of respondents were “extremely satisfied” with the project, and another 14% were “somewhat satisfied.”
– Percentage who were somewhat or extremely satisfied
– Bikers: 89%
– Pedestrians: 70%
– Drivers: 61%

     

Nook mural project

PMNA, the Merchants Association and the building owners are working on a project to raise funding for two local artists to do a full-size mural on the side of The Nook (next to Dairy Queen on Central Ave.).

Adopt-A-Street 

Our next Adopt-A-Street cleanup will be Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9-11 am, starting at Holy Trinity Church on The Plaza.

Dog Station project 

WHAT WE HAVE COMPLETED…

  • We’ve purchased 12 pet waste stations for the neighborhood
  • We’ve identified key locations for installation, with 9 current hosts and 3 more needed, see map below
  • We’ve found a vendor that will do weekly maintenance and clean-up of stations
  • We’ve identified local sponsors for each station to cover costs of routine upkeep

WHAT WE STILL NEED…

  • The biggest need is for host homes in the following areas: The Plaza (between Belvedere and Kensington), Club Road (between Roland and Belvedere), Mecklenburg Ave (between Plaza and Daniel) or Brook Road (between Virginia and Lynhaven), see map below
  • Artists and gardeners interested in helping to beautify the stations after install
  • Suggestions on future locations

NEXT STEPS…

We’ll be finalizing locations and doing rough installs in the next few weeks. Our plan is to host a “grand opening” party for pets and owners in late August or early September.

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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