Latest Chuck Brown Park Amphitheater Update

We had a meeting last Saturday, May 11, with about 30 community members in attendance. The architects and Department of General Services presented revised designs for the proposed Chuck Brown Memorial Amphitheater including a smaller tower and improved sightlines.

But most of the neighbors who spoke at the meeting were not there to provide feedback on plans, but to suggest and demand that they do not want a new amphitheater there at all.

The DC government officials leading the meeting said they would be again meeting with leadership downtown to determine next steps and if the project is moving forward.

And I believe DC government is seriously reconsidering the placement of this Amphitheater at Langdon Park.

Based on the conversations I’ve had recently, and the tone of those conversations, it is my estimation that the District government may be reconsidering it’s plans. I have no exceptional knowledge of any internal deliberations, but that’s just the sense I get.

They will be letting us know what next steps are or when they’ve made a decision, but if you would like to have your voice heard (either in support or against the amphitheater), I’d suggest these are the people to email and let your voice be heard:

  • Mayor Vince Gray – Mayor.VincentGray@dc.gov
  • Department of General Services Director Brian Hanlon – brian.hanlon@dc.gov
  • Department of Parks and Recreation Director Jesus Aguirre – jesus.aguirre@dc.gov
  • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffe – kmcduffie@dccouncil.us
  • McDuffie’s Staffer, Jon Mandel,┬áCommunity & Business Affairs Coordinator – jmandel@dccouncil.us
  • And please also copy me, Nolan Treadway, at nolan@ancnolan.com
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