Wrap up of Langdon Park Walk Through Meeting

The morning of February 23 we met in front of the Langdon Recreation Center for what was supposed to be a ‘walk through’ of the park but – due to weather – turned into a (productive and informative) meeting and update session instead.

A BIG THANKS is due to the folks who presented at the meeting: Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Transportation (DDOT), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (the Councilmember himself as well as several staff).

The walk through was a follow up to one held in December, where lots of issues in and around Langdon Park were identified.

And today there were lots of updates and great news to share! Department of Parks and Recreation informed us of the following upgrades coming “hopefully by/during summer” to Langdon Park:

  • 16 New benches
  • 10 New trash cans
  • Resurfacing of parking lot near dog park and entry drive (entry drive to include a chain and/or gate, per community request)
  • 3 New game tables (I didn’t get definition, but I think these are outdoor tables people can sit and play chess and other games at)
  • New picnic tables
  • LOTS more lighting, focusing in the east half of the park in particular (note: in the email I sent to my list, I regret that I forgot this wonderful point!)
  • A fence to secure the access between the Langdon Rec Center and the house directly to the north – it’s a cut-through frequently used by kids to duck out of street view
  • At least one water source for the Ward 5 9/11 Memorial Grove
  • Signage for the Ward 5 9/11 Memorial Grove

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Quick Woodridge Library Update

There was a great community update on the new Woodridge Library on Monday, January 7.

A rendering of the inside of the new Woodridge Library. Click the photo to be taken to the full presentation of renderings

You can view the slides of the presentation at the site DCPL put up to track the library rebuild. I also encourage you to keep checking back at http://woodridgedclibrary.wordpress.com, where DCPL has been putting updates on the library.

The main points:

  • After being unable to secure suitable space on Rhode Island Avenue, DCPL will be placing a temporary building at the corner of 18th and Douglass NE (across 18th from the Home for Aging) to act as the temporary library.
  • DCPL should be moving into the temporary building this spring/summer
  • Demolition and construction on the new library should start this spring/summer.
  • DCPL and DDOT are seeking permission to close off Hamlin directly in front of the library to create a pedestrian plaza (not cutting off access to Hamlin, which would still be available directly in front of the chicken shop)

Besides the great images at the links above, that’s about it for the update. You can always email me (nolan@ancnolan.com) if you’ve got further questions or concerns.

(note: I actually posted this on January 15, but I pre-dated it to January 9 to keep these blog posts in chronological order with the events)