Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It shouldn't take long. But just in case there's a hold period, here's a video to help you through it. David v. Goliath, final round boxing match (quick and well aimed hits- can beat the mammoth): http://www.liveleak.com/view?
Or listen to this instead, Justice- D.AN.C.E.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daMuNH1lcQE
Mayor Gray's Office- (202) 727-6300
Ward 4 Council Member Muriel Bowser- (202) 724-8052
1) With 6 schools surrounding the proposed Walmart site, the increased traffic will make it more dangerous for children in the area.
3) The Office of Planning disregarded the community's input and concerns which were voiced consistently at public meetings and written comments. The City also did not fully address the explicit objections of ANC 4B.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Please join us for a planning meeting to discuss Ward 4 Thrives response to the recent passing of the Large Tract Review for the proposed Walmart. We're meeting this coming Monday, August 29, at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library until 8:30pm.
(corner of Upshur ST and Georgia Ave)
Show the City that Walmart's not welcomed in Ward 4- the fight's not over.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You rocked the Georgia and Missouri corners this past Saturday, August 13th. We were there from 10 to 1 :00 pm, when we got rained out.
For those who were not in attendance, you missed a wonderful event. We had enough people to cover all 4 corners and more. Channel 4 came and interviewed a few people about our event and also interviewed folks about where were they during 9/11. It should be on both news shows this evening or tomorrow depending upon what is happening during this news cycle.
Thanks to everyone for the shirts, signs, literature, food, water, your enthusiasm, etc. I was so proud of us. If anyone has other ideas about organizing an event, please let us know.
Ward 4 Thrives
And special thank to all the small businesses that donated to make the "No Walmart" T-shirts possible.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We're asking residents to call Mayor Gray, (202) 727-6300, and tell him we don't want Walmart in Ward 4 -- Instead we want residential friendly development!
THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO WAL-MART. These are examples of what might work with the existing infrastructure.
1) Using the historic car barn -- an Eastern Market style complex that can house produce vendors, incubator space for small and local businesses, pedestrian plaza, and arts use.
The car barn (former Curtis Chevrolet) is the largest surviving commercial building in the area – and one of the oldest buildings on Georgia Avenue. It could be the centerpiece of our community!
2) Hyattsville-style pedestrian shopping plaza with local businesses such as market shops and clothing retailers.
Reconfigure the Georgia-Missouri intersection to allow development of the site without overburdening traffic and without displacing existing buildings. This will also increase the street frontage of the property, creating a “town center” facing Missouri Avenue and Emery Park instead of a loading dock for a big box store.
Option 2 can be done with or without saving the historic Car Barn (former Curtis Chevrolet).
Friday, August 12, 2011
One proposal for the location: An Eastern Market/Essex ST Market model to solve the "food desert" problem claimed by Walmart: http://www.essexstreetmarket.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
And a quote from the below article, "Walmart needs New York City more then New York City needs Walmart." And the same can be said about DC: