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Shaw Main Streets Development Forum Addresses Howard Theatre, CityMarket Among Others

This story was sent to us by the office of Jack Evans, Ward 2 Councilman:

The annual Shaw Main Streets Development Forum was recently held at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, where developers presented updates on their projects, as well as plans for sites not previously presented to the community.  Shaw continues to see movement on several important neighborhood projects such as:

Have Your Voice Heard! Attend the Streetscape Design Project Meeting

The 14th Street, NW Streetscape Design Project has been something that the entire community has been keeping tabs on.  Now is your chance to chime in.

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, the D.C. Department of Transportation will
host a public community meeting about the project. 

The Streetscape Design is focused on the area from Thomas Circle, up north to Florida Avenue.

The meeting, which will take place from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, will be held on the 2nd Floor of the Reeves Center, located at 2000 14th Street NW.

At the meeting, the Transportation Department will present its current design, a set-up that was created after public meetings that were held in 2009.

50 States, 13 Colonies Bike Tour Rides Coming This Saturday

50 States and 13 Colonies Ride will be held this Saturday, September 25th.  The tour, presented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, offers two courses:

  • The 50 State tour is a 60+ mile ride that goes all over the city, through all 8 wards.
  • The 13 Colonies Ride is a ride that is under 15 miles and travels throughout the 13 streets named after the original United States colonies.

Tthe cost of attending the event is $10 for WABA members and $15 for everyone else.   There are three scheduled stops on the routes, and there will even be lunch and a post-ride happy hour offered.  Check-in for both the races will begin at 8:00 am in Kalorama Park located at 1875 Columbia Road, NW.  The 50 States ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 13 Colonies ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m..