Archive for Grant Circle

This Date in History

Posted in July with tags , on July 5, 2009 by Kent

July 5, 1922: A large display of fireworks concluded the Independence day exercises of the Petworth Citizens’ association at Grant circle. The evening entertainment had been postponed from the 4th due to rain.grant circle

Progress on New Hampshire Ave. Medians

Posted in City Services, Petworth with tags , , , , , on May 23, 2009 by Kent

More photos from Wayan Vota on the installation of the New Hampshire Ave. medians from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro to Grant Circle.

It looks like the medians will have grass and trees … if 4 inches of dirt is all that’s needed to support the grass. For a moment I’d thought that perhaps some areas would be bricked, but the bricks I saw must have been for the curb areas.

New Median Construction in DC

New Median Construction in DC

On a side note, Wayan also noticed that the trees that were planted on January 8th of this year were outfitted with water bags yesterday.

New Median Construction in DC

Medians Coming to New Hampshire Avenue

Posted in Automobiles, Petworth with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by Wayan

I am so excited to report that today I saw the start of what (hopefully) will become a tree-lined median in the middle of New Hampshire Avenue quite soon. During a mid-day run I found these three DDOT planners painting construction lines on the pavement.

New Hampshire Avenue is to have a raised island median from Georgia Avenue to Grant Circle, and in this median will be trees. Yes, small trees at first, but soon enough, towers of green shade to cool what is now a sea of asphalt.

I am still shocked that during one ANC meeting I went to, a resident along NH Ave actually was against the threes, saying they would cut down her visibility and increase car accidents. I’m thinking that trees would both quiet the car noise and slow cars down before they commit vehicular tree slaughter in Grant Circle.

The only people against this median would be the churches that would loose center-street parking for their Maryland parishioners, but so far I haven’t heard them object. Do you?