Capitol Hill Restoration Society

CHRS urges Council to keep Anacostia’s west bank road-free

Posted on January 12th, 2018

On January 11, 2018, CHRS testified before the Council against DDOT’s (and EventsDC’s) proposed “Park Drive” on the west bank of the Anacostia River.  The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail runs 20 miles along the river, passing near Barney Circle and RFK Stadium. It’s an amazing resource. But DDOT proposes to build a “Park Drive” for vehicles, paralleling the Riverwalk Trail. 

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CHRS opposes $20M commuter road through SE Capitol Hill

Posted on December 30th, 2013

On November 21, 2013 DDOT unveiled further plans for a Southeast Boulevard along the Anacostia from 11th Street to Barney Circle.  It is a two-lane road that would accommodate bikers, hikers and cars.  In a comment letter, CHRS questions the need for a road, notes adverse effects on the neighborhood, and calls on DDOT to hold a comprehensive study along the entire Capitol Hill waterfront.