Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hearst Heats Up

The DC Department of General Services recently held a public meeting to discuss the renovation of the Hearst Recreation Center on 37th Street between Cleveland Park and North Cleveland Park - or Wakefield, depending on what you want to call the NoQue area.

At the meeting, DGS shared a presentation with 3 options, all of which included an outdoor swimming pool. This would be a very exciting development for residents in the area, many of whom have been asking the city for an outdoor pool in upper NW for decades.

Of course, the regular fears and complaints are present: the pool is too small to be useful, the pool is too large and takes away other park amenities, traffic, parking, maintenance - you name it, they are all re-hashed from any proposals that suggest change in the area.

There is a supporter petition and website.

There is an opposition website as well, but if you support a great public amenity, stay tuned for an official DGS survey, coming out shortly.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hearst Recreation Center Public Meeting

The Department of General Services (DGS) has selected Cox Graee + Spack as the Architectural Firm to work with DGS, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the community to develop concept designs for the modernization of Hearst Park.

The first community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Hearst Elementary School located at 3950 37th Street NW in the school’s gymnasium.

The goal of the meeting is to:

1. Introduce the DGS and DPR project team members,
2. Introduce the AE firm team members,
3. To provide an overview of the project including information about the proposed pool,
4. To provide next steps for the project and
5. To answer any questions residents have about the project.