Potomac Ave. Triangle Parks Closer to Funding

$500,000 Could Help Improve the Parks If Passed in FY18

Two triangle parks near Potomac Avenue SE may get $500,000 in funds to renovate and improve the spaces after the Committee on Transportation and the Environment voted to approve the request in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

The committee, chaired by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh (D), passed the funds in a May 17 vote. It now goes to the full City Council for a final vote.

The community urged the Council and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) to fund the renovations in hopes of curbing violence in the area, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B07 Commissioner Aimee Grace wrote to neighbors.

Allen also pushed through funding for more MPD crime cameras, putting the priority around Police Service Areas (PSA) 106 and 108. (These areas include Potomac Avenue SE.) First Distric Commander Morgan Kane will work with community member son the cameras’ placements.

More budget announcements for the Ward 6 community are expected today and tomorrow.