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Penn Branch Expands Spring Community Clean Up Efforts to Include Penn Ave, Ft. Davis Drive


Penn Branch neighbors came together on Saturday, April 8th, 2023 to help clean 9/11 Memorial Gateway Park and along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor to Ft. Davis Drive before the entrance to Ft. Dupont Park. Several neighbors expressed concern to PBCA executive board members about the amount of trash that was visible from the street and from along the Circle-Park Hiking and Biking Trail that borders our neighborhood.

And they wanted to do something about it.

The DC Department of Public Works and the National Park Service (NPS) donated cleaning cleaning supplies, trash bags, bug spray, and grabbers. Then, our roughly 30 neighbors went to work on brisk spring morning. They were picking up trash and removing weeds. Others cut grass and help trim roses in our park.

Thanks to all who pitched-in. A few hours work did really made a difference!

#Springcleanup #SEDC #community #WearePennBranch #DC #Ftcircleparks

Penn Branch Community Holiday Gathering Tuesday, December 13th


Save the Date!  Please join us on Tuesday, December 13th for our December holiday gathering  /meeting. The meeting will be held in-person at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (lower level meeting space) from 7:00PM – 9:00PM.  This will be our first in-person community meeting since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020.

  •  New Officer Elections
  •  Light Refreshments 
  •  Special Presentations
  •  Music 
  •  Fellowship
More event details will be announced soon!

Tonight’s Meeting: Understanding Co-Op / Community-owned Grocery Stores


Tonight PBCA will build on recent communty wide conversations about the proposed Phase II development at Penn Branch Shopping Center by discussing community-owned grocery stores. Mike Houston, General Manager, of the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op is our invited guest speaker for our General Body Meeting tonight at 7:00pm.

Public Comment Period for Penn Ave SE Small Area Plan to Start Soon


The DC Office of Planning is continuing its work on the Pennsylvania East Small Area Plan, an updated vision and implementation plan for the Pennsylvania Avenue SE corridor east of the Anacostia River. The Office of Planning conducted a Town Hall on October 30, 2021 and presented a summary of recommendations they collected from previous meetings and conversations with community members.

  • Residents and other stakeholders may weigh in on the draft vision statement and recommendations online at https://publicinput.com/O1874
  • There will be a public comment period, mayoral hearing, and DC Council review and approval. Implementation of the Small Area Plan begins in spring 2022.
  • For additional information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan website: https://publicinput.com/PennAveSEPlan . The planners involved in this process are very responsive.If you have questions, email [email protected] or call 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252) and leave a message.
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