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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 PennAveSEp[email protected] or call 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252) and leave a message.

Leaf Collection Schedule


The DC Department of Public Works has announced its leaf season collection schedule for 2021-2022.

The estimated pick-up periods for the Penn Branch neighborhood are November 29 to December 4 (first pick up) and January 10 to January 15 (second pick up). Residents are asked to rake leaves into the nearest tree box the Sunday­ before the scheduled pick up. Leaves should not be raked into the street or into city or federal parkland. You can find more information on the DC leaf season pick up schedule at the following link: https://dpw.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dpw/service_content/attachments/2021-2022%20Leaf%20Brochure.pdf