Whether it’s a flood, blizzard, or hurricane, a disaster can strike the District at any moment. The effects can be devastating to both residents and businesses. A swift and coordinated private sector response can expedite recovery and restore normalcy in the District.
To better prepare and coordinate with the District’s private sector, The DC Business Emergency Management Operations Center (DC BEMOC) would like to invite you to the first bi-annual Business Preparedness day on September 17, 2019 from 9:00-3:00.
This 6 hour event will convene first responders, emergency managers and the District’s private sector partners to:
- Discuss business preparedness initiatives in the District
- Showcase new technologies that are being leveraged by the BEMOC
- Identify and prioritize operational issues that can be solved through public-private partnerships
- Conduct the first ever BEMOC Tabletop Exercise
Pre-registration for this event is required by Friday September 13 by 5:00
For more information about this event or registration, contact DC.BEMOC@dc.gov
*Be prepared show a photo identification when you arrive. There is a free visitor parking lot available. If you prefer to take the Metro, the closest station is Anacostia and the following buses take you to HSEMA: A2, A4, A6, A8, and W3.
Click HERE to Register
In an effort to help the PBCCA Board serve our community better, we created a PBCCA Survey for the 2019-2020 Membership Year. We ask that you:
- Download a copy of the Survey
- Complete the Survey with your most thoughtful answers in mind
- Scan and Email the Survey back to firstname.lastname@example.org – OR –
- Mail your completed copy of the Survey to:
Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association
P.O. Box 6730
Washington, DC 20020
The responses will be reviewed and acted upon by the PBCCA Board to help us drive change and serve our community better in the future.
By helping us, you, in turn, help the community.
Note: In 2018, Jair Lynch received an overwhelming amount of negative feedback from the community on the name, “The Shops at Penn Hill”. To the satisfaction of the community, Jair Lynch changed the name to “The Shops at Penn Branch” to maintain historical roots to the community.
Click this link to get a .pdf file containing the latest updates from Anthony Startt, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partner Representative, on The Shops at Penn Branch.
Although much needed progress has been made concerning redevelopment of The Shops at Penn Branch, there are some changes coming worth noting:
- CVS – Jair Lynch unable to reach agreement for long-term extension
• Current lease expires June 2020
• Analyzing options to re-tenant the space
• Likely to be broken into smaller shop space and office/medical space
• Strong interest from “fast casual” restaurant tenants
Note: For residents in the community who rely on this CVS for medications, please plan ahead of June 2020 to ensure your prescriptions get transferred to an alternate location for dropoff & pickup.
- Rear Parking lot Re-development
• Jair Lynch is continuing to analyze multiple re-development options
• Currently negotiating a contract with a national homebuilder to develop 30 – 40 for sale townhomes
• Alternate options include additional retail or office development
3rd Annual Ward 7 Business & Community Festival (Ward 7 Day)
September 14, 2019
Attend the 3rd Annual Ward 7 Business & Community Festival (Ward 7 Day) to purchase from vendors, collect information at the resource tables, socialize with your community, get some good food and have fun!