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Porchfest SE At Penn Branch Shopping Center


The Porchfest SE music festival took place on Sunday, October 3rd from 11:00am until 7:00pm at the Penn Branch Shopping Center. Check out this video from WUSA Channel 9.



PBCA Listening Session with O Street SE Neighbors


On Feb. 23, members of the Penn Branch Community Association executive board met virtually with a handful of Penn Branch’s O Street neighbors for a listening session. The PBCA board reached out to introduce ourselves and to gain a better understanding of neighborhood-specific challenges.  Residents of O Street shared their thoughts regarding development in the Penn Branch Shopping Center and construction of the new CVS which is expected to be built on the existing laundry mat property.

Residents reported that they did not have concerns about retaining wall maintenance but are interested in engineering studies prior to future development, including in the areas adjacent to the shopping center and along the walled hillside, due to settling and water flows in the area. Residents also raised concerns about potential CVS parking lot overflow onto their street, increased traffic, aggressive driving, and trash and vagrancy on O Street.

Participants explored traffic calming measures and other ways to work collaboratively to benefit the community.


Latest News on The Shops at Penn Branch


Neighbors & Friends,

Even though we are in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jair Lynch has been busy securing tenants and building out space at The Shops at Penn Branch.

On July 27, 2020, Anthony Startt, Director of Investments at Jair Lynch, met virtually with members of the PBCCA leadership team and delivered some exciting news! Here are a few highlights from the meeting:

  • The Highlands Cafe aims to open next to Planet Fitness in early 2021
  • CVS plans to build a freestanding store in place of the laundromat (at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Carpenter Streets, SE) and move over by December 2021
  • A nationally-renowned fast-casual restaurant will take-over part of the space CVS vacates

View the presentation and read the Notes from the meeting for more details.

View Jair Lynch’s website for more information on The Shops at Penn Branch Project.

Visit The Shops at Penn Branch website for more information.

Stay tuned for more information and updates in the coming weeks & months!


The PBCCA Board