DCCA Membership Survey

Thanks to all members who participated in our online membership survey. A brief overview of the results can be viewed by clicking here.  Your feedback offered helpful insight and will help guide DCCA programming in 2020. Thanks to all who took the time to participate!

2020 Member Resolutions Party

Please save the date for DCCA's annual Members Only Resolutions Party that will be held on Monday January 13th at Ankara. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with food, beverages and fun at a favorite neighborhood eatery.

´╗┐Annual memberships expire at year's end so please remember to join or renew your membership so that you can join this event!

Our regular monthly meetings will resume in February.


As reported at the November membership meeting, DCCA has been active in encouraging the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the DC Council to take sensible measures to ensure the safety of all users of our sidewalks and streets in light of hazards posed by the recently introduced dockless electric scooters. 

In October, we submitted comments on DDOT’s “Dockless Bike and Scooter Share 2020” programmatic changes, and on November 4th, DCCA Board Member Marcy Logan testified before the DC Council’s hearing on “The Future of Micromobility in the District and B23-359.”

Information on this hearing can be found here.  Click to read the DCCA Comments to DDOT and the DCCA Testimony to Council.

Bike Lane Update

DDOT has issued its final report on the 20th/21st/22nd street bike lane project. We are pleased that the final plans for the project reflect the position of DCCA that the bike lane should be located primarily on 20th Street rather than the 21st Street option originally favored by DDOT. While there were strong views presented by members of the community throughout this process, we are pleased that ultimately the various segments of the community were able to rally around a plan which minimizes disruption to the community while at the same time allows for a much needed enhancement to the city. This is a great example of ANC2B and DCCA working towards a common goal. You can find the final DDOT report here: https://www.dccycletrack.com/20th21st22ndstnw.

DCCA Submits Opposition Comments

Earlier this week, DCCA submitted comments to the Historic Preservation Review Board in opposition to the application to subdivide the lot upon which the historic landmarked Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street, NW, is situated. The application is part of the effort to construct a large apartment building behind the temple. DCCA believes that the proposal is contrary to the principles of historic preservation and that the proposed building should be reduced in size. Click here to download our submission.

HPRB Turns Aside Community Concerns and Approves Masonic Temple Development

At its May 23rd hearing, the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decided to advance the proposed development behind the Masonic Temple. DCCA in several filings had raised serious concerns regarding the design of the development and the process by which HPRB proceeded with its review.

You can click to download DCCA’s submissions including, testimony opposing the height of the proposed development on the site of the landmarked Masonic Temple along with testimony supporting the landmark boundary expansion application and supplemental comments.

Lance Salonia, Chair of the DCCA Regulatory Committee testified in person at the hearing. Other community groups and members raised significant objections to the development. DCCA is disappointed with both the substance of HPRB’s decision and the process by which it was reached.

Historic Preservation

Our April meeting included a presentation on historic preservation laws and principles by Steve Callcott, Dupont Circle resident and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the District of Columbia. 

Click here to download a PDF document that shares the District's online resources for planning, permits and preservation.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Ever been unsure about which items can be recycled, or which items are considered too hazardous to put in your trash bin? Zero Waste DC quickly answers your questions with its What Goes Where tool.

Visit the What Goes Where Tool and type in the name of the item you have a question about, and information will be provided on how best to dispose of it in the District.  Or have some fun and test your local recycling knowledge with the interactive DC Waste Sorting Game.



March 14, 2019

Contact:  Robin Diener, President Dupont Circle Citizens Assn, 202 431-9254, president@dupont-circle.org

                Marina Streznewski, President, Foggy Bottom Assn, 202 441-3744, mstreznewski@gmail.com

Two Ward 2 Civic Groups Join Call for DC Council to Investigate Jack Evans

In a joint letter to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, two Ward Two civic groups -- Dupont Circle Citizens Association and Foggy Bottom Association – issued support for the appointment of a special DC Council committee to investigate allegations of unethical actions surrounding Ward Two Councilmember Jack Evans. The groups also asked that Evans be removed from chairmanship of the Finance and Revenue Committee, as well as from the Judiciary Committee, pending the outcome of any investigations.   The full text of the Associations’ joint statement is as follows (click here to download letter):

"The Dupont Circle Citizens Association and the Foggy Bottom Association are deeply troubled by the allegations and recent news reports concerning the conduct of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The integrity of our government is fundamental to our democracy. Given the questions raised regarding CM Evans, we support the appointment of a special committee by the DC Council to investigate the allegations and the Council taking appropriate action based upon the findings of the investigation. Given the seriousness of the allegations, we also urge the Council to remove temporarily CM Evans from the Judiciary Committee and the chairmanship of the Finance and Revenue Committee pending the outcome of the investigation."

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.  DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings nine times each year, which are open to the public, organizes the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.

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