Jun 24, 2011

Community Info Updates

Hello GPSA members! We have lots of great things going in our community right now. Here is a general summary:

Ward 6 Family Day with Tommy Wells is this Saturday, June 25, 2011, 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Yards Park. Please attend and tell Tommy the boat people (GPSA) are grateful for his support!

Station 4 is opening this Sunday at 5PM! Make reservations here and tell them GPSA sent you: http://schmap.it/6jwu0z

Next meeting for the Floating Homes tour is 7:30.PM next Thursday 6/30 at happy hour (on the barge!)

Regarding Development, we are currently working with the HMW team on updating the PUD language to be more explicit regarding GP slipholder rights to stay during the transition and in the redevelopment marina. We should have more info on this process shortly. In the meantime here is some additional info:

- The latest big news is the Press release by Eleanor Norton on SW Waterfront redevelopment legislation: http://owl.li/5o3k9. This legislation is important for the development to move forward (and to accommodate more boats in the new marinas ... also very important for transition plans).

- Please put these two dates on your calendar:
Monday, July 11 : ANC Meeting on PUD: 7:00 pm : Location TBD
Tuesday, July 18 : Zoning Commission Hearing : 6:30 pm : Office of Zoning Hearing
Room, 441 4th Street NW, Room 220-S

Washington Kastles are seeking ball people, visit their website if you are interested: http://t.co/RPVSLRr

DDOTDC recently finished implementing pay-by-phone parking Ward 6. YEAH!!! http://www.parkmobile.com/

Unfortunately, I didn't get an email out in time to tell you about last Tuesdays' Potomac River Power Squadron meeting on the event barge. Please check out their website for more info: http://www.usps.org/localusps/potomac/index.html. I'll be sure to send an announcement before the meeting next time!

Last, but not least, from POWYC: Next Tuesday evening 6/28, we'll be heading over to "shop night" at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation to help work on their current wooden boat project and hear about the great work they're doing with at-risk youth. If you're interested in the ancient art of boat building, or just boat-curious, don't miss this outing! Space is limited though, so please RSVP.