Jan 11, 2021 photo of Suntrust (Truist) closing in the portico to prevent unhoused Adams Morgan residents from sheltering in the winter during a pandemic.
Save Our Plaza supporters were surprised when an property issue contending with the corner lot at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, in the heart of Adams Morgan, was suddenly moved out of the local court system into the U.S. District Court at the Federal level. This legal move happened back in 2017 upon the … Continue reading We’ve hit an obstacle to saving our plaza, a Federal Court
HERE'S A LOOK AT HOW VIBRANT THE PLAZA COULD LOOK INCORPORATING YOUR SUGGESTIONS. render by Jana of onlinerealign.com Click here to fill out our Plaza Survey. THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT THEIR RESPONSES IN TO THE PLAZA SURVEY! Based on your responses – here are some of the elements you said you would like to … Continue reading Save Our Plaza Survey
Today's win is official! Here is the DC Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman's Judgment transcript (37 pages PDF) and one-page Preliminary Injunction Order received from our talented DC pro bono trial attorney Paul Zukerberg. Anyone can show this to anyone with a bullldozer on our Plaza in Adams Morgan! 🙂 This PI means it will not be razed while the court reviews … Continue reading VICTORY! Judge stops razing of Plaza!
We've officially joined forces with the Kalorama Citizens Association and pro bono attorney Paul Zukerberg, with resources generously donated from you all, to file suit against SunTrust, PN Hoffman and Potomac Partners. Click here for our official press release. Here the official documents filed with the court: Preliminary Injunction motion & PI exhibits Complaint If … Continue reading See you in court SunTrust and Hoffman!
Despite our many successes, the Plaza now hangs in the balance. We’re going to court soon to fight for it & we need AdMo4RD Save Our Plaza members' help: send us any feedback you’ve got on the case in writing this week give as generously as your budget reasonably allows to support the case contact … Continue reading Hoffman filed for raze permits. It’s go time!
See the full text & related evidence by clicking on this link (PDF, 5.3 MB).
Concerns Raised About Public Easement on Plaza Adams Morgan, DC, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – A throng of PN Hoffman's brightest talents brought their latest designs to Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and residents at a packed public meeting at Mary's Center. Of the more than thirty people in attendance, the reaction was swift and … Continue reading Community Strongly Opposes PN Hoffman Condo Project
Bank's Response to Community Concerns Included Providing a Public Plaza Based on the verbal accounts of folks who've been selling at the Adams Morgan Saturday morning farmers market for decades, we've been saying that there was a major community struggle with the bank at 1800 Columbia Rd NW prior to the building even being built. … Continue reading Trove of Historical Records
Petitioners call upon all District officials to vigorously defend the public easement and pedestrian plaza at the intersection at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW. We want it improved, yet remain a central community gathering space and plaza serving the residents of Adams Morgan and all visitors. SIGN THE PETITION TODAY! We are opposed to … Continue reading Save Our Plaza Petition
"Adams Morgan Plaza" seems so obvious now as the name of the plaza at 18th and Columbia Rd NW. The plaza, a public easement for permanent public use, has served our community since 1977 when it was won by neighbors from Perpetual Federal Bank that refused to allow their new branch without atonement for years … Continue reading Adams Morgan Plaza Logo
Join us as we put a spotlight on the fight against anti-Black racism in AdMo History Join us for a family-friendly day of music, snacks, speakers, historic photos, and neighbors as we discuss how to defend the Plaza and Adams Morgan’s legacy of anti-racist organizing. We want to renew and revive the heart of Adams … Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month in Adams Morgan Plaza
We are requesting that local and national nonprofits file "friend of the court" papers in support of our appeal seeking party status in defense of the public easement at Adams Morgan Plaza. Please consider requesting that your nonprofit join by March 31, 2021. Read the official invitation here. We are seeking amicus curiae briefs from … Continue reading Invitation to file Amicus Briefs
Despite a severe ice storm, we decided it was important to show our determination to renew and revive AdMo Plaza to defend the anti-racist legacy of this neighborhood. Neighbors did come out despite the weather and great conversations were had along with the S'mores. We had some local television coverage. One reporter did a live … Continue reading Hearts on the Plaza Event an Ice Cold Success!