Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association

Open Issues: 9 Closed Issues: 2,013 Acknowledged Issues: 23
Watching issues created after: 2009-11-01

The Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association's members want to live in a safe, clean, vibrant, urban community where they can experience all the best that Washington, DC, has to offer. We promote a sense of community and participate in public affairs. http://www.nwchca.org/

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  • 3212-3216 14th St Nw Washington D.C., DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    The pedestrian signals at this corner have been terrible ever since 14th st. was redone. People almost NEVER obey the pedestrian signals because there is often a "no walk" signal when it would be fine to cross. For example, there is a no walk signal when you are trying to go east/west across 14th at Kenyon even when the only cars with a green light are coming west on Park, where they are forced to make a right turn and head north on park. Pedestrians should be able to cross. Additionally, when the light for north/south traffic on 14th is green the pedestrian signal to cross over Kenyon street is "no walk" for the majority of the time, even though that is one way traffic. It doesn't make sense at all and pedestrians have quickly figured that out. No one trusts the signals and so they go whenever they want. I've seen people almost get hit or hold up traffic on multiple occasions. These signals need to be revised!
  • Vagrancy Archived
    3241 14th Street Nw Washington, DC - Columbia Heights
    The Columbia Heights Plaza has about 3-4 vagrants living there 24 x 7! A couple of these gentlemen are long-term fellows know to the police. They are intoxicated, We need a sustainable solution for them--and residents!
  • Rat Abatement Archived
    1342 Meridian Pl Nw Washington, DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    The garage in the rear of this home has not been visited by the owner in years. Not only is it a magnet for trash and dumping, it houses the majority of our rampant alley rat population. It needs to be excessively baited and cleared-out. I am asking DPW & DOH to get involved and cite the owner - Jim Middleton - until the problem is resolved.
  • 3408-3418 14th St Nw Washington D.C., DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    Driving to work on Thursday morning, I was surprised to find multiple cars being pulled over on both sides of 14th street by a very rude female traffic officer. It clearly appeared that the MPD traffic officers were pulling as many people over to administer for dubious "violations" in order to fill their quota due to the impending government shutdown. I was fined for a "seat belt regulation" for no reason. I was simply told to pull over and was fined $50. When asked to hand over my registration and proof of insurance, I was told that the printout of the online registration was invalid and that I should be fined $500, despite having an up-to-date and valid registration and insurance policy printout. Currently, USAA emails the insurance policy card. However, I was told this would be a $500 fine. When I asked why I was being fined for a "seat belt regulation" when I in fact had my seat belt on, I was told "Just answer me this, do you want me to fine you $500 in addition?" I felt like I was being treated like an innocent person in a place like Sudan or the Congo, where people are stopped routinely by "officers" for "fines" just to line their pockets. Perhaps I am assuming too much, but when 5 other cars are stopped at the same time during rush hour on a busy street in the midst of a looming government shutdown, the actions of these officers are suspect. Furthermore, their blatantly rude behavior (one officer looking on just laughed at the situation) is appalling.
  • 1610 Park Rd Nw Washington D.C., DC 20010, USA - Mount Pleasant
    While waiting for the pedestrian signal, almost every weekday morning I will see 2-4 cars either block the box or outright run the red light heading south on 16th St, which causes considerable backups for the gross traffic on Park, and forces school children and other pedestrians into the traffic lane while crossing the street.
  • 3718 14th Street Northwest Washington, District of Columbia - Petworth
    14th St bike lane (esp north of Columbia Heights) needs repainting (all the way north to MD line). Cars encroach and use as turn lane - very dangerous.
  • Nw 14th St & Nw Spring Rd Washington, DC 20010, USA - Petworth
    Hard to see in the picture, but both female DC Government employees were talking on their cell phones. One while driving the street sweeper vehicle on 14th street which if I know my laws correctly, is illegal to talk on the cell phone and drive.
  • Rat Abatement Archived
    1414 Oak Street Northwest Washington, DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    There is a large rat population in the alley between the 1400 blocks of Oak and Meridian streets. They have created burrows or piles in our back yard area and I believe under our neighbor's back porch at 1412. Anything that can be done will help
  • Corner Of Holmead Pl. Nw And Spring Rd. Nw Washington, DC - Petworth
    Holmead Pl. could be such a beautiful street to live on if not for the constant amount of litter from Park Rd all the way down to Spring Rd. If we just had a few litter cans available for people to use then the residents wouldn't have to continually clean up after others. Please help us clean our street.
  • 14th And Newton Street Nw Washington D.C., DC - Columbia Heights
    A traffic light was put in at 14th and Newton Street NW. Now traffic is always backed up traveling North. The light is red and there is no cross traffic. Why not just put in a stop sign, it would have been more efficient.
  • 3447 14th St Nw Washington, DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    Vacant blighted building at 3447-49 14th St NW
  • 3500 13th St Nw Washington, DC 20010, USA - Columbia Heights
    Broken water meter cover in front of 3524 13th St NW