After a lot of discussion, the Friends of Kingman Park Civic Association voted to oppose the historic district in September, however the historic district status is likely to pass regardless without a fair, democratic vote.

We (a group of residents of Kingman Park) believe Kingman Park's history is as an affordable place to live and raise families, and then age in a place in DC. We oppose the historic district because we think it will:
  • Price out older residents through increased repair costs and increased taxes; 
  • Price out many new residents from the opportunity of homeownership; and
  • Complicate renovations to accommodate growing families.

Instead, we think zoning changes and historical placards to honor the contributions of Kingman Park residents would be a better way to preserve our neighborhood’s history.
 
The applicants for the Kingman Park historic district haven’t reached out to the neighborhood for our buy-in. Many of the applicants' supporters are Maryland residents and other non-Kingman Park residents. Instead of hearing from them, we want to hear from you, the residents of Kingman Park.
 
Submissions will be counted on Wednesday, December 20, and will be provided to relevant entities, so please fill out surveys by then. We seek input from all Kingman Park residents within the proposed district, so please fill out multiple surveys if more than one resident resides in your household.
 
The Historic District Hearing is at 9am, Thursday, 1/25/17. Please attend!

Contact Bob Coomber at (202) 689-9377, or via email at bob.coomber@gmail.com with questions.


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* 1. Name and Address

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* 2. I oppose the proposed Kingman Park Historic District

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* 3. Would you support alternative measures to preserve and celebrate the neighborhood’s history like a heritage trail, or zoning changes to prevent overdevelopment?

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* 4. Please check all of the following that apply:

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* 5. Please provide your e-mail address below if you checked any of the boxes above

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