Saturday, October 13, 2007

Poplar Point Coalition Inaugural Meeting

Councilmember Marion Barry and Councilmember Yvette Alexander, above, convened the inaugural meeting of the Poplar Point Coalition at Matthew Memorial Baptist Church on a beautiful Saturday Oct 13th morning to support Victor MacFarlane's plans to build a soccer stadium and mixed use retail/commercial/residential development project. About 300 people jammed the church basement area and feasted on a complimentary breakfast provided by the Anacostia Coordinating Council.

There was an invocation by Rev George Holmes and welcome by Dr. C. Matthew Hudson, Jr. Councilmember Marion Barry (Ward 8) gave a presentation on the background of the planned development at Poplar Point and Councilmember Yvette Alexamder (Ward 7) shared remarks with the attendees. Former Mayor Barry also fielded questions from the attendees and the press.

AAEA attended the meeting, joined the coalition and supports Victor MacFarlane's plans for developing Poplar Point.

AAEA produced a report in 2000 that lists pollution sources at Poplar Point and throughout Washington, DC. This report, at the link below, can be helpful in analyzing environmental conditions around the site:

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