Some in Shaw Would Rather See Dog Park

By Yamiche Alcindor

Washington Post Staff Writer

Monday, July 13, 2009

District officials say the empty lot in Jessica Aho’s Shaw neighborhood is a perfect spot for extra parking for a new city-owned office building. Shaw wants a dog park to replace the overgrown weeds, discarded trash and dirty concrete in the 400 block of P Street NW.

“I think it would bring a lot more people into the neighborhood,” Aho told city officials at a meeting last week. “When you have more pedestrian traffic, then you’re going to have a lot more people who are aware of who belongs in the neighborhood versus people who are selling drugs or don’t belong in the neighborhood.”  Read the rest here: Some in Shaw Would Rather See Dog Park Than Parking Lot in Neighborhood –

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