Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mount Pleasant Main Street Wins DDOT Grant

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars is coming to the neighborhood for streetscape improvements in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant Main Street has secured $240,000 from DDOT in the form of a Transportation Enhancement Grant. DDOT had about $2.0 million total dollars to distribute.

The award will be used for several aesthetic and safety improvements including: improved lighting in Lamont Park (and on Mt P Street in general), new park landscaping and seating in the park, and bicycle and pedestrian safety features on Mount Pleasant Street. The time line and details of the proposed changes still have to be determined. MPMS will work with the ANC early next year to gauge public input and start the process now that the monies are secure. Read the full press release here.