Now that Plaza supporters defended our community corner from the unlawful fencing attempts of Truist bank recently, we move to action as we head into October! Saturday, October 2, 2pm to 6pm (1PM SETUP; MUSIC 2PM+; ART & FUN 2PM+ The Peoples Porch Plaza Fest! Meet at 18th and Columbia Road for the Adams Morgan … Continue reading Plaza Activities Heading Into October
On Wednesday September 22, and Friday September 24, 2021, #TruistDontCare bank officials arrived at the Adams Morgan Plaza in the early morning hours, long before any work activities are supposed to begin in DC, let alone un-permitted work activities, and tried to fence in the community corner at 18th and Columbia Road NW. Plaza supporters … Continue reading Plaza Peoples Defend Community Space From Truist Bank, Councilmember Nadeau Where Are You?
#TruistDontCare Help us get our story out. Truist bank is ignoring a live Court case, running over DC's permitting process, and crushing our community's wishes to keep our plaza as a public use easement. They were stopped on Wednesday from erecting fences illegally. They are here now trying again. COME TO YOUR ADAMS MORGAN PLAZA! … Continue reading Banksters snatching plaza NOW! Fri. morning Sep 24! CALL DCRA ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE 202-442-4400
plazaopenletter_to_briannenadeauDownload Ward One Councilmember Brianne Nadeau1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 102, NW Washington, DC email@example.com September 21, 2021 Dear Councilmember Nadeau, There is a public emergency and humanitarian crisis mounting in Ward One at the Adams Morgan Plaza. Upon consideration of the circumstances we know the city can do much more than has been done to … Continue reading OPEN LETTER TO COUNCILMEMBER NADEAU: Pending a Response
#TruistRacist is trying to fence in our plaza and displace those living on our community corner this Wednesday at Noon. Be there with us to peacefully assemble, witness and shame the oppressors who don't care that a Court case about our plaza is pending and that they will seriously disrupt the lives of those living … Continue reading NO FENCES: PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY: WED SEP 22: NOON
In January, 2021, Superior Court Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo refused to let a jury resolve the question of whether an easement should be recorded for the public use of the Plaza. In 2017, Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman issued a preliminary injunction against demolition at the Adams Morgan Plaza and fast-tracked a jury-trial, but Truist has … Continue reading Plaza Court Case Still Pending but Truist Planning Forcible Removal and Closure
Join us as we put a spotlight on the fight against anti-Black racism in AdMo History Join us for a family-friendly day of music, snacks, speakers, historic photos, and neighbors as we discuss how to defend the Plaza and Adams Morgan’s legacy of anti-racist organizing. We want to renew and revive the heart of Adams … Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month in Adams Morgan Plaza
Despite a severe ice storm, we decided it was important to show our determination to renew and revive AdMo Plaza to defend the anti-racist legacy of this neighborhood. Neighbors did come out despite the weather and great conversations were had along with the S'mores. We had some local television coverage. One reporter did a live … Continue reading Hearts on the Plaza Event an Ice Cold Success!
Jan 11, 2021 photo of Suntrust (Truist) closing in the portico to prevent unhoused Adams Morgan residents from sheltering in the winter during a pandemic.
Save Our Plaza supporters were surprised when an property issue contending with the corner lot at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, in the heart of Adams Morgan, was suddenly moved out of the local court system into the U.S. District Court at the Federal level. This legal move happened back in 2017 upon the … Continue reading We’ve hit an obstacle to saving our plaza, a Federal Court
HERE'S A LOOK AT HOW VIBRANT THE PLAZA COULD LOOK INCORPORATING YOUR SUGGESTIONS. render by Jana of onlinerealign.com Click here to fill out our Plaza Survey. THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT THEIR RESPONSES IN TO THE PLAZA SURVEY! Based on your responses – here are some of the elements you said you would like to … Continue reading Save Our Plaza Survey
Today's win is official! Here is the DC Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman's Judgment transcript (37 pages PDF) and one-page Preliminary Injunction Order received from our talented DC pro bono trial attorney Paul Zukerberg. Anyone can show this to anyone with a bullldozer on our Plaza in Adams Morgan! 🙂 This PI means it will not be razed while the court reviews … Continue reading VICTORY! Judge stops razing of Plaza!
We've officially joined forces with the Kalorama Citizens Association and pro bono attorney Paul Zukerberg, with resources generously donated from you all, to file suit against SunTrust, PN Hoffman and Potomac Partners. Click here for our official press release. Here the official documents filed with the court: Preliminary Injunction motion & PI exhibits Complaint If … Continue reading See you in court SunTrust and Hoffman!
Despite our many successes, the Plaza now hangs in the balance. We’re going to court soon to fight for it & we need AdMo4RD Save Our Plaza members' help: send us any feedback you’ve got on the case in writing this week give as generously as your budget reasonably allows to support the case contact … Continue reading Hoffman filed for raze permits. It’s go time!
See the full text & related evidence by clicking on this link (PDF, 5.3 MB).
Concerns Raised About Public Easement on Plaza Adams Morgan, DC, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – A throng of PN Hoffman's brightest talents brought their latest designs to Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and residents at a packed public meeting at Mary's Center. Of the more than thirty people in attendance, the reaction was swift and … Continue reading Community Strongly Opposes PN Hoffman Condo Project
Bank's Response to Community Concerns Included Providing a Public Plaza Based on the verbal accounts of folks who've been selling at the Adams Morgan Saturday morning farmers market for decades, we've been saying that there was a major community struggle with the bank at 1800 Columbia Rd NW prior to the building even being built. … Continue reading Trove of Historical Records
"Adams Morgan Plaza" seems so obvious now as the name of the plaza at 18th and Columbia Rd NW. The plaza, a public easement for permanent public use, has served our community since 1977 when it was won by neighbors from Perpetual Federal Bank that refused to allow their new branch without atonement for years … Continue reading Adams Morgan Plaza Logo