Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Resident protest against care facility

National Children's Center is a adult day care facility for the profoundly disabled.  It's located a couple blocks from where I live, and doesn't seem to cause any problems.  Like many of these kinds of facilities, apparently there are management and personnel issues, including legal judgments made against the institution.

One successful plaintiff, not happy that NCC keeps appealing, has organized a website and campaign to embarrass NCC into dropping the appeal and paying out the judgment.

This person has convinced a few households around the site to post signs similar to the website and postcards that are posted in coffee shops and other places.

Those households, probably because of their interactions with the organization-site (granted, they do own a house on Rittenhouse Street NW that has probably been vacant for at least one decade), are amenable to his pleas.

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