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Save Church Street

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Plans are currently being developed to tear down historic St. Thomas Parish and the park on 18th and Church St. and replace them with a major residential building and a large new church structure.

Many neighbors are concerned about this plan because of one or more of the following reasons:

- We believe in historic preservation, and want to protect a place where Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson worshiped.
- We support the preservation of green and open spaces, including the park on 18th and Church.
- We love the charm and uniqueness of the Dupont Circle neighborhood and believe this plan will negatively affect its character.
- We have serious concerns about the environmental impact on the neighborhood’s light and air quality.
- We have serious concerns about the traffic and parking on the neighborhood streets.
- We have serious concerns about the impact of the density, height, and mass abutting a residential neighborhood.

We need your help to urge the city government, church, developer and neighborhood to work together to explore a win-win solution for all that will include:

- Respect of historic preservation and the character of the neighborhood.
- Maintaining all or most of the park to preserve a cherished open space in the area.
- A low-impact design that will contribute, rather than detract from, the surrounding community.



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