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 Enforce the BZA mandate against JPDS for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing property
  • Petitioned Council Person Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 of the District of Columbia

This petition was delivered to:

Council Person Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 of the District of Columbia
Chief of Staff for Council Person Muriel Bowser
Joy Holland

Enforce the BZA mandate against JPDS for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing property

    1. T Williams
    2. Petition by

      T Williams

      Washington, DC

Dr. Welsing has lived in her NW DC home for the past 40 years. The Jewish Primary Day School (JPDS) playground was constructed and began operation in 09/2010. The playground was constructed immediately adjacent to her home. Prior to the construction, hearings were held with JPDS, Dr. Welsing and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) about the need for noise protection for Dr. Welsing’s home. The BZA mandated that a noise buffer of 15 feet from Dr. Welsing’s property line which included 40 ft. tall evergreen trees and other trees were to be added. 

The JPDS elected to bulldoze the existing line of 40 ft. tall trees and not put up any noise buffers. The playground area comes up to Dr. Welsing’s fence. Many people have personally witnessed the extreme levels of noise that enters Dr. Welsing’s property from this playground even when all of the windows and doors are closed. Dr. Welsing has to leave her home to escape the noise.

There is no other residential home in the District of Columbia where a playground was constructed up to the property line of an adjacent residential home with this same level of noise disturbance. Dr. Welsing is a senior citizen and highly respected professional who deserves peace and quiet.

To:
Council Person Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 of the District of Columbia
Joy Holland, Chief of Staff for Council Person Muriel Bowser
Enforce the BZA mandate against JPDS for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing property

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • John Burns LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I think a woman, who has served her community and humanity as well, should be honored with her request for Peace and Quiet in her home.

      Should the Mandate not be honored, this would be an injustice, considering the Board Of Zoning has mandated a noise buffer be added to reduce the noise. We sincerely hope Dr. Francis Cress Welsing will gain the peace and quiet she so well deserves.

      Without Prejudice,

      John Burns

      UMOJA Research

      Los Angeles, CA 90086

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    • Latisha Flores NEW YORK, NY
      • 3 months ago

      She has served her time to society , she has come to an age where she needs support as well as consideration of her age in this matter. She has lived there long enough for anyone to respect that ..that is her home and she shouldn't have to move& she shouldn't be disregarded.

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    • Crystal Williams WASHINGTON, DC
      • 3 months ago

      Dr. Welsing continues to be a support system for African Americans and an educator to all. She is positively contributing to this society and her body of work continues to pay dividends. DO THE RIGHT THING!

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    • H. Thomasine Wren FRIENDSHIP, MD
      • 4 months ago

      It is an injustice to try and make someone move from their home.

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    • winston hobson ORLANDO, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Discriminatory overtones. Right of the people to be secure in their homes,,,

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