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Letter from the President
On behalf of the Park Place 1 Board of Directors, welcome to our new community website! This website is intended to provide owners with easy access to community information including announcements, reports and surveys, meeting minutes and Association documents. It also links to Metropolis’ platform for paying assessments online, checking balances and retrieving documents for refinancing and resales. Keep in mind that the website is a work in progress and will be continually updated. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please go to the “Contact Us” page and submit your ideas!
Please note that the operation of the Park Place 1 Condominium Association is governed by a Board of volunteer directors. The Board of Directors is elected by the community to oversee the daily functions and financial responsibilities of the Association. The Board is also responsible for maintaining members’ compliance with the established bylaws of the Association. The 2017 Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals:
To date, this has been a challenging year both in terms of management challenges and confirming the need for extensive and costly repairs throughout the community based on multiple engineer inspections. However, with the transition to Metropolis, the Board believes that it is well positioned to develop and advance a comprehensive plan that will address the necessary maintenance and preventative needs over time and in a realistic fashion for all nine buildings that compose Park Place 1 as well as the surrounding common elements.
Through this website, the Board of Directors is making every effort to keep owners informed and up to date on all matters concerning Park Place 1 as we believe open and informative communication to be very important. In addition, newsletters will be sent out periodically. We are also actively seeking volunteers to support Board committees. Please remember that the best time to provide input and make an impact on community decisions is during the planning stages.
The Board of Directors’ meetings occur monthly on the third Tuesday at 7pm at the clubhouse. Please join us. We look forward to working together with you to make Park Place the best it can be!
Beverly R. Allen
Park Place 1 Board of Directors
Important Phone Numbers
Metropolis Condominium Management: (301) 779-1800
Comcast: 1 (800) COMCAST
DC Government Services: 311
DC Police Department: (202) 727-9099
DC Fire Department and EMS: (202) 673-3320
DC Water and Sewer Authority: (202) 787-2000
Park Place Access Control: (202) 332-5150
Pepco: (202) 833-7500
Power Outages / Downed Power Lines: (877) PEPCO-62
Water and Sewer Emergencies: (202) 612-3400
WMATA (DC Metro): (202) 637-7000
Verizon: (800) 826-2355
Monroe Street Market is located adjacent to the Brookland Metro Station and Catholic University. This mixed-use space features street-level retail, restaurants and a community center that hosts public gatherings and special events. The Market area is also recognized for its “Arts Walk,” a pedestrian walkway that showcases open artist studios and local musicians. It is also home to a popular weekly farmer’s market that showcases delicious food, arts and crafts and local vendors.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America and the 10th largest in the world. It is widely regarded for its sacred art, unique architecture and many chapels.
Union Market it is located just south of New York Avenue and near Gallaudet University. It is a 12,200 square foot indoor market that features more than 40 vendors offering a variety of artisan products. The Market is especially suited for “foodies!”
The U.S. National Arboretum is located in northeast DC just south of New York Avenue. It includes 446 acres of forests, meadows, and gardens accessible with more than nine miles of paths. Among other things, it is known for its dazzling bonsai trees, koi ponds and collection of sandstone columns removed from the Capitol building during a 1958 renovation.
Looking for other things to do in Washington DC There are countless cultural events, places to visit and things to do!
Eastern Market is located in the Capital Hill neighborhood and is considered the premier open-air market offering a wide variety of local farm-fresh produce and handmade crafts. It also has an indoor market with gourmet items and fresh seafood.
Golf Courses in the city are owned and maintained by the National Park Service. Choose between East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek Golf Courses for a challenging and relaxing day on the greens.
The National Zoo offers free admission, is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is home to a wide array of animal life such as bears, elephants, giraffes and the world famous panda exhibit.
Rock Creek Park is 2,800 acres of forest and nature spread throughout the DC area. It offers hiking, cycling and horseback riding and many scenic views. Park rangers also lead nature tours for those who are interested.
The Smithsonian Institution is comprised of 19 museums and galleries as well as a zoo and research centers. Most of its museums and galleries are located in and around DC's metro area with two based in New York City. Two of the most popular are the National Museum of American History which offers visitors the opportunity to see more than three million artifacts from American history and the National Air and Space Museum which is home to the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.