Monday, April 13, 2009

MPD District 1 Moves into New Digs

On Saturday evening, I noticed there were a lot of police cars lined up in front of the new MPD District 1 HQ at the former Bowen Elementary School on M Street. There were balloons out front, so it looked like they were celebrating something, perhaps the completion of their move? Then, on Sunday, I drove by the old HQ building on 4th Street and noticed the front doors were chained shut, orange cones blocked the entrance, signs were posted on the doors, and no police cars could be found, which confirmed my suspicion that the MPD move had occurred. I hope to get inside the new HQ building in the next couple of weeks, so I can check out the new community space that can be used for ANC 6D meetings, SWNA meetings, and other events. Above is a photo of the M Street facade of the new HQ building, which was taken on Sunday, April 5th. See below for some more exterior photos.

Here is a photo of the entrance to the new HQ taken on April 5th, with a fresh coat of paint on the doors and windows, along with new landscaping.

Here is a photo of the side of the building also taken on April 5th, with the old mural still intact and new fencing along Delaware Avenue.

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