Community Meetings This Week – Development, Metro Parking Garage, Etc.

We thought readers would like to know about three ANC meetings this week covering topics important to the future of our neighborhood.

ANC 5B05

The April 5B05 Single Member District (SMD) will be on Monday, April 13 , at 6:30 PM at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Agenda items are:

  • The massive 1492 space garage we wrote about here. Representatives from Douglas Development will respond to community input on the project and a resolution may be taken up.
  • The community liaison for the Brookland Middle School, will present a public art project associated with the school.
  • Current issues in the single member district, including zoning, development and liquor license applications.

ANC 5B03/5B04

Site plan for the future Brookland Manor from Mid-City Financial. Courtesy of Perkins Eastman.
Site plan for the future Brookland Manor from Mid-City Financial. Courtesy of Perkins Eastman.

There will be a joint 5B03/5B04 community SMD meeting  Wednesday April 15th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Brooks Mansion, Brooks Room, 901 Newton Street NE.

The main agenda item is the Brookland Manor development were wrote about here. This is the development project coming south of Rhode Island Avenue at/around 14th Street NE. The development project, if approved, will eliminate 535 mostly affordable housing units and  will create over 2,000 residential units and over 200,000 square feet of retail, including a supermarket. The developer and his architect will be in attendance. ANC 5B will be considering a resolution that addresses tenant relocation issues, traffic, and community amenities at the April meeting so this will be an opportunity to provide feedback on those or other issues too.

 ANC 5E01

ANC 5E01 is the SMD just over the bridge that covers the area including Monroe Street Market. The next 5E01 meeting will be on Wednesday, April 15th at the Edgewood Arts Center (3415 8th Street NE) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The main agenda item is the  new development on 8th Street NE we wrote about here. This phase of the Monroe Street Market development is bordered by Lawrence, Kearney and 7th Street NE and will be 45 Town homes with 2 parking spots each. 

2 thoughts on “Community Meetings This Week – Development, Metro Parking Garage, Etc.”

  1. This proposed garage feels a little ridiculous given that Children’s is likely to expand into some new buildings at the McMillan site. Build the garage onsite you cheapskates! I’m not opposed to a garage in general, but a Children’s garage seems ill-conceived. I don’t see how MI Avenue can possibly handle that much more bus and suburban commuter traffic on top of the new middle school traffic. If I was this ANC, I’d seek help from McDuffie and Grosso ASAP, research how much in funding/tax abatements Childrens gets from DC, and start publicly calling out the hospital with a yard signs campaign. Douglas itself probably can’t be dissuaded, but I bet Children’s could.

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