Category Archives: ANC

ANC 5B Meeting Wednesday – Douglas Development And More

There will be an ANC 5B Community Meeting at Noyes Elementary School on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The agenda includes:

  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Friends of Noyes Park Presentation
  • Douglas Development
  • PEPCO /EXELON Resolution

See the flyer below for more details (the meeting was postponed by one week). Noyes Elementary School is located at 2725 10th Street, NE (10th and Franklin Streets).

ANC 5B Sept 2015

ANC 5B04 Commissioner Barrios Steps Down

ANC 5B Boundries 2013
ANC 5B Boundries

Joe Barrios, the ANC Commissioner for Single Member District 5B04  (from Monroe Street NE to Rhode Island Ave NE, and from 13th Street NE to the Metro tracks), has stepped down. He let constituents know via the  following email:

Dear ANC 5B04 community,

It is with great regret that I inform you that I have made the difficult decision to step down as ANC 5B04 commissioner, effective Friday September 4th. This decision is due to a change in my employment situation that will require more of my time than I’m able to provide while functioning as commissioner. ANC work is a full-time volunteer commitment, and 5B04’s residents deserve someone who can continue providing the necessary time.

I will continue working on Brookland and 5B04 issues with neighbors as a private citizen, as time and career allows.

It has been my privilege and pleasure serving as ANC 5B04 commissioner for my constituents, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

Warm regards,

Joe Barrios

Thank you for your service Joe!


ANC 5B Meeting Tonight – Howard Divinity School Development

The next ANC 5B meeting will  be held on May 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School (1800 Perry St NE). The Howard University President will be there, and it is expected he will speak to widespread rumors about development at the Howard Divinity School at 1400 Shepherd St NE. (We haven’t seen any development plans, but we have heard that the Divinity School building will be renovated.) For more info about the meeting, see the flyer below.

ANC 5B May 2015 Meeting

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. 

ANC 5B04 Meeting Thursday – A Fresh Start!

For many readers following the ins and outs of Single Member Distric 5B04, the recent election was a welcome break from the past. Now it’s time to look ahead to the future of this important section of the neighborhood that includes 12th Street NE commercial corridor from Monroe Street to Rhode Island Ave. Come out and meet your new ANC Commissioner Joe Barrios.ANC 5B04 Barrios

ANC 5B Special Meeting Tonight To Discuss The 805-809 Channing Place NE Project

Sorry for the short notice,but unfortunately we just learned about this meeting, which was announced at the last ANC 5B meeting but as far as we know was only published on a Ward 5 Google group. This Google group is only used by a very small group of people and does not reach many ANC 5B residents. It would be helpful if the ANC Commission would take advantage of more social network tools that would assure a much wider readership and outreach. Here is the flyer for tonight’s meeting. Please share this information with your neighbors. The development that will be the only topic of this meeting will occupy a large piece of land north of Rhode Island Ave. and west of Reed Street NE. All who would like to be informed prior to the construction phase, should attend, ask questions, and get an understanding of the details of this project.

ANC 5B Meeting Dec 3

Election Results Round Up For Brooklanders

ANC 5B Boundries 2013
ANC 5B Boundries

Sure, we have a new mayor and all…but here are the results we really care about here at the Bridge. (View the results at the DC Board of Elections website.)

  • Predictably, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie cruised to an easy victory, with 86%  of the vote for another term.
  • The winners for ANC Commissioner in ANC 5B are as follows:
    • (5B-01) Gayle Hall-Carley
    • (5B-02) Ursula Higgins
    • (5B-03) Michael Morrison
    • (5B-04) Joe Barrios
    • (5B-05) — Undetermined (this was a write-in campaign, so results are not yet known.)

Congrats to those who won, and thanks to all who ran. To see where you live in the ANC 5B boundaries, see the map to the right.