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12th & Allison Townhouse Development Update And Open House Tonight

EYA developers will unveil their latest updates to the proposed 12th & Allison NE townhouse development a community open house tonight. Readers may remember that this is the proposed development on the grounds surrounding the St. Joseph’s Seminary that we wrote about here and here.

According to a recent community announcement,  the number of proposed homes was reduced from 150 to 82,  3 acres of publicly accessible open space will  remain, historic preservation will be sought of the St. Joseph’s Seminary building, and  community amenities will include a Capital Bikeshare station, park areas with climbable art and sculpture for kids, and public art.

The meeting will be tonight, Tuesday July 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Seminary (1200 Varnum Street NE). Check out the flyer below for more info. If you can’t make it tonight, EYA will be giving presentations at upcoming Michigan Park Citizens Association, North Michigan Park Civic Association, Queens Chapel Civic Association, Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, and ANC 5A meetings. You can also sign up to receive updates about this project here.  We will let you know when we hear of other significant updates.

12th and Allison Development

Scholarships Available For Ward 5 College-bound High School Seniors – Apply By June 3rd!

EYA, the development team behind the Chancellor’s Row development reached out to us to help spread the word about a scholarship program they are providing for Ward 5 high school seniors. The Scholarship will award $2,000 a year for four years (yes, that’s $8,000) to eligible applicants. The deadline for the application is Monday June 3rd, sorry for the short notice.  Here is the qualification criteria for eligible applicants:

  • Be a DC Public High School/Charter School Senior
  • Reside in Ward 5
  • Be accepted to either a 2-year or 4-year college or university (by the application deadline)
  • Have a GPA which ranks in the top 30% of their class
  • Have demonstrated financial need (submit a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report with your application)

To apply get the EYA scholarship application form and more information here. Return the completed application by fax (202) 955-8084 or email to Bonami Johnson at eyascholars(at)cfncr(dot)org. For questions about the application process, please contact Bomani Johnson at the email address just listed or (202) 263-4770.

EYA, Local Businesses, Celebrate $55,000 Grant Progam At Ward 5 Small Business Mixer Yesterday

Last November we posted about a small business grant program established by EYA, the developers of the Chancellor’s Row community, in partnership with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Last night EYA hosted a  reception and networking event at Brookland’s San Antonio Bar and Grill to congratulate the local small businesses that were awarded a total of $55,000 in grants.

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According to an EYA press release:

The fund, established as part of the St. Paul’s College redevelopment now known as Chancellor’s Row, provides grant monies to locally-owned businesses in ANC 5C (now 5E) in Ward 5. The grant program is designed to stimulate economic activity within the Ward, encourage entrepreneurial activity, and support businesses which provide local jobs and job training to local residents.

The grant recipients were: 4 U Body and Beauty Palace, Big Bear Café, Clean Green & Professional, Dance Place, Excel Movement Studios and Strong Mind, Strong Body.

We spoke with Carla Perlo, President of nearby Dance Place. She will be applying the grant money towards community programming as part of the organization’s dedication to bringing the arts to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Excel Studios owner Lesa McLaughlin said “I am thrilled” about the grant, and that it is perfectly timed, as she is undergoing a renovation of her nearby Pilates/Yoga/Zumba studio. She added that the grant will help her expand her staff, purchase new equipment, and give continuing education to her teachers.

Jack Lester, Senior Vice President at EYA kicked off the event, touting the other amenities brought to the community via Chancellors Row, which include a renovation  of the Edgewood Triangle Park and scholarships. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie spoke praises of the development, and noted his role in facilitating relationships between development projects, communities, and small businesses. He added, “we can’t forget about 12th street, so local businesses grow, and hire local.” Bomani Johnson from the Community Foundation spoke about the work his group does in helping businesses like EYA reach out and improve communities, and he announced the grantees and handed out their checks. Sherri Morgan, an organizer of the upcoming Met Branch Trail 5K race also sang EYA’s praises for their sponsorship of the race, which will allow free registration for those participants under the age of 18.

Small Business Grants Available To ANC 5C Businesses Through EYA Program

Brookland Development NE Washington DC
Chancellor’s Row Rendering Courtesy of EYA

EYA, the developers of the Chancellor’s Row community has established a Small Business Loan Fund in partnership with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. The fund will award small business grants  to ANC 5C businesses. If you are not sure of the  Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C  boundaries, check out the map below. The grant awards will range between $2,500-$10,000 per business and will be issued until the total award pool of $50,000 is exhausted. So, if you are an ANC 5C small business, apply!  Or know a small business person in ANC 5C spread the word! From the EYA blog:

The application process is as follows:

  • Applicants should first verify that their principal place of business is located in ANC 5C.
  • Download the application and submit it along with a copy of the company’s W-9 and a detailed business plan describing how funds would be used.
  • Applicants will be selected based on how they plan to either “expand or improve operations” or “provide employee training”.

Applications are due by December 31, 2012. Awardees will be notified by January 31, 2013. Funds must be used within one year of award and documentation of the appropriate use of funds will be required.

For additional details, check out the EYA website or to submit a completed application, please contact:

Bomani Johnson
(202) 263-4770 (Phone)
(202) 955-8084 (Fax)
bjohnson@cfncr.org

NE NW Washington DC ANC Map
ANC 5C Map Courtesy of Adivory Neighborhood Commission 5C