Councilmember Wells To Answer the Community’s Questions on Hine, Eastern Market, and the Weekend Flea Markets
by Larry Janezich
On Tuesday, May 22, Councilmember Tommy Wells meets the community to answer questions about the Hine Re-Development, Eastern Market, and the future of the weekend flea markets. The meeting will be hosted by EMMCA from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Brent School, 3rd and North Carolina Avenue, SE. Community volunteers have been staffing an information table at Eastern Market on weekends and handing out leaflets urging a large turnout of Capitol Hill residents with concerns or questions on these issues. EMMCA is asking residents to send their top three concerns or questions to Barbara Riehle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DC Zoning Commission has announced a zoning change hearing on the project for June 14, and EMMCA will join other community groups in testifying before the Commission. ANC6B has been conducting on-going negotiations with the developer based on the community concerns as determined by deliberations of its special subcommittee established to consider the developer’s request to change the zoning.
The developer’s schedule and other important dates for the project are as follows:
June 14, 2012 – Planned Unit Development (PUD) Hearing
Jan – Oct 2012 – Construction Drawings Completed
Sept 2012 – Submit request for Building Permits
April 2013 – Start Building Construction
Spring 2015 – Completion