Eastern Market Advisory Committee, Others, File For Party Status for Zoning Hearing on Hine – Move Affords Greater Opportunity to Express Concerns
by Larry Janezich
The DC Zoning Commission maintains an Interactive Zoning Information System featuring copies of all relevant documents concerning pending cases, including applications for party status, reports from government agencies on the project, letters of support and opposition for the project, and links to video of public government meetings concerning these cases.
Party status before the Zoning Commission gives entities granted it, more standing before the Commission, more time to present their case, and the right to cross examine witnesses and others with party status.
The link to the Office of Zoning Case Report on Hine is here: http://app.dcoz.dc.gov/Content/Search/ViewCaseReport.aspx
Individual documents and exhibits, including applications for party status, letters, and reports can be viewed here:
Some of the items of particular interest include:
20B – HRPB Staff Report and Recommendations
20F2 – Stanton-Eastbanc’s Assessment of the Hine Site Development Impacts
49 – Application for Party Status in Opposition from Marcel LaFollette for Eyes on Hine
124 – Application for Party Status in Opposition from Flea Market Manager Mike Berman
125 – Application for Party Status in Opposition from Hine School North Neighbors
126 – Application for Party Status in Opposition from EMMCA
127 – Application for Party Status in Opposition from Eastern Market Advisory Committee
132 – DDOT Transportation Report on the Hine Development
134 – Office of Planning Report on the Hine Development
139 – Hine School North Neighbor Expert Witness Report
Interestingly, CHRS which was strongly critical of the design, height, and massing of the project before the Historic Preservation Review Board, does not intend to file for party status and will present its case in the five minutes allotted to organizations. CHRS also strongly endorsed Stanton-Eastbanc’s bid to develop the Hine site. CHAMPS, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, has filed an application for party status in support of the project.
Links to videos of public government meetings include:
Zoning Commission Public Meeting of February 13, 2012;
HPRB Public Meeting of June 30, 2011;
HPRB Public Meeting of April 28, 2011.