The Week Ahead…..Public Meetings on Metro Park Redesign, Conversion of Old Medlink Hospital, Ward 6 Candidates’ Forum

The Week Ahead…..Public Meetings on Eastern Market Metro Park Redesign, Conversion of Old Medlink Hospital, Ward Six Council Candidates’ Forum

by Larry Janezich

Monday, February 24

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee meets, 7:00pm, Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Avenue, NE) , PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Tuesday, February 25

ANC6B Executive Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center to set the agenda for the March 11 meeting of the full ANC.

Tuesday, February 25

ANC 6A’s monthly meeting originally scheduled for February 13 has been rescheduled to meet at 7:00pm at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Request for relief for floor to area ratio requirements in connection with planned construction of a sports bar at 1362 H Street, NE, provided that the following conditions are met by the applicant: 1) all trash is stored indoors; 2) loading occur at the rear of the building; 3) no amplified music be played on the roof deck; 4) roof deck hours not extend beyond 11 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 5) any signage for the building be in keeping with the character of H Street and the architectural context of the building.

Request for relief from requirement that there be a minimum lot area of 900 square feet for each residential unit, from the lot width and size requirements for a row house being converted back to residential use, and from the court width and area requirements, in connection with the conversion of the  Way of the Cross Church of Christ at 819 D Street, NE and two adjoining row houses into a residential development, provided that any contracts for sale or lease of the residential units restrict the number of residential parking permits to be issued to residents to no more than six and that this restriction be recorded as a covenant in the land records.

Wednesday, February 26

EM Metro Plaza Task Force will meet from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Hill Center to discuss and come to consensus on which design elements will constitute the Preferred Alternative Concept.  The Preferred Alternative Concept may contain individual aspects selected from either of the Design Team’s Concepts A and B, and community input comments that the design teams will address.

Wednesday, February 26

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will meet at 7:00pm in North Hall, Eastern Market for its regular February meeting.

Wednesday, February 26

There will be a public meeting at the Northeast DC Public Library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 to discuss the proposed buildout of 130 apartments in the southern section of the old Medlink Hospital at 700 Constitution Avenue, NE.  The developers will be in attendance. For more information, email ANC6C03 Commissioner Scott Price

(Technically, Speciality Hospital of Washington leases the currently-occupied part of the building.  Medlink no longer exists.)

Friday, February 28

Ward 6 Council Candidates’ Forum at Hill Center from 7pm – 9pm.  Andrew Lightman, Managing Editor of Capital Community News will Moderate a Forum for candidates for the Ward 6 Council seat.   Questions will be taken from the audience.  Sponsoring Organizations: The Hill Rag, MidCity DC, ANC 6E, Empower DC, SWNA, CBCC, Westminster Church, The Hill Center, CHRS.

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