The Week Ahead….and ANC’s Flahaven Wants Delay in Boys and Girls Club Decision
by Larry Janezich
ANC6B Commissioner Flahaven Wants Delay in DGS Award on Development of Eastern Branch Building
Last Tuesday, DSG held a community meeting to receive feedback on the two proposals for developing the Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club Building. The inability of the DGS to answer a number of questions which could affect the ANC’s recommendation led Flahaven to post the following conclusion in his summary of the meeting posted on his ANC6B blog:
“Given these uncertainties, I stated my discomfort with having ANC 6B and neighbors weigh in on the proposals without further clarification from DGS. I certainly would not want the commission to support a proposal that was later disqualified due to the affordable housing requirement, zoning issues, etc. DGS responded that they may go back to both development teams seeking Best and Final Offers with all of the outstanding issues clarified. My inclination is to ask DGS to delay their award decision until March while the development teams seek clarity and the neighborhood can better consider what is and what is not possible on the site.”
Although some fifty residents attended the meeting, as of Sunday night, only one has responded to Flahven’s request for community feedback on the proposal.
The full text of Flahaven’s summary can be seen here: http://flahaven6b.com/
The Week Ahead….
Monday, January 26
ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00pm at Maury Elementary School, Multi-purpose Room, 1250 Constitution Avenue, NE (Enter from 13th Street).
Tuesday, January 27
ANC6B Executive Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center to set the agenda for the full ANC6B meeting on February 10.
Tuesday, January 27
Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm in the North Hall of Eastern Market.
On the Agenda:
Election of the Community Representative