The Week Ahead….Highlight: ANC Vote on Benefits Package from Watkins Alley Development

Stonework preservation begins on the Senate Wing of the U.S. CapitolBuilding's East Front

Stonework preservation begins on the Senate Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building’s East Front

The Week Ahead….Highlight: ANC Vote on Benefits Package from Watkins Alley Development

by Larry Janezich

Tuesday, March 29

  1. ANC6B has scheduled a Special Call meeting for 7:00pm at Hill Center to consider and vote on benefits and amenities the community will receive in exchange for approving greater height and density for the Watkins Alley Project proposed for the 1300 block of E Street, SE.

Some items on the list of proposed benefits and amenities include:

Inclusion of one affordable unit at 50% Median Area Income;

Design of one townhouse as a seniors unit;

Tree boxes on the South side of E Street and the East side of 13th Street;

Contribution to improvements at Potomac Avenue Metro Station;

Alley resurfacing west of and adjacent to the property;

Addition of security cameras and mirrors;

Snow removal from adjacent alleys.

In addition, ANC6B is pressing for funding for a design concept (for planning purposes) for Lady Bird Park adjacent to the Peter Bug Academy at 13th and E Streets, SE;

Improvement to the D Street portion of the fence around Potomac Gardens;

A plaque commemorating the community work of Will Hill and improvements for the park at 15th and Kentucky Avenue, SE.

For images and previous post on Watkins Alley, go here:  http://bit.ly/1R951BT

  1. ANC6B meets at 6:00pm in Hill Center to set the agenda for the April meeting of ANC6B.

Wednesday, March 30

  1. Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) will meet at 7:00pm in the North Hall of Eastern Market.

Among items on the agenda:

Presentation by Forest Hayes, the Associate Director of the Department of General Services

Market Managers Report

  1. The Federal Railroad Administration invites the public to an Informational Forum on the Washington Union Station Expansion Project, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Washington Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. The meeting is an opportunity to review and discuss plans for rail, parking, bus and taxi facilities; public concourses, retail space, and public open spaces at Union Station.

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