The Week Ahead… & Community Meeting on Reservation 13 on Monday, November 4
by Larry Janezich
Monday, October 28
ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00pm, Eastern High School, 7:00 pm, Parent Center, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE (Enter from East Capitol Street).
Among items on the agenda:
Ludlow Taylor Grant
Tuesday, October 29
ANC6B Executive Committee meets at 7:00pm, Hill Center.
The Executive Committee will set the agenda for the meeting of the full ANC on Tuesday, November 12, at Hill Center.
Community Meeting on the Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place Projects. 7:00pm, Northeast Public Library, 330 7th Street, NE.
ANC 6C Commissioners Jay Adelstein, Drew Courtney and Christine Healey are sponsoring the community meeting.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is leading the effort to expand Union Station to support its current uses and meet increasing demand.
ANC 6C has been extremely concerned that the alternatives being studied by the FRA will significantly and needlessly harm the Capitol Hill Historic District and the neighborhoods north of H Street NE. The
In May 2019, the ANC objected to an FRA draft report that determined there would be “no adverse effect” on the Capitol Hill Historic District because this determination was reached without any traffic analysis of the Capitol Hill streets. In July 2018 the ANC raised concerns that there had not been adequate coordination of the Union Station Expansion Project, the District’s H Street Bridge Replacement, and the plans of real estate developer Akridge to develop “Burnham Place” above the Amtrak rail lines north and south of H Street NE. In May 2018, the ANC objected that the design options for the expansion project would create a dangerous ring of traffic around the station, preventing easy access for pedestrians and cyclists and diminishing the overall Union Station experience.
The October 29 community meeting will feature 3-D models created by representatives of Akridge of the options proposed by the FRA and to hear Akridge’s analysis of those options including how they relate to Burnham Place.
Wednesday, October 30
ANC 6B Planning and Zoning Committee Comprehensive Plan Working Group meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center.
Among items on the agenda:
Review of ANC 6B’s Proposed Amendments from 2017 and responses from Office of Planning.
More details, including links to the changes proposed by the Office of Planning, are available at: https://anc6b.org/2019/10/18/anc-6b-planning-and-zoning-committee-comprehensive-plan-working-group-meeting-1/
Residents who are interested in learning more about the proposed changes to the Comp Plan and its potential impact on our neighborhood are encouraged to attend. To ensure adequate seating, please email Ryan Danks, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Monday, November 4
The ANC6B Hilleast Taskforce hosts a community meeting at 7:00pmm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington.
Update on the construction of Reservation 13. City agency representatives will be sharing information about additional affordable housing that will be built.