Jun 25 CDC Meeting Summary

CDC Meeting Summary*

Jun 25, 2014

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend HPRB approval for the concept and massing of the M St, NW façade of SB-Urban’s Blagden Alley project at 917 M St, NW & 1212 9th St, NW. The recommendation also included approval for the alley design, the pedestrian bridge, and the alley setbacks.
  • As part of the same vote, the CDC unanimously recommended that the full ANC recommend HPRB disapproval of the concept and massing for the 9th St, NW façade of SB-Urban’s Blagden Alley project at 917 M St, NW & 1212 9th St, NW, unless the following aspects are addressed: a redesign of the façade, which is presently too industrial, and neither compatible with the historic context of the street nor sufficiently contemporary to stand on its own; a lower glass-to-brick ratio; and a more pronounced roofline.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend BZA disapproval of the variance request for a waiver of the rear yard setback for 1738 14th St, NW, noting that the applicant has not met the burden of proof for hardship, and that approval of such a request would set a bad precedent for future development.

Other Agenda Items:

  • The CDC provided feedback on the initial design for a three-unit residential project at 928 O St, NW (Blagden Alley/Naylor Court). The Committee postponed the applicant’s request for a vote on HPRB approval for concept, massing, and design, noting that the design and massing required substantial modification—as well as greater opportunity for community input—before the project would be ready for CDC consideration.

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the July ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting for consideration and a final vote by the full Commission. Please note that this meeting summary is provided as a courtesy for individuals who were not able to attend the CDC meeting. The information contained here within is not an exhaustive summary nor does it constitute official meeting minutes. The above information may not be referenced in any official business matter related to the Commission. Please see the “Minutes” page of the ANC 2F blog for official meeting business.

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