Dec 17, 2014 CDC Meeting Summary

Summary of CDC Actions

December 17, 2014

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its December 17, 2014 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote.

SPECIAL NOTICE: The date of the January 2015 CDC meeting will be scheduled at the first regular monthly public meeting of the ANC 2F Commission in 2015 on January 7th, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the Planned Unit Development (PUD) application for Square 369 (9th & L St, NW), site of the proposed Marriott development. Prior to the December 17 CDC meeting, ANC 2F and the developer for the project, Quadrangle Development, were able to reach an agreement for a one-time $45,000 contribution by Quadrangle to three community organizations as part of the Community Benefits Agreement component of the PUD. The contribution will be split among Thomson Elementary (5k for PTA equipment for students) and both Gompers Park and the 10th Street Park (20k each for park maintenance and improvement).
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC write a letter expressing its lack of support for the HPRB concept, massing, and design of a proposed, new, five-story, three-unit residential building at 1421 Corcoran St, NW. The project is part of the by-right raze of an existing non-conforming contributing structure on the property. The Committee felt the project plans presented by the Applicant’s architect were not complete enough for full consideration and support. Specifically, the Committee stated that the project drawings failed to provide sufficient context, visualization, and detail about how the proposed structure would fit in with the fabric of the street. CDC Chair Walt Cain encouraged the Applicant to return to the CDC with more thorough project support materials and answers to the Committee’s questions and concerns about the project, including a status report on the Applicant’s outreach to immediate neighbors impacted by the project.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the HPRB concept and massing of the proposed restoration and renovation of 1527 12th St, NW. The CDC’s vote included consent to delegating design review to HPO staff, and a specific request for inclusion of parking spaces in the project. The Committee praised the thorough, thoughtful restoration plan for the project, which plans to convert a presently derelict building into four residential units.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the HPRB concept and massing of the rear roof addition to 1132 10th St, NW. The CDC’s vote included consent to delegating design review to HPO staff; specific requests for front yard clean-up and restoration of the metal/iron work; and the Committee’s support for the proposed trash recess area on the side of the building. The Committee was convinced of the negligible impact of the proposed addition and was supportive of the project design and proposed restoration work. The Applicant will have to return to the CDC for a zoning variance (area and parking) related to the project.

Other Agenda Items:

  • Committee member Joyce Cowan moved that the Committee adopt a resolution of appreciation and gratitude for Commissioner Walt Cain’s service as Chair of the CDC. The resolution was adopted by unanimous consent, and included complimentary remarks from several Committee members.

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the January 7, 2015 ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting for consideration and a final vote by the full Commission. Please note that this meeting summary is provided by ANC 2F 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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