Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7D 2/14/2017 Meeting

ANC 7D hosted a discussion on the S2 development in Kingman Park as well as an update on City Interests' project in the Parkside neighborhood.
 

 

I. The Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm

II. ROLL CALL

Commissioner Siraaj Hasan, 7D02 Commissioner Dorothy Douglas, 7D03 Commissioner JoAnne Prue, 7D04 Commissioner Sherice A. Muhammad, 7D06 Commissioner Justin A. Lini, 7D07

III. Adoption of the Agenda

Commissioner Lini moved to adopt the agenda with an amendment to add a report from the Standing Committee on Outreach, Grants and Operations. Commissioner Douglas seconded. The motion passed 5-0-0.

IV. Government Updates

Kevon Miles, Ward 7 representative Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services spoke. He indicated that The Deputy Mayor for Education would be holding a community meeting on the state of currently empty schools in Ward 7, including Fletcher Johnson. The meeting was to be held on March 1st. Mr. Miles also announced that Mayor Bowser was to hold a Budget Engagement Forum on February 25th at the DOES Building. Lastly he provided updates on the Dumpbusters and Safer Stronger DC Programs.

Mr. Miles took questions from the commission and the community. Questions included abandoned properties and overgrown lots.

Tamika Finnell, Constituent Services Specialist for At Large Councilmember Anita Bonds provided an update on the Councilmember’s activities. She also provided her contact information (202) 724-8064 (tfinnell@dccouncil.us).

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Latisha Atkins, Constituent Services Specialist for Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray provided an update on the Councilmember’s legislative agenda. She took questions on the Minnesota Avenue Safeway.

V. Community Concerns and Announcements

Commissioner Dorothy Douglas announced an event by Medical Mission.

Sandia White announced that she would be working on bringing Community Mediation Programming to Ward 7.

David Belt expressed his concerns about the Minnesota Avenue Safeway. More needs to be done to address community complaints.

Shelly Barnes announced that the Safeway Manager was interested in meeting with the Community.

Aretha Jackson expressed her interest in joining the Standing Committee on Operations, Grants and Outreach. She was invited to send an invitation.

Commissioner Douglas exited the meeting at 7:09 Commissioner Coomber arrived at 7:09

Gregory Cooper, speaking on behalf of Community Food Works, requested that the Commission drafted a letter of support for relocating his farmers’ market from Paradise Apartments to Chavez PCHS. He was invited to speak with the commission after the meeting.

Erin Clese, speaking on behalf of Arcadia Markets, announced that she would be doing community outreach in the upcoming months.

Benny Brew, a popup coffee shop is to open at 52nd and Dix streets NE. It has a Twitter account a @PennyBrew.

VI. S2 Development (BZA Case 19430)

Lee Simon spoke on behalf of S2 Development’s proposed building at 2101 Benning Road NE. Mr. Simon requested the commission’s support for their project before the Board of Zoning Adjustment. Mr. Simon took questions from the community regarding parking and alley access.

Commissioner Coomber moved to support the 35” of height, FAR, and setback relief requested. Commissioner Hasan seconded. The Motion passed 5-0-0.

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VII. City Interests (ZC Case 05-28P)

Jonathan Novak and Russ Wheeler presented on behalf of City Interests Planned Unit Development in Parkside. They presented their plans for parcels 8-11 of their Parkside project. Mr. Novak took questions from the community regarding retail, office space, traffic, and the affordability of housing in the project.

Mr. Novak sought a letter of support for Zoning Case 5-28P/Parcel J/11.

The commission deliberated.

Commissioner Muhammad moved to hold a special meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm, with a location to be announced to discuss J and a Community Benefits Agreement. Commissioner Lini seconded. The Motion passed 5-0-0.

VIII. The Chair’s Report

Commissioner Muhammad presented her report. She announced that some of the contingencies for Kenilworth Courts (ZC 15-21) had not been met. The Commissioner stated she would file a petition to review concerns over the one for one unit replacement for current residents.

IX. The Secretary’s Report

The minutes were presented to the commission via email. Commissioner Lini moved to adopt the minutes as presented. Commissioner Muhammad seconded. The Motion Passed 5-0-0

X. The Treasurer’s Report

Commissioner Coomber moved to table the Treasurer’s Report. Commissioner Lini seconded. The Motion passed 5-0-0

XI. Committee Reports.

Commissioner Lini read the Standing Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Report. Commissioner Lini moved to adopt the report. Commissioner Coomber seconded. The Motion passed 5-0-0.

Commissioner Prue read the Standing Committee on Outreach, Grants and Operations Report. Commissioner Prue moved to adopt the report. Commissioner Hasan seconded. The Motion passed 5-0-0.

X. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm