(The Hebrew Home for the Aged building, 1125 Spring Rd., NW)
The Department of General Services sent out an email on the evening of July 7th as a follow up to the surplus process for the Old Hebrew Home property. The message (in its entirety below), informed recipients that DGS has posted the Surplus Hearing presentation from June 17, the Meeting Minutes, and a copy of the Sign-In Sheet on their Web site, available here: http://dgs.dc.gov/page/1125-spring-road-project.
Equally important as a follow up from the meeting, DGS has also created a survey to get resident input on what should happen to the property, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/1125springrd
The survey ends at the close of business on July 18th, so please share broadly and quickly. It asks which ward you live in, which neighborhood you identify with, and then gives several definitions of types of affordable housing and asks participants to select how much they would like at 1125 Spring Road.
In related news, and not mentioned in the email below, the DC Housing Authority issued an RFP on July 2nd with a closing date of July 9th seeking Real Estate Legal Services in relation to potential development of 1125 Spring Road. The property is still owned by the District of Columbia and will need to get Council approval prior to being officially surplussed. This likely won’t happen until Fall as the Council will begin a two month summer recess starting July 15, 2014.
Below is the full email from DGS:
Dear 1125 Spring Road Community,
Thank you for attending our, The Department of General Services (DGS) and DC Housing Authority (DCHA), community meeting concerning the redevelop of the 1125 Spring Road site. The Surplus Hearing was held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 and was the first step in the disposition process which allowed us engage residents and to receive public comments.
We understand there are a number of concerns referencing this project to include the appropriate mix of income levels to include in this project. It is important to note that once the surplus of the Hebrew Nursing Home and the Paul Robeson School is completed, the site will be made available for DCHA to develop.
At this time, a Housing Development comprised of mixed income levels that include Workforce Development, Permanent Supportive, and likely Market Rate Housing as well as senior housing is being considered. The exact mix of housing has yet to be determined. As the project continues to develop there will be future opportunities for community members to provide additional input.
In the interim, DGS has developed a survey to gather residents feedback on the percentage of mix income housing units residents would prefer be developed at the site. We ask that you take the survey by the cob Friday, July 18, 2014 and please feel free to share this link with your family and neighbors https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/1125springrd
We have also posted on our DGS website the Surplus Hearing presentation from June 17, Meeting Minutes and a copy of the Sign-In Sheet. http://dgs.dc.gov/page/1125-spring-road-project.
We continue to encourage constituents in both Wards 4 + 1 to forward any concerns they may have regarding this project to our attention.