Area ANCs Begin to Weigh In on the Bruce-Monroe Site

The Former Bruce-Monroe site located west of Georgia Avenue, between Columbia Road and Irving Street, NW.

The future of the Bruce-Monroe site continues to wend through the greater community. Earlier this year, the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force (GACDTF) drafted a letter to the City seeking hard data relevant to the area’s demographics, school projections, and educational needs and demanding that the District halt all development at the Bruce-Monroe site until this information is shared with the impacted neighborhoods.

Among those the GACDTF hoped to include as signers of the letter were the  ANCs 1A, 1B, and 4C. While the issue has not come before ANC 4C yet, last night ANC 1B weighed in on the issue. After some discussion, the 1B Commissioners decided to support the letter by a vote of 5 Yes, 1 No, and 5 Abstentions.

During its February meeting, ANC 1A decided to pass its own resolution urging that the Bruce-Monroe site remain public land rather than sign onto the GACDTF letter.

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3 Comments on “Area ANCs Begin to Weigh In on the Bruce-Monroe Site”

  1. BrMo Neighbor Says:

    Rebuild the school!

  2. Chris Says:

    Why? I don’t want my tax dollars going to rebuild the school for the heck of it. “Do we need a school?” should be answered first.

  3. WarderSt Says:

    I agree. I want to know if the money would be better spent fixing up another school in the area before we rebuild.


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