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Neighborhood Involvement Does Help Reduce Area Crime

October 16, 2017

Here’s a great example of how neighbors watching out for their community can make a difference. Last Thursday, when a neighbor noticed that a group of men were entering a building that was being renovated late in the evening, they called 911 to alert MPD. The questionable subjects were entering the building from the alley.

Below is MPD’s description of the call for service shared on the 4D listserv on Friday:

Fourth District units responded to the 600 block of Rock Creek Church Road NW just before 10:30 pm, regarding a call for subjects entering an unoccupied residence under renovation.  Officers arrived on the scene and discovered 5 individuals inside the location, officers also recovered a .25 caliber handgun from the scene.  5 individuals were arrested and charged accordingly, and another gun has been taken off the streets of the city!

Checking on Progress for Newton Place Houses

October 13, 2017

The new infill houses on the 400 block of Newton Place are coming along, as you can see from the photo below.

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Princeton Place this Saturday

October 12, 2017

Here’s something that may be of interest to neighbors, the 600 and 700 blocks of Princeton Place have synchronized their attic and basement clean-outs to offer to the community a 2- block long yard sale this

According to one of the organizers, there will be many bargains, from kids’ everything to adult clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, and art, probably with a couple of lemonade/cookies stands.

Demolition at 3619 Georgia Avenue Finished, Will Work begin Soon?

October 6, 2017

The razing of the structures at 3619 Georgia Avenue, at the corner with Princeton Place, appears to be finished with the debris carted away. It is unclear if work on the approved development for the site will continue immediately, though it is hoped to progress soon. I note that the building was originally constructed as a gas station in 1930. In looking at the site yesterday it looks like they underground tank has been removed without too much trouble.

Photos of progress below:

New Mural Painted at District Dogs

October 3, 2017

A new mural is being painted on the south wall of District Dogs, located at 3210 Georgia Avenue. The photo below provides an idea of what the mural will look like.

Signs of Progress at 3619 Georgia Avenue

September 29, 2017

Last night I noticed that the buildings at 3619 Georgia Avenue appear to be in the process of coming down. The project approved for the site has been in the works since 2014. It is encouraging to see progress at Georgia and Princeton after all this time. However, the site was originally built as a gas station so I’m curious to see if any underground tanks still exist on the site.

ANC1A Supports Extention of PUD for 3321-3335 Georgia Avenue

September 27, 2017

The Vue as proposed for the southeast corner of Georgia and Morton.

On September 13, 2017, ANC1A voted unanimously (resolution here) to support a third extension of the approved Planned Unit Development that has been in the works for the southeast corner of Georgia Avenue and Morton Street since late 2010. The hold up on the project has been the removal of underground storage tanks that served the site when it was a Sunoco gas station. The tanks leaked and the parties are working with the Department of Energy and the Environment to establish an approved work plan for remediation.

As the amount of remediation has a direct impact on the construction of the building’s foundation, the owner has been unable to apply for the building permit — triggering the request for an extension. There has also been two owners of the property, the Neighborhood Development Company originally and Zuckerman Gravely following the first PUD extension.

At the ANC meeting, the conversation centered on three areas of concern, 1) the environmental issues, 2) the community benefits, and 3) the timeline of the project.

As the Commission considered the issues, there was quickly consensus that the shortest path to a new building would be an extension and that the environmental issues would be addressed by the construction process. Furthermore, the soil contamination is not currently a hazard to any of the businesses operating at the strip mall on the property.

It was also agreed by the ANC and property owner that the original community benefit approved for the PUD was no longer possible and agreed to enter into an agreement to renegotiate the benefits agreement prior to the start of construction or breaking of ground. As the project no longer has an approved amenity, it is in the best interest of the developer to begin working with the ANC to address this shortcoming. This is especially true as the building would be unable to get a Certificate of Occupancy for the building without delivering an appropriate community amenity.

With these issues considered and upon reviewing the materials relevant to the case, ANC1A believed that the environmental and remediation issues which have delayed this project and necessitated an extension request should be resolved in the coming months. Due to this the Commission voted to support the case but also decided that it would not favorably consider any future extension applications of this matter.


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