Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 7:00PM
UPO Building | 1649 Good Hope Road SE | Washington, DC 20020
Attendance: 6 Commissioners | 60 Attendees
- Call to Order (7:07 PM)
- Roll Call
- 5 Commissioners Present (Muhammad, Simms, Prestwood, Wilson and Fletcher)
- 2 Commissioners Absent (Clark and Williams)
- Approval of Agenda
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the agenda. 2nd: Cm. Simms. Passed (5-0-0)
- Reading of Minutes
- Motion: Cm. Prestwood moved to accept the September meeting minutes. 2nd: Cm. Fletcher. Commission Did Not Vote Commissioner Muhammad asked that the minutes be revisted at the end of the meeting.
- Commission Votes
- Order of Business
- Catherine Buell, DMPED
- Buell shared updates with attendees regarding the St. Elizabeth’s East project. DMPED will meet with 8C and all Ward 8 Commissions for a meeting regarding just the St. Elizabeth’s East project. They will plan to attend the November 8A ANC meeting to discuss the St. Elizabeth’s project in detail.
- Stan Voudrie, Four Points LLC
- Voudrie presented a Curtis Brothers/Four Points LLC proposed project for Building 4 Handouts are posted on reunion-square.com. Marshall, Moya Design, architect for the project. Architects for UDC Student Center, Chuck Brown monument and the Howard Theater restoration. Project will include retail, office space, residential, etc.
- Building 8 and 9 will serve as office space and home to the new Anacostia Playhouse (former parking lot). Apartments will take place of the former Anacostia Playhouse location. Apartment building is 60 feet from MLK facing the Anacostia River. Apartment building will include two-story townhouses on the back side. Timeline: 2255 MLK ground breaking will take place at the EOY. Stage 1 PUD for the entire presentation was approved in 2013 for 9 buildings. Stage 2 PUD (Design, final approval, elevations, etc.) will go before Zoning Commission in October. 130 apartments with 6 of them being townhouses.
- Standing Community Reports
- Executive Office of the Mayor
- Markus Batchelor, Ward 8 MOCR, provided an updated on the Mayor’s initiative to end homelessness in the city. Program to commend neighbors for helping neighbors stay safe. Tailoring police and tactics to the need of the community. Share info on the Mayor’s Safer, Stronger DC plan.
- Office of Councilmember LaRuby May
- Please support the Trunk-or-Treat event on October 31 in the Big Chair parking lot.
- There will be a turkey give-a-way this year. Our team will reach out to the community regarding the give-a-way.
- Metropolitan Police Department, 7th District
- Commander Parker attended. For those in the 701 neighborhood, I’ve talked to Commander Taylor and we’re going to have dual patrol. We’re also going to combine 607 and 701 PSA meetings. 702 has been doing well and hasn’t had any homicides in the last 30 days but have had 3 violent crimes. PSA 703 has had an increase in crime and so we’ve increased the police visibility in the Barry Farms/Elvans Road area.
- We’ve had two homicides in the latter in the last two months. We’ve partnered with the OAG and the US Attorney to work with the property manager to help get to the root cause of those issues so that we can have an overall improvement instead of a spotted improvement. Violent crime in 703 is down but the property crime is up. Theft from auto and stolen auto is up. We’re starting to turn our focus on those areas. We look at violent crime first, Illegal drug activity in front of 2223 MLK.
- Commissioner Roundtable
- 8A01: Holly Muhammad: 9:30AM-11:30AM, October 17 at Orr Elementary. Invite to the Million Man March on 10.10.15.
- 8A02: Barbara Clark (Absent)
- 8A03: Cynthia Simms: Stop the Killings, Spread the Love event on November 7 at 2PM at the RISE Center
- 8A04: Troy Prestwood: Business cards with important information on the back.
- 8A05: Charles Wilson : Proposal to redevelop Catholic School on V Street. HPRB informed them that they must go back and re-think it. The launch of the Anacostia Heritage Trail will be on Saturday, October 24 featuring.
- 8A06: Tina Fletcher: HPRB Hearing on October 29 regarding BIG K. Please attend and support Trunk or Treat and attend the Hillsdale meeting on October 19. See Phil Pannell for more information.
- 8A07: Natalie Williams: PEPCO/Exelon Merger was introduced by the Mayor today. November 7 10-12PM at Washington View Community Center. Big push for statehood by Councilman Orange.
- Community Concerns
8A01: Holly Muhammad, Vice-Chair | 8A02: Barbara Clark, Treasurer | 8A03: Cynthia Simms | 8A04: Troy Prestwood |
8A05: Charles Wilson | 8A06: Tina Fletcher, Secretary | 8A07: Natalie Williams, Chair