Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TONIGHT AT 6:30PM | BIG K DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY MEETING AT DHCD

Hmmm...  The Advoc8te literally heard about this meeting 30 minutes ago -- and the meeting is tonight -- so I am not really confident that this "community meeting" was really about genuinely soliciting community involvement. That said, my understanding is that Chapman was in charge of the community outreach for this and not DHCD. My Anacostia sources tell me that flyers were distributed last Thursday or Friday to parts of the neighborhood. 

Normally I don't like rewarding a developer (or anyone for that matter) for such poor community engagement with such little lead time but I want my neighbors to be involved in this meeting which in the past has been contentious to say the least. 

So I will do my part and spread the word, well as much as I can in less than than 7 hours. I encourage my readers and neighbors to do the same. You can download the flyer below. 



5 comments:

GF said...

Where is Cedar Hill Flats Single Member District...The gall a developer has named the neighborhood after his project!!! Perhaps if they called the community what it is...Historic Anacostia or ANC 8A06 people would recognize...also 3 business days for community members to know is too short and disrespectful...also this project in litigation per Polly Donaldson Director of DHCD..when ever asked about project she constantly says she cant comment on project it's in litigation. What has changed that she can comment now? No one will send final litigation information, DHCD aren't you located in Historic Anacostia...what a neighbor!

GF said...

Historic Anacostia believes in Affordable Mixed Income Housing and Retail projects...but here we go again with another 100% Affordable Housing Project less than 2 blocks from the project at V St (off site Affordable Housing delegated by DC Council and Mayor from 5th and I NW Project where luxury condos/hotel/parks and amenities will exist for residents on once 100% owned district property that could have placed a 100% Affordable Housing Project but chose to sell to Donahue Pebbles..he promised to move the Affordable portion of project to already poor struggling affordable neighborhood wirh no jobs) the project across the street...Please DC goverbment can we get Mixed Income and Retail?

Anonymous said...

From the rendering on the flyer this seems like a huge step backward architecturally for the project. They certainly could have used some of the same strategies as the previous 6-story iteration for breaking up the massing and making the proposal visually interesting. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Anonymous said...

From the rendering on the flyer this seems like a huge step backward architecturally for the project. They certainly could have used some of the same strategies as the previous 6-story iteration for breaking up the massing and making the proposal visually interesting. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Alan Page said...

Did anyone go to the meeting? If so, what happened?