All posts by Robert Looper III

Final Post as ANC Commissioner


Over the past few months I’ve been on temporary leave to work on an Airport Project out of town. During this time, I’ve gained a wealth of experience in the Planning and design of an airport and have decided to extend my time there. In doing so I have to step down as ANC Commissioner. This was no easy decision given the amount of work we have put in to go from $0 in Capital Funding to Nearly $40,000,000 to aid in the rebuilding of our school, recreation center and park. Thanks to all of the Seniors, hard-working neighbors , Council-members Kenyan McDuffie, Robert white, Anita Bonds & Mary Cheh and amazing supporters for the work we’ve done. I encourage everyone to become active with the Fort Lincoln Civic Association and continue the fight to make Fort Lincoln, the walkable, livable and amazing community it was always sought out to be.

I will continue to pay to keep this site active to serve as a repository of information during my tenure as ANC commissioner. Once I return to D.C. I will pick up regular posting with plans to expand beyond the immediate Fort Lincoln Area.
Thank you and see you soon!

Fort Lincoln Real Estate & Development Links, In & Around the NY Ave. Gateway

Development Links In & Around the NY Gateway

image via Bisnow

H Street Developments (DC Urban Turf)

The Good The Bad The Obvious – Wealthy Displacing Low income Residents (Curbed DC)

Airbnb – How does this bill impact you? ( Greater Greater Washington)

Homes For Sale in Fort Lincoln

2 Bedroom 2.5 Baths Condo Fixer for $322,000 – Banneker Drive

3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths for $629,995 – Villages At Dakota Crossing

4 Bedroom 3.5 Baths for $597,000 – Dakota Crossing

Fort Lincoln Featured in UrbanTurf… Finally

Concerned about the absence of a neighborhood profile for Fort Lincoln, I reached out to the real estate site DC UrbanTurf periodically over the past few years to see when an update would take place.  About a month ago they reached back out to add a profile for Fort Lincoln.  They interviewed both new and long time residents in the community and for the most part covered it pretty well.

The Link is here: DC Urban Turf Link

New York Ave./South Dakota Ave. Interchange Traffic Study

The  New York Ave. & South Dakota Ave. NE interchange study was completed last month and provides details on three concepts to address the congestion at this interchange.  The opening of the shopping center, the on going construction of nearly 1000 town homes and upcoming apartments have and will continue to add to the congestion at this interchange.  I have attached a link to the report and have extracted a few pertinent pages for easy viewing.  I have a meeting with DDOT to get a debrief of the report later this month and will provide more detailed information regarding engagement with the community and a plan forward.

NYA/SDA Interchange Study Link

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Meeting Follow Up – Hagans Center & Fort Lincoln Park Improvements

Tuesday’s meeting marked the official kick off for the planning and construction of the Theodore Hagans Cultural Center and Fort Lincoln Park.  The presentation was led by the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS).  The link to the power point presentation is below.  I have extracted a few slides relating to the timeline and that addresses some of the issues from residents.  Please note that DGS has created a website for communicating with residents.  All questions should be directed to DGS regarding the planning and construction.  As always I will provide support and help get responses to any  questions presented.

Meeting Presentation – Click Here

Points of Contact

Next Steps