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DC City Council Committees & Other Ward 5 Updates

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Is this end of the  Brentwood Trash Transfer Station? Click the link for the full article. – Post (Click This Link)


Ward 5 Councilman McDuffie is the Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary, Councilwoman Anita Bonds, D-At large Chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development , –  WBJ(Click This Link)


Ward 5 Happy Hour at Costa Brava  this Thursday @ 6:00pm  – Bloomingdale – (Click This Link)


The Washington Business Journal reports that the Hecht Warehouse District is expanding.  This development is shaping up to be a Washington Gateway landmark destination.  Below are some progress photos compared to renderings of what’s to come.   Click the link for the full story. –  WBJ ( Click This Link)

Photo by Robert Looper III
Progress Photo Of Hecht Warehouse Construction
Photo Credit WBJ
Rendering showing added Restaurant
Bing Maps Photo
Aerial view of the Pappas Building between Okie & Fenwick Streets – The Red brick Warehouse
Photo Credit WBJ
Okie Street Rendering of the Pappas Building
Photo by Robert Looper III
Rail Tracks behind the Pappas Building
Photo Credit WBJ
Rendering of Rail tracks behind the Pappas Building

Traffic Options From The Shops

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Our ANC Commissioner stated that there would be a meeting two weeks after the ANC Meeting to address traffic. I have not heard anything on that meeting (not surprised) so I will step up and get this information to the proper individuals at DDOT.
The map above represents potential options for diverting Route 50 traffic directly back to that interstate preventing congestion of neighborhood streets:

The RED represents a bridge that would cross over the South Dakota Avenue exit and ramp onto either 50 East or 50 West.

The YELLOW represents an exit from market street back to the South Dakota Ave. Exit with access back to 50 West or 50 East via V Street ( with an obvious street redesign) (Thanks to a neighbor for that idea)

The GREEN represents drivers turning left from Market Street onto Fort Lincoln Drive. Turning the Fort Lincoln Drive exit to a 2-direction street and having cars get back on to South Dakota Ave. and connect with the Yellow option.

These are just ideas, what are your thoughts?

 

ANC 5C03 Elections (Petition for Nomination)

 

ANC 5C Map
After a lot of deliberation, I have decided to complete the Nomination Application for ANC Commissioner for Fort Lincoln! We need swift resolution to a plethora of issues as well as planning initiatives with several city departments. It takes a certain level of competence to work through the complex issues, passion for Fort Lincoln to bring closure to long standing problems and the willingness to listen and work with our residents whether you are a Senior, a long time resident or new to the community. I am ready to take this challenge head-on and start to bring the significant yet gradual change to residents of Fort Lincoln. We deserve the same level of Respect, Attentiveness, and Amenities as any other neighborhood in the city and I will demand it from our City Officials. I have what it takes to facilitate, organize, and execute these issues and I need your help to get it done. I will be going door to door in the next few days, respectfully requesting your signature to run for the next ANC Commissioner for Fort Lincoln ANC 5C03.

Together we can stop the cycle of prolonged excuses and make Fort Lincoln the example of what a great community should be!

Yours Truly,
Robert Looper III “RL3”

Fort Lincoln Development Update

Ft. Lincoln Banneker_Jordan - BZA Application_04-08-2013

Banneker Site Town Homes – Permits are in for the 42 Townhomes at the Banneker site which borders Fort Lincoln Drive. According to sources at the Concordia Group the project is progressing as planned and site work is slated to start around mid-year 2014. During the  FLCA meeting last year, the Developers noted that these will be the premier homes of Fort Lincoln, featuring roof top decks, high-end exterior surfaces and interior finishes, as well as breath taking views of the city.  Prices were thought to be in the Upper $500,000 to Lower $600,000 range.

New Apartments? – During the heavy snow fall last week I did notice that drilling was taking in place in the wetlands Area along Hurston Lane.  This type drilling typically means that test bores are being taken to analyze the soil conditions for construction of a road or building structure.  It is possible that the construction of the Apartments is starting soon, I will need to research a little further.

Shops at Dakota Crossing – Lowes is apparently still on, however, due to the amount of remaining earthwork, will start once weather conditions improve.  Will keep my fingers crossed there.  Due to the recent grocery store saturation within proximity to the Shops at Dakota Crossing ( Costco, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Giant, Whole Foods, &etc.) it’s not likely that the 3rd large retail space will be a grocery store.  The vendor selection is still not finalized however, it is likely to be a Fitness Center Tenant. I will get with Bob King (ANC Commissioner) to start posting polls for what types of smaller retail residents would  like to see to be able to influence the decisions for that retail.  However, as we all know the decision ultimately falls with the Developer and market conditions.

The map below shows the current master plan for Fort Lincoln.

Fort  Lincoln Master plan