Also from last night, the Zoning Commission
worked on two Office of Planning proposed amendments to the Capitol Gateway Overlay, Case 05-10 (which was given first approval and will now enter a 30-day comment period), and Case 06-25, which was approved for setdown. Case 05-10 had its hearing in January (here's the transcript
, as well as the draft of the changes requested
), but has had a few deferrments. Case 06-25 is a proposed CG Overlay amendment to extend the CG boundaries to include properties on the west side of South Capitol Street from M Street south, so that the character of both sides of South Capitol Street matches.
Finally, they discussed Case 06-22, which is the baseball stadium
--the hearing itself will be on June 26
, this was just a session to allow the commissioners to make comments that the petitioners can then be ready to address at the hearing. Many concerns were expressed about the parking structures, and also about the South Plaza (why it's in a spot where there won't be many people), and about the "knife-edge" administration building. They are interested in finding out "best practices" from other stadiums in urban settings, how parking is handled in those situations. The June hearing should be interesting....