News from last night's ANC 6D
and Zoning Commission
ANC 6D and Monument Realty
finally reached an agreement on a community benefits package as part of Monument's request for support for its 55 M Street
mixed-use project; in it, Monument agrees to a) give preference to ANC 6D residents in the lottery for the project's affordable housing units, b) make a $50,000 donation to be shared between Jefferson and Amidon schools, and c) make a $10,000 donation to a local scholarship fund. There was some grumbling from the audience that Bowden Elementary was left out, but the commissioners made assurances that with all the other projects coming down the ANC 6D pike, Bowden will not be forgotten. With the benefits agreement reached, the ANC then voted to support Monument's zoning review
this Thursday night.
At the Zoning Commission meeting, the planned vote on the Florida Rock 2nd Stage PUD
was delayed until next month. There were also three votes on amendments to the Capitol Gateway Zoning Overlay
: Case 06-25
, expanding the Overlay boundaries, was approved and sent onto the National Capital Planning Commission
, with final ZC action probably coming in the spring; and final approvals were given to Case 05-10
(a series of additions and amendments to the Overlay) and Case 06-20
(an amendment officially allowing the WMATA bus lot formerly at Half and O to be moved to Buzzards Point).
And thankfully none of this prevented me from watching my Gators destroy Ohio State! That was the best part of all!