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At last night's Zoning Commission monthly public meeting, the DC Housing Authority made a presentation on the latest request for changes to the approved Planned Unit Development at Capper/Carrollsburg. I wrote a long explanatory entry about this request and the plans for multi-unit residential buildings at Capper back in July, and so I'm just going to plagiarize myself here:
"There are five new apartment buildings slated to be built, three of which along the east side of Canal Park where the temporary parking lots are, and another at New Jersey and K on the trash transfer site. And there is a new plan for a fifth apartment building, on L Street across from the Marine Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (B.E.Q), on the northern portion of the old Capper Seniors footprint.
"Under the original Capper plans, there was to be a strip of 61 townhouses built on this spot, but the DC Housing Authority has recognized that these homes would be dwarfed by the B.E.Q. to the north and the two planned office buildings directly behind them at 600 M Street. So DCHA has now filed a request with the Zoning Commission to allow an expansion in the total number of housing units allowed at Capper to 1,747, which would allow the construction of a four-story 189-unit apartment building (with a massing very similar to the B.E.Q.) on this stretch of L Street known as Square 882N. This Zoning Commission request is also looking to expand the number of units in the planned apartment building on the south side of L Street between Second and Third (let's call it Square 769N) to 171 units, as a result of its block-mate 250 M Street having recently gotten approvals to be built higher than originally requested."
As for last night's Zoning Commission presentation, there was a feeling apparently that it wasn't clear enough, so DCHA will be returning in early October with additional details.
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C says: (9/11/08 1:19 PM)
JD - thank you for these updates - could you recommend where interested citizens could direct concern over an expansion in the size/height of buildings to complete this PUD, particularly those that rim Canal Park? I suspect some residents of Capitol Hill Tower and of Capitol Quarter will not want even larger towers on the east side of the park lots. Thanks!


JD says: (9/11/08 1:25 PM)
I imagine there will be a real hearing scheduled when they talk about this again in October--at that point, there will be information on how to participate.

Remember, though, this is just the southernmost of the buildings along Canal Park, and they're asking to just match it to the type of sizes already approved for 250 M (directly to its south) and to 1100 New Jersey across the way. The other two apartment buildings to the north step down to shorter heights.

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