Just a reminder that tonight at 6:30 pm is the continuation of the Zoning Commission hearing
about whether to potentially allow temporary surface parking lots on some squares in Buzzards Point in Southwest. This is not approving lots themselves, just changing the zoning
of certain blocks to give landowners the option to add lots if they wanted, as was done last year
with a number of blocks in Near Southeast (only some of which now having parking lots on them). The hearing was continued so that DDOT and Nationals representatives could be there to answer questions. As of now, no Nationals parking lots are located in Southwest, except for one already existing surface lot right under the Southwest Freeway.
For more on all this, read my entry
from before the first hearing, which includes the Office of Planning's report
that has more details on which blocks would be covered, along with explanations of the rules governing these temporary surface lots (including that combined they may not total more than 3,775 spaces). There's also the ANC 6D resolution opposing this change
. Tonight's hearing is at Suite 220 South, 441 4th St., NW, or can be watched via a live webcast
, which is the preferred method of lazy bloggers.