The calendar for June is quickly filling up with all sorts of meetings and hearings on various Near Southeast-related projects, and although I've been adding them to my
list, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight them. So mark your calendars, and if you're interested in participating, many of the links have information on how to do so.
* The Anacostia Waterfront Corporation
public board meeting originally scheduled for last week was postponed and will now be held on June 1
at 1105 New Jersey Ave., SE, at 6 pm; agenda items include "South Capitol Waterfront Modification of Contract for Parsons Brinckerhoff" (which I believe has to do with the project to design Diamond Teague Park
) and "Baseball District: Western Development Litigation" (which is the lawsuit that resulted from when the city opted not to move forward with Herb Miller's Garages Wrapped With Development Goodness plan for on-site stadium parking).
* On June 7
, the DC Council Committee on Workforce Development and Government Operations is having a Public Oversight Hearing
at the Wilson Building at 9 am on the proposed relocation of the Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters to 225 Virginia Ave., SE
, also known as the old Star/Post plant. (UPDATED
with a date change to June 7.)
* On June 14
, WMATA's Planning, Development, and Real Estate Committee will be meeting, and included in their anticipated agenda
items is "approval of developer selection and term sheet for the Navy Yard station east entrance", which is referring to a joint development solicitation
proposal back in September 2006
, looking to develop the 4,400 square feet owned by WMATA above the Navy Yard station entrance at New Jersey and M with some combination of a public plaza at ground level and development above it.
* On June 16
, the council's Committee on Economic Development
is having a Public Roundtable on "Progress of Economic Development Projects in Southwest and Near Southeast DC," at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 I St., SW, at 10 am. (This was listed in the June issue
of the Southwester
, I don't have a link to an official announcement yet.) UPDATE, 6/1:
I've now got a copy of the meeting notice
* And on June 20
, the Zoning Commission
is having a public hearing at One Judiciary Square at 6:30 pm on Case 06-32
, a proposed text amendment to add Square 766 [the old Post Plant
at 225 Virginia Ave.] to the Capitol South Receiving Zone, a move that would allow greater height and density on the lot than under its current zoning.
So, don't ever say that this stuff sneaks through the political process without anyone knowing about it! The trick is trying to stay awake through it all.