Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B
The meeting started at 6:40 p.m., Chair Douglass Sloan
(4B09) presiding. It was held at the
Metropolitan Police Department's 4th District Community Room,
1. In an 8-0-1 show-of-hands vote following a motion from Commissioner Abdullah, the Commission adopted the agenda with one addition. A brief announcement from the group, DC Vote, will be added after the adoption of the agenda.
2. In a unanimous
show-of-hands vote following a motion made by Commissioner Sloan, the
Commission adopted the following resolution on the
"ANC 4B supports the recommendations of the Lamond Riggs Development Task Force and the Lamond Riggs Citizens Association with regard to their request for moderate density designation for all of the opportunity sites in the Riggs Road and South Dakota Avenue Area Development Plan."
The vote followed more than one hour of discussion with Marc Weller, of Ellis Denning Properties, Rodney Foxworth, of the Lamond Riggs Development Task Force and the Lamond Riggs Citizens Association, Deborah Crane, of the DC Office of Planning, and a representative from the DC Department of Transportation.
3. In a unanimous show-of-hands vote following a motion made
by Commissioner Sydnor, the Commission adopted a
resolution detailing concerns about the Curtis Chevrolet site, a property
The body of the letter is as follows:
"We want the project on hold until the requested information is provided to the community so that they can properly process the developer's plans and come up with input that would benefit the community.
I would like to extend thanks to Councilmember Bowser, Ms. Abernathy, Mr. Mordfin, Mr. Knapp, and Mr. Mallea for your attendance and presentations at the February 11th meeting. I would further like to extend appreciation for the second extension in order to allow for additional comments from the constituents of the affected SMD and other surrounding SMDs. According to our sign-in sheet we had approximately 65 constituents in attendance.
Below are additional comments derived from the February 11th meeting regarding The Large Track Review application. The following comments were detailed in a third resolution, adopted in a unanimous show-of-hands vote:
Adopted Minutes - February 23, 2009 - Page Three
In addition to the aforementioned concerns and questions,
below is a short list of desired retailers and/or types of retail stores. The
intent is to have an atmosphere similar to
These are the expressed concerns and desires of the affected constituents surrounding the proposed redevelopment of the Curtis Chevrolet Site. Our expectation is to receive feedback regarding the aforementioned. Additionally we are excited to continue this collaborative effort through open lines of communications and periodic updates regarding the progress of the project.
Please provide a point of contact that will be in touch with our ANC to discuss the future of the project. Commissioner James Sydnor will be the point of contact for our ANC and he can be reached at 202-421-3541 or via email at email@example.com."
Adopted Minutes - February 23, 2009 - Page Four
The vote followed a long discussion on the Curtis site, along with a report from Commissioner Sydnor on his joint community meeting earlier that month with Council Member Muriel Bowser to discuss the project.
Several residents, including Betty Florence and Bettye Straughter, said that they were unaware of the project and called for better communication.
4. In a unanimous
show-of-hands vote following a motion made by Commissioner Wheeler, the
Commission agreed to support the petition made by Joe Cabigas,
of the 6900 Block of
5. In a 6-1-0 show-of-hands vote following a motion made by Commissioner Green, the Commission adopted the First Quarterly Report for Fiscal Year 2009 as presented by Treasurer Sydnor. He said that the report would be submitted to the Auditor's Office with the back-up documents that include cancelled checks, invoices and bills.
6. In a 5-0-2 show-of-hands vote following a motion made by Commissioner Wheeler, the Commission adopted the minutes for the January 22, 2009 public meeting.
1. Commissioner Wheeler read an announcement from DC Vote about an upcoming vote in the US Congress.
2. Walter Reed Garrison Commander Bruce Haselden was introduced. He offered to meet with any member of the community with a question or concern about Walter Reed.
3. Commissioner Jones said there is a problem with the location of bus stop(s) in her community. She said she will bring the Commission a resolution asking that the stop(s) be moved.
The meeting adjourned at about 10:20 pm.
---- Submitted by Sara Green, Secretary