Eastern Market Metro Plaza Redesign meeting

Neighbors,

EMMCA, the Eastern Market Metro Community Association, is holding a meeting this Thursday in the library to talk about the plaza redesign project. I will be there giving an update on the project along with fellow commissioner, Ivan Frishberg. Please join us: 7 to 8:30 at SE Library, 7th and D St SE.

To see more about the current design proposals, click here: www.easternmarketmetropark.org/

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Brian

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.orgtwitter: @pateANC6B05

Found cat – 1000 block of North Carolina Ave

Neighbors,

If you’re missing a calico cat, one has been hanging about on the 1000 block of North Carolina Ave. The cat has a collar but no ID. If this might be your cat, please contact Jan Shea at (202) 415-0870.

Thanks and hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend.

Brian

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org

twitter: @pateANC6B05

11th St on-ramp to 695, Visitor Passes, Alley Survey

Neighbors,

Three quick things:

1. The 11th St west bound on-ramp to 695 is open. Happy westward commuting!

2. DDOT is extending your visitor parking passes, which are set to expire on 30 September, to the end-of-the-year. They are putting new procedures in place for on-line registration. See below for more details.

3. Alley surveys–Thanks to those who’ve sent in alley information. I’ve received information for four alleys, and, along with my trust helper, Jonah Pate, collected information on four others. I intend to finish the survey this weekend, and need your help to make sure the survey is as comprehensive as possible. See attached for an exemplar.

Thanks all.

Brian​

icon_10_pdf_list.pngSquare 970 Alley Survey3 August 2014.pdf

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org

twitter: @pateANC6B05

Hine Ruling – Zoning Commission Order Affirmed

Neighbors,

The Appeals Court issued a decision this morning affirming the Zoning Commission’s approval of the Hine development. The decision is attached.

Regards,

Brian

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org twitter: @pateANC6B05

20140814081511398[3].pdf

10th St SE road work?

Neighbors,

For those of you who live along 10th St and are dealing with the inconvenience of the delayed resurfacing project, please see the below update from the DDOT project manager. I will check up on this tomorrow morning.

If someone could post this on the 10th St list serve, I’d be much obliged.

Regards,

Brian

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org twitter: @pateANC6B05

ANC 6B Community Meeting, Monday, August 4, 2014, Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE — Southeast Boulevard/Barney Circle Neighborhood Planning Study

Neighbors,

Just a reminder about the Southeast Boulevard Planning meeting Monday, August 4th, 2014, at 7:00PM in Sousa Hall at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave.

I’ve cut and pasted the agenda for the meeting below. If you’re interested in additional information on the land use planning study currently underway, I’ve attached the scoping document produced for phase 2 of the task. The scoping document is interesting even if you’re not concerned with the final form of the SE Boulevard. It gives extensive history on the Anacostia Waterfront from 11th St SE to Barney Circle and includes several interesting maps and visualizations.

This is an important project that will shape the future of this stretch of the waterfront. Initial DDOT study efforts pushed the creation of a 4-lane road with few neighborhood connections, emphasized the use of the road as a regional connector, and included plans for a very large tour bus parking lot. If we want the final form of the Boulevard to achieve objectives such as: a) reconnecting Capitol Hill to the Anacostia, b) supporting cyclists and pedestrians, as well as cars and c) creating opportunities for appropriate development, we’ll need to pay close attention.

Regards,

Brian

ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org

twitter: @pateANC6B05

icon_10_pdf_list.pngOP Study 2014-06-17 SEBlvd Pres.pdf

Agenda

Community Meeting on SE Boulevard Neighborhood Planning Study

Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Monday, August 4, 2014

7pm to 9pm

Welcome and Introductions [5
min] Commissioner Brian Flahaven

Meeting Expectations Chair, ANC6B

Study Background and Purpose [10] Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg

Presentation [45] Mr. Dan Emerine, Transportation Planner

Office of Planning

Caveats

Brief overview of Seven Concepts

Next Steps in OP Study

Discussion (Themes) [40] Commissioner Flahaven

Land Use/Activity

· Intensity/type of development

· Presence of parkland

· Other transportation facilities (e.g., bus parking, streetcar storage)

Street Typology

· Number of lanes

· Bike/ped facilities

· Curbside parking

Grade level Connections

· Connected to the street grid or not

· Presence and type of pedestrian connections to the waterfront

Barney Circle [10] Commissioner Flahaven

Meeting Conclusions [10] Commissioner Flahaven

Looking for some helping hands!

Neighbors,

I’m looking for assistance with three projects. Please contact me if you can help!

Fall Safety Festival
ANC6B is contemplating co-sponsoring a Fall Safety Festival, similar to the event held after the Maslin assault in 2012. We envision a family oriented, community-building event to increase public awareness of Capitol Hill safety issues. The prospective Fall Safety Festival would be on October 19, from 10am until 4pm in Providence and Folger Park and will be coordinated with Brent School’s Fall Festival/Book Sale.

To make this a viable endeavor, we’re looking for 10-12 volunteers to commit 10-15 hours and attend 3-4 meetings over the next two months to help organize the event. Please contact me or Chuck Burger (cburger) if you’re willing to commit.

Updated Sidewalk Survey
Every year, ANC6B conducts a sidewalk survey to identify and prioritize sidewalks requiring restoration or repair. We provide a consolidated list to DDOT prior to the fiscal year, and they sequence their work accordingly. This has proven to be a win-win for all stakeholders: we save DDOT time, our sidewalks get repaired more quickly and tax payer funds are expended more efficiently. Oh, and we all get a more walkable community. I’m starting the SMD prioritization process and appreciate your help in identifying problem spots.

I am also trying to catalog and seek IMMEDIATE repair of the numerous spots destroyed and asphalt patched by the utilities (Washington Gas and DC Water). I hypothesize that this past Spring, Washington Gas surged in an effort to repair numerous leaking gas lines across the City, leaving the SMD dotted with asphalt patches as a result. When any of the utilities rip up the sidewalk to access underground utilities, they are required by law to restore the sidewalk to its original condition within 45-days. Clearly that hasn’t happened. If you can send me a photo w/ address of any patches on your block I’ll assemble them into a single document and get action to restore the sidewalks in accordance with the law. See attached for an example.

Alley Condition Survey
While we’ve been successful in improving the process for sidewalk repair over the past few years, the same can not be said for alleys. We’ve had some victories—for example the "Golden Alley" between 9th and 10th Street off Independence, but this took a significant amount of effort to push through the process. This is in part because DDOT has historically not allocated funds to alley repair, and in part a function of their bureaucratic tendencies.

I’d like to take a different tack, and apply the same strategy to alleys that I’ve applied to sidewalks. My objective is to prepare an informal (read layperson) condition survey of every alley in the SMD. The survey will assess the drainage and mobility of each alley, include photographs and flag any known issues with sub-surface infrastructure. Once complete, I’ll present this to DDOT and ask them to assign work order numbers to those alleys that fall into the top quartile of "distressed" alleys. If you’re able to help me document the condition of your alley please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help. It takes a village!

Regards,

Brian
ANC6B05

web: www.pate6b.org

twitter: @pateANC6B05