03 Aug 2020


Updates From Your ANC Commissioners

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), we feel the information shared can be of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add thehillishome@gmail.com to your distribution list, please!

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From Amber Gove, ANC 6A04

Request for camera footage. [On Wednesday, July 29] a neighbor was a victim of an armed robbery in the 1300 block of North Carolina NE (near 1371). If your home is in this vicinity can you please check your camera footage and contact me? Here is the alert from MPD: Alert: Armed Robbery at 2155 hrs in the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave NE. Lookout for B/M, dark complexion, slim build, 5’6″- 6’0″, wearing a black and white hooded sweatshirt, loose fitted jeans, and a blue and white surgical mask.  If you do not yet have a camera, please consider DC’s rebate program which will reimburse the cost of the camera (up to $500).

12th St Slow Streets Installation. One of our requested street segments (12th from East Capitol to K St NE) was selected by DDOT for a Slow Street installation (https://ddot.dc.gov/page/slow-streets-initiative). You’ll notice “Road Closed to Thru Traffic” (meaning if you are driving and need to go more than two blocks, take another route) and barriers in the travel lane at every other intersection. Depending on how this goes, additional routes are planned, with G and Gales Streets on the list of possibilities for our ANC area. Our family has used the route to help build my youngest daughter’s confidence for riding in the street, as shown here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1286435614494273538  Please give the pilot a chance, don’t move the barriers, and submit feedback directly to DDOT here or send it to me so I can share it. 
Virtual ANC and Committee Meetings. We have now held several virtual meetings using WebEx– which is a bit clunky and by default has lots of safeguards regarding host controls, panelist vs participant information, and muting of participants. Thank you to all who have joined and engaged with us and for your patience as we work through technical issues and try to provide both a safe and inclusive experience. At our July ANC meeting, we unfortunately ran out of time and were only able to take written comments from residents during the community comment period.To give residents a chance to engage more directly with our Commission, our Community Outreach Committee will be hosting a special listening session to directly hear from residents on Monday August 24th at 7 PM. The agenda and connection details will be posted to ANC6A.org closer to the meeting date.
Thank you for your support. I’m pleased to announce that I’m running again for ANC. As Commissioner since September 2017 and Chair since February 2019, I’ve been honored to work with all of you to improve the safety of our streets and condition of our alleys, participate in countless school modernization meetings for both Maury and Eliot-Hine, and support the amazing work of our Committees. Though my family laments that I can’t walk down the street without identifying something that needs fixing, at least I’m now on a first name basis with the 311 team. I still have much to learn and much to do, including finding more ways to support our neighbors in this crisis. If you or a neighbor are struggling please do reach out. Information on food and additional resources can be found here, and I can work to connect you with additional services.
Thank you, be well and hope to see you at the meeting in August.

From K. Denise Rucker Krepp, ANC 6B10 commissioner:

  • Crime camera – cameras will be installed at 15th and A Street SE, and on the 1700 block of Independence Ave SE
  • Speed bumps – the residents on the 1700 block of Bay Street are requesting speed bumps and I told DDOT that I support this request
  • One way street – the resident on the 1800 block of Burke Street want to turn their currently two way street into a one way street and I told DDOT that I support this request

Lastly, DMPED sent ANC6B a letter regarding possible development on Reservation 13.  See attached.  A community mtg will be held on September 2nd to discuss this development.  More information about the mtg. can be found below.

Dear ANC 6B Commissioners,
Hope all is well with you all. Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced several upcoming development opportunities that will prioritize equity inclusion in the selection of development teams as well as create affordable housing, retail and job opportunities across the District.
And as part of the Hill East Phase 2 development process, DMPED also announced that it is starting the surplus process for 8 parcels located on the Hill East site. The actual mix of parcels offered for the Hill East Phase 2 development will be determined at a later stage through the RFP process.
Pursuant to DC law, the District must surplus properties prior to making them available for disposition and development. For Hill East Phase 2, DMPED is beginning the surplus process now and, as part of the new equitable development focus, intentionally providing a longer notice period to businesses interested in participating in these developments but who might need extra time to find, discuss and secure teaming partners and arrangements. DMPED is using this new process to help maximize teaming opportunities and participation.
As such, in consideration of the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the District of Columbia, DMPED will hold a virtual public surplus meeting via Webex on September 2, 2020. Attached please find the Surplus Notice that includes details about the Webex meeting. And all comments regarding the surplus should be submitted in writing via email to Ketan Gada at ketan.gada@dc.gov by September 2, 2020.
Please feel free to email me should you have any questions or concerns.
Best Regards,

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