Government of the District of Columbia
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5A
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE, Suite 125
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 733-2414 (o); (202) 733-2415 (f)
The monthly meeting of ANC 5A was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The meeting was held at UDC-CC Backus Campus. The meeting was called to order at 6:48 PM. The following Commissioners were present for the meeting:
Frank Wilds 5A01 Commissioner
Jasmine N. White 5A06
Grace Lewis 5A02 Commissioner Sandi
Washington 5A07 Commissioner
Adrian Jordan 5A03 Commissioner
Ronnie Edwards 5A05
Commissioner Washington: excused absence
Motion to accept agenda by Commissioner Alston, seconded by Commissioner Wilds. Motion carried.
Motion to accept minutes by Commissioner Alston, seconded by Commissioner White. Motion carried.
Motion to approve MindfinderÕs contract effective February 20, 2014 for temporary office support services, and to White, seconded by Commissioner Wilds. Motion carried.
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Police Service Area (PSA) Officer Lucas
á Community concern: Aventine/Ft. Totten Ð personal property vandalism
á Crime has increased all over the city, and in the 4th District, not specifically in PSA 405
á Burglaries and petty robberies in PSA 405 have increased (especially high-end electronics)
á Commissioner Wilds Ð abandoned car on Eastern Ave.
á Commissioner Jordan Ð consistency with MPD leadership in PSA 405
o By 2017, 46% of MPD will be eligible for retirement, which is cause for concern for stability within neighborhoods
á New police Lieutenant, Posey, will be assigned to PSA 405 in the near future
á ANC 5A Chair, Ronnie Edwards, discussed 5AÕs Committee of the Whole meeting with Commander Manlapaz (6.10.15) to discuss constant leadership changes within PSA 405, and concerns of 5A Commissioners and residents. As of 6.24.15, Commander Manlapaz has not responded to 5AÕs request for a meeting with Chief Lanier
By comment consent, ANC 5A will formally request an in-person meeting person with Chief Lanier to discuss disregard for 5A, at least 3 Leuitenants in 2 years, safety of community, MPD operations and management
Request will be sent to Grooms and the Mayor
Michigan & Irving St NE Mixed Use Project, Paul A. Tummonds and Associates from Goulston & Storrs Developers: Conference Center Associates Architects: WDG Architecture, PLLC and Mariani Land Use Counsel: Goulston & Storrs
á Combined Residence Inn and Courtyard Marriott with 600 parking spaces
á Retail space
á Privately funded project Ð new traffic signal, new public space, street improvements
á Resolution and Chronology of Support was approved in 2009 in 5C and now resides within 5A because of boundary changes
á Zoning Commission # 08-33C (complete plan can be seen on Zoning website)
á Chair discussed previously agreed upon benefits - job creation and community amenities
á Requesting a resolution in support of modification, in order Zoning Commission by the end of July 26, 2015
Motion by Commissioner Jordan to approve a resolution in support modifications of Michigan & Irving St NE project pending revisions to indicate 5A instead of 5C, seconded by Commissioner Alston. Motion passed unanimously.
Single Member District Reports
5A01 Commissioner Wilds Ð Addressed community concerns regarding group home located 5306 Eastern Ave. NE, Commissioner Edwards informed community of DC law which protects the rights of group home residents; Ronan Gulstone has agreed to look into notice requirements; Residents on Eastern Ave. NE and Jamaica St. NE expressed dissatisfaction with notification, parking
Chair Edwards agreed to dedicate significant time during ANC 5AÕs September meeting to address this issue. Edwards will invite government representatives, Councilmember McDuffieÕs office. Affected community residents should compile questions and issues to present September. If residents
825 & 827 Kennedy St. NE environment foot traffic
Jordan Ð SMD mtg 100 signatures to send to Council, will schedule lobby day setting precedent for
Non-street legal vehicles, no chase laws in DC, Òbonus to phone usÓ $250 reward tip line 202-727-9099
Or text to 50411
Lewis - Walk thru
Alston Ð Comstock project is going before Zoning Commission on July 30, 2015. Community benefits street closure and space rcommendation, pavillison at North Michigan Park Rec Ctr and scholarship. Emerson St. 6th St, 7th St
Motion by Alston to for 5A to submit letter to Zoning Commission to keep record open beyond July 31, 2015 to have additional conversations with community to finalize community benefits. Seconded by Commissioner White, Motion Carries unanimously.
Pop-up on 700 block of Delaware St. added level to the top of house. Due to zoning changes, homeowners no longer have to come before ANC 5A; verified zoning info with DCRA.
5A06 Community Clean-up day planned with Ward 5 liaisons
WMATA Ft Totten free movie night The Bee Movie at Dusk (before 7) long term kiss and ride. Rain date July 11th
Friday Wilds and Malik Williams walk through with Eastern Avenue and Kennedy St. 215-806-0977
Community requests for meeting minutes, agendas, proposals and resolutions
Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm
*Catholic University *Ft. Totten * Lamond-Riggs * North Michigan Park *Park Place-Trinity Square *Pleasant Hills * Brookland