February BACA meeting agenda


Below please find the agenda and associated materials for the February BACA meeting. Please plan to attend.

Meeting Information

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017


Location: Mount Sinai Baptist Church

Old Sanctuary

3rd & Q St NW


Agenda Topic & Description Presenter Time
1 Welcome Kate Mevis 7:00
2   MPD Updates

Representatives from MDP will share stats on crime and hear community concerns

Representatives from MDP 7:05-7:20
3 Voting item: Resolution on the development of 410 Richardson Place NW

BACA members are asked to vote on whether to support or abstain from a resolution seeking certain demands from the developers and future tenant of 410 Richardson Pl NW. Resolution language provided by RPNA below.

Steve Seigel/Justin Wilson 7:20-7:40
4 Overview of development at 3rd and P St NW

Reps from 11th Property Group will discuss BZA Cases No. 19439 (311 P Street) and 19440 (1502 3rd Street)

Jay Gross, 11th Property Group 7:40-8:00
5 Councilmember McDuffie’s Office Updates TBD 8:00-8:10
6 Mayor’s Office Updates Hakeem Rogers 8:10-8:20
7 Application for Liquor License: 301 P Street NW

Tenants of the market at 3rd and P Streets NW have applied for a class B liquor license. License No.: ABRA-105293, Ambo, LLC. At this meeting we would like neighbor input so that a vote on whether to support or oppose the application can be conducted at the March 6, 2017 meeting. Link below.

Kate Mevis 8:20-8:30
8 ANC Commissioner Updates Bradley Thomas, Katherine McClelland 8:30-8:45
Happening NOW!: The Triangle Known as Truxton Circle

Jan 13-Feb 17 at 410 Florida Avenue NW

Supplement to Item 3: Proposed resolution language for BACA consideration:

Be it resolved that the Bates Area Civic Association (BACA) supports the appellant, Richardson Place Neighborhood Association (RPNA), in its appeal of two permits issued by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to applicant OTD 410-412 Richardson Place LLC (doing business as Oaktree Development, LLC) for the construction of two adjacent “flats” at 410 and 412 Richardson Place, NW. The subject properties are located within the boundaries of the Bates Area Civic Association. BACA voted on Monday, February 6, 2017 to support this appeal after a lengthy discussion, led by members of the RPNA, which represents homeowners in the immediate vicinity of the project.

During the February 6, 2017 meeting of the BACA, Appellant explained its position that the recently announced use of the project—which is occupation and management by a “co-living” startup—is not a use that, given the size of the project, may be built as of right in an R-4 Zone. While we believe such a project could provide a positive contribution to the neighborhood, we also agree with Appellant that the use is one that, on account of its substantial impact on the neighborhood in terms of increased density and potential spillover on parking, should have been pursued by seeking a variance and, consequently, the input and views of the neighborhood on how best to mitigate its impacts. For these reasons, we support RPNA’s Appeal and urge the ANC to take necessary actions to protect the interests of our members.

Related: Minutes from the January 2017 BACA meeting discuss this topic.

Supplement to Item 7: Link to ABRA liquor license application notice for 301 P Street NW:



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