See this 11-25-2017 message from the Shannon Boyle, business owner and property owner of Uncle Chip’s Cookies, 1514 North Capitol Street NW:
I am collecting letters of support (due this Monday, November 27!) to present to city council and our ANC. It’s regarding a development going up on the corner, but the property wraps around Fresh Cuts, North Capitol Pharmacy and Uncle Chip’s.
We have been talking to the city about this since July 2014 and with the developer since July 2017 and have not come to a solution. Right now, we are trying to collect letters so that we can get the city or the developer to consider our business needs seriously before they do the transaction with the city.
Thanks for your support!
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Hi Bates Area, Truxton Circle, and Bloomindale area readers –
My name is John Miller, and I’m a principal of one the two developers working on this property. We’ve worked hard over the last six months to ensure that we are a good neighbor to all surrounding businesses, including working with the owners of Uncle Chips, Fresh Cut, and the new Pharmacy buildings to ensure that they retain access to the rear of their properties for parking, trash, recycling, and egress on land that is currently owned by the District.
As a brief synopsis: we recently signed an MOU with all three property owners, and the MOU included a specific layout for a permanent easement. The easement, which would be provided to each property owner at no cost, includes a dedicated parking space and a trash / recycling area. In our last conversation with two of the three property owners, Ms. Thecla Bethel and Mr. Bernard Fernandez, we shook hands and had their support for our plan to ensure they retain access to the rear of their properties.
We’ve worked consistently with all three property owners, hosting meetings on-site and have asked how we can improve our plan. In one instance, we called the trash provider for one neighbor to ensure they would continue to pick up their trash in this new configuration at no additional cost to that business.
We believe in going the extra mile for our neighbors. For another Bates Street resident, our architect provided pro bono design services to help them with a planned renovation.
We’re looking forward to being a member of the community. Anyone with questions can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also make sure to attend the next Bates Area Civic Association meeting.