June 3, 2019
Called to order at 7:00p
MPD Updates (Capt. Kim)
- Crime update:
- In response to the robberies on R ST and S St, MPD has placed more patrol in these areas. Robberies have been down over the past month.
- There were 2 serious assaults. Not random, they knew each other.
- Seaton Place NW robbery — Assaultant brandished a handgun and took the victim’s property. The four suspects wore masks.
- June 1 – 100 block of Randolph on R ST
- Victim was a man from Maryland who was trying to cell his iPhone through an app.
- He agreed to meet the buyer at this location, and let the stranger in his car. The stranger than took his money and car (after brandishing a weapon).
- Victim was able to flag down an officer around the block and they found his car abandoned not far away.
- POLICE SAFETY TIP: You can come to the police station to do property exchanges. Never let strangers in your vehicle.
- 27 car thefts in the area // punching window, grab bag and leave
- 79% of these were out of town tags
- O and M St — distribution lock ups
- Sounds of guns shot on N St — saw car fleeing // stop driver and removed handgun
- 300 bikes without claims at MPD
North Capitol and Florida Avenue lot (Joe Mamo Lot) (Legal Representatives from Holland and Knight, Jessica Bloomfeld and Sonia)
- In 2013 designs were approved by city, but Historic Preservation RB wanted to see modifications to the exterior
- In Feb and April, designs presented and then passed by Bloomingdale Civic Association
- The building has an 85-95 unit count. It will be residential with onsite parking (41 parking spots). Some parking will be used for retail.
- Capitol Petroleum is the owner and developer of the project.
- The POD is available online.
- They have a treescape plan.
- They will be compliant with the 10% low income housing.
- When permits go through, BACA will invite the developer to a meeting.
Cross Walk Request at 1ST and Bates ST (Nassem Kourosh)
- Crosswalks that are unsignalized are more likely to have accidents
- Asking for a signal sign in the middle of the street
- Or requesting a stop sign if the ANC reps think that is doable
- ANCs working on next steps
- What is required
- Should we look at just this stop or the broader area
- Traffic calming evaluation for 1st and possibly adding in other crosswalks such as Florida Ave crossing at Q ST
Mount Sinai Baptist Church BZA application for 1608 3rd St NW (Martin Sullivan and Anna E. Fraser)
- Mt. Sinai seeking a letter of support for their after school program
- 30 elementary student
- Staff hours: 9a-7p
- Student hours 3:30-6:30 except on Wed. 8p and Friday night bible study
- The current building is in residential zoning and needs a certificate of occupancy
- Modifications to 3 bedroom house for the program
- Made the basement with wide open space
- All levels cleared out and walls opened
- Each level is being used as a center for a different activity (computer room, ect.)
- Motion, 2nd. All in support.
Updates from ANC Commissioners
- Agency walkthrough of the neighborhood in Bloomingdale
- 1st and R st to Eckington
- Dept of behavioral health, DCRA
- Regular walkthroughs to see whether there are areas where grass needs to be cut, vacant buildings, pavement needs fixed, ect.
- Historical Preservation Review Board announced Wardman Flats historic area
- Location: the block where Anxo is located to the west
- This was a major issue two years ago
- Designation now official
- DC Boundary tunnel has mobilized the R ST construction site between 6th and Rhode Island.
- Shutdown of area starts tomorrow
- Location: Close to the Shaw library.
- Looking into resident only parking for several blocks
- Such as the unit block of q st
- DC department of survey
- Take about 15-20 mins
- You can win $100
- Let them know what services are missing, what services are good, and what improvements can be made
- Recruiting block captains to disseminate information — please email Karla
- Pub and People expansion to basement
- Planning on accommodating an extra 28-25 people in the space
- Traffic Calming Initiative at Bryant to 1st
- Measure to add curb extensions
- Comm. Lewis voted against the curb extensions
- She would prefer to use alternate measures such as highlighting street with paint, speed cameras which would not affect parking
- This coming Saturday — Armstrong School – community planning June 9th 9am-11a
- 11a-3p Art Festival food, music, and family activities
- Eckington and Public Safety — aggressive measures, problematic: push into other communities, would like a response from other communities to the crime
- Public Health Inspection — mold and radon, Lead pipe replacement program to assist community from DC Water
- Build halfway house in 5E neighborhood, assessment in placement
- Voting — Letter of support of NY Ave Playground, local neighborhood artist to create a mural
BACA Donation from 1600 N. Capitol development
- Negotiated a few years ago as part of a community benefits package
- North Capitol development benefit payment $6600
- Stipulations: gates and fencing
- Looking for ideas about spending this money
Updates from the Councilmember’s office (Kelly Cislo)
- Community Health Need Survey — results would inform future services
- 2020 budget — violence prevention 3 million in the NEAR act
- Langston School roof replacement — Dept. Of General Services — lengthy process to off load to private entity, DC Preservation League
- Blue Collar Cats — call to see if you need an outdoor cat to catch rats