13 June 2006
Brookland Civic Association & ANC-5A06 Meeting TONIGHT
What: Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association and ANC-5A SMD 06 Community Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 13th, 2006, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave, NE
Agenda Includes: MPD 5D Update, Taylor Street Bridge Update, Ronald McDonald House Building Request, and Proposed Michigan Avenue Apartment Project
Additional Info: Contact Mary Baird Currie at 202.635.1970
If you haven't had the chance to keep up with the debate about Douglas Development Corporation's proposed 90'/9 story apartment building (on Lot 821 in Square 3822 where the Precision Tune lot is) on the Brookland listserv, start here (you must be a member). The dialogue continues on a number of threads, highlighting both the perceived pros and cons of the development. I must say that I am glad the tone has been civil thus far, and, though still fresh, hasn't succumb to what I'd call the St. Martin's Syndrome - for which I and a number of other folks were kicked off the Ward 5 listserv, but I digress.
In general, with the limited knowledge I have about the proposal, I am tempted to believe it is a good idea to develop the area around the Brookland-CUA Metro. I do not, however, think that an apartment complex - workforce-based or not - within walking distance to both the train and a number of busses requires 400 parking spaces. I'm looking forward to the evolution of this discussion and would love to get feedback/notes from the meeting (I'll be at a longstanding commitment this evening).