Friday, January 05, 2007

Interesting neighborhood stuff

Interesting neighborhood stuff:

-1903 Lincoln Road NE went to settlement back on 09/28/2006. The list price was $5,000,000 and the sold price was $4,000,000. Total of 24 VACANT 2 B/R APTS ON APPROX 15,500 sq ft of ground

-Bloomingdale resident Alice Thompson is now serving in the role of the Ward 5 Community Outreach Coordinator, who reports up to Merritt Drucker, the new director of the Office of Neighborhood Services.

Interestingly, Ms Thompson wants speed cameras on North Capital St on every block.

- A message from the Honorable Stu Davenport
Public Forum on the St. Martin's Apartment Complex
7 pm, January 10th, at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center

The new ANC 5C commission has taken office and, as our first order of business we invite you to attend a public forum we have helped organize to hear and address community concerns about the St. Martin's Apartments. This forum was jointly proposed by St. Martin's Church, Catholic Community Services (CCS), Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., and the ANC 5C. It is a proposal in good faith as a means of bringing the community together.

Although the St. Martins Apartments project (proposed to be located across T St. NE from McKinley Tech and fronting on Todd Pl. NE) has the potential to offer many benefits to the community, it is currently generating a great deal of controversy and concern. ANC 5C has, therefore, been working closely with St. Martin's, CCS, Councilman Thomas, members of the Eckington Civic Association, and residents of the neighborhood to try and rebuild genuine communication. This event will be a professionally moderated, open forum where community concerns will be heard and addressed.

During the forum, we will discuss, among other things, the following issues:

1. The assurances that CCS intends to put in writing regarding how the project will be run. This will ensure that neighbors, the ANC, and the City can take clear and effective action if the project's benefits do not materialize.

2. The issues surrounding the Zoning Commission hearing on January 29th;

3. The documents that CCS and St. Martin's will need to provide the ANC before the project breaks ground;

4. The programs that CCS intends to provide residents of the Apartments;

5. The security requirements and programs;

6. The creation of the governing board of the Apartment complex.

7. Other community Concerns.

Please come and be a part. Without community participation this forum becomes a one-sided dialogue, which runs counter, I believe, to the interests of all involved.

We live in an incredible community, and together we have a lot to look forward to.

Stuart Davenport
ANC 5C03

From MPD
Police Investigate Two Home Invasion Burglaries in Northwest

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify and locate the suspect or suspects responsible for two Burglary One While Armed robberies.

The first case occurred at approximately 7:57 pm, on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. A lone male, armed with a handgun, entered a home in the 1800 block of 4th Street, NW through an unlocked back door. Once inside, he robbed the occupants of a camera, jewelry, cell phone, personal digital assistant and a handbag. There were no reported injuries. The suspect in this case is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 6’2” tall, 180 to 185 pounds, with a medium complexion. He was wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun.

The second case occurred at approximately 9:15 pm, on Friday, December 29, 2006. Two subjects, one armed with a handgun, entered a home in the 1500 block of Vermont Avenue, NW through an unlocked front door. Once inside, they tied up the occupant before taking a wallet with cash and credit cards, two cameras, cell phone and keys to a yellow Hummer. The suspects took the Hummer but abandoned it at 12th and Q Streets, NW. There were no reported injuries. The first suspect in this case is described only as a male, 6’2” tall, wearing a mask and dark clothing, and armed with a handgun. The second suspect in this case is described only as a female, approximately 5’3” tall, and wearing a mask and dark clothing.

The two cases are under investigation by detectives assigned to the MPDC’s Third District. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099. The Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

The Department also reminds residents, as a precaution, to keep the doors to their homes locked at all times, even when they are inside or in their yards. Residents of multi-unit apartment and condominium buildings should never buzz in a person they do not know.

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