Sunday, May 15, 2011

ANC 5C03 Commissioner Hugh Youngblood reports that Engine Company 12 has filed its ABRA application; he then files letter of support

See this Saturday, 5/14/2011 message from ANC 5C03 Commissioner Hugh Youngblood:

Delays in the project schedule for Engine Company 12 could be attributable to a variety of factors.

I would love to address any associated community concerns through personal discussions on my front stoop or in the venue of your choice.

Please contact me to schedule a time to meet or simply stop by and knock on the door.

Yesterday the Office of Single Member District 5C03 generated and delivered a Letter of Support for the EC12 ABRA application filed yesterday by the development team. I`ve included the text of the letter below to provide public insight.

Thank you,

Hugh Youngblood
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
Single Member District 5C03
70 R St NW
240 . 925 . 1079


Letter of Support

Friday, 13 May, 2011

Ms. Martha Jenkins
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400S
Washington, DC 20009
abra@dc.gov

Dear Ms. Martha Jenkins:

On behalf of District of Columbia Single Member District 5C03, I am writing this letter of support for the Engine Company 12 ABRA application.

The majority of SMD 5C03 community residents support the general advancement of the Engine Company 12 project as presented at local community meetings held during 2011, and we recognize that alcohol sales comprise a critical revenue stream to ensure the economic sustainability of a restaurant of the proposed size and scope.

The Engine Company 12 project team has conducted diligent outreach efforts within the SMD 5C03 community. Despite these efforts, some outstanding concerns remain with various members of the community with regard to specific parameters of the Engine Company 12 ABRA application and other operational aspects of the proposed business.

The SMD 5C03 community provides this letter of support in advance of reviewing the parameters of the Engine Company 12 ABRA application in the spirit of good faith that the Engine Company 12 development team will voluntarily return to the negotiating table to reach an agreement with the community that both respects residential concerns and provides sufficient entrepreneurial flexibility to facilitate positive socio-economic transformation.

Sincerely,

W. Hugh Youngblood, Jr.
Commissioner, Single Member District 5C03


CC:
1626 Firestation LLC
DBA: Engine Company 12
1626 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Steven Michael May, Jr.
Project & Property Manager
202 - 243 - 8754

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