Monday, October 26, 2015

Washington Post Express: "A massive construction project may be a mixed bag for Bloomingdale residents"


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A massive sewer construction project may be a mixed bag for Bloomingdale residents
7:31 AM - 26 Oct 2015 
                       

A massive construction project may be a mixed bag for Bloomingdale residents



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  1. The tunnel is to allow for the massive over-development in Ward 5. Rhode Island Ave at the old Safeway 1550 units, Monroe Market, Florida Ave, 40 developments, Union Armed Forces Retirement Home 84 acres including more office sq footage then the Pentagon, and McMillan "The Monstrosity on Michigan Avenue". Let's not pretend the DC govt. cared about flooding in African -American homes for 30 years, suddenly Bloomingdale matters.
    We don't need 20,000 more autos congesting N. Capitol on top of the current 30,000 already making emergency vehicles a deadly hazard, and right on top of the highest level of air pollution measured in DC.
    We do need a Glen Echo arts/education campus for youth and family activities, and a DC Wolf Trap outdoor concert stage with sunset vistas, underground urban agriculture, and adaptive re-use of the historic park. We do not need this National Harbor brought to us, 7 years of massive construction, brought to us by corrupt DC mayors and city council, Defeat McDuffie, Defeat Bowser, enfranchise the people.

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    1. The tunnel is being built as part of a project to store combined sewer overflow so that DC isn't dumping raw sewage into the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and Rock Creek during storm events. Controlling CSO overflow is being mandated by the EPA.

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    2. Correct Matt. The tunnel was not for over-development in Ward 5 . That Ward % flooding issue is where Mayor Gray spent $150 million dollars on a temporary solution to the flooding in Bloomingdale. Mr. Wolkoff is half right on this one, the reason Bloomingdale matter was cause the "rich white folks" who bought houses in an area prone to flooding who didn't due their due diligence on the houses they purchased and did flood due to a freak derecho that hit the area! That's the REAL DEAL DC!

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  2. Matt & Commish - The 1st St. Tunnel is NOT a part of the consent decree. Take a look at the Environmental Assessment for the Clean Rivers Project. I wish the 1st St Tunnel was a part of the consent decree, then DC Watyer and the Mayor's office would have had to follow NEPA, and they would have properly planned this project instead of the rushed $152M project our community wound up with. https://www.dcwater.com/workzones/projects/pdfs/ltcp/ART_EA.pdf

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    1. I agree...The tunnel is for Clean Rivers...and not the flooding in Bloomingdale.

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  3. Also, here is Allen Lew, former DC Water Board Chair and DC City Administrator, discussing how the 1st St Tunnel will provide the necessary increased sewer capacity needed to build at McMillon and get proper permitting. Do you really think that this tunnel is only for alleviating flooding??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6vG3TXVo8w

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    1. Joe again I agree has nothing to do with McMillan what so ever. But he $150 million the major wasted was for Bloomingdale flooding and that was a complete waste. Should have sped up the Tunnel project by buying an additional boring machine at that time and let the flooding issue remain as it has for the last 100 years.

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    2. Joe again I agree has nothing to do with McMillan whatsoever. But the $150 million the Mayor wasted was for Bloomingdale flooding and that was a complete waste. Should have sped up the Tunnel project by buying an additional boring machine at that time and let the flooding issue remain as it has for the last 100 years, and once the tunnel was done the flooding in bloomingdale would have not been an issue.

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