Sunday, March 20, 2016

? possible segregation in the McMillan Parcel 4 mixed-use (retail & residential) ... ?

See this message from Dr. Bertha Holliday:


On Mar 17, 2016, at 9:10 PM, Bertha Holliday wrote:

TESTIMONY OF JAIR LYNCH'S MIXED USE BUILDING AND ITS SENIOR CITIZEN AFFORDABLE UNITS (ZC Case  # 13-14B)

After reading the developer's submission for this case, I requested that the record for this case be  re-opened so that I might submit testimony. The request was granted and I submitted the attached testimony.  

As expressed in my written testimony, I am primarily  concerned that it is proposed that the affordable (50% to 60% AMI) senior citizen units and market rate units ​be located in separate parts of the building, each with separate entrances, lobbies, elevators and mechanical penthouses.  I believe such configuration is suggestive of social-economic and racial segregation.  However, I could find no rationale or justification for this configuration in the developer's documents.

Another person, Andrea Rosen, submitted testimony focused on this issue with a more legal perspective To read it, Google "DC IZIS"  Then insert the case number (13-14B) and click;  then click on that case number; go to the 2nd page of 'case documents'; then click on document 43.  

If you share Ms. Rosen's and my concern about possible segregation in the parcel 4 mixed use (retail & residential), multi-family building, please contact me  by phone or email, as noted below.

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Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC
Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Impleentation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-491-3996

Commissioner, ANC 5E07
Washington, DC
www.berthaholliday.com
5E07@anc.dc.gov.


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