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.
Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLCIndependent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Impleentation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Commissioner, ANC 5E07Washington, DC