Thursday, May 18, 2017

tonight: Howard University Campus Plan amendment before the Zoning Commission -- includes the removal of Slowe and Carver Hall, which are slated to be converted into market-rate rental apartments

Regarding the future of Howard University's Slowe and Carver Halls:

The university has announced that it issued RFPs to the development community to have the two dorms converted into market-rate rental apartments.
 
This change requires an update to the Howard University Campus Plan, which must go before the Zoning Commission.

A Zoning Commission hearing has been set for Thursday, 05-18-2017.

Some neighborhood residents have squawked about the absence of onsite or nearby parking.



ZONING COMMISSION FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TIME AND PLACE:                       Thursday, May 18, 2017, @ 6:30 p.m.
                                                            Jerrily R. Kress Memorial Hearing Room
                                                            441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 220
                                                            Washington, D.C.  20001

FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING:

CASE NO. 11-15F (Howard University – Amendment to Central Campus Plan Pursuant to 11-X § 101.10)

THIS CASE IS OF INTEREST TO ANCs 1B & 5E

On March 9, 2017, the Office of Zoning received an application from Howard University (the “Applicant”).  The Applicant is requesting to amend the boundaries of its Campus Plan to extract several properties which the University has determined are no longer needed for university use. The properties at issue include the following properties (collectively, the “Extraction Properties”):

1.                   Effingham Apartments located at 2711-2719 Georgia Avenue, N.W. (Lots 833, 834 and 835, Square 3058);

2.                Carver Hall located at 211 Elm Street, N.W. (Lot 830, Square 3084);

3.                   Slowe Hall located at 1919 Third Street, N.W. (Lot 835, Square 3088);

4.                   East Towers Parking Lot located at 2251 Sherman Avenue, N.W. (part of Lot 1101, Square 2873);

5.                   9th and V Street Parking Lots located at 9th & V Streets, N.W. (Lot 797, Square 2873; Lots 156, 159,162, 167, 218-220, 284, 302, 331, 382, 383, 872, 873, 976, 982, and 1108, Square 2875);

6.                   Parking Lot Three located at the northwestern corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, N.W., (Lots 62, 811, 934, 945, 968, 970, 972, 977, 979 and 1023, Square 2877); and.

7.                   Florida Avenue Townhomes located at 907 and 909 Florida Avenue, N.W. (Lots 872 and 873, Square 2873).

This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the contested case provisions of the Zoning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 11 DCMR Subtitle Z, Chapter 4.



6 comments:

  1. I would suggest that "squak" is an inappropriate choice of words and shows your bias.

    I do have my concerns regarding parking. That's a lot of new residents and potentially a lot of new cars in the neighborhood vying for limited on street parking. One of the things that attracted my to Bloomingdale was the relative availability of on street parking, which is still ok, but will only become worse as the density of the neighborhood increases. Even if these new residents don't have cars, there will certainly be an increase in the Car-To-Go's, which will require spaces.

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    1. I should have added that I appreciate the posting and making me aware of the zoning hearing.

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  2. I think they were going to offer some parking at a nearby garage?

    Besides the 2 buildings, I'm also excited that Howard is looking to do something with all the surface parking lots around GA Ave.

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  3. Yes, HU mentioned potentially providing parking at the HU Hospital parking garages.

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  4. And it was also mentioned that if Howard University decides to sell its hospital, it would keep the hospital parking garages and not include them with the hospital sale.

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  5. If you want easy parking, move to the suburbs. Cities are for people, not wasted space for cars to sit around all day. I'm more interested in increasing the housing supply than worrying about whether it's easy to find a place on the street to store your car for free. The lovely and wonderful thing about Bloomingdale is not that it's easy to park, it's that the neighbors are friendly, the neighborhood beautiful, and it's quiet while being so close to great nightlife and having its own unique little set of places to eat and drink. None of that will be ruined by it being a little harder to park your car.

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