Monday, April 16, 2018

ANC5E07 Commissioner Holliday's proposed draft ANC resolution titled "Resolution in Support of the Designation of Bloomingdale as a Historic District"

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 4:42 PM
Subject: FOR POSTING ON LISTSERV AND BLOG
 

 ATTACHED FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION IS A DRAFT  OF THE  A PROPOSED ANC RESOLUTION THAT I HAVE PREPARED AND TITLED: "RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE DESIGNATION OF BLOOMINGDALE AS A HISTORIC DISTRICT" (in Word and PDF formats).

 Also, be aware that a  second resolution has been prepared by another Bloomingdale ANC 5E Commissioner titled:  "Resolution in Opposition to Bloomingdale Being Designated a Historic District Historic Designation."

Your consideration of the attached Resolution is encouraged.

Bertha Holliday, ANC 5E07
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Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC
Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation)
49 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Co- Director
Bloomingdale Village Square Project
"Building Community Identity and Sense of Place"
www.bloomingdalecivicassociation.org

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

Fellow, American Psychological Association



8 comments:

  1. Regarding the statistical analysis, since you're using it as a relevant data point; i have some issues:

    How did you control for differences in quality of homes in your study? While, with a large sample size many of these differences will get averaged out, with such a small sample any significant difference in renovated vs. un-renovated will massively skew the results.

    This doesn’t really tell me anything except that the average sale price in LD is lower than Bloomingdale (as is the average square footage in your small sample, so that would make sense) and that the average $/sq ft is higher in LD (also makes sense as slightly smaller homes have, on average, a higher $/sq ft than larger homes). To accurately study this, data on home prices in neighborhoods that underwent HD should have been analyzed pre- and post- designation (controlling for broader changes in the DC market). The results of this study are not really a meaningful outcome, and really is just common sense looking at market prices all across the DC area.

    Also, you limited your time period to the last 6 months. What happens if you look back further? Though you caught the tail end of the summer, you also caught the slower winter market. What if you went back a year? 2 years? I’d look at it myself, but I don’t have access to the MRIS data. Was 6 months chosen as it supported your hypothesis?

    Also, the mean $/sq ft for the Bloomingdale sales is off. You quote that 38 properties have been included, but there’s actually 39. I’d check your math, something is wrong.

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  2. I thought this was voted on recently, and the majority of residents were opposed to historic designation. Is that incorrect?

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    1. You are correct. When tje neighborhood was surveyed, tje vote result was AGAINST. Then the BCA staged an in-person vote of members-only vote and got a different result. So BCA feels no obligation to the general population to represent the majority position. So the BCA is more like a private club with no obligation to represent the best interest of the residents. NOT GOOD. ANC should hear from you

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  3. I'll bring my comment from the other blog post about this topic over to this thread as well because I'm genuinely confused why this is moving forward in this manner.

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    "I tweeted about this too, but can someone please explain why the BCA ran a post card voting effort and then ignored its results in favor of a much smaller vote on historic designation at the March meeting?

    The post card vote was against historic designation and had many more respondents than people who voted at the March meeting.

    Was the BCA always going to support historic designation no matter what people actually voted for?

    It's very confusing, and frankly off-putting for the credibility of the BCA."

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    1. Please come to the ANC meeting tonight! Tjey need to hear from us!

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  4. Thank you Ryan. It seems that Bertha and the BCA are of the opinion they know better than the majority of residents what we want. Why should our votes be counted when they clearly know what's best for us?

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  5. They also prevented people from voting at that meeting if their $20 dues was paid late!

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    1. That's a joke. For something this important, and far reaching, there shouldn't have even been a membership requirement to vote.

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