It has been five months since the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for 1600 North Capitol Street NW – better known as the Joe Mamo lot at North Capitol St NW and Florida Ave NW – was granted a one-year extension in order to perform environmental remediation on the site.
Have you seen any environmental remediation on the site?
I must admit, however, that I am not sure what environmental remediation activity looks like.
Now environmental remediation may only be a warm weather activity. So perhaps we shall see some activity at the Joe Mamo lot in Spring 2019....?
The only permits issued by DCRA have been for soil-boring. Are there are other types of permits needed for environmental remediation?
I don’t know.
The developer only has seven months remaining to perform environmental remediation in preparation for construction, which – according to the zoning order – must commence on June 15, 2019.
The clock is ticking.
I’m not holding my breath.
Will the Bloomingdale Civic Association and ANC5E vote to grant another one-year PUD extension, if asked by the developer?
Here is the zoning order, for reference:
ZC Order for 1600 North Cap... by on Scribd
Below is the key item from the BZA zoning order above:
1600 North Capitol Street NW