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The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) is in the process of revising the District’s zoning regulations. The OP has prepared a Zoning Regulation Review (ZRR) summary for ANC 5D; Trinidad is in ANC 5D. The proposed changes include: land use permissions; low density residential housing; parking; accessory apartments; alley lot housing; corner store; commercial zoning; industrial zoning; downtown; and campus / school plan proposed provisions.
As announced during our March meeting, the Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA) plans to submit written testimony commenting on the ZRR as it applies to the Trinidad neighborhood, and we need your input. Because the final comments are due to the Board of Zoning on April 25, 2014, we ask that you please review the ANC 5D ZRR summary and submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: ZRR) by April 10th, 2014. Based on your input we will draft written testimony, and submit the final draft to our members for their approval.
In 2011 the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) built on ongoing initiatives to develop a comprehensive strategy to address housing challenges in the Ivy City and Trinidad neighborhoods. The comprehensive strategy became the Ivy City and Trinidad Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative. In February, 2014 the DHCD announced the following:
Excerpt from the February Department of Housing and Community Development’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission Newsletter
Department of Housing and Community Development closed with Horizon Hill Holdings, LLC developer on the first week of February 2014 on the Trinidad properties, providing $904,380 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding. The project will provide nine affordable for purchase dwelling units for individuals and families whose incomes are 50 to 80% area median income. The units will be developed on five scattered sites in the Trinidad/Ivy City neighborhood in Northeast. The construction activity will include the rehabilitation of one multifamily building and new construction on 4 vacant lots. Exact Site Locations: 1214 Staples St NE; 1214 Montello Ave NE; 1259 Holbrook St NE; 1612 Montello Ave NE; 1663 Montello Ave NE.
Final Florida Ave. NE Traffic Safety Meeting – Wed., April 2 at 7PM Two Rivers Public Charter School
The District of Columbia Office of Planning has prepared a summary of the Zoning Regulation Review (ZRR) proposals as they specifically relate to each individual Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC). Trinidad is in ANC 5D. The proposed changes include: use permissions; low density residential; parking; accessory apartment; alley lot; corner store; commercial zoning; industrial zoning; downtown; and campus / school plan proposed provisions.
Second Play DC: Trinidad Playground Renovation Community Meeting Second Play DC: Trinidad Playground Renovation Community Meeting 3/6/14 @ 6:30pm
DC Water invites you to attend an upcoming public meeting on February 27, 2014 to learn more about the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT). The primary purpose of this 5-mile long, 23-feet diameter tunnel will be to help convey combined sewer overflows away from local water ways and also provide flood relief to chronic flood areas in the Northeast Boundary area of the District. A part of the tunnel is planned to be built under Mt. Olivet Rd NE. The meeting is a follow up to DC Water’s meeting and open house held on October 17, 2013.
Since the first public meeting, DC Water has completed the Environmental Assessment and would now like to share its contents with you and get your feedback. The meeting information is as follows:
DC Water Public Meeting on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Environmental Assessment
Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm
McKinley Technology High School
151 T Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
For more information or for individuals requiring special assistance at the meeting, please contact DC Clean Rivers Community Outreach at (202) 787-4447 or by email at email@example.com.
As you likely know by now, Webb E.S. suffered a 2-alarm fire late Monday evening. The fire is under investigation, and early reports indicate that the building was not secure.
We have been pressuring the Department of General services over the past few months to increase the transparency of Webb’s property disposition. At this time, we do not know what the future of the building or the property will be; we have reached out to Councilmember McDuffie and will update you as new information becomes available.
Rather than attempt to paraphrase the coverage already out there, we will update the links below as we get them (please share any you’ve come across in the comments):
- DC Fire Department posted images and their experience with the blaze – DCFD
- Serious posts from Trinidad’s resident satirist – ToTville
- Webb Elementary School fire ignites in Northeast – ABC7
- Two-Alarm Fire Severely Damages Old D.C. School – NBC4
- Fire department investigates blaze at former D.C. elementary school – Washington Times
- More on Last Night’s Fire at Webb Elementary – Frozen Tropics