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.
The District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Department of General Services (DGS) are pleased to invite you to a meeting to discuss the renovation of the playground at Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street NE). The renovation is part of the Mayor’s Play DC initiative to provide children and adults with exciting, innovative, and inclusive play spaces.
The first phase of renovating a playground are planning and design. At this first community meeting, DPR and DGS will introduce the project and project team and solicit your feedback about your play space needs. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street NE.
For those unable to attend the meeting, we will also provide an online survey to solicit design ideas and input. You will be able to access the link through the project website: http://dpr.dc.gov/page/play-dc-trinidad-playground-renovation.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact DPR at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-673-7647.
Please join us on January 28 at Trinidad Rec Center!
This month, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors, and we can’t do this without you! For more details on how to join TNA for just $5 per year, and on what it means to be on the Board of Directors, please see this post.
Additionally, MPD will share community updates on crime and safety, and KIPP DC will update us on the renovation of the Trinidad Rec. field.
A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing. If you are able to help distribute flyers, please stop by 1218 Oates St. NE and grab a handful from the box on the fence—your assistance is much appreciated.
As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!