Monthly Archives: January 2014

February Meeting Agenda! New Day & New Location!

Come check out the February ANC 6E Meeting!  We are now at the NW One Library which is behind the Walker Jones School Building. The Library is located at 155 L St. NW.   We will have our meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!




Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:30 PM

Northwest One Library

155 L Street, NW



  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. PSA Reports: Metropolitan Police Department
  4. Brief Remarks: Chief Ellerbe, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  5. 1538-42 9th Street, NW): Update on Development of Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site (National Park Service)
  6. 901 5th Street, NW (Northeast Corner of 5th and I Streets, NW): Short Presentations on Best and Final Offers and ANC 6E Consideration of Recommendations to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development regarding Shortlisted Developer Proposals (Akridge, CSG Urban Partners, JBG, Peebles)
  7. 415 M Street, NW: Request for Support for Historic Preservation Design Review for Partial Demolition, Renovation and Additions to Building for Condominium Development (BlackRock Holdings)
  8. 455 I Street, NW: Request for Support for Two Year Extension of Previous Board of Zoning Adjustment Approval for Zoning Relief for Mixed Use Development (Equity Residential)
  9. 923-25 5th Street, NW (Dacha Beer Garden 2): Request for Support for Stipulated and Permanent Restaurant Class T Liquor Licenses for New Outdoor Beer Garden (Daci, Inc.)
  10. 717 N Street, NW: Request for Support for Street Closures for Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church 150th Anniversary Block Party, May 17, 2014 (Immaculate Conception Church)
  11. 1400 7th Street, NW: Update on Development of City Market at O (Roadside Development)
  12. 7th & P Streets, NW: Update on Development of Corner and Adjacent Parcels (Valor Development)
  13. Approval of 2014 ANC 6E Budget
  14. Other New Business
  15. Old Business
  16. Approval of Minutes of 01/08/14 Meeting
  17. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  18. Approval of Expenses
  19. Announcements
  20. Next Meeting
  21. Adjournment







ANC 6E01: Alexander M. Padro, Chair

ANC 6E02: Kevin L. Chapple, Treasurer

ANC 6E03: Frank S. Wiggins

ANC 6E04: Rachelle P. Nigro, Vice Chair

ANC 6E05: Marge Maceda, Secretary

ANC 6E06: Alvin O. Judd, Sr.

ANC 6E07: Alfreda S. Judd

PO Box 26182, Ledroit Park Station
Washington, DC  20001


January 17, 2014







Dear Deputy Mayor Hoskins:


Regarding the disposition of 901 5th Street, NW (also known as 5th & I Streets, NW; Square 0516, Lot 0059):

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E conducted a public meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, to consider your office’s request for input from the Commission on the four proposals for the redevelopment of the site in question.

At the Commission’s meeting, duly noticed and with this case listed in the notice, with a quorum present (four out of seven Commissioners required to be in attendance to achieve a quorum), ANC 6E voted unanimously (7 in favor, 0 opposed, and no abstentions), to transmit to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Mayor Gray the requested observations and recommendations discussed by the Commission.

In considering the four short-listed developer’s proposals, and as a result of extensive community consultations and questioning of the applicants’ representatives present at a public meeting in December 2013, the Commission determined the following:

1)    The community’s most important goal in the redevelopment of the site is the creation of new and improved parks, playgrounds, dog parks, and green spaces within the Mount Vernon Triangle, which is located in Single Member District 6E05.

2)    In order to ensure that the new parks and park improvements that are described in the developers’ proposals are delivered as promised, the Commission recommends that design and construction of these green spaces begin immediately following the execution of the Land Disposition Agreement for the site.

3)    The Commission further recommends that $2.5 Million be required to be placed in escrow by the successful bidder upon execution of the Land Disposition Agreement to ensure that funding is in place to ensure an immediate start on these elements of the project.

4)    The Commission recommends that DMPED obtain written assurances from the Department of Parks and Recreation that DPR will accept a dog park paid for by the winning developer even if the site is less than the agency’s established 10,000 square foot standard.

5)    The Commission recommends that the successful bidder contract with the Mount Vernon Square Community Improvement District for the maintenance of the parks and greenspaces that will be created and improved as part of the developer’s plans.

6)    The Commission recommends that DMPED, in consultation with the National Park Service, develop plans for the transfer of jurisdiction for the NPS-managed pocket parks included in several proposals, including a timeline for accomplishing the transfer from federal to local control.

7)    Most current residents are more interested in what neighborhood-serving retail will be included in each development proposal than the upper floor uses. Business types that are complementary to those already in place, such as a pet store, bakery, card and gift shop, clothing store, toy and game store, and BicycleSPACE would all be welcome additions. Additional restaurants should be discouraged.

8)    General Comments: In light of the multiple projects underway in the Mount Vernon Triangle, significant concerns have been expressed regarding traffic, parking, transportation, and construction staging impacts related to the site’s development. The non-residential projects proposed by two of the short-list bidders are attractive in that they will bring daytime food traffic that will benefit retailers in the Mount Vernon Triangle and will not add to the demand for government services in the same way that further residential development would.

9)    Comments on Peebles Proposal: Low-income housing in Anacostia provides no benefit to the residents of Mount Vernon Triangle. The lack of park and greenspace plans in this proposal makes it unresponsive to the community’s most critical interests. The suggestion that hotel amenities are community benefits, and that the opportunity would be asked to pay for community meetings to be hosted at the proposed hotel, further demonstrates the lack of consideration of the neighborhood on the part of the developer.

10) Comments on MTC/JBG Proposal: The retail types proposed (organic retailer and BicycleSPACE) match the community’s new business priorities. The developer was the first to contact the National Park Service about upgrading the adjacent pocket parks as part of their proposal. Insufficient information was provided regarding the proposed storefront improvement and streetscape small business grant program, how it would be administered, and what involvement the community would have in the process. A community or meeting room should have been included in the proposal.

11) Comments on CSG/Trammel Crow Proposal: The developer’s experience with the Mount Vernon Triangle and Mount Vernon Square area was obvious. The developers paid attention to the Commission’s priorities, demonstrated by the inclusion of a daycare center operated by the YMCA that would double as an arts space on weekends and parks, playgrounds, and a dog park.

12) Comments on Akridge/Jefferson Proposal: The developer included key elements prioritized by the community, including child care, community/meeting space, and retail.  The weekend market concept with partial closure of I Street was very well received.


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E is grateful for the opportunity to provide these comments in the hope that the best and final offers received from the developers will address and incorporate as many of the considerations included in this letter as possible.  The Commission looks forward to receiving and reviewing the BAFOs shortly.


Alexander M. Padro



ANC 6E is on the move!

The Commission has changed meeting locations! The February meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm at the NW One Library at 155 L St. NW.   We will be at location for until next year.  Please come. We would love to meet you!

Happy New Year! Come out to the ANC 6E January Meeting!

We would love to see you at out January meeting!  It will be on January 8th at 6:30pm at the Shaw Library. The agenda is below.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2013 6:30pm

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St.  NW

Meeting Agenda


  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. ANC 6E Officer Election
  4. PSA Report: Metropolitan Police Department 3D
  5. Request for Support for a Special Exemption to be a Quick Food Service Restaurant, Rito Loco,  606 Florida Ave. NW
  6. Discussion and support for parking for the Immaculate Conception Church at the future  8th and O St. Development.
  7. Discussion about 5th and I St. Developer Presentations.
  8. Support for a Stipulated Liquor License, Le Pain Quotidien, 433 Massachusetts Ave. NW
  9. Presentation by Richard Sandoval Restaurants about the future restaurant at 7th and Q St.
  10. New Business
  11. Old Business
  12. Vote on Future Location for the Monthly ANC 6E Meetings & the Calendar for Meetings
    1. Approval for ANC 6E Participation in ANC Security Fund.
    2. Discussion of 2014 Budget
    3. Approval of Expenses
    4. Approval of Minutes-December
    5. Announcements
    6. Next Meeting
    7. Adjournment


Rachelle P. Nigro, Chair (6E04), Alexander M. Padro, Vice Chair (6E01),

Marge Maceda, Secretary (6E05), Kevin Chapple, Treasurer (6E02), Frank Wiggins (6E03),

 Alvin Judd, (6E06), Alfreda Judd (6E07)


Commissioner Contact Information

6E01 Commissioner Alexander M. Padro:, 202-518-3794

6E02 Commissioner Kevin L. Chapple:, 202-449-5072

6E03 Commissioner Frank S. Wiggins:, 202-658-1560

6E04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro:, 202-670-1732,

Twitter: @nigroanc6e

6E05 Commissioner Marge Maceda:, 202-360-7404

6E06 Commissioner Alvin Judd: 301-440-3836

6E07 Commissioner Alfreda S. Judd: 202- 628-6717