The meeting will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28 and all interested neighbors are encouraged to attend.
The project is planned for 1333 M St. SE, on the triangle where M and Water Streets meet the Virginia Avenue SE right-of-way. Developers Felice Development Group (FDG) plan to develop a 791,063 square foot mixed-use project, containing 900 residential units and 45,419 square feet retail. The project is made up of three buildings, two connected by a bridge at the second level and is planned in three phases of construction.
Because the project is a PUD, the developer must mitigate impacts of the project as well as provide items that “benefit the surrounding neighborhood or the public in general to a significantly greater extent than would likely result from development of the site under the matter-of-right provisions.” The surrounding community plays a vital role in helping shape these benefits as well as identifying impacts that are in need of mitigation.
While Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B voted to support of the application at their April meeting, 6B06 representative Corey Holman raised concerns with landscaping along a proposed recreational trail to the north of the site, as well as with the effect of the structure on views from Anacostia Park. Holman asked for additional renderings of the view from L Street, on the river and from Anacostia Park, including a shadow study.
This meeting will be the kickoff of ANC 6B’s public participation in the PUD. In early June, ANC 6B will formally stand up a subcommittee to analyze this project and make recommendations to the project owner as well as the Zoning Commission. The subcommittee will meet multiple times in June, July, and August with representatives of the District Government and development team.
Neighbors interested in participating in the subcommittee should contact Holman via email, [email protected] or the ANC Commissioner for their SMD. The subcommittee will likely be limited to representatives of impacted organizations and residents of 6B04, 6B07, and 6B09 but all meetings will be open to the public and all public members are encouraged to participate. You can check your ANC Single Member District here.
The subcommittee report will form the base for the recommendations by the ANC by to the Zoning Commissioner. These recommendations by law must be given “great weight” by the Zoning Commission.
Join the meeting by following this link: https://hklaw.zoom.us/j/98204881679. Learn more about the project and Planning and Zoning Committee Chair Holman by visiting coreyholman.com. Learn more about ANC 6B, its committees and meetings by visiting https://anc6b.org.