Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B is holding a Special Call Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to finalize the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 1333 M St. SE, including noise concerns and the proffer language related to an Adult Day Center (ADC).
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The ADC had been a point of contention between the ANC and developers Felice Development Group (FDG). At their Tuesday, Sept. 8 meeting of commissioners voted to oppose the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for 1333 M St. SE, stating that they found “the proffered public benefits insufficient,” but noted ed that an increase in the public benefits contribution from the $25,000 currently offered by the develeoper to $250,000 towards securing a site for an adult day center (ADC) would meet the required threshold.
At the hearing before the Zoning Commission (ZC) the next day (Sept. 10), FDG representative Leila Batties told ZC Members that the developerwill provide the requested $250,000 for the benefit of Capitol Hill Seniors as part of the PUD, although without specifically mentioning Capitol Hill Village (CHV) the group that had proposed the ADC.
The ZC will resume consideration of the application Oct. 15.
The ANC Special Call meeting is intended to finalize the language of the MOU to include details regarding the ADC.
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. FDG 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.
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 developer commits to these benefits in MOU with the community, as represented by the ANC. Some benefits currently included are larger, two-bedroom inclusionary zoning at low rates, public space improvements, and improvements to surrounding roadways and bike trails.
All are invited to attend this public meeting.
ANC Special Call Meeting Information Tuesday, Sept. 22 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.