The proposals are in, and Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B is holding a public meeting to hear your views on the ideas presented to develop Reservation 13 at a virtual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 7.
The property is technically located in Ward 7, just to the east of Capitol Hill. It is 67 acres of land bordering the Anacostia River, the site of the former DC General Hospital.
Properties on the table to be developed under the current Request for Proposals (RfP) were ‘bundled’, with one package including parcels C, E and H and the other bundle including A, B-1, B-2, F-2 and G-2.
Two teams proposed projects for Bundle 1, including Donatelli Development/Blue Skye Development, who built the Park Kennedy Apartments and permanent supportive housing on the F1 and G1 parcelts, and The NRP Group/Argos Group.Three teams submitted proposals for Bundle 2, including Home Team Community Partners, including Felice Development Group (FDG), developers of 1333 M St. SE; LDP (Jair Lynch); and R13 Community Partners, a team that includes former Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
A public presentation of proposals was hosted online by the District May 20. See full presentations online here.
A summary of each proposal is below. Click on Team Names to see full presentations.
While the project is officially located in Ward 7, ANC 6B wants to ensure the views of Ward 6 residents living across the street from Reservation 13 are also represented.
The meeting is hosted by ANC 6B Chair Brian Ready at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 7. To join the meeting, click here: https://bit.ly/3clBXYv
Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Development have teamed up again to offer a proposal offering 907 residential units. Units are both for-sale and for-rent. The required portion of the rental units will be affordable at 30 and 50 percent of area median income (AMI). A portion of the for-sale units will be affordable at 30 and 60 percent AMI, adding up to 272 affordable units out of a total of 907.
At the center of the project is a linear park dedicated to the memory of Robert F. Kennedy. While developers expect to draw a mix of retail and eateries to the site, a grocery store is not specifically included in the plans.
The NRP Group and Argos Group, with MOYA Design Group architects, are proposing a grocery store (for which they have a signed letter of intent with Market Fresh), senior living and day facilities, an outpatient medical clinic, job development facilities, a childcare center and space for local businesses.
In addition, they plan to build more than 1,000 units of housing, both for sale and for rent–although the bulk are for rent. 237 rentals are at 50 percent AMI or lower; another 356 are between 60 and 80 percent AMI. 82 for-sale units are offered at 60 percent AMI ($77,400 a year) and 26 units will be sold at 120 percent AMI. A total of 354 units will be sold or rented at market rate.
The centerpiece of the proposal from Home Team Community Partners (GTM Architects) is a more than 100,000 square foot Home Depot store that would be situated on Independence Avenue SE above underground parking and below a plaza that would include space for a food hall run by Ward 7 business Market 7.
The proposal also includes a 9-story office building that would house the headquarters of the Special Olympics (who are interested in the proximity the The Fields) and two parks, one on the central Lot E and a linear park along H Street.
Two residential buildings offer 702 units total, 260 of them affordable (130 each at 30 and 60 percent AMI). The remainder of the units are market rate.
LDP (Jair Lynch) plans to build 1,188 units of housing with 420 affordable units. 340 of these are offered at AMI of 60 percent or lower; another 122 are at 60 and 80 percent AMI.
The proposal also has a park at its center, dedicated to the memory of Robert F. Kennedy with an ampitheatre, dog parks and space for microretail.
Other project amenities include housing for at-risk youth, with programming provided by Sasha Bruce Network as well as senior assisted living and a senior day center providing medical care. A grocery store is planned at the base of one residential unit.
R13 Community Partners has proposed a Mariott Hotel as a flagship for their proposal, which seeks to make the area a tourist destination. The team received consent from the family of Relisha Rudd to dedicate a central playground with splash park in her name.
The project includes a proposed 60,000 square feet of retail, including grocery and 1005 residential rental units. 334 of these would be at or below 50 percent AMI. Another 334 are offered at 80 percent AMI.
See all of the presentations here:dmped.dc.gov/publication/hill-east-district-redevelopment-phase-ii-disposition-hearing-presentations
Join the ANC 6B meeting on the plans at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 7 here: https://bit.ly/3clBXYv