June Meeting Agenda, With Special Guest Muriel Bowser

This coming Tuesday night at Howard University School of Divinity (1400 Shepherd Street NE), the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association and its members welcome Councilmember Muriel Bowser for a wide-ranging discussion of Brookland issues including the WMATA Development Process, WMATA issues, and other concerns of educational and economic interest to the Brookland community. This is a makeup appearance from the April meeting.

We will also have DC Sustainable Energy Utility and some other neighborhood concerns on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you at HUSD!

As the mayoral field shakes itself out a bit, we will also be inviting those candidates on the ballot to speak to the BNCA. This meeting does not constitute an endorsement of Ms. Bowser in any way shape or form.

Membership in BNCA is $10 per year, and we will have membership forms available at the meeting. You do not need to join to attend (but our Treasurer would like it if you did.)

Muriel Bowser Flyer

June 2014 BNCA Agenda

Big Weekend in Brookland!

We have a big weekend ahead of us! The weather forecast is outright gorgeous and everything looks to be coming up Brookland. Here’s our weekly news & notes:

Bowser to attend June 17th BNCA Meeting

We have now confirmed that Ward 4 Councilmember and Democratic Nominee for Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joining us at our June 17th meeting and will be talking about a number of subjects including the new development at the Metro. Please let your neighbors & friends know that CM Bowser will be speaking! We hope to draw a large audience.

MPD looking for help with 12th Street Robbery

A daylight robbery on the 2700 block of 12th Street this week has lead MPD to release this video and request assistance from the public in identifying two persons of interest:

From MPD:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. MPDC currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia.

House & Garden Tour This Weekend

This Sunday is the annual Greater Brookland Garden Club House & Garden Tour. Tickets are available at the GBGC Website and can be picked up at Petals, Ribbons and Beyond.

This event is a great way to get out and see all of your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen Opens Monday!

Congratulations to member Tony Tomelden on the opening of Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen, which will open on Monday. They will also be hosting an open house with food on Sunday during the House & Garden Tour! Get out and support our local businesses.

WMATA Releases Some Information Concerning Brookland Development

On Tuesday, May 13th, at the ANC 5B meeting at their demountable on Irving St NE, WMATA’s Stan Wall and team members presented concerning the four development proposals that they have received for the Brookland Metro parcels between Michigan Avenue and Newton Street, west of 10th St NE.

In each, the Brookland Green is preserved, but the four developers – A&R/Urban Atlantic, MRP Realty, Donatelli, and Four Points – each have different visions for the pair of parcels that are available in this solicitation. Please view below the PDF of the presentation given that lists the highlights:

  Brookland — May 13 Community Update from WMATA

Many questions about the affordability of the housing, the retail tenants (Donatelli, for example, mentions a Harris Teeter grocery, but it is unclear at this time if they have a signed letter of intent, and Metro was unable to confirm that at the meeting), as well as construction timeframe.

A summary table is below:

Developer
North Units
South Units
Total Units
Retail Sqft
Height
Notes
Donatelli??25034,5005 storiesHarris Teeter included, but not yet signed to letter of intent
MRP Realty1501302809,0006 stories
Urban Atlantic/A&R104911951,1355 storiesProposed as Condo development, actually did community outreach
Four Points1461102566,8006 storiesFour Points responsible for Shaw Metro project

May Agenda

Neighbors and Friends, please join us for our May meeting, with updates from DC DGS on the Construction of Brookland Middle, as well as perspectives on the McMillan project in Bloomingdale and Stronghold.

  1. Welcome
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Clyde Blassengale (10:05am)
  3. Update: Brookland Middle School – Jackie Stanley (10:10am)
  4. McMillan
    • Anne Corbett, Vision McMillan Partners (10:15am)
    • Kirby Vining, Friends of McMillan (10:40am)
  5. Development Update (11:15am)
  6. Adjournment (11:30am)

Welcome to the new BNCA site!

We’ll be filling out all the details in the near future, but wanted to get a new, easy-to-manage site up with the latest information. We will be meeting next on Saturday, May 17th at 10am at Howard University School of Divinity. An Agenda will be posted in the first week of May.

In the meantime, please be sure to sign up for the Great Brookland Yard Sale on Saturday, May 10th, read more about our history, read our issue areas and plans, or send us a message!