Hoo boy, so much going on! Who said that in the summer things slowed down. And COVID-19 may have even speeded many things up. Your President is tired and needs to go on vacation. So read on, folks!
1. Livability 22202 Follow Up: What a great meeting July 30. Thank you to the many folks who joined our meeting where we presented the work that has been done since January. Here are the links to the presentations:
- Presentation of Livability 22202
- Housing Presentation
- Open Space Presentation
- Underground Presentation
- Route 1 Update Presentation
- Fall Planning
As stated in our meeting, community engagement and support are essential to our moving forward. We are therefore following up the July 30 presentation of updates, actions, and proposals from the Livability 22202 working groups. The response period is now open and you can send your questions/comments to https://livability22202.org/livability-22202-feedback-form/ . We will also be holding a CCCA Zoom meeting on August 6 for participants to talk with workshop group members directly, ask questions or for more details, and comment. We will be scheduling another combined follow-up meeting towards the end of August for all three civic associations for final consultation on the path to move forward in the Fall. Here is the Zoom link for the August 6 CCCA meeting.
Call for Volunteers: We need more volunteers to join our ongoing working groups: Housing, Open Space, Future of the Underground, and Route 1:East/West Access. Plus, several folks noted the need for a working group on schools and we would love for folks to step forward to create this group. There will eventually be other groups, including perhaps an arts and cultural group (including the library and a potential Black Box theater). Email your interest to [email protected].
CCCA Meeting August 6: In addition, we are scheduling a virtual CCCA meeting August 6 from 7-9 pm to: 1) Answer questions and receive feedback and 2) Provide information on what’s happening in development in our area right now (especially 101 S. 12th Street and the 2000/2001 S. Bell Street and 223 23rd Street/2300 Crystal Drive projects. Here’s the link to join us.
2. SPRC Process for 101 S. 12th Street: The County has now hosted two community engagement sessions for the Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) on JBG Smith’s proposed site plan for a building at 101 S 12th Street. The first was July 1-10 and the second is ongoing July 27-August 2. You can comment in a feedback form on the project page. There were 82 pages of comments and staff responses to the first session which you can now download from the project page.
3. SPRC Process for the Crystal Plaza Block: As you may have seen, we have begun our public review of JBG Smith’s next two site plan applications. Since these are both located within the same block in Crystal City, our review will consider both applications as part of a broader discussion of this large block plan with the LRPC. This will begin with an online feedback form and subsequently have a virtual LRPC meeting in early Fall. Once that takes place, each site plan will proceed on its own (independent) SPRC review process. Given this is more complex than the 101 12th Street example, we have posted all of the content early so that folks have additional time to review. As a result, I’m sharing the following links to each project page which share a similar online feedback form that will initially just focus on the block plan analysis.