Community Benefits Package Meeting – 13th and U/ JBG Project – Tonight (Tues.) 7pm

From an email:

JBG, the firm developing the mixed use retail project on 13th and U (The Rite Aid Project) is hosting a meeting tonight (Feb 12th) to gather public input on its proposed community benefits package as part of its PUDs package (13th__u_-_neighborhood_handout). JBG has worked with community leaders to develop a short list of projects and would like to gather your input. Some of the areas covered are: parks and recreation, business development, and transportation. The meeting will be held TONIGHT at 7PM at:

Thurgood Marshall Center 1816 12th St NW.

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  • Expect the Wallach Place NIMBYs to be there in full force saying that nothing is good enough.

  • I don’t get the Wallach Place MIMBY’s. Large parts of the city that offer the quiet/small town feel they desire.

    Why would they buy houses around the block from two of the main streets in town and then complain about development?

    • I agree with you. However, I’m sure they feel that isn’t the case since until 5-6 years ago not much was going on in heavy volume up on U St….not since pre 1960 anyway.

  • Ugh, I thought this was a by right development, not something that required a PUD. Add another 3 to 4 years to this project just to deal with all of the idiots from Wallach Place complaining that it will TURN THE NEIGHBORHOOD INTO THE NEXT ADAMS MORGAN!!!!!!

  • This was sent out on the Meridian Hill neighborhood listserv. Why the hell do people at 15th and W get a say in the development of 13th and U? Those are some damned long blocks for people to claim ownership over.

  • You know what would have been sweet for the community? A friggin’ hotel which would have provided some diversity in the neighborhood instead of yet more rental apartments.

    Thank you ANC1B and Wallach Place NIMBYs for making that an impossibility.

    • Agreed the hotel would have been a wonderful amentity, that is seriously needed in the area.

      Otherwise – seems reasonable to me. If you are within 500 feet of a metro station you have to accept 3+ story development in the area is inevitable. I would expect rush hour traffic impact would be very negligible.

  • Agreed, the Wallach Street NIMBYs have pretty much destroyed our chances for any good development. The developers have already spent too much in trying to deal with them so we’re gonna get something slapped in without any great details or amenities. The hotel was going to be incredible too. In a way though, the NIMBYs have irritated the city so much that residents now have come together to form massive groups to counter their complaints over every little thing they compalin about.

  • Any word on how the meeting went?

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