Wow! What a great turnout for tonight’s Reservation 13 Informational Meeting at St. Coletta! We had around 130 people join us for a panel discussion on the history of Reservation 13 and the master plan. A big thanks to our panelists – Commissioner Francis Campbell, Elizabeth Purcell, Ken Jarboe and Frank Zampatori – for sharing the expertise on the master plan and for answering some great questions. I now feel really prepared for Thursday’s Reservation 13 Community Meeting with Mayor Gray.
And thanks to Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells who stopped by to share his thoughts about Reservation 13 and the future of the site [hint: not a fan of a training facility].
If you were unable to attend, here are the links to the meeting presentations/handouts:
- Reservation 13 Master Plan (approved by the Council of the District of Columbia in 2002).
- Reservation 13 Request for Expressions of Interest (pdf) – city produced RFP issued in 2008 to seek developers interested in Reservation 13. This is the document that a number of panelists referenced during the meeting. Note the great map on page 7 which outlines the parcels on the site.
- Developer Responses (pdf) – a summary, drafted by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, of the four development plans that the city received in response to the RFEI. Despite promises to the neighborhood, the city did not select a developer.
- Zoning Commission Final Rulemaking for New Hill East District – zoning for Reservation 13.
I’ll post my “takeaways” from the informational meeting in the next day or so. In the meantime, feel free to share what you learned from the meeting in the comments below.
Thanks again for coming out and learning more about Reservation 13!