Join ANC 6B’s Hill East Task Force tonight (Mon., March 19), 7pm – 8:30 pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington (1901 Independence Avenue SE) for a panel discussion on the history of Reservation 13 and the master plan. Tonight’s panel will feature the following four community leaders/activists who were involved in the development of the master plan:
- Francis Campbell, commissioner, ANC 6B10. Commissioner Campbell, who has lived on the 1800 block of Burke Street for 30+ years, will share his thoughts about living near the 67-acre site and the community work that went into the Reservation 13 master plan.
- Ken Jarboe, former commissioner, ANC 6B. Mr. Jarboe is going to discuss zoning for the site and the many obstacles that the city and community have had to overcome over the past decade.
- Elizabeth Purcell, Hill East resident, 1600 block of E Street SE. Ms. Purcell will highlight the city’s 2008 request for expressions of interest and the four development proposals that the city received for Reservation 13.
- Frank Zampatori, Hill East resident, 1800 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE. Mr. Zampatori will outline the history of the site, its current uses and talk about how the city and community worked together on the master plan.
We’ve also invited Councilmembers Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) to attend, along with representatives from the Mayor’s office.
If you can’t make the meeting tonight, make sure to take a look at the following two documents prior to the Thurs., March 22 meeting with Mayor Gray at the DC Armory:
- Master Plan for Reservation 13 (approved by the DC Council in 2002);
- Zoning Commission Final Rulemaking for New Hill East District (approved in 2009)
It should be a great discussion tonight. Hope to see you there!