The DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development, chaired by Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, is holding a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24, on major economic development projects. Reservation 13/Hill East is one of four major projects on the committee’s agenda. The hearing begins at 11:00 am in Room 500 of the Wilson Building (1350 Penn Ave NW). Read the hearing notice.
At the hearing, I’ll be testifying on behalf of ANC 6B. The main witness will be Victor Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. I’ll be curious to hear if Deputy Mayor Hoskins has any updates on the Donatelli/Blue Skye proposal and DMPED’s larger vision for Res. 13.
in addition to Councilmember Bowser, Councilmembers Anita Bonds (At-Large), Jack Evans (Ward 2), Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5) and Vincent Orange (At-Large) serve on the Committee on Economic Development.
You can watch the hearing on the DC Council website. Written statements can be submitted to Rob Hawkins, the committee’s legislative director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s no good excuse for any more delay on the Donatelli proposal–there’s only one bid to analyze and it met the proposed specs. Any more stalling and it’s a sign DC doesn’t really want to address the surrounding homeless shelter, jail, etc.