City Paper is not for tourists
Last night, Capitol Hillers testified before ANC 6B about the various development proposals—-promoting hotels, retail, housing, and subsidized non-profit office space—-for the Hine Junior High School site, an important parcel between Pennsylvania Avenue and Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.
The ANC had planned to pick out a favorite and pass their choice onto the city. That didn’t happen though.
Two clear front-runners emerged, according to Ken Jarboe, ANC vice chair. Those testifying seemed divided into three groups:
Ultimately, the ANC decided to just write up a list of twelve criteria—-regarding building heights, the size of proposed hotels, etc.—-that would be submitted to the city.
(I’ll post that when I receive it.)
“From my point of view, I can’t support any of the proposals at this point. There are a number of good things…I think all the proposals are going to have to juggle to stay within what we want,” says Jarboe.
The city will be inviting some of the developers to submit revised plans, according to ANC chair Dave Garrison, though he didn’t think they’d be presented to the public for comment.
Here’s more information on all the plans: