The Greater Greater Washington Blog has an outstanding review of the first evening of the Giant PUD hearing before the zoning commission.
It was interesting to see the Zoning Commission continually ask the opponents to refrain from repeating questions and grandstanding.
The proceedings will continue on April 6th, 2009.
EDIT: Interestingly, the Cleveland Park Listserv ran an informal poll, the results of which are below:
POLL QUESTION: How do you feel about the planned Giant development at Wisconsin and Newark, which includes a larger supermarket, and a residential, office and retail complex? For more information about the project visit Giant's website, read the ANC's resolution of support with conditions, and see the current issue of the Northwest Current. The question of how the Giant supermarket figures into the neighborhood has been an issue on the Listserv since 2004, and it may finally be resolved by the Zoning Commission.
CHOICES AND RESULTS
- Build it already! I support the Giant's development proposal as is., 205 votes, 77.36%
- Build it but with conditions: I support part of or all of the ANC's resolution, 44 votes, 16.60%
- This isn't good for the neighborhood: I oppose the Giant's development proposal., 16 votes, 6.04%