Thursday, November 22, 2012

Forest Hills and Bike Lanes

The Forest Hills Connection has a description and survey for alterations to Broadbranch Road connecting Beech Drive in Rock Creek Park to Linnean Avenue in Forest Hills/Chevy Chase.

This is a good opportunity to learn more about the proposals and weigh in. There is also an official website with contact information for the consulting engineers.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Zoning Regulation Revisions

From the District of Columbia Office of Planning:

The District of Columbia Office of Planning is holding eight community meetings to discuss draft proposed changes to the existing Zoning Ordinance (11 DCMR).

The current zoning regulations have not been thoroughly updated since 1958. The Comprehensive Plan specifically addresses the issue:

"The Zoning Regulations themselves need substantial revision and reorganization, ranging from new definitions to updated development and design standards, and even new zones." (IM-1.3)

The Office of Planning has been working on revisions and reorganization of the zoning regulations for the last four years. With input from a task force, topic-focused working groups, and numerous community meetings, as well as general guidance from the Zoning Commission, the Office of Planning has prepared draft proposals for modernizing the zoning regulations.

At the upcoming community meetings, the Office of Planning will describe the process to date, present the draft proposals, and solicit and listen to community feedback. We remain open to making additional changes to the draft proposals, based on your comments, before they are taken to the Zoning Commission for consideration at public hearings.

The community meetings are open to everyone. The meetings will be the same in every ward, so you should feel free to attend the one that is most convenient for you.

This notice is to inform you of the community meetings dates and times:

January 8, 2013 Tuesday, 6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M. Ward 3

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cathedral Commons, At Long Last

DC MUD has a small review of the groundbreaking for the new Wisconsin Avenue Giant, or Cathedral Commons in Cleveland Park. Expected completion is 2014, or 15 years after the first proposals hit the community.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Repeal the Anti-Food Zoning in Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park resident Herb Caudill has written an excellent summary about the 25% zoning overlay restricting food uses on the Connecticut Avenue commercial strip. With a new ANC and more residents clamoring for this change, there is an opportunity to finally get a decent breakfast place or some more carry out options in the neighborhood.

If you think some loosening here is a good idea, fill out the petition today!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Cleveland Park Antics

So someone has decided to game a listserv poll. Read about it at the City Paper