Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E yesterday passed a resolution and Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Sunrise facility application on a 4:1 vote. Jonathan Bender, chair person of the ANC3E, opposed the Sunrise proposal.
The application for the development is currently in front of the Board of Zoning Adjustment and is the subject of a BZA hearing next week, Wed, Nov 14. The BZA considers the ANC position but is not governed by it.
Here are actual quotes of your elected ANC members:
"This is a really difficult project. It's in an R1-B zone."
"There are a lot of concerns by the neighbors."
"There is a lot of concern about parking."
"There was a lot of concern about previous tenants at the church."
"There were issues with large buses."
"Yes, there will be more traffic than at the moment."
"The traffic study showed some counter-intuitive results."
"I would much prefer that there would be residential development on that site."
“We have struggled with this project.”
“This project does not tick all of the boxes for smart growth.”
“This is not my first choice for the lot.”
“The construction period will be unpleasant for the neigbors.”
“I would rather see residential mixed use.”
“It’s an imperfect project.”
Sunrise will pay $10,000 to a 'community fund’ that is to be controlled by the ANC.
The ANC has supported every development put before them for at least eight years, so no big surprise here.
Again, the neighborhood loses.
See you all at the BZA hearing on November 14th!