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ANC3E passes resolution and MOU in support of Sunrise facility - and gets $10,000

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.”

The resolution and MOU include a number of contingencies pertaining to traffic, construction, parking, etc.

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!

Red Alert: ANC3E meeting Thursday, Nov 8

Red Alert! Come to the ANC3E meeting this Thursday!

The ANC3E is holding its meeting this Thursday, and Sunrise is on the agenda. We need you there to show the ANC that there continues to be widespread opposition to this massive development. 

November 8, 2018, 7:30 pm
American University Spring Valley Building
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Room 100

All visitors arriving by car must park in the parking garage below the building. The entrance to the parking garage is on Massachusetts Ave just past the building entrance and parking is available for free.

Let us know you are coming!

Sunrise files with the BZA

According to BizNews, the Sunrise and the Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church (as the owner of the property) file the application for the facility with the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

“The church filed an application Thursday with the Board of Zoning Adjustments to build a four-story, 86-unit, continuing care retirement community on its 3920 Alton Place NW property.”

The files under consideration by the BZA are here. We will keep readers apprised of hearing schedules and changes in submissions. There are two neighbor groups that have received standing with the BZA, opposing the development.

At ANC meeting, neighbors object to the oversized Sunrise facility

Reprint of a piece in the Current on the status of the project.

Quote: “The proposed building was the object of heated debate at the Dec. 14 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E (Tenleytown, Friendship Heights).

“You don’t expect a neighbor to drill a 60-foot bore hole,” said John Allen-Gifford, one of several residents along 39th Street whose houses are immediately adjacent to the property. “You don’t expect a neighbor to build a parking garage with a 12-foot drop-off next to your house.”