Tuesday, December 11, 2007

O St Market Continues to Public Hearing


Last night I had the honor of attending the Zoning Commission meeting last night at Judiciary Square to see just what was in store for the O st Market and the adjoining Giant Grocer Store. Apparently I wasnt the only one either. The room was surprisingly full, mostly of neighborhood residents and bloggers(?). Thats right, once returning home, the first three bloggers to spread the news were DaddyFiveOh, IMGoph, and OffSeventh.

In a 5-0 vote, the commission voted to allow Roadside Development LLC's proposal to have a public hearing. My understanding was that originally, Roadside proposed a 110 foot structure on the site where the current Giant sits which caused unease with several of the commissioners. However, after proposing a lower structure at 90 feet (?) last night, the commission didn't feel that the new height would be as disruptive to the neighborhood and allowed it to continue to a hearing.

Congrats to all of the area residents who have supported the project since day one.

OffSeventh says the hearing will come in February so I'll keep you updated with the status.

For more about the project click HERE. video
(skip to the 18th minute to review just the Roadside case)

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