Primp Beauty Bar, 1515 U Street, NW. twitter.com/PrimpBeautyBar (202) 387-1000
Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association supports locally-owned businesses that serve the community. Both of these businesses recentely opened within MHNA's boundaries and are within three blocks of the 13th Street exit of the U Street/Cardozo metro station on Metro's green and yellow lines.
- Introductions / New Board, 10 min.
- Meridian Hill Park Update, United States Park Police, 10 min.
- MOVA Lounge (2204 14th Street NW) renewal of liquor license, vote, 15 min.
- DC Sustainability Energy Utility www.dcseu.com, 10 min.
- Brianne Nadeau, Candidate for City Council, 10 min.
- Announcements / Reeves Center Task Group / New Business, 5 min.
At the MHNA meeting on January 21, 2014, architect Eric Colbert and his associate JB Lallement presented plans for a new 360-unit apartment building on the site of the Portner Place Apartments at 1450 V Street, NW. The current Portner Place Apartments consist of several four-story garden-style apartment buildings set back from the street and provide Secton 8 housing to 48 households.
The north side of the proposed buiding would face V Street and provide approximately 90 affordable housing units. The south side, fronting U Street, would provide approximately 270 market-rate units.
The building would be directly to the west of the proposed Reeves Center redevelopment.
Plans include ground floor retail and underground parking. The vehicle entrance and loading will be through V Street.
Colbert stated that the developer will seek relief from zoning regulations through a Planned Unit Development, which would allow construction to a height of 105 feet and retail businesses on the property which is residentially zoned.
A representative of Somerset Development Company stated that the current residents of the Portner Place Apartments contacted her company and requested their assistance. She stated that the Portner Place residents will have the option to lease subsidized housing in the new building after construction is complete.
On February 2, 2014, the District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment will review a request by View 14 Investments LLC and Citydog! Club for special exceptions to the zoning regulations to allow animal boarding, a pet grooming business and an animal shelter in the retail space at the View 14 apartment building, 2303 14th Street, NW. Case number 18702.
An attorney for the applicants presented at the MHNA monthly meeting on January 21, 2014.