FW: Adams Morgan: Luxury Hotel or Affordable Housing?
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From: The DC Feedback Team [mailto:dcfeedback@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:10 PM
Subject: Adams Morgan: Luxury Hotel or Affordable Housing?
Hello DC Residents,
The Georgetownization of Adams Morgan is about to be given a steroids
Seems proponents of the hotel project don't seem to want to get the
feedback that if a luxury hotel is built in the middle of Adams Morgan
for the those who can can afford $300-$400 per night hotel room rates,
property taxes and both residential and commercial rents will be going
This ripple effect won't just stay in Adams Morgan as Mount Pleasant,
Columbia Heights, and East Ward One will feel the impacts as well.
Further feedback has shown that people are concerned about the height
and density of the proposed hotel. The zoning for the proposed hotel
site doesn't allow for buildings taller than 50 feet -- the hotel
developer says it's 100+ feet or nothing because he can't make profit on
anything less. Some have said, let's turn this church into a beautiful
So, how is this project even being considered given its breaking of
local Zoning laws...
a Planned Unit Development (PUD) >> http://tinyurl.com/3csamkg
On Thursday night (TOMORROW), the Office of Planning and local ANC will
be hosting a meeting to discuss the Planned Unit Development process,
vis-a-vis the proposed hotel project.
What: PZT Meeting on Understanding the Planned Unit Development Process
When: Thursday, October 27, 7:00 PM
Where: Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW
IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE HOTEL PROJECT
1) Express your concerns here >>
2) Come meet with others before the meeting at the Festival Center,
Folks will gather out front at 6:30pm -- Please be there! Thursday,
Oct. 27. 1640 Columbia Road NW
SMALL BUSINESSES ARE UPSET TOO!
While a wealthy corporate developer wants to build a Marriott hotel and
wants to use a DC Taxpayer subsidy to do it -- small businesses in Adams
Morgan are struggling to get by at a time when construction and a poor
economy is crushing them. BUT THE SMALL BIZ GET NO TAX BREAKS?!?
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