A community meeting on the proposed development at 3101 Albemarle Street is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. It’s to be held at the Van Ness Main Street office at 4340 Connecticut Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to send RSVPs to ANC 3F Commissioner Naomi Rutenberg, at 3F03@anc.dc.gov. If there’s a great deal of community interest she will seek to change the venue.
This meeting is to discuss Soapstone Valley Ventures’ PUD (Planned Unit Development) application to the Zoning Commission. It was filed on November 20th, after the developers appeared three times before ANC 3F and after many meetings with neighbors who live within 200 feet of the proposed project.
This project has been assigned the case number 17-22. The application and its progress through the approval process can be viewed here.
Once an application is filed, the Office of Planning reviews it and drafts a “set down” report for the Zoning Commission on whether it should schedule a public hearing. The Zoning Commission publicly holds a set down meeting, at which time it will be determined whether the application is ready to be “set down” and scheduled for a formal public hearing. Our ANC also weighs in, in writing since no public testimony is taken at this meeting, and receives notice of a hearing 55 days in advance.
The PUD process is explained in this Office of Planning handout. We also like Nick Burger’s 2016 piece for GreaterGreaterWashington. And for more on the 3101 Albemarle plans and the proposed public amenities package see the latest from Forest Hills Connection.