901 Monroe Street Wins Over Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association By a Whisker
The lovely mixed-use project at 901 Monroe Street NE in Brookland that has been downsized at the Zoning Commission, faced crazy ranting from neighbors, and had an historic landmark application launched against it is finally coming to community votes. Up tonight was the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, and according to the twitters, came out on top in a 51-49 vote (yes, apparently there were exactly 100 paid-up members present).
The vote had been the subject of lobbying by both sides, with the development team sending out emails today encouraging people to support the project at tonight's meeting, and opposed community members doing the same on neighborhood listservs. The bigger vote comes on Jan. 4, when the Advisory Neighborhood Commission weighs in; they're the ones that the Zoning Commission has to at least listen to before dismissing.
Photo illustration courtesy 901Monroe.com