At its May 23rd hearing, the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decided to advance the proposed development behind the Masonic Temple. DCCA in several filings had raised serious concerns regarding the design of the development and the process by which HPRB proceeded with its review.
You can click to download DCCA’s submissions including, testimony opposing the height of the proposed development on the site of the landmarked Masonic Temple along with testimony supporting the landmark boundary expansion application and supplemental comments.
Lance Salonia, Chair of the DCCA Regulatory Committee testified in person at the hearing. Other community groups and members raised significant objections to the development. DCCA is disappointed with both the substance of HPRB’s decision and the process by which it was reached.
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March 14, 2019
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Two Ward 2 Civic Groups Join Call for DC Council to Investigate Jack Evans
In a joint letter to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, two Ward Two civic groups -- Dupont Circle Citizens Association and Foggy Bottom Association – issued support for the appointment of a special DC Council committee to investigate allegations of unethical actions surrounding Ward Two Councilmember Jack Evans. The groups also asked that Evans be removed from chairmanship of the Finance and Revenue Committee, as well as from the Judiciary Committee, pending the outcome of any investigations. The full text of the Associations’ joint statement is as follows (click here to download letter):
Dupont Circle Citizens Association and the Foggy Bottom Association are
deeply troubled by the allegations and recent news reports concerning
the conduct of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The integrity of our
government is fundamental to our democracy. Given the questions raised
regarding CM Evans, we support the appointment of a special committee by
the DC Council to investigate the allegations and the Council taking
appropriate action based upon the findings of the investigation. Given
the seriousness of the allegations, we also urge the Council to remove
temporarily CM Evans from the Judiciary Committee and the chairmanship
of the Finance and Revenue Committee pending the outcome of the