I'm sad to report that there was a shooting in our neighborhood Thursday night. During the shooting, a stray bullet went through the door of a nearby residence and grazed an adult female victim. The victim was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Here are the facts that we know so far:
Please remember that whenever you hear gunshots, it is important to call 911 immediately. If you know anything about the recent violence in our community, please share anything that you may have witnessed with police. You can call MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also text them anonymously at 50411.
Please keep your eye on this blog for updates
Comm. Sydelle Moore, 5D05
President, Langston Civic Association
Travel down the drop shaft, ride in a train to the tunnel and see for yourself how Chris, the Tunnel Boring Machine, works. DC Water and Salini Impregilo-Healy will host a Northeast Boundary Tunnel Community Day at the construction site just south of RFK Stadium.
What: Northeast Boundary Tunnel Community Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: RFK Stadium Parking Lot 8 – south of RFK Stadium, 2600 Independence Avenue, SE. Look for the large cranes!
Space is limited to only 140 participants. Tours are scheduled for every hour and last approximately two hours. Tour guides will instruct participants along the way from the muck pit, down the 105-foot deep drop shaft, and on the train to the giant tunnel boring machine.
To participate you must:
To register for a tour group time, please visit:
This is a reminder that the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer is hosting its last free tech repair event on Saturday, August 17. The All Hands on Tech initiative provides free tech repair to District residents’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Our team helps residents solve their software issues (virus, spyware, etc.), set-up new devices, and provides free tech training on smartphones and social media.
Please join us this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library (5401 South Dakota Avenue NE). Residents can register online by texting FIXED to 83224 for the link to our website. Or, residents can visit connect.dc.gov/free-tech-support to sign up.
Attached is the flyer for the event and the list of services available. We encourage any person experiencing severe issues like virus removal or who are unsure of their device issue to attend early.
For questions, please contact them at (202) 266-6328 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently our community is seeing an uptick in construction projects and our ANC commissioners have drafted some info for us on resources to keep up with what is going on and ensure that we understand our rights.
Per our commissioner Sydelle Moore:
When public comment is allowed on any project, you WILL receive an official notice from me with accurate information and a request for comment. However, public comment is NOT allowed on all projects. To learn the difference between projects that do and do not receive public comment, please use the information included here.
Also, for the first time in ANC 5D’s history, we now has a Zoning and Development Committee which includes multiple lawyers and architects who will help you for FREE with any development related questions. The committee meets once a month including this Thursday at 7:30 PM at 371 Morse St. NE
Please contact your ANC commissioner with any questions.
Comm. Sydelle Moore, 5D05
Comm.Bernice Blacknell, 5D04
MYTHS & FACTS:
MYTH: ANC Commissioners vote on all construction in our community
FACT: ANCs only vote on projects when a homeowner or developer would like to make changes to a property beyond what is allowed by our zoning laws. Most construction does not undergo ANC review as long as it follows the zoning laws.
MYTH: Our neighborhood is zoned only for townhouses.
FACT: Most of us live in an RA-2 zone which means that any building can have multiple units, but all buildings are required to remain under a certain size.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
QUESTION: What is an RA-2 Zone?
ANSWER: RA-2 zones are designed to permit moderate-density residential housing. They also permit the construction of those institutional and semi-public buildings that would be compatible with adjoining residential uses like a church or school.
QUESTION: What are the rules for an RA-2 project?
ANSWER: This chart shows what is and is not allowed in an RA-2 zone. http://handbook.dcoz.dc.gov/zones/residential-apartment/ra-2/
QUESTION: How is my property zoned?
ANSWER: Almost all homes in our area are in an RA-2 zone. See the map below for details. http://maps.dcoz.dc.gov/zr16/
QUESTION: What if I suspect illegal construction?
ANSWER: Report all illegal construction by calling, emailing or tweeting 311 and then report the incident along with the 311 tracking number to your ANC commissioner. Your commissioner is: Comm. Sydelle Moore 5D05@anc.dc.gov or 202-681-6159.
QUESTION: Where can I find more information?
ANSWER: The DC Office of Zoning website: https://dcoz.dc.gov/ has additional information about zoning. Important meeting notices are posted to the ANC 5D website at least one week prior to any vote: http://www.anc5d.org/. ANC 5D meets every month except July and August on the second Tuesday of the month at 371 Morse St. NE from 7-9pm. Only cases requiring ANC approval are reviewed at these meetings. The next meeting is September 10, 2019 at 7PM