Monday, August 10, 2009

Possibilities for kids in Res 13

According to this notice of final rulemaking from the Zoning Commission in the August 7, 2009 DC Register, there is a new zone district in the city, the "Hill East (HE) District."   This new district is in the former Federal Reservation 13, a 67-acre parcel previously unzoned.

The final rules state that the Master Plan’s general land use framework and vision for the redevelopment of Reservation 13 will incorporate public services and neighborhood needs.   On the public services side, the D.C. Jail will remain.   As for neighborhood needs, approximately 40 acres will be redeveloped.

Uses as a matter of right in this redevelopment include a number of important services for children, youth and families including:

  • Clinics
  • Public recreation and community centers
  • Public schools
  • A library
  • Child/elderly development center
  • Youth residential care homes, community residence facilities, or health care facilities of various sizes
  • Small emergency shelter facilities

The final rules became final in the August 7, 2009 DCR.