Berwyn District Civic Association
Agenda Item 1. Roll call for officers
Agenda Item 2. Minutes from last meeting
Agenda Item 3. Presentation: Update on Northgate Development Project and Los Cabos restaurant
i. 19 stories, 235 units, selling from $250,000 - $400,000
ii. the developers hope to guarantee, in writing, owner-occupancy at a certain percentage of units;
iii. the property will encourage use of alternative modes of transportation: residents will be permitted to use Shuttle-UM and encouraged to use the existing pedestrian bridges to access the University;
iv. with the cooperation and approval of the State Highway Administration, a service road is planned to parallel Route 1, with a traffic light in front of the property
v. parking will be above-ground; a 1 bedroom condo will have one parking space; 2 and 3 bedroom units will have two spaces.
vi. mixed use retail on the ground floor
i. Monument Realty, a successful high-rise builder, has given a finance commitment.
ii. A TIF is in place; TIFs are used to stimulate revitalization, and are structured so that no taxes are currently paid to the county. The TIF will be in place for 25 years.
iii. The developers will contribute $250,000 - $300,000 toward the mitigation and stabilization of Paint Branch Creek.
Agenda Item 4. Presentation on the College Park Area Homes Fair: Heather Iliff
i. Real estate agents and home sellers are encouraged to hold Open Houses on the day of the Homes Fair.
Fraternity Row Field at the
iii. The Fair will be marketed throughout the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area.
i. There will be additional planning meetings; anyone who is interested in volunteering should contact Heather Iliff.
ii. Volunteers are needed to reach out to nonprofit organizations and community groups, to bring the Fair to their awareness and encourage them to set up a table on the Fair day.
iii. Two additional planning meetings are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, ; and Monday, July 18 at .
Agenda Item 5: BDCA Elections
Agenda Item 6: Treasurer Update:
Agenda Item 7: Committee Updates
1. Neighborhood Preservation Coalition:
a. The NPC’s current project is the College Park Area Homes Fair, summarized above.
b. Mr. Pitt and Mr. Young are designing NPC buttons that members can wear to court appearances.
2. Welcoming Committee: Amy Noggle
a. Ms. Noggle reported that the committee has ordered materials, obtained items from businesses, and has the bags ready for stuffing.
b. Theresa Shute has offered to donate samples of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Neighbors are invited to include samples or coupons; contact Ms. Noggle with inquiries.
c. This committee’s next meeting will be the second Thursday in July.
Agenda Item 8: Civic Association Update: National Night Out
Night Out will be held on
a. Mark Seaton has offered to serve as coordinator.
b. Mr. Young will prepare a flyer for the event.
year, the City will not have a big event.
d. Plans include a neighborhood walk, with ice cream at the park afterward, as costs allow. Janeen Miller will be asked to check with the City to see whether funding is available for refreshments.
Agenda Item 9:
1. At a meeting of the Advisory Planning Committee, a variance was granted for one side of a building, as long as a carport on the other side is removed. There is good enforcement of zoning within the city.
2. The City will continue to pursue acquisition of two lots in the downtown area, next to RJ Bentley’s and the Cornerstone Grill. The lots are sought for revitalization or for the construction of parking.
3. A contract was awarded for the sale of a residential property in College Park Woods. A portion of the net proceeds will be awarded to the West College Park Civic Association to be donated to the Swim Club.
4. The proposed developer of the Starlight site is not in compliance with the agreement with the City; there will be changes to the development plan. There are also engineering challenges presented by the presence of 18 feet of unstable trash fill. The property is owned jointly by a private party and the City.
5. Negotiations continue with the Branchville Fire Department regarding the relocation of City Hall.
6. The Municipal Scene in the Gazette will begin running articles highlighting City committees. Anyone interested in volunteering for a committee should contact Mr. Perry or Bob Catlin.
7. City elections will be held this year; all offices are up for election.
8. Road works:
court date has been set regarding the disposition of Mr. Jenkins’ gravel lot on
planning staff are working to develop a better way to
City has a map of the proposed bridge at
strips will be installed on
9. Building works:
Andrea Carpentieri, Recording Secretary, BDCA