Ward 3 Short-Term Family Housing Shelter

Information obtained by ANC3C regarding Bill 21-620, Homeward DC Omnibus Approval of Facilities Plan for Short-Term Housing for Persons Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2016 may be found here.

Ward 3 Shelter Timeline:

  1.  Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-620, the “Homeward DC Omnibus Approval of Facilities Plan for Short-Term Housing for Persons Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building.
  2. CM Cheh to host meeting re: Homeward DC Omnibus Facilities Plan: Given the significant questions that have been raised about the Mayor’s proposal to build a short-term housing facility for families at 2619 Wisconsin Avenue, Councilmember Cheh will be hosting a meeting to give residents the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of relevant executive officials who developed the plan. The meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th at Stoddert Elementary School, 4001 Calvert Street NW.
  3. Information Sheet from Executive Office of the Mayor on Short Term Family Selection Sites
  4. January 8, 2016:  Mayor Bowser’sLetter of Intent for Lease of Premises at 2619-2623 Wisconsin Avenue NW
  5. June 19, 2016:  Draft Resolution regarding the process involving the site choice of  3320 Idaho Avenue NW, to be voted on at June 20, 2016 ANC3C public meeting.
  6. June 24, 2016:  Councilmember Cheh’s letter in response to the ANC3C resolution passed on June 20, 2016
  7.  July 27, 2016 Letter, from DHS Director Laura Zeilinger to Commissioner Rolller, responding to June 20, 2016 ANC3C Resolution on Ward 3 Shelter proposal.
  8. January 27, 2017:  Release of plans for proposed shelter.   The full BZA case file may be found at the Office of Zoning IZIS site, case number 19450.
  9. January 30, 2017:  Release of Traffic Study for proposed shelter site.
  10. January 31, 2017:  Community Meeting hosted by ANC3C, to discuss BZA  Application (#19450), at MPD2D Community Room. The city is requesting zoning variances to build a taller building with more stories that is permitted and to eliminate a required loading dock. In addition, the city is requesting a special exception to provide less on-site parking than required and to provide a shelter for more residents than zoning permits as a matter of right.
  11. October 17, 2017:  Presentation by DGS on the construction of the parking garage and the city’s plans for temporary police parking during construction.
  12. February 20, 2018:  ANC3C Approval of Construction Management Agreement with DGS for MPD2D parking garage and Ward 3 Short-term Family Housing Shelter.