EMPTY SPACES: ANC Calls for Meeting on Firehouse
By Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE
At Thursday's Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, the Commission unanimously voted to send a letter to Stanley Jackson, director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, reminding Mr. Jackson of his commitment to hold a public meeting in the neighborhood to seek community input regarding the city's plans for the former Engine House 10, at 1341 Maryland Ave. NE.
On March 11, 66 days ago, Mr. Jackson had committed to holding such a meeting with the community within 60 days. Mr. Jackson's verbal commitment was published in the April 5 issue of the Corner Forum.
Also on Thursday evening, the Commission voted unanimously to support efforts by the Capitol Fire Museum to have the city's Historic Preservation Office designate the firehouse a historic landmark.
Said Commissioner Jessica Ward (6A06): "If it's not designated a historic landmark, then it can be razed. The facade really needs repair, but it means something, and it's part of D.C., and I think we should preserve the facade." §