Today is the second Thursday of the month and hence the day of the monthly NCPCA meeting.
The main agenda of the meeting will be about the north core development at Greenbelt Metro station. North College Park residents and former council member John Krouse will be leading the discussion. Flyers were distributed in East Hollywood in the area closest to the station.
I wrote about the move a few weeks ago, but here is a quick summary John sent to us about the project.
The developer who owns the air rights to build on the parking lot and station property of Greenbelt Metro is working on a new plan to build private buildings in a lease agreement with the FBI. This would move the FBI from downtown D.C. to Greenbelt into leased buildings. Although nothing is certain yet, the developer and Park & Planning both seem to envision the possibility of tall buildings near the station, with most of the remainder of the site devoted to the FBI compound.
It is also not clear whether requirements of the Sector Plan and previous design approvals will remain in force. As a result, the proposal could dramatically change the architectural standards of the buildings, alter the mix of uses, and possibly change the alignment of a major highway connector road from the Beltway to Greenbelt Road.
All of this could have significant impact on our community and deserves close review.
See you all tonight.