ANC 6D Strongly Supports P.N. Hoffman's Bid for the Waterfront NE Parcel

At its October meeting, Commissioner Litsky warmly endorsed P.N. Hoffman's bid for the city-owned parcel at 1000 Fourth St. SW citing its strong combination of neighborhood retail, affordable housing, cultural amenities and the firm's commitment to long-term ownership and community participation.

Litsky proposed the commission send a letter to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in favor of the project citing the following rationales:

  • it provides a higher number of residential units at lower AMI levels, one quarter of them at 30 percent and three quarters of them at 50 percent;

  • it provides 22,500 square feet of neighborhood serving retail, twice that offered by the competing bids, including a plan to incorporate a major community gathering place designed by the restaurateur behind The Diner;

  • it ensures that any neighborhood serving retail will be effectively coordinated by that offered at The Wharf;

  • it provides a 10,000 square-foot black box for the Forum Theater in partnership with Arena Stage and Georgetown University;

  • it is in partnership with a developer demonstrated a commitment to long-term ownership and community engagement.

The commission voted unanimously to send the letter putting its great weight behind Hoffman's proposal.