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Controversial Adams Morgan Luxury Hotel Tower Project Aired at June 2011 Meeting

Sat., Apr. 30 (2pm):The Adams Morgan ANC will be holding a community forum on the status of the proposed controversial, upscale boutique hotel that will be built behind and also incorporate the historic First Church Christ, Scientist at Champlain and Euclid Streets. (At press time the location for the meeting was not yet known, but will be posted in due course on the ANC’s website (www.anc1c.org). (For background on this controversy involving the adaptive re-use of the church building and the construction of a connecting hotel tower immediately behind, see “Recent Church Re-Use and Raze Hearings Reveal Growing Public Disillusion with DC’s Historic Preservation Laws, InTowner, December 2008 at PDF page 1.)

At it’s April 6th meeting, the Adams Morgan ANC, noting that this will “be the largest construction project in the neighborhood and will have a “significant impact on the quality of life . . . [and] on the local economy,” unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the city’s Office of Planning, among other concerns, consider “the overall effect on the community if the Hotel will establish a trend of building projects to maximum size on currently low-rise properties.”