A meeting held this week could be residents’ last chance to weigh in before the city allows the redevelopment of a parking lot at 8th and O Streets NW.
Representatives from the city will hear comments from the public tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, located at 711 N Street, N.W.
The goal of the meeting is to determine whether the plot of land is “required for future public use.” Comments collected at the public meeting will be submitted to the D.C. Council for review.
As part of the redevelopment process, the property must be declared surplus by the D.C. Council. If the property is not found to be required for future public use, the redevelopment may move forward as planned.
The parking lot has been slated since last year to become a retail and residential development.
In anticipation of a hot weekend, the D.C. government today posted a handy heat emergency plan for when the heat index climbs to 95 degrees or higher.
Included in the plan are the locations of emergency cooling centers, swimming pools, spray parks and air conditioned public libraries.
Also included is one important rule: Don’t open fire hydrants, no matter how hot it gets.
In the event of a heat emergency, those in need of transportation to a cooling center can call the hyperthermia hotline at 1-800-535-7252.