DC planners approve Ft. Stevens project
The Washington D.C.'s Office of Planning voted yesterday to grant a church the variance it sought to construct a five-story addition at the edge of Ft. Stevens' national park, the place where President Lincoln observed the Confederate attack on the capital. Those who opposed the design of the addition say the new building will detract from the visitor experience at the park and had hoped for a compromise plan that would have embraced the park.
No testimony was allowed at the meeting and board members voted 3 to 1 in support of the original plans submitted by Emory United Methodist Church. If the church uses any federal funds for the addition, park supporters may have an opportunity for another review..
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