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LAST HEARING BEFORE DC ZONING COMMISSION VOTES
Published October 3, 1995
Supporters and opponents of the proposed downtown DC arena got one last chance yesterday to "persuade" the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) that the project will be a "boon or boondoggle," according to the WASHINGTON POST. Approximately 50 people spoke before the 12-member panel, which votes Thursday (Maryann Haggerty, WASHINGTON POST, 10/3). Upon gaining approval of the NCPC, the arena "will have cleared its final major hurdle." The project still faces a "pro forma" vote by the DC Council and final approval by the Redevelopment Land Agency. Both will act next week (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 10/3). JOHNSON DENIED, THIS TIME: The D.C. Contract Appeals Board yesterday dismissed an appeal filed by BET President Robert Johnson to prevent Bullets/Caps Owner Abe Pollin from building the arena. Johnson's attorney said the appeal will be taken to a DC Superior Court judge on Thursday (Lorraine Woellert, WASHINGTON TIMES, 10/3).