Advisory Neighborhood Commissions
Meeting Notices and Agenda Highlights
Lower Columbia Heights, Lower Georgia Avenue, Shaw, U Street, Pleasant Plains
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the D.C. Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave. NW. For details, visit anc1b.org.
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit anc1c.org.
Foggy Bottom, West End
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. The location has not been determined. For details, visit anc2a.org.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Agenda items include:
■ commissioner announcements.
■ update regarding the vacant commissioner position for single-member district 2B07.
■ presentation regarding Pepco’s Capital Grid infrastructure upgrade project.
■ public comments.
■ consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Local 16 for a substantial change to its Class C restaurant license at 1600 U St. NW to allow a change of hours (current hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption for premises from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; current hours of entertainment for premises from 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; proposed hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption for premises from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; proposed hours of entertainment for premises from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday).
■ consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by the Commonwealth of Australia to demolish its existing chancery building at 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW and replace it with a new chancery building.
■ consideration of a public space application by City Tap House for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe with seven tables and 28 seats at 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW.
■ consideration of a public space application by Dunkin Donuts for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe with three tables, 12 seats and three umbrellas at 1107 19th St. NW.
■ consideration of a public space application by Rockrose Development for a new curb cut at 1900 M St. NW to replace the existing one on the property.
■ consideration of a public space application by the Embassy of Argentina to install a brick wall at 1815 Q St. NW in the rear of the property.
■ consideration of a resolution regarding the Stead Park permit application for the Washington Jewish Music Festival’s Day in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.
■ presentation and consideration of a resolution regarding the proposal to install a contra-flow bus lane on H Street NW and to add protected bike lanes and make other public space improvements on Pennsylvania Avenue NW as part of the D.C. Department of Transportation’s Downtown West Transportation Planning Study.
■ administrative matters, including an update regarding the Dupont Circle Resource Center renovations.
For details, visit dupontcircleanc.net.
Downtown, Penn Quarter
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. For details, visit anc2d.org or contact 2D01@anc.dc.gov.
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters
The commission will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the second-floor Heritage Room at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW.
Agenda items include:
■ public safety and police report.
■ consideration of a resolution requesting immediate resources to ensure adequate lighting and camera coverage in the area by 3500 Water St. NW.
■ consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by the Wine Outlet for a new retailer’s Class B license at 3210 Grace St. NW.
■ consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Church for a new Class C restaurant license at 3222 M St. NW.
■ consideration of a resolution to change the representative for the ANC 2E protest of the Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Cafe Georgetown for a new Class D restaurant license at 3141 N St. NW.
■ consideration of a public space application by the Georgetown Business Improvement District to install tables, chairs and planters at 1046 Potomac St. NW in the street next to Blue Bottle Cafe and behind Dean & DeLuca.
■ community comment, including updates from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.
The commission will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the second-floor Heritage Room at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit anc2e.com.
At the commission’s July 5 meeting:
■ Metropolitan Police Department Capt. David Augustine reported that in the last 30 days area violent crime decreased 33 percent and property crime fell 22 percent from the same period the year before. For the year, violent crime declined 60 percent and property crime 27 percent. He added that there is still a prostitution problem, and urged residents to call 911 if they see suspected prostitution activity.
■ commissioners unanimously agreed to write a “tentative” support letter for a Sept. 16 dog show at Bethany Baptist Church’s parking lot at the corner of 11th and N streets NW.
■ Barbara Helmick of DC Vote asked residents to urge their friends throughout the nation to pressure their congressional representatives to support D.C. statehood.
■ commission chair John Fanning said that a settlement agreement with Benito’s Place, 1437 11th St. NW, eliminates a need to protest its alcohol license. A proposal for a new type of license for beer gardens was postponed until August.
■ commissioners voted 5-1 to oppose a Historic Preservation Review Board application from the Acumen Cos. to redevelop the three-story building at 1312 13th St. NW into a four-story multi-family condominium. The proposal includes removing the 1923 building from the list of contributing historic structures in the Greater 14th Street Historic District. The commission’s Community Development Committee had opposed the plan, stating it was incompatible with the historic district. Commissioner Ron Rubin dissented from ANC 2F’s opposition, saying the planned design is more compatible with neighboring buildings than the current structure is. Beck Bisset, representing Acumen, said some windows at the Solo Piazza condominiums at 1300 13th St. NW would be blocked. The affected views are not protected, he said, because they are in rooms originally classified as dens and therefore “at risk”; windows in the original bedrooms were protected, he added. When Solo Piazza resident Chai Feldblum said he bought his condo as a two-bedroom, two-bath unit with no mention of any windows being “at risk,” Bisset responded that the building’s original drawings classified the second bedrooms as “dens.” Bisset said Acumen’s purchase of the building is pending and that it is not unusual to change for a building’s classification in a historic district from contributing to non-contributing.
■ commissioners voted unanimously to support a proposal from at-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds to exempt owner-occupied single-family homes with single accessory dwelling units from the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, fearing the law “bogs down” single-family homeowners.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Howland Center at the National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. For details, call 202-667-0052 or visit anc2f.org.
Glover Park, Cathedral Heights
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit anc3b.org.
Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Cathedral Heights
The commission is tentatively scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3c.org.
Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Palisades, Kent, Foxhall
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Room K-106, Kresge Building, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3d.org.
Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, American University Park
At the commission’s July 20 meeting:
■ Greg Ehrhardt introduced himself as the next commissioner for single-member district 3E01. Ehrhardt, the only candidate for the position, will be sworn in at the commission’s next meeting.
■ representatives of Washington Gas informed residents about the launch of the first five-year phase in a 40-year plan to replace gas main and service lines in D.C. Gas at affected residences and businesses will be turned off for no more than one day. Residents will receive a letter of notification two weeks prior to the start of construction in their neighborhood. In most cases, work will be confined to daylight hours.
■ Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Alan Hill reported that the amount of violent crime had not changed in the area this month, but that burglaries and thefts increased from 2016.
■ Georgetown Day School presented revised plans to consolidate its campuses by building a new lower-middle school adjacent to its high school at 42nd and Davenport streets NW. However, the school’s mixed-use proposal for an adjoining parcel has been eliminated from the project for the foreseeable future. Neighbors expressed concerns about traffic, and implored the school to provide a bus service or encourage more of its students to take public transportation. The school plans to return to ANC 3E twice before presenting to the Zoning Commission in November.
■ Valor Development presented revised plans to develop a mixed-use project at the former Superfresh site at 4330 48th St. NW. Initial designs included a full-size supermarket, but plans now call for a downsized facility ranging from 10,000 to 16,000 square feet due to dwindled interest from grocery chains. Designs indicated two buildings standing up to seven stories high, with about 200 apartment units atop retail space. Residents at the meeting expressed strong opposition to its large scale. Valor said it would host a separate meeting to field concerns.
■ Urban Investment Partners presented revised plans to redevelop a mixed-use property at 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW, focusing on the amenities package that the firm intends to provide as part of its planned unit development application. A company representative said the options include preserving a section of the space for a full-service restaurant; renovating the vacant Chesapeake House at Fort Reno Park for community use; revising Brandywine Street near its intersections with 42nd Street and River Road NW; and burying utility lines.
■ commissioners said that in order to comply with city rules the Wilson High School band had to return its $1,878 grant from ANC 3E, designated for uniforms, because the band hadn’t spent the money in a timely fashion.
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The location has not been announced. For details, visit anc3e.org.
Forest Hills, North Cleveland Park, Van Ness
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in August. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Room A-03, Building 44, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details, call 202-670-7262 or visit anc3f.com.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW.
Agenda items include:
■ commissioner and community announcements.
■ review of the results of the pilot survey on the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center and adoption of a plan for conducting a comprehensive survey in September.
■ discussion and possible vote on whether to purchase microphones and a video camera to permit video recordings of ANC meetings beginning in September.
■ discussion and possible vote on whether to purchase a copier rather than continuing to lease the equipment.
Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in July or August. The commission meets next at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. The location has not been announced. For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit anc4a.org.
Petworth, 16th Street Heights
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the basement meeting room at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.
Agenda items include:
■ agency and elected officials’ reports.
■ community comment.
■ presentation by the office of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.
■ presentation by the nonprofit HIPS regarding its work.
■ consideration of a resolution regarding DC Fair Elections Coalition proposals.
■ discussion of letters of support for proposed amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan.
For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.