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, Sept. 7, at the D.C. Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave. NW. For details, visit anc1b.org.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW.
Tentative agenda items include:
- presentation by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
- presentation by MSKM Architects regarding a public space permit for a fence replacement project at Beekman Place.
- consideration of a public space application for Porchfest.
- consideration of withdrawal of ANC 1C’s protest of Spaghetti Garden’s alcohol license.
- consideration of a settlement agreement with Bom Restaurant, 2440 18th St. NW (formerly the site of Millie & Al’s).
- consideration of whether to protest an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Local 16 for a change in hours at the 1600 U St. NW establishment or to approve modifications to the existing settlement agreement.
- consideration of a public space application by Zenebech Restaurant for a sidewalk cafe at 2420 18th St. NW.
- presentation by the developers of 1829 Kalorama Road NW regarding plans for the property, and possible consideration of a resolution on the matter.
For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit anc1c.org.
Foggy Bottom, West End
The commission will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the first-floor dining area at St. Mary’s Court, 725 24th St. NW.
Agenda items include:
- community feedback and and consideration of a resolution on George Washington University’s proposal to install a helipad on the roof of the hospital at 900 23rd St. NW.
- consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Bindaas for a new Class C restaurant license at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
- consideration of a resolution on the D.C. Department of Transportation’s Downtown West Transportation Planning Study for the Pennsylvania Avenue NW and H Street NW corridors.
The commission will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Room 221, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. For details, visit anc2a.org.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc.net.
Downtown, Penn Quarter
At the commission’s Aug. 14 meeting:
■ commissioners voted to support a liquor license application for the planned 175-seat Union Square Cafe and its 45-seat summer garden at 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, part of the Capitol Crossing project. Opening is planned for fall 2018. Commissioners also supported a beer and wine license for an adjacent restaurant serving light fare, including breakfast.
■ commissioners voted to recommended conditional approval of a stipulated beer and wine license as well as a “tasting license” for the Trump Hotel gift shop at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, provided that notification placards are clearly visible. Two local residents reported that this has not occurred since they’re often behind barriers.
■ commissioners voted to support the Sept. 9 Race to Cure Breast Cancer event, which last year had 13,000 participants on the Mall.
■ commissioners voted to support the Race to End Women’s Cancer 5K run/1-mile walk on Nov. 5. The event expects to attract 2,000 participants.
■ commissioners voted to support the Oct. 1 Navy Mile, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 10th streets NW. The race, which benefits U.S. Naval Sea Cadets and the Navy Seal Harbor Foundation, expects 1,000 runners.
■ the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington discussed plans to move a historic 1876 synagogue to 3rd and F streets NW in 2019 and build a museum next to it above a Capitol Crossing garage.
■ architect Michael Hill described a proposed seven-story addition behind a four-story historic row house at 606 H St. NW. Commissioners recommended the height be limited — probably to five stories — so as not to be visible from across the street.
■ CityCenterDC’s Brian Eklund described plans for installing glass in a building under construction at 900 New York Ave. NW, across from rental apartments. He said the work would take place between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. but assured neighbors that noise would not be a problem. ANC 2C will consider the matter next month.
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters
At the commission’s Aug. 9 meeting:
■ commissioner Lisa Palmer reported that progress had been made to abate crime near Georgetown’s waterfront, following the July 8 homicide in the 3500 block of Water Street NW. The D.C. Department of Transportation repaired several lights under the Whitehurst Freeway, and other safety fixes are in the planning stages. Palmer said that she intends to update members at the commission’s Sept. 6 meeting.
■ commissioners voted 8-0 to support a public space application by the Georgetown Business Improvement District to install tables, chairs and planters at 1046 Potomac St. NW (adjacent to Blue Bottle Coffee, behind Dean & Deluca). Commissioners said the installations would prevent illegal parking and would serve as a community amenity.
■ commissioners voted 8-0 to protest Church’s application for a Class C restaurant license at 3222 M St. NW on the grounds of peace, order and quiet, until applicants clarify how they intend to prevent noise violations.
■ commissioners voted 8-0 to allow Joe Gibbons to replace Lisa Palmer as the representative to protest Café Georgetown’s application for a new retailer’s Class D restaurant license.
■ commissioners voted 8-0 to protest The Wine Outlet’s application for a Class B license at 3210 Grace St. NW. Applicants told residents that the store would serve alcohol during wine tastings, but the amount would be less than one glass of wine. A Georgetown resident discussed her plans to submit a petition by the end of August to protest the application due to proximity to residences.
■ a representative of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said Bowser recently released her 30-month report, which highlights such initiatives as a private security camera rebate program, where residents can receive up to $500 for installing two cameras in their homes, and a food waste drop-off program that encourages residents to compost at farmers markets, including the Glover Park-Burleith market. The representative also reported that several new energy-efficient buses have been added to the city’s DC Circulator fleet and that Jeff Marootian, a former ANC 2A member, has been named interim director of the D.C. Department of Transportation.
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the second-floor Heritage Room at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. Agenda items include:
- public safety and police report.
- approval of ANC 2E’s fiscal year 2018 budget.
- community commendation for Metropolitan Police Department Officer Antonial Atkins.
- updates from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans and from the Citizens Association of Georgetown, the Georgetown Business Improvement District and the Georgetown Business Association.
- announcements regarding the District’s Commercial Waste Compactor Grant Program; the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington’s upcoming Unity Walk on Sunday, Sept. 10; an community meeting on Sept. 27 regarding the D.C. Department of Transportation’s Francis Scott Key Bridge Architectural Lighting Project; the District’s LED Streetlight Conversion Project; concerns about the possibility of gas emanating from tree boxes in Georgetown; and Georgetown University’s new on-campus dining options.
- consideration of the D.C. Department of Transportation’s notice of intent regarding installation of protected bicycle lanes on K Street/Water Street NW and bicycle lanes on Wisconsin Avenue NW.
- discussion regarding the Short-term Rental Regulation and Affordable Housing Protection Act of 2017 (Bill 22-0092), under consideration by the D.C. Council.
- consideration of a special event application for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure on Sunday, Sept. 23.
- consideration of an outdoor music permit application for Long & Foster’s Family Fun Day in Rose Park on Saturday, Sept. 16.
- consideration of a resolution regarding the reinstatement of the Metrobus D6 bus stop near the intersection of 35th Street and Reservoir Road NW.
- consideration of a resolution requesting the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of the 3900 block of Reservoir Road NW.
- consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Cafe Divan for a substantial change to add a sidewalk cafe at 1834 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
- consideration of a resolution regarding Georgetown University’s proposed amendment to its campus plan to allow the “Green House” at 1233 37th St. to be used for academic/administrative purposes.
- consideration of a Commission of Fine Arts application for a multi-family residence at the West Heating Plant site, 1051 29th St. NW (new building, site work, concept).
- consideration of Old Georgetown Board matters: 1693 34th St. NW, residence, alterations to paving at swimming pool, replacement of paving and pergola at rooftop deck, concept; 3419 Q St. NW, residence, window replacement on front and rear elevations, door replacement on rear elevation, concept; 3241 R St. NW, residence, rear addition, site work, installation of pool and pool house, concept; 1601 Wisconsin Ave. NW, commercial, signs, permit; 1519 35th St. NW, residence, window replacement at basement level, concept; 3149 O St. NW, residence, alterations, concept; 3273 P St. NW, residence, alterations to front and rear entrances, creation of parking area with gate, concept; 1351 Wisconsin Ave. NW, mixed-use, installation of signs, permit; 1400-1404 Wisconsin Ave. NW, mixed-use, rear addition, alterations, demolition, permit; 1022 29th St. NW, residence, addition, concept; 1051 29th St. NW (West Heating Plant site), multi-family residence, new building, site work, concept; 1032-1034 33rd St. NW, mixed-use, rear addition, alterations, concept; 3040 M St. NW, commercial, installation of wall-mounted sign and awning, permit; 3222 M St. NW, commercial, storefront, canopy, windows, concept; 3222 M St. NW, commercial, banner signs, permit; 3100 South St. NW, commercial, addition, concept; 3530 Water St. NW, boat club, replacement of metal roof, permit; 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW, commercial, site alterations for patio deck, trash enclosure and green space, permit; 1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW, commercial, installation of rooftop deck, concept; 1222 Wisconsin Ave. NW, commercial, signage and awnings, alterations, concept; 1213 29th St. NW, residence, window replacement, permit; 1402 30th St. NW, residence, replacement of garage door with carriage doors, permit; 1404 30th St. NW, residence, window replacement, permit; 2805 M St. NW, commercial, sign for Bibibop, existing alterations without review, permit; 3021 O St. NW, residence, addition, permit; 3030 Q St. NW, residence, alterations to front walkway, lighting, alterations, rear deck, permit; 3034 Q St. NW, residence, window replacement on front elevation, permit; 3042 Q St. NW, residence, window replacement, permit; 2712 Dumbarton St. NW (Epiphany Catholic Church), institution, new brick patio, concept; 2800 Dumbarton St. NW, residence, window replacement, permit; and 2449 P St. NW, residence, rear addition, permit.
For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit anc2e.com.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Agenda items include:
- police report.
- reports from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.
- presentation from the public health nonprofit organization HIPS.
- presentation by Washington Gas regarding its accelerated pipeline replacement project.
- consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Control matters: ongoing settlement discussions with Hando-Medo at 1315 14th St. NW and Tiger Fork (formerly Noddle Dog) at 922 N St. NW rear; a settlement agreement amendment to allow for recorded music in the summer garden at TG Cigar, 1118 9th St. NW; a new Class B license for Rice Market, 1608 14th St. NW; and a new Class C restaurant license for Pappe, 1317 14th St. NW.
- consideration of Community Development Committee matters: a public space application for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1401 K St. NW; a public space application for fixture/bollards at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW; a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept, massing and design for raze and new construction of a three-story, two-unit condo at 1318 10th St. NW; a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a variance to construct an addition to an existing nine-unit building at 1310 Vermont Ave. NW; a petition to allow residents on 14th Street NW between Rhode Island Avenue and P Street to qualify for residential parking permits; a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept, massing and design for the proposed Dacha Beer Garden at 1740 14th St. NW; and a public space application for a new sidewalk cafe at the proposed Dacha Beer Garden, 1740 14th St. NW.
- consideration of Education Committee matters, including playground construction at Garrison Elementary School.
For details, call 202-667-0052 or visit anc2f.org.
Glover Park, Cathedral Heights
Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Cathedral Heights
The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3c.org.
Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Palisades, Kent, Foxhall
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Room K-106, Kresge Building, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Tentative agenda items include:
- police report.
- community concerns.
- discussion of an increase in water pressure.
- updates on the sinkhole at 49th and Fulton streets NW and regarding D.C. Department of Transportation plans for emergency work there.
- consent calendar review of sidewalk cafe hours for Sweet Agave, the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure cycling event and a Spring Valley Halloween party.
- consent calendar review of sidewalk cafe hours for Sweet Agave and the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure cycling event.
- consideration of a public space application at 5201 Cathedral Ave. NW.
- presentation by American University on its proposed science building.
- other commission business, including presentation on a new ANC 3D website.
For details, visit anc3d.org.
Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, American University Park
The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW. For details, visit anc3e.org.
Forest Hills, North Cleveland Park, Van Ness
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, Sept. 11, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. For details, call 202-363-5803, email email@example.com or visit anc3g.org.
Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the community meeting room at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW. Tentative agenda items include:
- presentation by the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences on the District’s crime labs.
- presentation by the D.C. Office of Unified Communications.
- presentation by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.
- appointment of members to ANC 4A’s Design Review Committee and designation of a chair.
- consideration of a letter of support for a Main Street grant application by the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street.
- discussion of the D.C. Power Line Undergrounding (DC PLUG) initiative.
- consideration of a resolution regarding Building V/U proposed for The Parks at Walter Reed by the Hines-Urban Atlantic-Triden development team.
- consideration of a resolution commending Merrit Drucker.
- consideration of a resolution in memory of Rosemary Reed Miller.
For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit anc4a.org.
Petworth, 16th Street Heights
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the basement meeting room at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.