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, July 6, 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, July 5, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit anc1c.org.
Foggy Bottom, West End
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in Room 108, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. Agenda items include:
■ police report.
■ consideration of a resolution of appreciation for Capt. David Sledge’s service to the neighborhood.
■ consideration of a resolution requesting enforcement of “No Right Turn on Red” signage at intersections on Washington Circle.
■ report from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.
■ report from the Ward 2 Education Network.
■ report from the West End Library.
■ commissioner updates, announcements and public comments.
■ presentation by the George Washington University GroW Garden regarding the garden and its composting program.
■ presentation by Pete Muldoon regarding upcoming Ward 2 performances of D.C.-based jazz music and art.
■ presentation by at-large D.C. Council member Robert White regarding the “Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Amendment Act of 2017.”
■ consideration of a resolution proposing an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in support of greater flexibility in encouraging office-to-housing conversions in commercial office zones.
■ presentation by the Federal Housing Administration on a proposed plan to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to the Kennedy Center.
■ possible consideration of a resolution on George Washington Hospital’s proposal to install a new aeromedical transport facility (helipad) on the roof of the hospital at 900 23rd St. NW.
■ presentation regarding the proposed locations of additional Capital Bikeshare stations in the neighborhood.
■ consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for special exceptions from the lot occupancy requirements and the rear-yard requirements to construct a three-story rear addition to a one-family dwelling at 2417 I St. NW.
■ consideration of a public space application by Ris for a new valet staging zone with two spaces at 2275 L St. NW.
■ consideration of a public space application by Bluestone Lane for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe with 12 tables and 48 seats at 1111 24th St. NW.
■ possible consideration of a resolution requesting that the D.C. Council fully fund the proposed DC Streetcar extension to Georgetown in future fiscal year budgets.
■ consideration of a resolution regarding the State Board of Education’s creation of a High School Graduation Requirements Task Force.
■ authorization of a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the Deputy Mayor for Education’s recent decision to end the agreement for Ivymount to operate a program at the Stevens School, and authorization of ANC 2A expenditures to retain legal counsel to advise on potential procurement irregularities.
For details, visit anc2a.org.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc.net.
Downtown, Penn Quarter
At the commission’s June 12 meeting:
■ Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans discussed the recently passed city budget and other local issues.
■ commissioners unanimously supported an $800 million Pepco project to back up electric power lines in parts of the area. Pepco’s Linda Greenan said that if the current system breaks down, it could possibly take weeks to fully restore power. The company plans to add about 10 miles of underground transmission cable, replace aging infrastructure and equipment, and construct a new substation in Mount Vernon Triangle, resulting in faster service restoration when problems occur and an improved ability to accommodate locally generated solar power. District work will be completed by 2021. The Public Service Commission must review the project, with certain aspects also subject to approval of the Board of Zoning Adjustment.
■ commissioners unanimously supported plans for a $250,000 8-foot bronze statue of Marion Barry atop a 2-foot stand in the flowerbed of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
■ commissioners unanimously supported plans for four works of art by Betsabeé Romero in the New York Avenue NW median strip between 12th and 13th streets. The project is sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District. The art, based on tires, will be there for two years; it will then be replaced by another art project.
■ commissioners unanimously supported plans for the 5K Race for Every Child on Saturday, Oct. 21. About 5,000 participants are expected. The event will begin at Freedom Plaza and benefit Children’s National Medical Center.
■ commissioners unanimously supported a liquor license application for an Indian restaurant with 112 inside seats and up to 30 outside at 611 I St. NW. Requested hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. The indoor space would open in October, followed by the outdoor space next spring.
■ commissioners unanimously supported a stipulated alcohol license for Bantam King’s proposed sidewalk cafe with six tables and 17 chairs at 501 G St. NW, which allows alcohol service to begin while the permanent application is being processed.
■ commissioners unanimously supported a stipulated alcohol license for Tokyo Express, a Japanese restaurant at 815 7th St. NW that will be open until midnight.
■ commissioners unanimously agreed to delay supporting three parking spaces in the 500-599 block of I Street for the Chinese Community Church until members visit the site.
■ commissioners unanimously supported planned improvements for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at 9th and G streets NW, which include employee and visitor bike racks, tree plantings, new mechanical systems and a roof garden. During the library’s renovation, the north side of G Street’s sidewalk will be closed.
■ commissioners unanimously supported plans to close the block of 12th Street SW between Independence Avenue and Jefferson Drive on select Fridays to accommodate a farmers market. Project manager Leslie Burks said it would probably be closed three times this year.
■ commissioners voted unanimously to ask the D.C. Department of Transportation to follow American Medical Association guidelines when installing LED streetlights, which would preclude use of the harsher colors that have been installed in some locations.
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in July or 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 [email protected].
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 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.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. 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, July 17, 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, July 5, 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 June 8 meeting:
■ commission chair Jon Bender announced that Georgetown Day School will present revisions of its plan for a new Tenleytown campus at ANC 3E’s July meeting. The presentation had been scheduled for the June meeting, but school representatives decided to postpone.
■ Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Alan Hill reported that there was only one violent crime in the neighborhood in the past 30 days, as opposed to two during the comparable period last year. Burglaries went up from four to seven over the past month year-to-year, Hill said.
■ representatives from Urban Investment Properties and Hickok Cole Architects presented revised plans for mixed-use redevelopment of the existing building at 4620 Wisconsin Ave NW. The community benefits package now includes a full-service restaurant within the building’s retail space, and a planned penthouse has been removed to make the building less imposing. Reactions to the plans were mixed, with commissioners and neighbors expressing both praise and criticism. Developers will return to ANC 3E in July.
■ commissioners voted 4-0 to establish goals for the upcoming revision of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan that include affordable housing and community benefits, protection of tenants, inclusion of families, clarification of zoning authority, improvements to transparency and clarification of existing planned unit development policy.
■ commissioners voted 4-0 to support a D.C. Council bill that proposes to study the feasibility of adding public restroom facilities downtown.
■ commissioners voted 4-0 to request from the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability a “careful, open process” to amend the District Personnel Manual with opportunities for input from commissioners and other stakeholders. Commissioners said confusion has emerged recently over which rule manual ANC members are required to follow, and that the government appeared to change expectations without offering proper notice to commissioners.
The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in Room NT08, Washington College of Law, American University 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3e.org.
Forest Hills, North Cleveland Park, Van Ness
The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 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, June 26, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW.
Agenda items include:
■ commissioner and community announcements.
■ review of procedures for conducting and recording ANC 3/4G meetings.
■ discussion of and possible vote on a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception at 3318 Stephenson Place NW for construction of a deck.
■ discussion of and possible vote on a public space application at 6310 33rd St. NW for a new driveway, steps and tree plantings.
■ presentation by Emily Dalphy, transportation engineer at the D.C. Department of Transportation, on plans for changes at the intersection of 41st Street and Military Road NW.
■ presentation by Wayne Savage and possible vote on a resolution for streetlights with a temperature not cooler than 2700K.
■ discussion and possible vote on a resolution urging elected representatives to oppose congressional attempts to use the budget process to block implementation of the District’s Death With Dignity Act.
Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights
The commission does not have a regular meeting scheduled in July or August. The commission will meet 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, July 12, in the basement meeting room at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.