In Your Neighborhood: Nov. 1, 2017

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E meets in Georgetown. (Grace Bird/The Current/October 2017)

Meeting Notices and Agenda Highlights

To find links to your ANC’s website, click here. Visit the District’s ANC office to see maps of commission boundaries by ward.

ANC 1B
Lower Columbia Heights, Lower Georgia Avenue, Shaw, U Street, Pleasant Plains

The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the D.C. Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave. NW. For details, visit anc1b.org.

ANC 1C
Adams Morgan

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW.

Agenda items include:

  • presentation by D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
  • presentation by the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences.
  • consideration of whether to protest an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Metro-K Supermarket, 1864 Columbia Road NW, for renewal of its Class B beer and wine license, with the intent to negotiate a settlement agreement with the establishment.
  • consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C ask the D.C. Department of Transportation and other city agencies to stop action on the 1800 Columbia Road NW project until conclusion of litigation regarding the development.
  • consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C support D.C. Council Bill 22-0223, which would authorize designation of up to 10 sites for public restrooms and development of incentives to businesses to open their restrooms to the public.
  • consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C support a D.C. Council resolution urging divestment from Wells Fargo.

For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit anc1c.org.

ANC 2A
Foggy Bottom, West End

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Room 151, Duques Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. For details, visit anc2a.org.

ANC 2B
Dupont Circle

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Agenda items include:

  • commissioner announcements.
  • presentation by the D.C. Department of Transportation regarding the rehabilitation of Massachusetts Avenue NW.
  • presentation regarding the Stead Park Recreation Center project.
  • public announcements and general comments.
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Bangkok Thai Dining for a substantial change to its Class C restaurant license at 2016 P St. NW to obtain an entertainment endorsement and to change the hours of operation (current hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption from noon to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday).
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen for a new Class C restaurant license at 1020 19th St. NW (serving fast, casual comfort cuisine with a seating capacity of 30, a total occupancy load of 30 and a sidewalk cafe with 12 seats; proposed hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption for inside premises from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; proposed hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption for sidewalk cafe from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily).
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Capitale for a new Class C nightclub license at 1730 M St. NW (serving pre-prepared sandwiches, alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages; offering entertainment and dancing with cover charge and a 10-seat sidewalk cafe; total occupancy load of 280; hours of operation inside premises and for sidewalk cafe from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday; hours of alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption inside premises and for sidewalk cafe from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; hours of live entertainment inside premises from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday).
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Imperial Liquors to transfer the establishment’s existing Class A liquor store license to 1033 Connecticut Ave. NW from 1050 17th St. NW, with a change in hours (current hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; proposed hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily).
  • consideration of several Alcoholic Beverage Control license renewal applications for grocery stores and markets.
  • consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. for a two-year time extension of the board’s order permitting the use of an existing residential building at 1711 New Hampshire Ave. NW for nonprofit office use.
  • consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept review of a rooftop penthouse and rear addition at 1529 16th St. NW.
  • consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept review of a basement addition, demolition and construction of a rear addition with balcony at 1615 Riggs Place NW.
  • consideration of a public space application by Ted’s Bulletin for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe with eight tables and 22 seats at 1818 14th St. NW.
  • consideration of a public space application by Five Guys for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe with five tables, 20 seats and five umbrellas at 1140 19th St. NW.
  • administrative matters, including an update regarding the Dupont Circle Resource Center renovations.

For details, visit dupontcircleanc.net.

ANC 2C
Downtown, Penn Quarter

The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Room G-9, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. For details, visit anc2c.us or contact 2C@anc.dc.gov.

ANC 2D
Sheridan-Kalorama

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 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.

ANC 2E
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters

The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 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.

ANC 2F
Logan Circle

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.

Agenda items include:

  • police report.
  • remarks from shadow U.S. Sen. Michael D. Brown.
  • presentation by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority regarding the Low Area Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project.
  • presentation by Micah Feigelson on benefits of solar power in the District.
  • reports from the offices of Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans and Mayor Muriel Bowser.
  • consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Policy Committee matters: ongoing settlement agreement discussions with Calico, 50 Blagden Alley NW and Tiger Fork, 922 N St. NW (rear); status report on an application for a new Class C tavern license for Dacha Beer Garden, 1740 14th St. NW; Class B grocery retail license renewals; and proposed amendments to the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations.
  • consideration of Community Development Committee matters: modifications to Board of Zoning Adjustment approval for the Logan Station condominium at 1210 R St. NW; public space application for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1020 7th St. NW; public space application for a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe at Benito’s Place, 1437 11th St. NW; Historic Preservation Review Board concept, massing and design review for an addition to an existing building at 1310 Vermont Ave. NW; Historic Preservation Review Board concept review for a renovation project and addition at 1412 Q St. NW; public space application for paving, projections, landscaping and overhead work at 1628 11th St. NW; and Historic Preservation Review Board concept review of a three-story addition at 1335 Corcoran St. NW.
  • report from the Education Committee.
  • consideration of a request for support of draft legislation to regulate the sound level of street musicians.
  • discussion of the impact of smoke from outdoor fires at 14th Street NW restaurants.
  • consideration of the citywide dockless bicycle-sharing pilot project.

For details, call 202-667-0052 or visit anc2f.org.

ANC 3B
Glover Park, Cathedral Heights

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW.

Agenda items include:

  • police report.
  • consideration of a resolution regarding an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Trader Joe’s at the old Holiday Inn site and the company’s request for ANC 3B support for a Class B retail license for beer and wine sales.
  • consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception to permit Domino’s to open an eat-in, carryout and delivery operation at 2330 Wisconsin Ave. NW. To qualify for the special exception to operate a fast-food restaurant in the Glover Park commercial area, Domino’s is seeking two variances: 1) to override the requirement for a brick enclosed trash area (the enclosure is wooden); and 2) to override the requirement that fast-food operations be separated from residential areas by an alley and/or a distance of 25 feet (the parking lot is zoned residential).
  • presentation regarding the Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative and pending D.C. Council legislation.
  • consideration of a grant request from the Hardy Middle School Parent Teacher Organization seeking funding for books and other materials to help bring the school’s library up to date.
  • updates.
  • open forum.

For details, email info@anc3b.org or visit anc3b.org.

ANC 3C
Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Cathedral Heights

At the commission’s Oct. 16 meeting:

  • Ricardo Guerra of Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh’s office notified attendees about an Oct. 22 “Chat With Cheh” event.
  • Ryan Wegman informed residents about a new organization, Friends of Woodley Park, that has applied for a D.C. Main Streets grant. The group planned to hold a public opening event on Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Woodley Park Community Association meeting.
  • a group discussed its efforts to get the D.C. government to divest from Wells Fargo, currently its bank of record. The group takes issue with the company’s ethics.
  • D.C. Department of General Services officials updated residents about a temporary parking plan to accommodate residents during construction of a short-term family shelter and parking garage at 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. Metered and Residential Parking Permit spaces won’t be affected. Officials declined to give dates for the start of construction or the facilities’ opening.
  • commissioners supported a Board of Zoning Adjustment application from St. Albans School for a special exception to increase enrollment from 579 to 600 students, and to increase faculty and staff from 143 to 145 persons.
  • commissioners supported a Historic Preservation Review Board application for landmark designation of the building and front lawn at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the current headquarters of Fannie Mae. The application includes a planned redevelopment of the site.
  • commissioners supported a public space application for a retaining wall at 2939 Newark St. NW.

The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3c.org.

ANC 3D
Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Palisades, Kent, Foxhall

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Room K-106, Kresge Building, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Agenda items include:

  • police report.
  • community concerns.
  • commissioner updates/community alerts.
  • consent calendar review of Alcoholic Beverage Control applications for renewal of Class B licenses for Mimi’s Convenience, 5435 MacArthur Blvd. NW; Wagshal’s New Mexico, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW; Safeway, 4865 MacArthur Blvd. NW; and Palisades Deli and Market, 4554 MacArthur Blvd. NW.
  • consent calendar review of a public space application at 5423 Hawthorne St. NW.
  • consideration of a public space application at 5401 Macomb St. NW.
  • consideration of a public space application at 1436 Foxhall Road NW.
  • preliminary discussion regarding a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception from rear-yard setback requirements to allow an existing accessory structure at 3112 New Mexico Ave. NW, and the owner’s statement of compliance with the burden of proof.
  • presentation regarding the Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative and pending D.C. Council legislation.
  • commission business, including consideration of resolutions on a Reservoir Road sidewalk and website expenses.

For details, visit anc3d.org.

ANC 3E
Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, American University Park

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Tenleytown Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel, 4300 Military Road NW. (Due to the length of the agenda, the meeting has an earlier scheduled start time. The commission may also schedule a special meeting later this month to handle some of the agenda items.)

Agenda items include:

  • announcements/open forum.
  • police report.
  • discussion of and possible vote on a grant proposal by Tenleytown Main Street for WinterFest.
  • discussion of and possible vote on Alcoholic Beverage Control license renewal applications for World Market, Rodman’s, Wagshals and Whole Foods.
  • presentation of updated plans by Sunrise Senior Living to build an assisted-living facility next to the Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church in conjunction with the renovation of the church.
  • discussion of and possible vote on an application by the Tenleytown Historical Society for historic designation of the Harrison Street Apartments, 4315-4351 Harrison St. NW.
  • discussion of and possible vote on an application by the Tenleytown Historical Society to designate as a historic landmark the shell building, with windows bricked over, housing the Pepco electrical substation on Wisconsin Avenue near Harrison Street NW.
  • discussion of and possible vote on a resolution regarding Georgetown Day School’s application to expand its student body from 500 to 1,200 with development of new facilities on the former Safeway site.
  • presentation of updated plans by Valor Development for mixed-use redevelopment of the former Superfresh site.

For details, visit anc3e.org.

ANC 3F
Forest Hills, North Cleveland Park, Van Ness

The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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.

ANC 3/4G
Chevy Chase

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. For details, call 202-363-5803, email chevychaseanc3@verizon.net or visit anc3g.org.

ANC 4A
Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the community meeting room at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW.

Agenda items include:

  • update on ANC 4A’s Design Review Committee.
  • update on Walter Reed projects.
  • consideration of a resolution on Takoma Place.
  • consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Control license renewals for Class B grocery stores.
  • discussion of Champion Restaurant.
  • discussion of funding for senior affordable housing at Walter Reed.
  • consideration of a resolution regarding proposed changes to the rules governing the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit anc4a.org.

ANC 4C
Petworth, 16th Street Heights

The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the basement meeting room at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

Agenda items include:

  • agency and elected officials’ announcements.
  • community comment.
  • presentation regarding Morelands Tavern.
  • consideration of a D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment application by the Latin American Montessori Bilingual School for use of the Kingsbury Center campus at 5000 14th St. NW.
  • consideration of a D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment application at 428 Randolph St. NW for conversation of an existing row house to a three-unit condo building.
  • consideration of the D.C. Department of Transportation’s notice of intent regarding traffic calming for the 200 through 400 blocks of Upshur Street NW.
  • consideration of a request asking the D.C. Department of Transportation and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to move the bus stop for the H8 and 60 routes at Rock Creek Church Road and Varnum Street NW.
  • consideration of a resolution regarding the DC Reinvest campaign.
  • consideration of the D.C. Department of Transportation’s notice of intent regarding the Taylor Street and Arkansas Avenue NW intersection.

For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.