In Your Neighborhood: Nov. 8, 2017

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E reviews a proposed development project. (Brady Holt/The Current/July 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, Dec. 7, 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, Dec. 6, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. 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.

Agenda items include:

  • police report.
  • reports from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.
  • updates from the Ward 2 Education Network and the West End Library.
  • public comments.
  • presentation by Dr. Jenifer Smith, director of the D.C. Department of Forensic Services.
  • presentation by the D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel regarding utility projects in the neighborhood.
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application for a new Class C restaurant license for Homeslyce, 2121 K St. NW (new restaurant with a full-service pizza bar, a 20-seat sidewalk cafe and a total occupancy load of 100; requesting permission to provide live entertainment).
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control renewal application for a Class B grocery license for FoBoGro, 2140 F St. NW.
  • presentation regarding the renovation plans for the University Inn Washington DC at 824 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
  • presentation regarding a proposal to introduce D.C. Council legislation that would regulate the sound levels of street musicians.
  • discussion regarding the need for improved pedestrian and vehicular signage at the intersection of 23rd and L streets NW.
  • discussion regarding concerns related to food truck parking on L Street NW.
  • consideration of a resolution regarding D.C. Council Bill 022-0136, the Comprehensive Code of Conduct of the District of Columbia Establishment and BEGA Amendment Act of 2017.
  • administrative matters, including discussion of a proposed increase in ANC 2A’s grant funding limit.

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.

Agenda items include:

  • community announcements and presentations, including reports from the mayor’s Ward 2 community liaison, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Office of the People’s Counsel.
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Circa at Chinatown, 781 7th St. NW, for a new Class C restaurant license (serving new American cuisine with a seating capacity of 295, with seating all inside; total occupancy of 314).
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application for Sushi Nakazawa-DC in the Trump Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, for a new Class C restaurant license (offering sushi in the omakase style and crafting a tasting menu within the style of edomae sushi; total occupancy of 70 with seating for 60).
  • consideration of a public space application for paving, fixtures, trash receptacles, landscaping and underground garage projection at 619 14th St. NW.
  • consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for proposed construction at and additions to the Weschler’s Building, 905-909 E St. NW.
  • consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for expansion of the penthouse into office space at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • discussion of an application for tax-exempt revenue bonds by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, which owns buildings at 727 and 740 15th St. 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.

Agenda items include:

  • commission comments.
  • police report.
  • reports from the offices of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans.
  • discussion of the D.C. Department of Transportation’s streetscape project along Massachusetts Avenue NW.
  • consideration of the commission’s meeting schedule for 2018.
  • discussion of Bill 22-0092, the Short-Term Rental Regulation and Affordable Housing Protection Act of 2017.
  • consideration of a D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment application by the Federation of State Medical Boards for a special exception from use provisions and an area variance from gross floor area requirements to use the existing residential building at 2118 Leroy Place NW in an R-3 zone as an office for a nonprofit organization.
  • open comments and announcements.

For details, visit anc2d.org or contact 2D01@anc.dc.gov.

ANC 2E
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters

At the commission’s Oct. 30 meeting:

  • Richard Livingstone of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office discussed a new partnership with PulsePoint, a mobile application that identifies sites of defibrillators in the city.
  • Ruth Werner of Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans’ office reported that a bill had been proposed that would establish a D.C. Office of Nightlife.
  • Bob vom Eigen, president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, informed residents about a gala held at Georgetown’s Four Seasons hotel Oct. 21.
  • Joe Sternlieb, president of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, reported that the organization has been working with other BIDs to designate pickup locations for Uber and Lyft drivers. Plans call for five pilot locations within Georgetown’s commercial district. 
  • a resident of Grace Street NW reported concerns related to loading zones there as well as an alcohol retailer that hopes to open nearby.
  • representatives from the D.C. Department of Transportation reported that the city intends to install LED bulbs at 2700 and 3000 Kelvin ratings rather than the originally planned 4000 Kelvin.
  • commissioners supported a proposal to install architectural lighting on the Key Bridge.
  • commissioners requested additional D.C Department of Transportation funding to study the idea of closing Rock Creek Parkway to motor vehicles in front of the Kennedy Center, detouring automobile traffic to Interstate 66.
  • commissioners supported a resolution regarding a joint advisory neighborhood commission town hall on the city’s dockless bikeshare pilot program.
  • Gottlieb Simon, director of the city’s Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, discussed a proposed D.C. bill that would make changes to the District government’s ethics laws and impede elected representatives from partaking in activities perceived to conflict with the interests of their roles. Richard Murphy said that while the bill is well-intentioned, it is “highly subjective” and might bar commissioners from participating in other community organizations.
  • commissioners protested an application by Booeymonger at 3265 Prospect St. NW requesting a substantial change to add a summer garden, saying the outdoor seating would negatively impact neighbors’ quality of life.
  • commissioners supported Alcoholic Beverage Control applications for renewal of Class B licenses at Scheele’s Market, 1331 29th St.; Safeway, 1855 Wisconsin Ave.; Sara’s Market, 3008 Q St.; Dean & DeLuca, 3276 M St.; Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave.; Le Petite Corner Store, 1643 34th St.; and Wisemiller’s Grocery & Deli, 1236 36th St.
  • commissioners supported a public space application by the Georgetown Business Improvement District to install a bike rack, planters, tables and chairs at 1025 33rd St. NW.
  • commissioners opposed the DC Preservation League’s application to designate the West Heating Plant at 1051-1055 29th St. NW as a historic landmark.
  • Alison Greenberg, executive director of Georgetown Heritage, and Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, informed residents that plans to restore the Georgetown part of the C&O Canal were progressing and that conceptual proposals would be presented to the public at a Nov. 2 meeting.
  • commissioners opposed an Old Georgetown Board application for a rear addition to a residence at 2449 P St. NW. They cited concerns related to the size and massing of the current concept design and said the project would infringe on neighboring properties.

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, Dec. 6, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. For details, call 202-667-0052 or visit anc2f.org.

ANC 3B
Glover Park, Cathedral Heights

At the commission’s Nov. 2 meeting:

  • commissioners supported an application submitted by Trader Joe’s for a Class B alcohol license at 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW to permit beer and wine sales during the store’s opening hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m each day. The new Trader Joe’s will be located on the ground floor of The Glover House, a mixed-use project now under construction.
  • commissioners supported a Board of Zoning Adjustment special exception application from Domino’s to allow its proposed location at 2330 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ANC 3B’s support is contingent upon several conditions regarding trash and rodent abatement, delivery driver parking and other community concerns.
  • Marcia Bernbaum discussed a bill introduced by Ward 1 D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau to improve public access to restrooms, either by installing more toilets around the city or by incentivizing restaurants to open their facilities to the public. The Public Restroom Facility Installation and Promotion Act of 2017 is slated for a public hearing in December.
  • commissioners granted $2,500 to the Hardy Middle School Parent Teacher Organization to purchase updated books and library materials.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, email info@anc3b.org or visit anc3b.org.

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

Agenda items include:

  • consent calendar review of Alcoholic Beverage Control applications for renewal of Class B licenses at Vace, Manhattan Market, Walgreens and Yes! Organic Market.
  • presentation by Dan Hafner and Matt Winter regarding the DC ReInvest campaign urging the D.C. government to end its contract with Wells Fargo Bank.
  • presentation of Alan Etter of the D.C. Office of Unified Communications on the agency and its functions.
  • consideration of a public space permit application for a retaining wall at 2939 Newark St. NW.
  • consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for preliminary review of a site plan for the NASH-Roadside redevelopment of the Fannie Mae site at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
  • consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application for renewal of a Class B license at the Giant Cathedral Commons.

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 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Room K-106, Kresge Building, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3d.org.

ANC 3E
Tenleytown, American University Park

The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Tenleytown Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel, 4300 Military Road NW. (The meeting will start at the usual time, rather than 7 p.m., due to the removal of previously announced agenda items regarding the proposed Sunrise/Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church development and the Tenleytown Historical Society’s landmark application for the Harrison Street Apartments.)

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.
  • 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 anc3d.org.

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

At the commission’s Oct. 17 meeting:

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the commission and took questions from audience members. She said that while “in many ways, these are the best of times in our city,” affordable housing continues to be the “main anxiety” across the District.
  • commissioner David Dickinson reported that District agencies were wrapping up engineering and stormwater analysis at Hearst Park in preparation for the site’s proposed pool.
  • commission chair Pat Jakopchek announced that a special election to fill the office of single-member district 3F06 will take place at the commission’s Nov. 21 meeting. Voting will take place between 7:30 and 9 p.m., and ballots will be counted by the end of the meeting.
  • commissioner Shirley Adelstein reported that the liquor license for Giant at 4303 Connecticut Ave. NW is up for renewal, and invited residents to contact her to report any issues with its alcohol sales.
  • commissioners voted 6-0 to approve ANC 3F’s consent agenda, which included a grant request from Northwest Neighbors Village.
  • PG Gottfried presented on the latest community benefits package being proposed as part of the 3103 Albemarle St. NW development. The site holds the historic former home of the Polish ambassador, and developers want to build six town homes around the building through a planned unit development application with the Zoning Commission. Proposed public benefits include a rain garden, repaving of an existing driveway with permeable pavement and leaving open space for the community.
  • commissioners voted 6-0 to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for zoning relief to build an attached garage and deck at 5148 Linnean Terrace NW. The property owners want the lot occupancy limit to be increased from 30 percent to 37 percent.
  • commissioners voted 6-0 to support a D.C. Council bill to study the installation of free public bathrooms.
  • commissioners voted 6-0 to request traffic calming measures for the 2900 block of Upton Street NW.

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.

Agenda items include:

  • commissioner and community announcements.
  • discussion of and possible vote on an Alcoholic Beverage Control application for renewal of the Class B license at Broad Branch Market.
  • discussion of and possible vote on an application by Northwest Neighbors Village for a $610 grant to purchase File of Life magnets.
  • discussion of and possible vote on an application for a public space permit to construct a retaining wall and curb cut at 5363 29th St. NW.
  • discussion of the merger of the Friends of Lafayette Recreation Center and Park and the Friends of Lafayette Park groups, review of their bylaws and possible vote regarding ANC support for official “Park Partner” status from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.
  • preliminary report on the results of the Chevy Chase Community Center survey and discussion of the commission’s next steps.
  • presentation by Celeste Duffie of the D.C. Department of Public Works regarding the city’s leaf collection program, new criteria for recyclables and Zero Waste initiative.
  • presentation by Alka Mysore of DC ReInvest on effort to have the District divest from its primary bank Wells Fargo.
  • presentation by Marcia Bernbaum of the People for Fairness Coalition regarding the Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative and Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facility Installation and Promotion Act of 2017.

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, Dec. 5, in the community meeting room at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW. 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.