Meeting Notices and Agenda Highlights
Lower Columbia Heights, Lower Georgia Avenue, Shaw, U Street, Pleasant Plains
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW.
Agenda items include:
■ consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C modify the opening hours in the settlement agreement with the Bottle Shop.
■ consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C encourage Alfresco to withdraw for now its application for a restaurant license to sell beer and wine since the establishment is at least one year from opening, but to protest the application if Alfresco does not agree to withdraw the application.
■ consideration of a committee recommendation that ANC 1C not protest El Gavilan Grocery’s application for a new Alcoholic Beverage Control license.
■ consideration of whether to protest an Alcoholic Beverage Control application by Rioja Market for a Class B beer and wine license at 1824 Columbia 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, Oct. 18, in Room 223, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. For details, visit anc2a.org.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc.net.
Downtown, Penn Quarter
Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, Cloisters
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 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, Oct. 4, 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, Oct. 16, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3c.org.
Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Palisades, Kent, Foxhall
At the commission’s Sept. 6 meeting:
■ Metropolitan Police Department Officer Tony McElwee reported that crime is down in the area. Two residents reported that marijuana smoke often comes from Battery Kemble Park late at night and asked officers to investigate.
■ commissioner Chuck Elkins reported that DC Water expects increased water pressure in parts of the area. The city is concerned that the increased pressure can cause lead from old pipes to enter the water supply, potentially contaminating drinking water for six months, according to Elkins. He said DC Water plans to provide water filters to affected homes.
■ Paul Hoffman from the D.C. Department of Transportation discussed plans to replace the broken culvert and repair the sinkhole at 49th and Fulton streets NW. He said the 63-year-old culvert is too small, and overwhelming rain in August caused the sinkhole. The city plans to install a new drainage system and replace the culvert. He said work is anticipated to be completed by early December. Residents said the culvert replacement should have taken place before the roadway collapsed, given the city’s awareness of long-standing concerns about flooding there.
■ commissioners voted 9-0 to approve a settlement agreement for a sidewalk cafe at Sweet Agave restaurant.
■ commissioners unanimously voted to support the Spring Valley Halloween Party and asked the city to “provide support as requested for this festivity.”
■ commissioners voted 9-0 to support the Tour de Cure cycling event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The event would close part of MacArthur Boulevard NW from 7 to 9 a.m. on Sept. 23.
■ commissioners voted 8-0, with one abstention, to support a public space application at 5201 Cathedral Ave. NW for a new driveway and curb cut.
■ commissioners voted 5-3 to support American University’s proposal to build a new science building on its campus. Proponents said the school has worked to mitigate the potential effects of lights being visible to the community by facing classroom and lab windows toward the campus, among other measures. Nonetheless, a couple of neighbors in attendance still had concerns about the lighting and asked that the vote be delayed. Commissioner Troy Kravitz responded that ANC 3D had already done its homework on the matter. American University officials said the building would house biology, chemistry and environmental science programs and that the expansion is necessary because of increased student enrollment in the sciences.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Room K-106, Kresge Building, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, visit anc3d.org.
Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, American University Park
The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Room NT07, 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, Oct. 17, 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. 25, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW.
Agenda items include:
■ discussion and possible vote on a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception from rear- and side-yard requirements to allow a second-floor rear addition at 3605 Patterson St. NW.
■ discussion of ANC 3/4G grant guidelines and the application process for a grant period beginning Oct. 1.
■ presentation by and discussion with Themba Masimini, deputy director for recreation services at the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, regarding the agency’s proposed change in the weeknight closure time for the Chevy Chase Community Center from the current 10 p.m. (with program activities ending at 9:30 p.m.) to 9 p.m. (with program activities ending at 8:30 p.m.).
■ presentation by Joshua Rodriguez of the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment on preventing, identifying and correcting discharges from the sanitary sewer system.
■ presentation by Robert Morris on his proposal for an extension of existing trails to link Rock Creek Park via Little Forest Park.
Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 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.
Petworth, 16th Street Heights
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the basement meeting room at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.