The Week Ahead…..Photo Update on Hawk & Dove
by Larry Janezich
Tuesday, December 11
ANC6B meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center.
There are a few items on the agenda that deserve attention.
New Traffic Signals at 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
The installation of new traffic signals at 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, is a done deal. DDOT officials are being asked to present their rational for the signals and Soumya Vev and James Cheeks from DDOT are scheduled to appear. Commissioner Oldenburg’s Transportation Committee, locking the barn before more horses escape, passed a resolution which will come before the full ANC later on the agenda, calling upon DDOT to consult with the community before any such action is taken in the future. Passage is a safe bet.
New Liquor License for New Barracks Row Restaurant
The ANC will vote on a license for Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th Street SE.
401-403 15th Street, SEThe ANC will consider a raze permit for 401-403 15th Street, SE, to make way for new retail and condos. Sheldon Jones, partner in the mysterious Gideon Kingston, LLC, and Michael Regignano, of CAS Engineering, will explain why they need ANC approval now for a raze permit for the properties. According to Jones, the partnership is “contemplating a mixed use project with a maximum height of 50 feet, with retail on the ground level and four levels of residential with 11 or 12 residences, split between one bedroom and two bedroom units.” Jones plays his cards close to his vest, and has stipulated that any information regarding Gideon Kingston’s plans and the parties involved be regarded as confidential and privy only to the commissioners on ANC6B. It’s not clear that communications with a government agency on community matters can be confidential unless proprietary information is involved, and it is hard to see how it could be at this stage.