The Week Ahead …..Proposed PA Ave City Dogs Runs Into ANC Trouble
Fragers Opens At Eastern Market – Fund Raising Continues – Photos
by Larry Janezich
Tuesday, June 11
ANC6B meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center
Among the items on the agenda:
Consideration of a special exception and a variance to allow City Dogs to board animals and groom pets at 1310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Some of the nearby neighbors oppose the exception and variance based on compatibility, sound and trash issues. Andie Moss, head The Moss Group (a consulting firm used by the DC government among others) said she would have to consider relocating her business to Virginia if Dog City opens. On Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Committee voted 11-0 to take no position and bucked the issue to the full ANC for their input. Commissioner Nicole Opkins is encouraging a conversation between the owners of the proposed business and the neighbors to search for common ground that would allow the business to open under the terms of a to-be-worked-out settlement agreement. She told the proposed business owners, however, that they had a “high bar” to clear. City Dogs has a successful and apparently well regarded outlet in Dupont Circle. According the their website, “City Dogs is a dog daycare, boarding, and training facility designed for dog owners with busy schedules. We understand that most people work long hours and don’t like to leave their dogs alone all day. So, we created an environment where your dog can play and socialize with other friendly dogs in a supervised and caring environment.”
Other items on the agenda:
Liquor License renewals for Sonoma, Talay Thai.
Consideration of a proposed letter to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development endorsing Donatelli/Blue Skye development plans for parcels F1 & G1, Hill East Development/Reservation 13.
Consideration of Commissioner Brian Pate’s proposed amendment to the ANC Bylaws to expand voting rights for ANC6B resident members.
Wednesday, June 12
Eastern Market Ad Hoc Marketing Committee meets at 6:30pm in the Manager’s Office (2nd Floor) at Eastern Market. Open to the public. Please RSVP to Chuck Burger – firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure the space can accommodate the number of attendees.
Thursday, June 13
ANC 6A meets at 7:00pm, Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE
Fundraising for Fragers
Meanwhile, Gary Peterson is spearheading efforts of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF) to raise funds for 65 Fragers’ employees and 10 employees of Fragers’ tenants once business interruption insurance carried by Fragers runs out. At the CHCF tent set up on Sunday outside of the temporary Fragers’ plant and pottery outlet across from Eastern Market, Peterson said fund raising was going “very well,” pointing to some $80,000 raised by end of day on Saturday. He said he would have a new total for release on Monday and emphasized that 100% of the funds raised would go to the employees. CHCF plans to continue the efforts at Eastern Market on weekends, at least through the end of June. Peterson is seeking volunteers to help staff the CHRS tent in two hour shifts between 10am and 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 202-352-0098.