ANC6B Backs City Dogs Boarding and Grooming for 1310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
by Larry Janezich
Last Tuesday night, ANC6B supported establishing City Dogs boarding and grooming service at 1310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The Commission voted 9 – 0 – 1 to support the variance and special exception City Dogs’ owner is requesting from the Bureau of Zoning Adjustment in order to operate the pet service business. The City Dogs proposal appeared to be in trouble after significant opposition to the business from nearby businesses and residents arose in the ANC’s Planning and Zoning Committee hearing earlier this month. Subsequently, Commissioner Nichole Opkins, in whose single member district the site is located, won concessions in a written Operational Conditions Agreement from City Dogs operators regarding sound, trash, odor control, parking, and deliveries. In addition the agreement establishes a liaison committee with the neighborhood to address any problems which might arise. However, not all neighbors were mollified, and some expressed considerable unhappiness, maintaining that the proposed business was not compatible with businesses or residences on the block.