Week Ahead… Thursday: HPRB Hearing on MGM Lobby Shop & Baptist Church Townhouses
by Larry Janezich
Monday, June 19
- ANC6A Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G Street, N.E.
Among items on the agenda:
Presentation by DDOT officials of 90% plans for Maryland Avenue, N.E. redesign project and discussion regarding plans to redesign Florida Avenue, N.E.
Tuesday, June 20
- ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, N.E.
Among items on the agenda.
Discussion of request for change to entertainment endorsement filed by The Elroy Bar, LLC t/a The Elroy (1423 H Street, N.E.)
Discussion of request for new CT Restaurant license filed by Dynamix Lounge, LLC t/a Dynamix Lounge (1220 H Street NE)
- Capitol Hill Restoration Society Board of Directors meets at 6:30pm, Capitol Hill Townhomes, 750 6th Street, S.E.
Wednesday, June 21
- ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, N.E.
Agenda not available at press time.
- Capitol Hill Restoration Society Members Meeting. Presentation: Ruth Trocelli, HPRB Archeologist will speak on “What Secrets Lie Beneath the Shotgun House”. Trocelli and her team will present the results of their excavation of the Shotgun House site. A display of found artifacts will accompany the excavation. 7:00pm at the Hill Center. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, June 22
The Historic Preservation Review Board meets to consider various historic preservation cases. At circa 11:15am, the Board will consider the concept for the Capitol Hill’s Baptist Church proposal for five townhouses on church property, at 525 A Street, S.E. At circa 1:00pm the Board will consider the MGM Corporation concept and proposed rear additions to the building at 501 C Street, N.E. The Board meets at 441 4th Street, N.W., Room 220 – south.
One response to “The Week Ahead….HPRB Considers Baptist Church Townhouses, MGM Hobby Shop on Thursday”
This is an old post from 2013, but it gives some sense of the risk of introducing a Lobby Shop on a quiet residential street, especially one with the capacity to host huge gatherings. In this data set, Corporate Townhouses generated 58 parties per location, and a disproportionate number of the total parties. Most of the parties are held at bars and restaurants, but Corporate townhouses seem to be a literal lobbying loophole that don’t get the same scrutiny and oversight. How many parties can we expect from an MGM property, where their very business is 24/7/365 hospitality?