The Week Ahead….Community Meeting on Reservation 13 and DC Jail – Wednesday
by Larry Janezich
Monday, October 9
Columbus Day will be observed by DPW. Trash and recycling pick up will be bumped to Tuesday. Most parking enforcement will be suspended for the day.
Tuesday, October 10
ANC6B meets for the October meeting at 7:00pm in Hill Center.
Among items on the draft agenda:
Presentation: Interim Director Brian Baker, DC Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
Hanks on the Hill, 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Consider Protest Withdraw regarding persistent flooding issues.
326 A Street, SE, Historic Preservation Application for Concept/new three-story side & rear additions.
818 Potomac Ave., SE, Zoning Adjustment Application for special exceptions for a new 46-unit apartment house to exempt developer from providing retail on the first floor and from penthouse set back requirement.
602 E Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment to permit construction of new building at rear of lot.
517 7th Street, SE, Zoning Adjustment to construct a new three-story rear addition to an existing one-family dwelling.
Alley Naming: Square 1043, between 13th, 14th, E and G St, SE; Proposed name is “Watkins Alley”.
Discussion of lease for ANC6B office space in the Hine Development.
Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee Report
Wednesday, October 11
ANC6B Hill East Taskforce will hold a community meeting at 7:00pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington (1900 Independence Ave SE) to discuss Reservation 13 and the DC Jail.
Representatives from DDOT, DMPED and other DC agencies along with the developer of the F1 and G1 parcels have been invited to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to find out the status of the F1 and G1 parcels. Last year, the DC Council passed emergency legislation to allow DC agencies an additional year to review development permits. The agencies are still reviewing these documents and neighbors want an explanation for the delay and a better understanding of when construction will begin.
ANC 6B and residents of Hill East are concerned that ground may not be broken at Res. 13 before the current law expires. We are further concerned that permit delays and ongoing public-private-partnership discussions regarding the redevelopment of the current DC Jail site may create additional uncertainty about Res 13 and become the reason that development fails again at Res 13.
In addition, DC agencies have received proposals to build a new jail at the site of the current jail. Residents want to know the status of these proposals.
ANC6C meets at 7:00pm, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.
Among items on the agenda:
Brief Community Announcements
- Mayor Muriel Bowser
- Council Member Robert White
CCNV gate, 2nd and D Streets NW
1100 block of 3rd Street NE, visitor parking permit enforcement issues
Bicycle infrastructure, M, 4th, and 6th Streets NE
643 F Street NE, special exceptions for lot occupancy and penthousesetback requirements to construct rear addition and roof deck at residence.
226 Massachusetts NE, variances for rear yard, height, and off-street parking to construct a three-story office building.
512 H Street NE, special exception to permit financial services use.
522 ½ K Street NE, modification of significance to 1983 BZA order.
10 3rd Street NE, conversion of residential building to apartment building.
Hill Center Galleries Opening Reception 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
Hill Center Galleries presents the opening reception for the latest series of single artist exhibitions. http://bit.ly/2wGP1Ay
Joanathan Bessaci: Maps
Rachel Bohlander: Art of Empowerment
Karin Edgett: Truth
Michael Ford: Homeplace
Judith Peck: Gathering Shards
Scott Warren: World Views
All artwork is available for sale, and a portion of proceeds benefits free programming at Hill Center.
Thursday, October 12
ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE.
Among items on the draft agenda:
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jesse Liu
Community MPD First District Sector Two Captain John Knutsen
Anacostia Watershed Society’s Storm Drain Murals Project – Emily Conrad
Consideration of a request for a grant for Miner Elementary School PTO grant for $899.47 for the purchase of two (2) universally accessible picnic tables to be affixed to the school playground.
Nomad Hookah Bar. Consideration of a protest of request for extended sidewalk cafe hours by Nomad Hookah Bar (1200 H Street NE) due to impact to peace, order, and quiet unless Nomad has sufficiently enclosed its sidewalk cafe pursuant to the terms of its April 2017 Settlement Agreement.
619 Eleventh Street, NE: Consideration of a motion that ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for the request for zoning relief at the address with the caveat that requests from neighbors be formally accepted, that the applicant provide sun/shadow studies, and that the applicant obtain signed letters of non-objection.
629 – 635 Eleventh Street, NE: Consideration of a motion that ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for the request for zoning relief at 629-635 Eleventh (11th) Street, NE, with the caveat that requests from neighbors be formally accepted, that the applicant provide sun/shadow studies, and that the applicant obtain signed letters of non-objection
133 Thirteenth Street, NE: Consideration of a motion that ANC6A send a letter of support to HPRB for a proposed project at the address.
Capitol Hill Restoration Society Zoning Committee meets at 7:30pm, Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE.
Saturday, October 14
Hill East 7-Eleven community trash cleanup day. 9:00am at the 7-Eleven store at 1500 Independence Avenue, SE.
Second Saturday Book Sale at Southeast Library, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Sponsored by Friends of Southeast Library.
CHRS Walking Tour of Warren Street, NE. 10:00am. Meet at corner of 14th and C Streets, NE. Details: Beth Purcell (202) 544-0178.
Second Annual Payne Fall Festival, 10am – 2:00pm. Payne ES Playground at the corner of 15th and C Street, SE.
“All are welcome! We’ll have a bake sale, cauldrons of chili, local business tables, bouncy houses, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and much more. There will be event booths from organizations such as PAVE, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, East City Bookshop, ASHRAE, Elliot- Hine, CSA Farmshares, DC SE Library, and more.” https://paynedc.org/fallfestival/