The Week Ahead….CM Charles Allen Is Before ANC6A on Thursday

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee met last Wednesday night in the North Hall, Eastern Market. From left to right: Anita Jefferson, Angie Brunson, Chander Jayaraman, Jonathan Page, Tom Kuchenberg, Monte Edwards, Chair Donna Scheeder, Bill Glasgow, Chuck Burger, Chuck Brome, Susan Oursler, Richard Layman, and Executive Assistant Susan Eads Role.

The Week Ahead….CM Charles Allen Is Before ANC6A

Monday, March 5

CHRS Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, and Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE

ANC6C Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Building, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Solid State Books, LLC, 600 H Street, NE – new application for retailer’s Class D license.

Proust Partners LLC, trading as Wunder Garten, 1101 1st Street, NE – Settlement Agreement Amendment Request re retailer’s Class C license.

Capitol Cantata Series, a free, noontime concert at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill (313 2nd Street, SE), presented by the Washington Bach Consort. The series begins on March 5th and runs through April 30th. It’s a pilot program and additional dates may be added depending on audience turnout.  The upcoming free Capitol Cantata Series performances at St. Peter’s are as follows:

Monday, March 5, 12:10pm

Sie Werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65

Richard Giarusso, conductor & artistic director candidate

Monday, April 2, 12:10pm

Ich habe genug, BWV 82a

John Moran, conductor

Monday, April 30 12:10pm

Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129

Gwendolyn Toth, conductor & artistic director candidate

Tuesday, March 6

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00 PM at St. Coletta of Greater Washington 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Capitol Hill Classic (including the MPD “Clear Parking Initiative” for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and other races within DC city limits.

1612 E Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment to construct a third story and rear addition to a existing one family dwelling.

816 Potomac Avenue – Historic Preservation Application for concept for four story side addition.

600 Pennsylvania Avenue LLC – Public Space Permit for infill and signage (in-fill of the portico in front of the US Post Office and adjacent businesses)

400 D Street, SE – (Ebenezer Church) – DDOT Public Space Permit for paving driveway.

ANC6C Parks & Events Committee will meet at 7:00pm at Kaiser-Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

NoMA Parks Foundation – update on status of pending parks projects and underpass installations.

Leaf Blower Regulation Amendment Act of 2017.  Grif Johnson from Quiet Clean DC will present to the Committee and seek ANC support for legislation to prohibit the sale and use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District by January 1, 2022.

Environmental/Sustainability Issues: Identification and discussion of environmental issues worthy of Committee consideration in 2018.

Wednesday, March 7

ANC6B Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Discussion of Tyler and Brent School Pedestrian Safety Problems.

Discussion on DDOT’s Response to Requests for 4-way stops at 8th & A Streets SE and 5th & Independence SE

Alley naming for Square 1090.

Decisions on Oversight Performance & Budget Hearings

ANC6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee will meet at 6:30pm in Northeast Library, 7th and D Streets, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

732 4th Street NE – Historic Preservation Application for concept approval for rear and rooftop additions

Contemplated PUD proposal for Parker/2nd/K Streets, NE.  Informational presentation on PUD application under consideration for ~8,800sf site at the western end of Square 750.

Upcoming Council hearing (March 20) on B22-663, Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2018 – This legislation reflects an attempt by the Office of Planning to update one key section of the Comp Plan, the Framework Element, in light of the public comments submitted last year.

Thursday, March 8

ANC6A will meet at 7:00pm at Miner Elementary School, 601 Fifteenth (15th) Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen

Presentation:  DC Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants – Michelle M. Garcia, Director

Recommendation:  ANC6A approve the Ludlow-Taylor Parent Teacher Organization (LTES PTO) grant application for $966.50 to the for the purchase of sixteen (16) Chromebooks and a charging cart for its third (3rd) grade classrooms.

Motion:  ANC6A send a letter to Councilmember Charles Allen in support of naming an alley in the 600 block of 11th Street NE as “Bruce Robey Way.”

Recommendation:  ANC 6A send a letter to Councilmember Charles Allen in support of a ceremonial renaming of the 200 block of 10th Street NE as “Outlaw Way” in honor of Pocahontas Outlaw.

Recommendation:  ANC 6A send a letter to DDOT Public Space Committee in opposition to an application for a street fixture on public space at 809 12th Street, NE.

Recommendation:  ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception to enclose a rear, third floor deck in an existing one-family 1226 North Carolina Avenue, NE, on the condition the applicant make best efforts to provide additional information to immediate neighbor

Recommendation:  ANC6A send a letter to DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson to oppose the current draft of the proposed Framework Element of the DC Comprehensive Plan.

ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE, Room G3-G4. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Union Station Expansion Project public meeting March 22, 2018.

434 3rd Street, NE – Application for proposed construction of new two unit flat with requiring areaway entrance, front steps,awning, and closing of existing apron and curb and gutter.

Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE – Conversion to Enclosed Sidewalk Café.  Union Pub is proposing to enclose their existing sidewalk café, which is currently covered with an awning.  The enclosure would be roll-down plastic sheets to be lowered during winter months and inclement weather. No other changes to operations requested.

Ludlow Taylor Elementary, 659 G St. NE | Application #10575606 **TO BE CONFIRMED** Ludlow Taylor Elementary School recently repaired an existing retaining wall and installed a new 8′ high wrought iron fence. The wall was finished in the summer of 2017. Approval of this as-built condition is being requested because the original permit allowed for a 6’ fence only.

DDOT Budget Oversight Hearing.  The committee will discuss issues to raise at the Council’s budget oversight hearing for the District Department of Transportation, to be held on April 9, 2018.



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2 responses to “The Week Ahead….CM Charles Allen Is Before ANC6A on Thursday

  1. In reference to the ANC6B meeting Tuesday, and the MPD “Clear Parking Initiative,” below is a letter I sent to Councilman Allen on Sunday. A reasonable resolution at this point might be to suspend the initiative — a fiat actually — until the ANCs, city council etc., have had an opportunity to study the matter, hold public hearings, look at alternative proposals, etc. In other words, allow the democratic process to work its will. Dan
    PS All affected cars, some 1,500, must disappear Friday evening 9 March through midday Saturday 10 March, or be ticketed & towed.

    Dear Councilman Allen,

    The Metropolitan Police Department considers Capitol Hill residents a potential terrorist threat is what I learned today when I opened the Hill Rag, “Police Say No Parked Cars Along Marathon Routes,” March 2018.

    An unnamed MPD spokesperson, explaining why all cars parked along East Capitol St., North Carolina Ave. NE, etc. and adjoining streets for the running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, said “with the advent of vehicular attacks that we have seen in the United States and around the world there is a necessity to implement parking restrictions which include removing all vehicles along special event routes, particularly during races and parades.”

    Uttered no less in the passive voice, “there is a necessity.”

    If the MPD is worried about vehicular threats, order the marathon to run around a cordoned-off RFK stadium 26 times or, better yet, cancel rush hour, a Monday-through-Friday event that constitutes a far larger threat to public safety.

    I’m not sure which is more appalling, that the MPD issued the fiat, or that the city council and the mayor are powerless to do anything about it.

    Daniel Buck

    • Sally James

      Very good point about the greater threat posed by rush hour. The safety of each of us is harmed by the emissions, even when no one gets hit.