The Week Ahead…

NE Quadrant, Eastern Market Metro Plaza, Sunday, April 1, circa 11:00am.

The Week Ahead….

By Larry Janezich

Monday, April 2

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

Agenda items include.

Allure Lounge, LLC, 711 H Street, NE, Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern – Rooftop Garden / Settlement Agreement Discussion.

VBR Brewing Corporation d/b/a Red Bear Brewing Company, 1140 3rd Street NE, Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern New License Application.

Union Kitchen Grocery 538 3rd Street, NE, Retailer’s Class “B” – Discussion of Noise Issues.

Committee Co-Chair Election.

ANC6B Hill East Task Force meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta’s, 1900 Independence Avenue, SE. 


To hear a DDOT presentation on an updated traffic calming plan.

Washington Bach Consort – free “Capitol Cantatas” concert series continues at noon, St. Peter’s Church, 313 2nd Street, SE. 

Tuesday, April 3

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta’s, 1900 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

445 15th Street, SE – special exceptions from the accessory building gross floor area limitations and from the accessory building rear setback.

1247 E Street. SE – two-year time extension of variance / restaurant use.

500 13th Street, SE – use variance / office use in the RF-1 Zone.

818 Potomac Avenue –  Paving: ADA Curb Ramp, Paving: Curb & Gutter(s), Paving: Driveway(s) New- Commercial, Paving: Leadwalk Only, Paving: Patio (porous concrete/pervious pavers ONLY), Paving: Sidewalk(s), Landscaping: Tree Planting, Projections: Areaway Entrance, Projections: Bay Window(s), Over Head Work: Streetlight(s) Installation.

816 Potomac Avenue, SE – concept/four-story side addition.

Letter to HPO regarding staff level review.

ANC6C Parks and Environment Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser Permanente, 700 2nd St NE, Room G2.

Among items on the agenda:

NoMA Parks Foundation – Stacie West will provide a status update on parks projects and underpass installations.

Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2017 and Residential Composting Incentives Act of 2017 – Catherine Plume from the DC Chapter of the Sierra Club will provide an overview of both legislations and ask for ANC resolutions in support.

Wednesday, April 4

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm, North Hall, Eastern Market.


To advise DGS regarding its proposal to contract for the development of a strategic plan for the Eastern Market Special Use area.

ANC6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Northeast Library, 7th & D Streets, NE

Among items on the draft agenda:

219 E Street, NE – Application of Sons of Italy Foundation, for a special exception under the non-profit use provisions for an area variance from the gross floor continue a non-profit office use in the RF-3 District.

732 4th Street, NE– Application of Anthony Balestrieri for concept approval for rear and rooftop additions.

732 4th Street, NE– Application of Anthony Balestrieri, for a special exception from the lot occupancy requirements, to construct a three-story rear addition to an existing principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 Zone.

1139 6th Street, NE– Application of Kimberly Ziegler, for a special exception from the upper-floor addition requirements and from the lot occupancy requirements to construct a rear and third-story addition to an existing one-family dwelling in the RF-1 Zone.

Department of Buildings Establishment Act of 2018 – Discussion of legislation that would split the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) into two separate agencies, with the new Department of Buildings responsible for construction and zoning permitting and inspections, as well as enforcement of the housing code.

Rulemaking to amend the definitions for “attached,” “detached,” and “semidetached” buildings, as well as to amend the regulations concerning side yards.

Thursday, April 4

ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center.

Among items on the agenda:

Torai Grill & Sushi, Inc. t/a Torai Grill & Sushi, 751 8th Street, SE.

1420 Pennsy LLC t/a Trusty’s Bar – 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Monkoor Corporation t/a S.E. Market – 1500 Independence Avenue, SE.

Wine Root, Inc. t/a New Congressional Liquor – 404 1st Street, SE.

ANC6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm in Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE, Room G3-G4.

Among items on the draft agenda:

NoMa Farmers Market – NoMa BID and Fresh Farm Markets are planning to start a farmers market at 1st and Pierce Street NE (on a private lot). They will be applying to occupy 10-15 of the metered parking spaces on 1st Street, and/or Pierce Street, between the hours of 7:30am and 3:00pm on Sundays from May-October.

CAVA Grill, 523 H Street, NE – Unenclosed Sidewalk Café Application for a new sidewalk café for a fast-casual restaurant. The applicant presented a preview of their application at the February committee meeting. At the time of the meeting an application had not yet been submitted. The café will be on the 6th St side of Cava and consist of tables with 2 or 4 seats for a total occupancy of 28. No ropes or fencing will surround the café, and a minimum 10 ft. clearance to the nearest obstruction (trees). There will be no awnings or umbrellas.  Alcohol is not served at this location.  Hours of operation will be 11am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Buredo, 111 K Street, NE, New Unenclosed Sidewalk Café – Application for a new unenclosed sidewalk café for a fast casual restaurant.  Hours of operation 11:00am – 10:00pm all week; 16 seats.

DDOT Budget Oversight Hearing April 24 – The Council Committee on Transportation & the Environment will hold a Budget Oversight Hearing on April 24 wherein the District Department of Transportation will testify. Our committee will discuss issues to raise with Council for the hearing.

Friends of Southeast Library meet at 5:30pm, Southeast Library, lower level.

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