The Week Ahead… & Barracks Row Shakespeare Rehearsal Space Morphs Into Retail Space

Martin-Diamond Properties’ has given the Shakespeare Theater rehearsal space on Barracks Row a new look as the developer transforms the property to retail. Owner Chris Martin has also developed the former Phase I bar to retail space and has plans for a three story mixed use building in the Shakespeare parking lot across the street (presided over by Barracks Row’s landmark mural on the side of Nooshi). Martin-Diamond is a partnered with an international investment company specializing in developing retail properties targeting Millennials. For CHC’s post on the projects, see here: http://bit.ly/2Wvdmui

Here’s how it used to look.  Work continues on the interior.  The Shakespeare Costume Shop, which occupies the second floor, will continue operating here until 2020, when they will relocate to new space in Southwest.  (photo courtesy of Google maps)

The Week Ahead…. & Barracks Row Shakespeare Rehearsal Space Morphs Into Retail Space

Monday, June 10

ANC6D meets at 7:00pm, 1100 4th Street. SW

Among items on the draft agenda:

Public Safety Report- First District MPD (PSA 103, PSA 105 & PSA 106) Capt. Mongal, Capt. Dorrough.

Letter of Support for Soccer Mini-Pitch at Randall Field.

Letter to DDOT regarding Parking spots on L St, 1st Street, and Cushing, SE.

Amidon Bowen Kids Presentation.

Verizon and AT&T (Smartlink) 5G – Mario Acosta Velez, Verizon; Alex Miller, AT&T.

Amidon Field Restoration Update – Cecelia Lane, DOEE.

How’s My Driving Mobile App – Mark Sussman.

DMV Ticket Ombudsman Presentation.

DC United CBCC Update – Rikki Kramer.

DDOT Update on New Jersey Avenue, SE, and I Street, SE, intersection.

DC Statehood Resolution.

Gatsby, 1201 Half Street, SE: New CR liquor license with sidewalk cafe + Cooperative Agreement.

Tall Ship Providence, (106 N. Lee Street, Alexandria, VA), New CX liquor license w/Entertainment.

Sandlot Southwest, 1800 Half Street, SW: New CT liquor license.

Mary, 2100 2nd Street, SW: New CR liquor license w/ summer garden – Protest or request to postpone dates.

Letter to DC Charter School Board supporting DCPS and Jefferson PTO’s request for Appletree to vacate when contract is up and support opposition to Appletree being provided space in Jefferson after the modernization.

First Street SW Pier, Public Space Application.

Motion to Rescind or Amend – Proposed Closing of Half and Potomac Avenue, SW.

Tuesday, June 11

ANC6B meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Liquor license renewals:

Radici, 301 7th Street, SE; Class “C” Renewal.

La Plaza Mexican Restaurant, 629 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “CR” Renewal.

Le Pain Quotidien, 666 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “D” Renewal.

The Ugly Mug Dining Saloon/Valor Brew Pub, 723 8th Street, SE; Class “C” Renewal.

ABRA-015387: La Lomita Dos, Escobar Rincon Inc., 308 Pennsylvania Ave SE; Class “C” Renewal.

Ambar, 8th Street, SE; Class “C” Renewal.

District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge, 500 8th Street, SE; Class “CR” Restaurant License Renewal.

Medium Rare Barracks Row, 515 8th Street, SE; Class “CR” Renewal.

Bullfrog Bagels, 317 7th Street, SE; Class “CR” Renewal.

Cafe 8, Cafe Bistro MED,424 8th Street, SE; Class “C” Renewal.

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application, Concept: Exterior modifications to create a new visitor entrance.

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application, Concept: Modifications to interior Historic Landmark–Bond Reading Room.

ANC Support letter for Lockwood Apartments community benefit funds moved to escrow.

708 4th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application, Special exceptions to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing, attached principal dwelling unit.

142 D Street, SE; Historic Preservation Permit: Rear, upper, and dogleg infill addition.

530 11th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application, Concept: two-story rear addition.

530 11th Street, SE: Bureau of Zoning Adjustment Application – Special exceptions to construct a two-story rear addition.

511 5th Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application, Concept: Rear two-story and dogleg infill addition.

221 10th Street, SE – Bureau of Zoning adjustment, Special exceptions to construct an accessory building with a garage and dwelling unit.

221 10th Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application, Concept: two-story carriage house.

233 1/2 9th Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application – Concept, Rooftop addition to existing accessory building/garage.

Letter to Councilmembers Allen and Cheh supporting CM Allen’s Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019.

Letter supporting reversing bike lane to contraflow on the 700 Block of 15th Street, SE.

Letter to DDOT on Penn-Potomac Avenue Project.

Letter of support for all way stop control and intersections: 10th and South Carolina, 10th and East Capitol, and 12th and G Streets, SE.

Wednesday, June 12

ANC6C meets at 7:00pm, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Verizon, 120 7th Street NE—Discussion of mitigations, use of public space.

35 New York Avenue NE—Streetscape improvements.

Capitol Crossing, PUD modification.

429 5th Street, NE, Historic Preservation Application, Revised Concept, third-story addition, rooftop  one-story addition.

913 7th Street, NE, Zoning Adjustment to permit two-story rear addition.

633 7th Street, NE, Zoning Adjustment to permit two-story rear addition.

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol, Historic Preservation Application, Concept , visitor entrance.

501 H Street NE, Zoning Adjustment to permit mixed use building, second floor glass windows.

Call boxes project – discussion.

Board of Elections, proposed new precinct – discussion.

ANC 6B Special Call Meeting: 5th Generation (5G) Small Cell Tower Installation

ANC6M meets at 7:00pm, at The Yards- 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, First Floor Conference Room.

Agenda:

Please join ANC 6B on Wednesday June 12th for a Special Call meeting to discuss the 5G Small Cell Tower Installations in Ward 6. The telecommunications industry will be deploying infrastructure that will bring 5th Generation (5G) technology to the area via wireless telecommunication antennae and equipment (small cell). Small Cell infrastructure consists of antennas and related power equipment that transmits wireless signals to improve reliable data streaming. This infrastructure will provide cellular and data coverage throughout Ward 6.  For more information on the approval process and guidelines, please visit https://ddot.dc.gov/smallcell

Thursday, June 13

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, Miner Elementary, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Maryland Avenue NE Construction Update – Mohamed Dahir, DDOT

Washington Gas Project Update – Apera Nwora, Washington Gas

 Suggested Motion: ANC6A approve the grant for $800.00 to Eastern High School for the repair of the grand piano and the upright piano.

Recommendation: ANC 6A take no action on the license renewals for Quara Ethiopian Fusion Restaurant, at 818 H Street, NE; DC Conscious Café  at 1413 H Street, NE; Gallery O, at 1354 H Street, NE, and Maketto at 1351 H Street, NE.

Recommendation: ANC 6A protest RedRocks at 1348 H Street, NE, request for an extension of entertainment hours unless RedRocks makes satisfactory efforts to comply with the terms of its existing settlement agreement, including terms regarding noise reduction and control.

Recommendation: ANC 6A protest 12 Twelve DC/Kyss Kyss, 1210-1212 H Street, NE,) request for a sidewalk cafe endorsement unless the chair or chairs of the ABL indicate that they have had a satisfactory discussion with representatives from Kyss Kyss.

Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter to DDOT requesting that all local/local intersections that are not already all-way stops should become all-way stops, except in cases where DDOT determines that it is infeasible.

Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter to DDOT in opposition to the request for a curb-cut onto Wylie Street (associated with Kadida Development at 808 13th Street, NE) on the grounds that it converts a public benefit (2 publicly available parking spaces) into a private amenity (single, privately owned parking space).

Suggested Motion: ANC 6A send a letter of support to DDOT for the proposed K Street NE “road diet” which includes the following modifications to traffic and/or parking requirements:

Remove the existing morning peak hour parking restrictions (NO STANDING OR PARKING, 7:00 am to 9:30 am, Monday – Friday) on the north side of K Street, NE between 2nd Street and 6th Street, NE;

Remove the existing afternoon peak hour parking restrictions (NO STANDING OR PARKING, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday – Friday) on the south side of K Street, NE between 2nd Street and 12th Street, NE;

Remove approximately 32 parking spaces from the south side of K Street, NE, between 2nd Street and 6th Street, NE for installation of east and westbound bike lanes;

Remove approximately four (4) parking spaces from the north side of the 500 block of K Street, NE to provide an eastbound left-turn lane;

Remove approximately eight (8) parking spaces from the south side of the 700 block of K Street, NE and one (1) parking spaces from the south side of K Street, NE to provide an eastbound left-turn lane at 8th Street, NE;

Designate the parking on the north side of the 200, 300, 400, and 500 blocks of K Street, NE, to be restricted to two-hour parking between the hours of 7:00 am and 12:00 am from Monday through Sunday, with Zone 6 permit holders excepted; and

Designate the parking on the east and west sides of the 900 and 1000 blocks of 3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Street, and 6th Street, NE, to be restricted to two-hour parking between the hours of 7:00 am and 12:00 am from Monday through Sunday, with Zone 6 permit holders excepted.

Suggested Motion: ANC6A send a letter of support to DDOT in response to Notice of Intent for improving safety conditions at 13th Street, Tennessee Avenue/Constitution Avenue NE in response to ANC6A’s request for traffic calming made in November 2015.

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