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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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ANC6B Transportation Committee Gives Nudge to CM Allen’s Traffic/Parking Enforcement Bill

Chris Leskowski, Councilmember Allen’s Legislative Director (center in white shirt) brief’s ANC6B’s Transportation Committee on Allen’s Vision Zero Bill. Committee Chair Kirsten Oldenburg is at right.

ANC6B Transportation Committee Gives Nudge to CM Allen’s Traffic/Parking Enforcement Bill

by Larry Janezich

CM Allen’s Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act has been kicking around since last year when a smaller version was introduced to “start a conversation,” according to Allen’s Legislative Director, Chris Laskowski.  A new bill was introduced this year, and a number of pedestrian fatalities added impetus to its proposed agenda.

Wednesday night, ANC6B’s Transportation Committee, chaired by Kirsten Oldenburg, voted to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to councilmembers Allen and Cheh supporting Allen’s Vision Zero legislation.  Cheh chairs the Committee on Transportation where Allen’s bill has been referred and she is expected to hold hearings this fall.

The most controversial part of the bill is a provision for citizen parking enforcement.  The pilot program would establish 10 citizen enforcers per ward, who after training could issue parking tickets, documenting violations with photos.  Laskowski told the committee that bills rarely get stronger after introduction; a better strategy is to introduce a strong bill and scale it back if necessary.  He hinted that Allen would not let the citizen parking enforcer language jeopardize the bill.  Other provisions would mandate wider application of four way stops at intersections, ban right turns on red, and reduce the current 25 mph speed limit to 20 mph on most neighborhood streets.  The bill also calls for aggressive towing of cars parked in bike lanes, bus stops and cross walks.

Some observers fear that the bill’s momentum following a series of pedestrian deaths has waned.  Commissioner Kelly Waud moved that the committee support the bill and recommend that a letter be sent to the councilmembers.  The motion passed unanimously, and a letter is likely win quick approval at the full ANC at its monthly meeting next Tuesday in Hill Center.

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FOX 5 Immersion Coverage of Eastern Market Today Kicks Off “Rediscover Eastern Market” Weekend

Fox 5 Good Day DC team, circa 8:05am today

Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson, left, and John Stokes, Director of Communications, DGS

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and sent a contingent of strings and their instructors.  

FOX 5 Immersion Coverage of Eastern Market Today Kicks off “Rediscover Eastern Market Weekend”

by Larry Janezich

FOX 5 broadcast live from Eastern Market this morning, as part of their summer Zip Trip series which puts their Good Day DC team into a different location each Friday to showcase local restaurants, schools, and businesses.

According to John Stokes, Department of General Services (DGS) Communications Director, DGS and Eastern Market were looking for a way to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the reopening of Eastern Market after the disastrous fire in April, 2007.  Stokes said that a connection with FOX 5 lead to a collaboration to showcase the Market today.  Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson brought in some of the regular Eastern Market vendors whose products can be made on site as well as local non-profit groups to enliven the site.

Commemoration of the reopening will continue through the weekend, and Eastern Market invites all community stakeholders and residents to join them for the “Rediscover Eastern Market’”Weekend Celebration from June 7th-9th.

For a schedule of events, see here:

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To volunteer to help manage the event on Saturday and Sunday, see here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ba4aa2fabf94-rediscover

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Folger Imagines Great Hall as Community Gathering Space After Two Year Closure

Few visitors have seen this much light in the Great Room. Planners are experimenting with ways to emphasize the room’s intended purpose as a gathering place.

ANC6B Commissioners hear the Folger’s presentation of Applications for Historic Preservation and Zoning Adjustment last Tuesday. From left, Resident Members Amanda Thomas and Ken Jarboe, Commissioner Jerry Sroufe, and Committee Chair Corry Holman.

Here’s an architectural rendering of how the Folger envisions future day-time use of the space.

Folger Imagines Great Hall as Community Gathering Place After Two Year Closure

by Larry Janezich

Imagine the Folger’s Great Hall as a gathering space, filled with light, with plentiful seating, rugs, wi-fi, and a full time concession stand.  Here, planners say, researchers, the community, students, tourists –  maybe Congressional staffers seeking relief from transactional relationships – will commingle.  Think of the atmosphere in the atrium in the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum.

That’s the one of the goals of the plan for the upcoming two year renovation of the Folger Library.  The driving force behind the project is to create new, permanent, below- grade exhibition space for the Library’s vast collection of literary treasures.  Tuesday night, Senior Advisor to the Director Melody Fetske presented the Library’s Historic Preservation and Zoning Adjustment Applications for the renovation to ANC6B’s Planning and Zoning Committee.  The proposal won the unanimous support of the Committee which recommended that the full ANC support the plan at its June meeting next Tuesday.

Capitol Hill Corner followed up in a conversation with Garland Scott, head of External Relations for the Folger.  She said that the vision was to return the Great Hall to the purpose which benefactors Clay and Emily Folger* intended.

Most visitors have seen the Great Hall in dim artificial light meant to protect the rare materials on display.  With the relocation of the Folger’s collection, the Great Hall can be used for other purposes.  The current exhibition in half the hall contains no such materials, permitting shutters to be opened, flooding the interior with the northern light that artists prefer.  The light brings to life details easily overlooked in a darker room:  the rich paneling, the ceiling, the comedy and tragedy floor tiles, the coats of arms of Elizabeth the First and that of America and beneath each their attendant quotations by David Garrick and William Winter.

The Library already rents out some of its space as event space some 20 times a year.  According to Scott, the Great Hall could also be used as event space, providing a new source of revenue.

The Folger building will be open to daytime visitors through Jan 5, 2020. Folger Theatre performances will continue through March 1, 2020. Folger Consort will be in residence at St. Mark’s beginning in fall 2019. The building will reopen in 2022.

The Folger Library advises that Capitol Hill neighbors wanting to learn more about the building project, view architectural renderings and where to find Folger performances and readings, etc., during construction, can get details at www.folger.edu/renovation

*According to Wikipedia, Standard Oil of New York executive Henry Clay Folger, an avid collector of Shakespeareana and his wife Emily decided on the current location for a library to house their collection near the end of WWI.  Townhouses occupied the land, and Folger spent years buying them up.  The Library of Congress had its eye on the land for expansion, but Congress designated the land for the Folger in 1928.

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Hill East Gets Update on Development of Reservation 13

Hill East residents get an update on Reservation 13 development last night. At far left, is ANC6B Commissioner Denise Krepp. At center is DDOT Associate Director Matthew Marcou, and at far right is Brian Rogers of Donatelli Development.

Here’s an artist’s rendition of the completed project. The larger building on the right is under construction. Work on the smaller building on the left will begin in August.

Hill East Gets Update on Development of Reservation 13

by Larry Janezich

ANC6B’s Hill East Task Force, chaired by Commissioner Denise Krepp, met last night with a slew of city officials, utility representatives, developers and construction people to update current and former ANC6B Commissioners and Hill East residents on progress on the development of Reservation 13 and to address concerns about street construction and traffic management in nearby neighborhoods.

Chris Donatelli of Donatelli Development, announced that construction of the building on the second of the two sites currently being developed will begin in August, with an anticipated construction time line of 18 months.  This building, the smaller of the two mixed use projects, will provide 91 living units, plus 10,000 square feet of first floor retail.  Donatelli said that “there had been a lot of interest” from retail providers, though none had been signed yet.  This is typical of new developments – the retail is not nailed down until the building is complete.

Donatelli said that framing is underway on the first and larger building – which will deliver 262 apartments and – according to earlier reports – 13,000 square feet of retail plus 115 underground parking spaces.

Most of the meeting was about management of construction traffic in adjoining neighborhoods, and DDOT Associate Director Matthew Marcou was on hand to address those issues, as well as DDOT’s plans for construction work necessary in connection with bringing utilities to the site.

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Some Coffee News

 

The Barracks Row Starbucks is closed for renovation until June 17th. For this first week, the store is providing free coffee from 7:00am until 10:30am.  Ends Sunday, June 9..

Over on 7th Street, across from Eastern Market, Port City Java closed Monday, June 3, “for a few days” for renovation, awaiting new management.

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The Week Ahead… & A New Mural at East City Books

New Mural at East City Books, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  CHC asked proprietor Laurie Gillman about it. She says, “Even before opening the shop, I’d look at that big, blank gray wall and think about images that could go there and make the space more interesting. After being open for a couple of years, one of the comments we got most often was that people would miss our entrance since it’s not directly on the street. I talked with our graphic designer, Phoebe Hunt Smith, about doing something big and fun on that wall that would also help potential customers see our entrance, and we came up with the idea of big books. All the bright, cheery colors were chosen to give a little hint of the atmosphere inside.”

The Week Ahead… & A New Mural at East City Books

by Larry Janezich

Monday, June 3

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

Agenda:

Briefing on construction and deconstruction projects related to Reservation 13. Donatelli Development, DMPED, DDOT, DGS, Pepco, Washington Gas, Verizon, and the various contractors and subcontractors will be speaking at the event.

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

DC Chesapeake Cleanup Community Meeting at Navy Yard – Food – Refreshments – Boat Ride

One of the components/requirements of the program of each Chesapeake Bay watershed state plus The District of Columbia is community outreach and I wanted to share some information that you may find of interest.  The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is co-hosting a community meeting to discuss the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay and gather feedback from the community on improving  the health of our rivers and streams.

The meeting will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Earth Conservation Corps Pumphouse, just south of Nats Stadium, at 1520 First Street, SE.  Light food and refreshments will be provided.

**This meeting will also feature a Free Anacostia Boat Tour ride via the Anacostia Explorers Program before the meeting leaving the dock around 4:45 pm. If you’d like to attend, please also register for a Boat Tour Ticket at checkout so we can save you a spot on the trip.**

Sign up and see here for more information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-watershed-implementation-plan-public-meeting-4-with-earth-conservation-corps-tickets-61537492296?aff=ebapi

Tuesday, June 4

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

Among items on the agenda:

201 East Capitol Street, SE (Folger Library) – Historic Preservation Application – Concept: Exterior modifications to create a new visitor entrance; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application – Concept: Modifications to interior Historic Landmark – Bond Reading Room.

ANC Support letter for Lockwood Apartments community benefit funds moved to escrow. Presenter: Sarah Davidson, Insight Property Group.

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

142 D Street SE – Historic Preservation Application for rear, upper, and dogleg infill addition; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: two-story rear addition.

530 11th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application for Special exceptions to construct a two-story rear addition; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: Rear two-story and dogleg infill addition.

221 10th Street, SE –  Zoning Adjustment Application for Special exceptions to construct an accessory building with a garage and dwelling unit; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: two-story carriage house.

233 1/2 9th Street, SE; Concept: Historic Preservation Application for rooftop addition to existing accessory building/garage; Applicant.

ANC 6C Environment, Parks & Events Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Office Building, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Green Buildings Program – District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) staff will provide an overview of the District’s Green Buildings program.

Call Boxes – Taking stock of our call-box inventory and discuss next steps.

MPD First District Community Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00pm, Kingsman Public Charter School.

Wednesday, June 5

ANC6B Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00pm, in the Conference Room, Ground Floor, The Yard 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – entrance to 700 Penn is to the left of the Trader Joe’s entrance. 

Among items on the agenda:

Discussion on Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019 (B 23-0288) – Chris Laskowski, Legislative Director, Office of CM Allen.

Discussion and letter on reversing bike lane to contraflow on the 700 Block of 15th Street, SE, relating to installation of traffic calming measures at the intersection of 15th Street, SE; Kentucky Avenue, SE; Potomac Ave, SE; and G Street, SE)

Letter to DDOT on Penn-Potomac Avenue Project.

Letter to DDOT on SE Blvd/Barney Circle Project.

Thursday, June 6

ANC6B’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm in the Conference Room, Ground Floor, The Yard, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – entrance to 700 Penn is to the left of the Trader Joe’s entrance.

Agenda: 

Alcoholic Beverage License Renewals:

Radici, 301 7th Street, SE – restaurant license.

La Plaza Mexican Restaurant, 629 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant license.

Le Pain Quotidien, 666 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant  license, beer and wine.

The Ugly Mug Dining Saloon/Valor Brew Pub, 723 8TH Street, SE – restaurant license.

La Lomita Dos, 308 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant license.

Ambar, 523 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.

District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge, 500 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.

Medium Rare Barracks Row, 515 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.

Bullfrog Bagels; 317 7th Street, SE – restaurant license, wine and beer.

ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

4th and 5th Streets near Union Market converted to two-way

Verizon – 120 7th Street, NE – Follow-up on the Verizon telecommunications building at 120 7th Street, NE. At previous TPS meetings, Verizon and nearby residents have discussed issues with loading and improper use of public space. In the May meeting, Verizon stated it had conducted a survey but did not have the results yet. They will be present to discuss what mitigations they are willing to offer.

35 New York Avenue, NE – Public Space Application – Streetscape improvements associated with new building construction.  Improvements include Pepco vault, curb and gutter, sidewalk, commercial driveway for loading area, and bike racks.

Friends of Southeast Library (FOSEL) meet at 5:30 in Southeast Library, lower level. 

Saturday, June 8

Grand Opening – The Fields at RFK Campus.  10:00am – 3:00pm, 2400 East Capitol Street, SE.  Food, music, youth activities.   See here:  https://mailchi.mp/eventsdc/grand-opening-mpf?e=386ef1ea5e

Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale, 10:00am – 3:00pm. 

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9:

Rediscover Eastern Market Weekend Celebration from June 7th-9th.  This celebration is just in time to recognize the 10 year milestone since the building was fully refurbished and restored! Learn about the past, present and future of Eastern Market and the small businesses that call Eastern Market home.  More here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rediscover-eastern-market-a-celebration-marking-10-years-after-restoration-tickets-61257714473

 

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