The Week Ahead… & The Hill Cafe

The Hill Café at 101 15th Street, NE.  Here’s a link to their menu. Not listed, but available – pupusas. 

The Week Ahead….

by Larry Janezich

Monday, October 21

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

Introduction of New DDOT Liaison Andrew DeFrank.

Details on Election to Fill ANC6D Single Member District 05 open seat.

Presentation:  Department of Public Works Director Christopher Geldart – Parking Enforcement Issues in 6D.

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

Presentation:  Capital Experience Lab – Lanette Dailey-Reese.

Presentation:  Revel Moped Sharing – Revel Transit.

80 M Street SE Design Review – Goulston & Storrs/Hickok Cole

New restaurant liquor license:  Thompson Washington DC [Hotel], 215 Tingey Street, SE – 2 interior dining & bar areas & private dining areas; one rooftop summer garden, two sidewalk cafes.

Walters Sports Bar – 10 N Street, SE: Tavern license renewal – noise & parking concerns.

Mission – 1221 Van Street, SE: Tavern license renewal – violation of Settlement Agreement plus noise concerns.

Dacha – 79 Potomac Ave SE: Tavern license renewal – clarify location(s) and number of sidewalk cafes; Blade use of establishment.

1900 Half Street, SW: Modification of Consequence – Douglas Development.

Lyft Presentation on Scooter Corrals in private space.

ANC Comments to DDOT regarding Dockless Bicycle and Scooter Share 2020.

Notice of Intent to Install Cycle Track on P Street, SW, Removal of 26 RPP Spaces.

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Revisiting the issue of maintaining public access to pocket parks – discussion continued from September 2019.

Presentation of DDOT plans for safety improvements on 15th Street NE corridor.  DDOT invited but not yet confirmed.

Continued discussion of recommendations to improve safety and accountability for shared bikes, scooters and mopeds.  These may include: requiring companies to provide usage and compliance data to DDOT or another City agency, establishment of appropriate parking locations and regulations governing their use, transfer of enforcement to DDOT (to include enforcement of age and occupancy restrictions).  A DDOT representative has been invited – not yet confirmed.

Wednesday, October 23

ANC6B Working Group on DC’s Comprehensive Plan meets at 7:00pm, third floor, Hill Center. 

DC’s Office of Planning has released its proposed changes to the Comp Plan, including the Capitol Hill and Near Southeast Elements. The Working Group will evaluate the changes that might affect our neighborhoods—and propose comments to the ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee for consideration, prior to the Committee making recommendations to the full ANC.

More details, including links to the changes proposed by the Office of Planning, are available at:

Residents who are interested in learning more about the proposed changes to the Comp Plan and its potential impact on our neighborhood are encouraged to attend.  To ensure adequate seating, please email Ryan Danks, at if you plan to attend.

Saturday, October 26

Harvest Fest at Potomac Avenue Triangle Park, 12:00noon – 2:00pm.    

ANC Commissioner Kelly Waud is sponsoring a Harvest Fest from 12:00noon – 2:00pm, at the Potomac pocket park located at the intersection of Potomac Avenue and K Street, SE.  Harvest Fest will start with a kids costume parade led by the Potomac Gardens marching band, from 14th and K Streets to the splash pad pocket park. Come and participate (bring drinks or desserts and games) and enjoy the new park.

The Society for Science & the Public Hosts National Middle School Science/Engineering Competition – the Broadcom Masters Project Showcase – at the University of DC Student Center (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008), 1:00pm – 3:30pm.  Free admission.

Join 30 of the top middle school scientists in the country as they compete in the Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S., the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. These talented students will be on hand to discuss their science and engineering projects with students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers and members of the general public who share their enthusiasm for science and engineering during this project showcase.


Parking & Directions

Enter parking garage located on Van Ness Street NW between International Court and Connecticut Avenue at the Van Ness Main Entrance between Buildings 39 and 44. Proceed to Level C – (Lower Level). Park in the Southeast corner of Level C. Look for Student Center signage with WHITE ARROW. You will enter Building 39 and proceed to bank of elevators past Public Safety. Take elevators to Level A. Proceed to Plaza Deck through GLASS DOORS. Make RIGHT – and proceed to the Student Center / Building 56. Enter Student Center / Building 56 – you will be on Level A. Take elevators to the Ballroom Level on Level One. NOTE: Main entrance of Student Center / Information Desk is located on the lower level – Level B.

Arriving by Metro Rail:

The UDC Student Center is located right outside the Van-Ness UDC station.

Entering the Building:

The main entrance to the building is on Connecticut Avenue. The Project Showcase will be located on the ground floor in Heritage Hall.

Learn more about this year’s top 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists here:

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