Monthly Archives: November 2019

City Meets with Hill East Residents on Plan to Increase Low Income Housing on Res 13

More than 50 Hill Easters turned out for a meeting at Eastern High School to hear about the plan to put additional low income housing on Reservation 13.  Laura Zeilinger, Director of the DC Department of Human Services is at far left.

City Meets with Hill East Residents on Plan to Increase Low Income Housing on Res 13

By Larry Janezich

Laura Zeilinger Director of the Department of Human Services met with more than 50 Hill East residents Wednesday night to discuss the city’s plan for putting additional low income housing on Reservation 13. Also present were reps from the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development and Donatelli Development.  The plan – unveiled on November 1 via tweet by the editor of the real estate blog Curbed DC – caught Hill East residents by surprise.

Hill East residents and ANCs 6B and 7F are calling foul saying the plan to increase the number of low income housing was kept under wraps by the city and the developer and discovered only days before a scheduled November 5th vote in the City Council where the $45 million contract with Donatelli Development had been marked for expedited passage without debate.

Objections by Hill East residents and ANC commissioners prompted CM Charles Allen to pull the bill off the agenda and reschedule it for November 19th.

Donatelli is developing two mixed use buildings on Res 13 near the Stadium Armory Metro in Hill East.  The original plan called for a larger south building (currently under construction) with a 31  affordable units plus 131 market rate units, and a smaller north building with 91 units – 38 for households with 0% to 30% of Area Median Income (deeply affordable), 37 for households of 31% to 60% of AMI (affordable), and 16 market rate units.

That plan has changed under the radar of Hill East and Ward 7 residents (Reservation 13 is actually in Ward 7).  The city has reached an agreement with the developer on a $45 million contract providing for the yet to-be-constructed north building to be 100% “deeply affordable” single bedroom units intended for those with 0 – 30% of Area Median Income.

Zeilinger explained that the 100 ow income unit will be Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units.  PSH provides a rent subsidy and services – 24 hour security, on-site case management, and clinical staff available 24/7.  There is no time limit on residents – it depends on the needs of the person.  The difference between the old plan and the new is 100 units at 0 – 30% Area Median Income vs. 38 unitss at 0 – 30%..  She said PSH is necessary because the city has difficulty placing the homeless using tenant-based vouchers which go directly to the landlord, because potential tenants are competing with better qualified tenants.

Hill East activist Andre Speaks spoke for many Hill Easters when he expressed concern about whether the project would actually be a homeless shelter and cited their resentment that Hill East is continuing to be the go-to site for a place to deal with the city’s problems. He is not against affordable housing, he said, but asked, “why this building and why now?  It won’t be ready at 2022, and there are already buildings in Southwest which could be used now.”

Zeilinger said that the difference between PSH and a homeless shelter is that the leaseholders have a stake in the property – they have their own keys – they agree to rules when they move in – they have sense of control over their environment. In a homeless shelter residents have no choice about who comes and who goes – they face hyper-vigilance and violence – and In their own space, people get well.

She offered to facilitate tours of other PSH buildings in the city so people can judge for themselves.  Operators of the facilities are selected by competitive bid.  One such building and operator is Conway Residences on North Capitol and operator Todd Chapman.  Chapman was on hand to relate his ten years of work in supportive housing and vouch for the success of PSH buildings..  He says he operates Conway like an apartment building, and noted that project received the endorsement of ANC6C.

Aside from the fact of the increase in deeply affordable units, Hill Easters expressed resentment about being blind-sided by the process and being presented with a fait accompli.  Community Activist Maurice Cook said that the community was not consulted and now “we have been presented with a plan that is totally different than the proposed two mixed income project.”

Zeilinger said the city had reached out to ANC commissioners “but had received no response” – a claim that elicited scoffs from the audience.  She acknowledged that “it is clear we need to do some repair work with the community.  The process failed – we can’t change it.  We will move forward and work with you on an informed process.”

ANC6B Commissioner Denise Krepp has requested DC Inspector General Daniel Lucas to investigate the proposed contract for the PSH building on Reservation 13, charging that the awarding of the contract was not consistent with current policies.

And last Tuesday, ANC6B sent two letters to city officials.  The first requested a further delay in Council consideration of the contract until December 3.  The second requested representatives of city agencies to appear at a November 188h Hill East Task Force Meeting hosted by Commissioner Krepp, at 6:30pm at St. Coletta, to discuss the project.

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CM Charles Allen Headlines Veterans Day Ceremony in Folger Park – Photo Essay

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (click to enlarge)

Brigadier General John G. Baker, USMC

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen & Brig. Gen. John G. Baker Headline Veterans Day Celebration

by Larry Janezich

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen commemorated Veterans Day and honored the military veterans who have served our county today, in a ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 8 at 3rd and D Streets, SE.  He told the crowd of 200 in Folger Park that he has reflected what Veterans Day means in his own life.  He recalled that during a recent visit to relatives in Alabama, discussion turned to ancestors who had fought on both sides in the American Civil War.  He cited his great, great, great, great grandfather William Percy Shaw from Pennsylvania, who had fought for the Union, been captured, and survived the Confederate’s Libby Prison and then a prison in Mobile, Alabama.  The lessons he learned from Shaw, passed down through generations, include resilience, service, and sacrifice.  Allen remains committed to providing assistance to veterans and referred to his efforts to provide court services and housing in the District.

Brigadier General John G. Baker, USMC, delivered the Veterans Day Address.  Baker is Chief Defense Counsel for the DOD office which supervises military and civilian defense attorneys for Guantanamo Bay detention camp prisoners.  He was introduced by Master of Ceremonies, Judge Advocate David Sheldon, as an officer who had “demonstrated moral courage that few have ever been asked to give.”  Baker stood for the rule of law when it was discovered that the US government had compromised the lawyer client privilege of detainees and their defense attorneys, was held in contempt and briefly incarcerated before having his contempt conviction overturned in federal court.

Baker told the crowd that Veterans Day is a time for celebration and reflection: “Security doesn’t just happen – it requires effort, sacrifice, courage and commitment.  The nation owes a debt of gratitude to veterans,” and cited in particular legal clinics, help in attaining better medical care, employment, suicide prevention, and housing:  “We need to serve them as they served us.”

 

Jason Seacrest, Commander, Kenneth H. Nash Post 8. The post is across the street from Folger Park at 3rd and D Streets, SE. He reminded that the American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and for 100 years the Legion has been in a position to make sure promises to veterans are kept.

 

Karlene Bowman, President, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 8, noted that this year, the formerly all female organization has admitted its first male spouse. She said, “Our obligation is to perpetuate goodness and kindness in our community and challenged those present to ask themselves “what you can do,” quoting John F. Kennedy: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

 

The commemorative wreath

 

Alexandra Dixon – 15-year-old Prince George’s community college student, rendered an a capella version of America the Beautiful.

 

Veterans in the crowd stand as the USMC Brass Quintet plays their respective services anthems

 

Special guests included: Frederick W. Ambush, Sgt., United States Army. Col. Ned Burr, U.S. Army (retired). Erman T. Clay, Command Sergeant Major, DC National Guard (retired). Above is a photo of Ambush, 98, who served in the U.S. Calvary from 1941 – 1948. He was among the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Ft. Myer, Virginia.

 

Vets

 

Taps

 

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The Week Ahead…Veterans Day Commemoration, Folger Park, 11:00am

With Respect, Honor and Gratitude. Thank you veterans. Photo: National Archives Record Administration.

The Week Ahead…

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day.  DC Government offices will be closed.  No trash or recycling pickup.

Veterans Day Commemoration on Capitol Hill – Monday, Folger Park, 11:00am.

American Legion Post 8 Commander hosts a commemoration of Veterans Day on Capitol Hill.  Please join friends and neighbors at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 11, in Folger Park, across the street from Post 8 at the corner of 3rd and D Streets, S.E.  The hour-long ceremony, honoring all those who have served and sacrificed for our country, will be followed by a light lunch at the Post at which all attendees are welcome.  Our honored guests include Brigadier General John Baker, USMC, and several local WWII veterans.

ANC6B Working Group on the Comprehensive Plan will meet at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  

Agenda:

To continue review of the proposed revisions to the elements of the Comprehensive Plan relevant to ANC6B.

Tuesday, November 12

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  Possible presentation by Deputy City Administrator on proposed relocation of the existing Buzzard Point heliport to the Washington Gas site, at 12th and Water Streets, SE.

Alcoholic Beverage license renewals:

Emilie’s, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave SE; Class “C” Restaurant license.

The Brig, 1007 8th Street, SE; Renewal of Class “C” Tavern license.

Wisdom; 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern License Renewal.

Tune Inn Restaurant, 331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license Renewal.

Hawk N’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

The Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

The Eastern, 360 7th Street, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Barrel, 613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Cava, 527-529 8th Street, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

SkillZone, 709 8th Street, SE; Class “D” Tavern license.

Trusty’s Bar, 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Renewal of Class “C” Tavern license

716 L St SE; Historic Preservation Application.  Concept: addition/alteration of existing 3-story commercial building to a 4-story plus penthouse multi-family apartment building.

717 Kentucky Ave SE; Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing attached principal dwelling unit

148 11th Street, SE; Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to build a one-story rear addition and a two-story side addition to an attached principal dwelling unit.

Zoning Commission Case 19-11: Text amendment to reduce parking requirements for public and charter schools in RF zones by 50% and to allow mechanical penthouses.

Resolution to authorize a Rezoning Petition for the triangle between 12th Street, Water Street, and M Street, SE to MU-13 (medium density riverfront-adjacent mixed use) and MU-11 (riverfront-adjacent open space). Proposed heliport site.

Emilie’s, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  Public Space Application for New Sidewalk Cafe Un-Enclosed; Outdoor sidewalk cafe with 35 seats.

ANC Comments on new HPRB Guidelines for Sustainability including solar panels and other features.

ANC6C Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente, 700 Second St. NE.

Items on the draft agenda:

King Street Oyster Bar, 22 M Street NE.  New application and request for stipulated license.

Renewal applications for discussion: Allure Lounge, Bar Elena, Big Board, Columbus Club, Dubliner, Elevate, Hamilton’s, Irish Times, Laos in Town, Lounge 201, We Work, Red Bear, Solid State Books, Wunder Garten.

Wednesday, November 13

Community Crime Meeting, 7:00pm, at the Harold J. Gordon Building, 124 15th Street, SE. 

Panel discussion about DC justice, with Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, reps from DC MPD, DC Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, the DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the DC Attorney General, and the US Attorney’s Office.  Moderator:  Water Smith, Executive Director of DC Appleseed.  Sponsored by The Hill Rag and Ward 6 Democrats.

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

King Street Oyster Bar, 22 M Street NE, new alcohol beverage license.

Alcohol beverage license renewals: Allure Lounge; Bar Elena; Big Board; Columbus Club, Dubliner, Elevate, Hamilton’s, Irish Times, Laos in Town, Lounge 21, We Work, Red Bear, Solid State Books, Wunder Garten.

Presentation:  Community outreach from Revel moped service.

Safety improvements at the Kaiser Permanente 700 2nd Street NE parking garage.

Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place Projects.

Petition for installation of speed bumps on the 900 block of 7th Street, NE.

Public school zoning regulations.

Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, work plan for review.

901 H Street NE, Zoning Adjustment Application.  PUD modification of significance to permit veterinary hospital use.

National Park Service: Stanton Park NE; 5th and I Street Park NE.

Ward 6 Comprehensive Plan Community Meeting.  6:00pm to 8:00pm, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M Street, SW.

Elements of the Comprehensive Plan affects development of the SE Boulevard and RFK.  The Office of Planning staff will be on site and available to answer questions. If you would like an opportunity to express your thoughts to the Office of Planning, attend the meeting. Please RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ward-6-dc-comp-plan-community-meeting-tickets-79388123013

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Thursday, November 14

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  DOEE: Gretchen Mikeska, Anacostia Coordinator.

Guerilla Gardeners: Jim Guckert, Executive Director and Pat Startt, Deputy Director.

Grant for $1,000 to the Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School Parent Teachers Organization to support the FreshFarm FoodPrints program at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Liquor license renewals for Nomad Hookah Bar, Queen Vic, H Street Country Club, Mythology/Lore/Dirty Water/Beetle House, Biergarten Haus, Ella Grace, Langston Bar & Grille, Dio Wine Bar, The Haymaker, Rose’s Dejavu, Sospeso, Bar Bullfrog/Bullfrog Bagels, The Elroy, Copycat Co., Duffy’s Irish Pub, Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar.

Letter to DDOT in support of a Public Space Application for window projections onto Wylie Street, NE, (808-812 13th St. NE).

Letter to DDOT 1) requesting that DDOT present a full inventory, mapping and disposition of each of the Federal Reservations located in 6A, with special attention to those Federal Reservations that are adjacent to or abut private properties, to eliminate confusion regarding responsibility for their ownership, maintenance, and the right to public access.  Once we have an informed mapping, we can proceed with requesting signage and developing a process for engaging with adjacent homeowners to come to agreement regarding any plantings/modifications that may be hindering public access. 2) requesting release (or reissuance) of a DDOT legal opinion dated May 12, 2015 pertaining to Federal Reservations (this may require a FOIA request).

Letter of support to HPRB Historic Preservation Application for the construction of a two-story rear addition, a new two-story garage, and a new basement entrance at 1355 A Street NE.

 

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Capitol Hill Eateries Coming and Going

Capitol Hill Eateries’ Coming and Goings

by Larry Janezich

A couple of new restaurants are coming to Barracks Row, and Pitango Gelato on 7th Street near Eastern Market is gone.  (Earlier this week, CHC reported on the projected March opening of  a new Japanese restaurant –  YAJU Ramen/Izakaya – a traditional Japanese ramen restaurant and cocktail bar at 525 8th Street, SE, a space formerly occupied Phase 1, DC’s legendary lesbian bar.)

In addition, Mekki NYC is opening at 517 8th Street, in the space formerly occupied by Las Placitas, Brink Lane, and then, for a couple of months, by Marrakech. That iteration closed a few weeks ago and will be replaced by a sister restaurant of the highly touted Mekki NYC in Greenwich Village.  Mekki is the brainchild of New York City restaurateur Mekki Karrakchow.  The menu features Moroccan fusion inspired by Karrakchow’s mother’s authentic Moroccan cuisine recipes.  Here’s a link to the Greenwich Village outlet where you can find that restaurant’s menu. http://mekkinyc.com/ CHC learned that Mekki Barracks Row is expected to open next week.

 

Capitol Hill restaurateur Tom Johnson (Hill Restaurant Group:  Finn’s, Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Lola’s, Orchid, Tortuga, Willie’s, and Ophelia’s Fish House) told ANC6B’s ABC Committee on Tuesday night that the former LBGT venue Orchid at 520 8th Street, will become a high end steak house opening in January.  Earlier, there was speculation that it would become a speakeasy.

 

Finally, last week saw the apparent demise of Pitango Gelato at 328 7th Street, near Eastern Market.  The Italian-style ice cream/espresso/hot chocolate shop closed suddenly last Monday, with no indication it would reopen.  One source says they are looking for another location.  An email to the company seeking details has not yet been answered.

 

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Exclusive: Design Concepts for New Japanese Restaurant Coming to Barracks Row

YAJU Ramen/Izakaya – Concept view at ramen bar.

Concept view at communal table.

Concept view at booths.

Tom O’Brian, second from left, appears before ANC6B ABC Committee. (l-r) Redrocks Attorney Matthew Minora, O’Brian, Commissioner Brian Ready, Resident Member Raman Santra, Chair Chander Jayaraman, Commissioner Jennifer Samolyk, Resident Member Katherine Szafran, and Commissioner Jerry Sroufe.  At center is restaurateur Tom Johnson, who appeared before to committee in support of a license renewal for the Hawk & Dove. 

Exclusive:  Design Concepts for New Japanese Restaurant Coming to Barracks Row

By Larry Janezich

Last night at ANC6B’s Alcohol Beverage Committee, James O’Brian discussed his plan to open a traditional Japanese ramen restaurant and cocktail bar at 525 8th Street, SE, a space formerly occupied by ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar, and before that, Phase 1, DC’s legendary lesbian bar.

O’Brian, who owns three Redrocks restaurants in the area, said he was approached by New York City investors looking to get into DC’s hospitality scene.  That was fortuitous, since O’Brian was considering opening a new venue.  A search for a location led him to Barracks Row.

The restaurant – YAJU Ramen/Izakaya – will feature small plates (izakaya), ramen noodle soups, and Japanese cocktails.

The first floor will have 69 seats and another 20 to 30 at the ramen bar in the basement. A summer garden anticipates 25 seats in back.

The place will require an extensive (and expensive) build out and O’Brien hopes to open by next March.

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The Rest of the Week Ahead…Public Safety in Hill East on Wed & Share Moped Wed/Thurs

A new exhibit at the Air and Space Museum celebrates the World Series Champions with this newly-garbed Space Shuttle Space Suit replica. Photo: Tom Donovan.

The Rest of the Week Ahead… Public Safety in Hill East on Wed & Share Mopeds Wed/Thurs

by Larry Janezich

Tuesday, November 5

ANC6B Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee will meet on TUESDAY, November 5, at 7:00pm in the conference room, ground floor, The Yard (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE).  This meeting was rescheduled for the first Tuesday of the month due to a conflict in schedules.

Among the items on the draft agenda: 

Alcohol beverage license renewals for:

Emilie’s, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Restaurant license.

The Brig, 1007 8th Street, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Wisdom; 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Tune Inn Restaurant, 331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

The Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

The Eastern, 360 7th St SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Barrel, 613 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

Cava, 527-529 8th St SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

SkillZone, 709 8th St SE; Class “D” Tavern license.

Trusty’s Bar, 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; Class “C” Tavern license.

ANC6C Environment, Parks & Events Committee meets at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Office Building, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

National Parks Service – NPS Chief of Maintenance, Diana Bramble will attend the meeting to discuss recent maintenance issues (e.g., trees, lighting) at Stanton Park and maintenance plans for the park at Eye and 5th Street, NE, in light of NPS’s resumption of responsibilities following expiration of a three-year contract with a third party.

Amendment to District’s Comprehensive Plan – The District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan is a 20- year framework that guides future growth and development. Originally adopted in 2006 and amended in 2011, the Comprehensive Plan addresses a wide range of topics including land use, economic development, housing, environmental protection, historic preservation, transportation, and more. The DC Office of Planning has launched an eff-ort to amend the Comprehensive Plan. ANC6C EPE Committee will review three elements of the draft amended plan and present 6C with recommendations at its December and/or January meetings. At the November 5 meeting, the committee will commence discussion with a view to making recommendations at future meetings. The three elements are:

    • Parks & Open Space Element:
    • Environmental Protection Element:
    • Arts & Culture:

A full list of the elements is available at https://plandc.dc.gov/page/draft-comprehensive-plan-update

Wednesday, November 6

MPD’s Citizen Advisory Council Working Group on Public Safety in Hill East meets from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Payne Elementary School. 

The purpose of the meeting is to give community access to police resources, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ward 6 Mayor’s Office of Community Relations, the Ward 6 Councilmember Office and D.C. Court Services, particularly regarding assaults, juveniles and juvenile prosecution in PSAs 106, 107, and 108. Invited participants include DC Attorney General Karl Racine, DE Superior Court Social Services, the office of Councilmember Charles Allen, 1st District Crime Victim’s Office and MPD Community Outreach. For more information on the Citizen’s Advisory Council, visit www.1dcac.com

ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in the conference room, ground floor, The Yard (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE).

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation by Revel Representative on the Introduction of Share Mopeds.

Eastern Market Metro Plaza Transportation Study.

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 6:30pm, Northeast Library, 7th and D Streets, NE. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

55 H Street, NW – Zoning Application of Georgetown University requesting voluntary design review approval to develop the property located at 55 H Street, NW, currently a 33,040 square foot parking lot.  The application proposes to construct a student residence hall with approximately 158 residential units containing approximately 476 beds, retail space, and student-serving amenity space, with a proposed building height of approximately 110 feet.

Draft amendments to Comprehensive Plan – The DC Office of Planning (OP) recently published a Draft Comprehensive Plan for public review. The Draft Plan establishes a vision and broad goals to help inform decision-making and provide context for residents, officials, and stakeholders and can help guide and inform more fine-grained planning efforts. It is divided into 25 elements, or chapters, and two maps: the Future Land Use Map and the Generalized Policy Map.

The Committee will discuss an overall work plan for reviewing the Draft Plan over the next three months. Time permitting, the PZE will also review several sections of the Draft Plan (Introduction, Implementation, Land Use, and Urban Design). Deadline for ANC comments: Jan. 31, 2020. (Notice of public comment period; draft Comp Plan amendments & supporting materials)

Thursday, November 7

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta of Greater Washington (1901 Independence Avenue, SE).  This meeting was rescheduled for the first Thursday of the month due to a conflict in schedules.

Among items on the draft agenda:

716 L Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application, Concept: addition/alteration of existing 3-story commercial building to a 4-story plus penthouse multi-family apartment building.

717 Kentucky Avenue, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing attached principal dwelling unit at 717 Kentucky Avenue, S.E.

148 11th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application to construct a one-story rear addition and a two-story side addition to an attached principal dwelling unit at 148 11th Street, S.E.

Zoning Commission Text amendment to reduce parking requirements for public and charter schools in RF zones by 50% and to allow mechanical penthouses.

Update from Comprehensive Plan Working Group.

Resolution to authorize a Rezoning Petition for the triangle between 12th Street, Water Street, and M Street SE to MU-13 (medium density riverfront-adjacent mixed use) and MU-11 (riverfront-adjacent open space).

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Emilie’s – Public Space Application for a new Sidewalk Cafe Un-Enclosed with 35 seats.

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

Announcement:  DDOT is hosting an open house on Florida Avenue NE improvements on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at New Samaritan Baptist Church. Formal presentations will be given at 6:20pm and 7:20pm. See www.FloridaAvenue,Project.com  for details.

Presentation:  Community outreach from Revel.  Revel is an all-electric shared moped service that recently began operations in DC. As residents begin to use this service, Revel is reaching out to answer any questions or concerns the community may have regarding parking and safety.

Safety improvements at the 700 2nd Street, NE parking garage.  Last month the sidewalks along 2nd Street, NE, (from F to H Streets NE) were striped to indicate the continuation of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. However, one person has experienced a collision while bicycling southbound along the new markings with a person driving a northbound vehicle that turned left to enter the parking garage for 700 2nd Street NE (located just south of the H Street Bridge). The committee will review and discuss potential design improvements to prevent future crashes at this site.

Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place Projects.  A community meeting was held on October 29, 2019, on the Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place projects. The committee will discuss feedback heard from the community at that meeting.

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

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