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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