The Week Ahead….

The Capitol Hill Holiday Tree came to life at a lighting ceremony on on Saturday night. This year’s  celebration centered on the evergreen at 7th and D, SE.

The Week Ahead….

by Larry Janezich

Monday, December 2

ANC6C Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee usually meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street NE.

The agenda was not available at press time.

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE.  

The agenda was not available at press time.

Tuesday, December 3

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

411 New Jersey Avenue, SE; New construction of 2 single family dwellings.

316 2nd Street, SE; Addition, rear, third floor on top of 2-story rear wing.

400 3rd Street, SE; New carriage house, two stories.

400 3rd Street, SE; Special exception to construct a two-story accessory structure to be used as a garage with a second-story dwelling unit.

233 ½ 9th Street, SE; Special exception to construct a second floor addition to an existing accessory building to accommodate an apartment.

2020 Rock N Roll DC Marathon and Half Marathon – March 28th.

ANC6C Environment, Parks, and Events Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street, NE.

The agenda was not available at press time.

Wednesday, December 4

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:

Update:  Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Street Lighting Project – Abdullahi Mohamed, DDOT Project Manager.

Update:  Pennsylvania & Potomac Avenue Intersection Improvement Project – Morvarid Ganjalizadeh, DDOT Project Manager,

Traffic Calming/Control Requests for ANC6B Support (tentative):

6th & A Streets all way stops.

11th & North Carolina Avenue pedestrian signal timing.

14th & A Streets, SE, all way stops.

Review of Comp Plan Transportation Chapter (tentative).

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 for a proposed student residence hall with approximately 158 residential units (containing approximately 476 beds), retail space, and student-serving amenity space, with a  height of approximately 110 feet.

19 4th Street (rear), NE; Historic Preservation Application of Hillsdale College to demolish existing structure and for concept review of new two-story building.

50 F Street, NW; Zoning Adjustment Application to construct a penthouse and a rooftop terrace addition to an existing mixed-use building.

Draft amendments to Comprehensive Plan – Review of the following Draft Plan elements:

    1. Transportation
    2. Housing
    3. Economic Development
    4. Historic Preservation
    5. Community Services and Facilities

Deadline for ANC comments: Jan. 31, 2020.

Thursday, December 5

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

Bricklane Restaurant; 517 8th ST SE; Class “C” Restaurant license Renewal.

Lola’s; 711 8th ST SE; Class “C” Tavern license Renewal.

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:

Announcement:  DDOT is hosting an open house on Florida Avenue, NE, streetscape (which includes Dave Thomas Circle) on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at New Samaritan Baptist Church.  Formal presentations will occur at 6:20pm and 7:20pm.

NBC News – 400 North Capitol Street, NW;  New security bollards and associated landscaping at existing 8-story building on the corner of North Capitol Street, NW, and Louisiana Avenue, NW. Bollards are required for the security of the NBC News offices. Existing bollards will remain along the property’s frontage on North Capitol St NW. Bollards within the project area will be replaced. This project will expand the bollards along Louisiana Avenue, NW, for protection of a glass wall, a possible target, at the NBC News offices. The design aims to match as much as possible the existing bollard precedent and streetscape elements adjacent to the property.

1212 6th Street, NE;  The property owner of 1212 6th Street, NE, is proposing to perform an addition/alteration repair, 1 story addition above existing 2 story, single family unit to create a two family unit.  New open porch, lead walk with steps, window well, driveway off alley and knee wall with fencing.

Discussion:  Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place Projects; Discuss recommending potential testimony to the upcoming National Capital Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Draft Comprehensive Plan – Transportation Element. The DC Office of Planning 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. The Committee will review and make recommendations to the full ANC on the Draft Plan’s Transportation Element.

Friends of Southeast Library meet at 5:30pm, Southeast Library, Lower Level.  

Saturday, December 7

Community Litter Cleanup

1st Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am; Trusty’s and Atlas Vets have 10:00 am cleanup starts. Volunteer bag and glove pick-up locations include Fulcrum Properties – 1328 G Street, SE; Trusty’s – 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 7-11 – 1501 Independence Avenue, SE; Atlas Vet – 1326 H Street, NE; Chik-fil-A – 1401 Maryland Avenue, SE (offering free breakfast sandwich to volunteers); and Wine & Butter Cafe, 1023 East Capitol Street.  Volunteers return filled bags to any of these sponsors.  At 10:00 am, Fulcrum Properties offers mimosas, coffee and donuts to volunteers. Info on rain cancellation will be available by emailing here:


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