The Week Ahead….& Some Photos from the Past Week

Diners returned to Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk cafes on Saturday afternoon. after Mayor Bowser began reopening the city the day before.

On Wednesday, members of the House mounted the steps to the House Chamber in groups as protection against COV-19.  This was the first vote in the US House of Representatives that permitted voting by proxy.  It was on a bill to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang.

The Capitol Hill BID commissioned a mural for the Eastern Market Metro Plaza near the Metro canopy.

It doesn’t look leased yet, but the former Sizzling Express is being built out into some pretty nice space.

The arches at Union Station on Memorial Day, 2020 – was that only last Monday?

Progress continues on the Eastern Market Metro Park Playground.  Last Wednesday, DGS told the Eastern Market Plaza Advisory Task Force hat the playground project is on track for being substantially complete by June 26. Phase II, which starts this fall, will see construction begin on the remaining parcels 2-6 .  Click to enlarge.

The Week Ahead….& Some Photos from the Past Week

May 31, 2020

by Larry Janezich

Monday, June 1

ANC6C Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee will not meet in June. The Committee usually meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street NE. 

Tuesday, June 2

The ANC 6B Planning and Zoning Committee will meet at 7:30 PM. This will be a virtual meeting on the Webex Platform.  Go here to sign on:

Draft Agenda:

Rear 203 3rd Street, SE.  Second story addition to existing alley building. Special exceptions for height and setback requirements. Variance for minimum alley width requirement.

ANC 6B comments on Zoning Case 19-13, text amendments regarding development on alley tax lots.

Formation of ANC 6B Planning and Zoning Subcommittee (to consider community amenities and benefits) on 1333 M Street, SE, PUD.

Wednesday, June 3

The ANC 6B Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00 PM. This will be a virtual meeting on the Webex Platform.  Go here to sign on:

Draft Agenda: 

DDOT Presentation on the Penn Potomac Project.

ANC6B support for closing parking/roads to allow for larger occupancy by restaurants.

The ANC6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee will meet at 6:30pm.  This meeting will be virtual on the Webex Platform.    Go here to sign on:

Draft Agenda

120 4th Street, NE – Historic Preservation Application of for concept approval for addition at the rear of the property, interior renovations, removal of existing mansard roof and replacement with new parapet on the front facade, modification to the existing parapet, new front porch roof with lower slope, new front gate and railings, and other landscape improvements.

627 Orleans Place, NE – Bureau of Zoning Adjustment Application, as amended, for special exceptions from requirements on lot occupancy, rear yard requirements, to construct a rear deck addition to an existing attached principal dwelling unit.

Proposed changes to zoning regulations for alley lots.  The Office of Planning has proposed amendments to the provisions regulating alley lots (e.g., minimum setbacks from alley center line).

Thursday, June 4

ANC6B Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee:  will not meet in June.

ANC6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm.  This will be a virtual meeting on the Webex Platform.   Go here to sign on:

 Draft Agenda:

Maryland Avenue, NE Project.  Neighbors near 3rd and Constitution have noted ongoing concerns related to noise, pounding and COVID risk associated with the Maryland Avenue Safety Project and the Washington Gas Project Pipes work. DDOT will update the Committee on the Maryland Avenue project as well as provide an opportunity for the Committee and neighbors to discuss any coordination concerns. Representatives: Abdullahi Mohamed, DDOT Supervisory Civil Engineer; Chancee Lundy, Maryland Ave outreach team; Nandlal Gevaria, Maryland Ave Project Manager; and Andrew DeFrank, DDOT Ward 6 Community Engagement Specialist.

Friends of Southeast Library will hold a virtual meeting meet at 5:30pm.  Details will be posted when available. 

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  1. Greg Turner

    thanx for your excellent work. the playground picture is very nice, really gives the sense of the idea.