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The Week Ahead…& Some Photos From Last Week

The Week Ahead…

Tuesday, November 10

ANC6B will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations:

  • Jamaal Jordan – Pepco, Governmental and External Affairs.
  • Director Robinson – DC Department of Motor Vehicles.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee

  • Wine and Butter, 1023 East Capitol Street, SE; Renewal of Class B Retail License.
  • Handle 19 Inc., 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; class B license – sport betting. Recommendation to protest. 

Planning and Zoning Committee

  • Update on Folger Shakespeare Theater – Presentation from Project Representative.
  • ANC Response to Term Sheet Modification to Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club Disposition.

Transportation Committee

  • Letter to DDOT regarding the SE Boulevard NEPA Study.
  • (Possible late addition: Kentucky Avenue SE Bike Lanes – DDOT revised drawings).

ANC 6B Response on Eastern Market Strategic Plan.

2020 ANC 6B Service Awards.

Request to City Administrator’s Office and DMPED on the status of the contract with Congressional Aviation Regarding MPD heliport.

Letter to DCPS Regarding November Reopening of Schools and Community Partnerships and Transparency.

Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day – ANC6C Meeting has been moved to Thursday, November 12.

Thursday, November 12

ANC6A will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

Please go here for instruction on joining the WebEx meeting: https://bit.ly/3p95vNI

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations

  • Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School – Olatundun Teyibo, Director, NAF Academy of Engineering

Community Outreach

  • Recommendation: ANC6A approve a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Ludlow Taylor Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for the continual use of IXL for virtual education.
  • Recommendation: That ANC6A approve a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Ludlow Taylor Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for the continual use of City Year to support best educational practices in the classroom.
  • Recommendation: That ANC6A approve a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Ludlow Taylor Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for school supplies.

Transportation and Public Space

  • Recommendation: ANC 6A send a letter of conditional support to DDOT for a fence in public parking at 205 15th Street NE, provided that it be placed on the line in the site drawing that the applicant provided to the ANC, that it not exceed 4 feet in height and that it be lattice (as specified in the application) or other open construction (at least 40% open).
  • Recommendation: ANC 6A send a letter to DDOT of opposition to DDOT for a shed in public parking at 205 15th Street NE, as the useis incompatible with public parking.
  • Recommendation: ANC 6A complete the public restroom pilot survey indicating a first choice of locations at 8th and H Street NE and a second choice at 12th and H Street, NE, plus a note in the comments section in support of other locations on H Street NE.
  • Recommendation: ANC 6A send a letter to DDOT in support of Traffic Safety Assessment Service Request for a red-light camera at the intersection of 9th and C Street, NE.

Economic Development and Zoning

  • Recommendation: ANC 6A send a letter of support to BZA for special exceptions to permit construction of a second story rear deck addition to an existing semi-detached principal dwelling unit at 722 19th Street, NE.
  • Recommendation: ANC 6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception to relocate 8 of the required parking spaces to the adjacent street to enlarge the outdoor play area at Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Avenue, NE.

New Business

  • Suggested motion: Letter to DDOT in support of the Traffic Safety Assessment Questionnaire submitted by Mr. Burnett, including ANC6A support for the request for installation of speed humps on 18th Street, NE, at Gales Place, NE and Rosedale Street, NE.
  • Suggested motion: ANC6A send a letter to DCPS Chancellor Ferebee reflecting community concerns regarding the firing of School Without Walls Principal Trogisch.

ANC6C holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

Please go here for instruction on joining the WebEx meeting: https://bit.ly/32nPs4K

Among items on the draft agenda:

Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee

  • Giant of Maryland, 30 H Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Union Kitchen, 600 H Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Adams Market, 700 F Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., 600 H Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Old City Market and Oven, 522 K Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Streets Market, 51 M Street, NE, Liquor License Renewal.
  • Games of Skill discussion.
  • ABRA notification issues discussion.

Transportation and Public Space Committee

  • Traffic calming requests, 5th Street, NE.
  • MoveDC 2021 update.
  • Feedback on Slow Streets initiative.
  • Logan School construction traffic..

Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee

  • 1165 3rd Street, NE, special exceptions to construct a three-story rear addition to an existing attached dwelling unit.
  • Short-term rental rulemaking, proposed DCRA regulations implementing Council.
  • Legislation addressing Airbnb and similar lodging arrangements.

Grants Committee

  • TBA.

Environment, Parks, and Events Committee

  • Police and fire call boxes update.

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Update on Southeast Library

Update on Southeast Library

by Larry Janezich

Posted November 8, 2020

Last Thursday, the Friends of Southeast Library got a status report on DC Library’s plan to renovate SE Library.  Martha Saccocio, Assistant Director, Communications & Community Engagement, DC Library, said that conversations were ongoing between the design team of Quinn Evans and city agencies, including the Office of Planning, the Historic Preservation Office, the Department of Transportation, and the  Board of Zoning Adjustment, among others. Work is scheduled to begin in 2022 with the goal of finishing in 2024.

The Library anticipates a community meeting in December to introduce the design team’s development ideas to the public.  She said the project was on track to achieve the expansion of the library to 18,500 square feet by creating additional space horizontally beneath the building and laterally beneath the north and south gardens, as well as on the parking lot behind the building.  The project will require a zoning adjustment because the current structure already exceeds the allowable lot occupancy.

In a related matter, Saccocio said that reopening of Southeast Library before construction begins would be contingent on the city reaching Phase III in the reopening plan under the Mayor’s COVID Public Health Emergency.  Reopening will be customized for each location and book circulation (and safety) will be prioritized. Currently, Northeast Library has opened but with limitations.  See here:  https://www.dclibrary.org/northeast

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Capitol Hill ANC Unofficial Election Results

Capitol Hill ANC Unofficial Election Results

by Larry Janezich

Posted November 4, 2020

Here are the election results for ANCs 6A, 6B, 6C, and 6D, as of 1:57am Wednesday morning.

There are three Single Member Districts (6B07, 6D01, and 6D02) where there were only write-in candidates.  Those votes will be counted and the candidates’ names and vote totals will be posted on the DC Board of Elections website some time next week.

Capitol Hill ANC Election Results

by Larry Janezich

Here are the election results for ANCs 6A, 6B, 6C, and 6D.  There are three Single Member Districts (6B07, 6D01, and 6D02) where there were only write-in candidates.  Those votes will be counted and the candidate’s names and vote totals will be posted on the DC Board of Elections website some time next week.

ANC6A01

  • Keya Chatterjee                                492      54.42%
  • Marie-Claire Brown                         398      44.03%

ANC6A02

Phil Toomajian                                            640      93.84%

  • Unopposed

ANC6A03

  • Michael Soderman                            632      95.47%
  • Unopposed

ANC6A04                             

  • Amber Gove                                         591      79.54%
  • Ali Gardezi                                            146      19.65%

ANC6A05

  • Laura Gentile                                        658      85.34%
  • Timothy W. Drake                                 106      13.75%

ANC6A06

  • J. Amons, Sr                                               56          6.8%
  • Robb Dooling                                           402      48.85%
  • Kate Robinson                                          360      43.74%

ANC6A07

  • Daniel M. Lee                                           178       27.47%
  • Sondra Phillips-Gilbert                           420         64.81%
  • Rico Dancy                                                  41          6.33%

ANC6A08

  • Brian Alcorn                                             622      94.39%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B01                             

  • Jennifer E. Samolyk                                  447      91.79%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B02                 

  • Gerald Sroufe                                              603      94.66%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B03

  • Brian Ready                                                 490        71.01%
  • Gerardo Mijares                                          188         27.25%

ANC6B04

  • Kirsten Oldenburg                                      564         94.31%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B05

  • Steve Holtzman                                            720          98.5%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B06

  • Corey Holman                                              797       96.49%
  • Unopposed

ANC6B07     

  • Write In                                                          201           100%

ANC6B08

  • Paul Blair                                                         182     25. 71
  • Peter Wright                                                     502     70.9%

ANC6B09

  • Andre Speaks                                                   329      39.35%
  • Alison Horn                                                      494      59.09%

ANC6B10

  • Denise Rucker Krepp                                     605       94. 24%
  • Unopposed

ANC6C01

  • Christine Healey                                             497        95.39%
  • Unopposed

ANC6C02                             

  • Karen Wirt                                                       315      94.59%
  • Unopposed

ANC6C03

Jay Adelstein                                                               679      95.77%

  • Unopposed

ANC6C04

  • Mark Eckenwiler                                               782      90.82%
  • Unopposed

ANC6C05

  • Joel Kelty                                                            1,018     94.96%
  • Unopposed

ANC6C06

  • Drew Courtney                                                 1,775      96.57%
  • Unopposed

ANC6D01     

  • Write in                                                                 324      100%

ANC6D02

  • Write in                                                                 413      100%

ANC6D03

  • Ronald Collins                                                       587      94.68%
  • Unopposed

ANC6D04                 

  • Andy Litsky                                                          909      95.99%
  • Unopposed

ANC6D05

  • Fredrica Kramer                                                   848     95. 39%
  • Unopposed

ANC6D06                             

  • Rhonda Natalie Hamilton                                    727      95.91%
  • Unopposed

ANC6D07

  • Edward Daniels                                                      1,388     65.75%
  • Eric S. Blaylock                                                           655      31.5%

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The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

By Larry Janezich

Posted on November 1, 2020

The Week Ahead

Monday, November 2

ANC6C Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

Please see https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/ for an attendee link and WebEx meeting instructions.

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Giant, 300 H St. NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License. 
  • Union Kitchen, 600 H St. NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License.
  • Adams Market, 700 F St. NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License.
  • Whole Foods Market, 600 H St. NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License.
  • Old City Market and Oven, 522 K St. NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License.
  • Streets Market, 51 M Street, NE, Renewal of Class B Liquor License.

Games of Skill Discussion

ABRA Notification Issues Discussion

Tuesday, November 3

The ANC6B Planning & Zoning Committee will NOT meet this month. 

ANC6C Environment, Parks and Events Committee is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm, but has not released an agenda. 

Wednesday, November 4

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 6:30pm.

Please see https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/ WebEx meeting instructions.

Among items on the draft agenda:

14 5th Street, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application for special exceptions to construct a one-story accessory structure with a new principal dwelling unit in the RF-3 zone.

1165 3rd Street, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application for special exceptions to construct a three-story rear addition to an existing attached dwelling unit.

Short-term rental rulemaking – Proposed DCRA regulations implementing the 2019 Council legislation regulating Airbnb and similar lodging arrangements. Deadline for comments: November 16.

ANC 6B Transportation Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00p. 

Please see https://anc6b.org/calendar/ for WebEx meeting instructions.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:  Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019.  Chris Laskowsky, Ward 6 Councilmember Allen’s Legislative Director.

Requests for support of the 17th Street, SE, Traffic Safety Assessment.

Letter to DDOT on FY22-25 Capitol Plan Funding for widening the eastbound exit off SE/SW Freeway onto 11th Street, SE.

Thursday, November 5

ANC 6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

Please see https://anc6b.org/calendar/  for WebEx meeting instructions.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Handle-19, 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – New liquor license with sports gambling endorsement. 

Renewal of Class B Liquor Licenses for grocery stores.

ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00 pm. 

Please see https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/  for an attendee link and WebEx meeting instructions.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Traffic calming requests for 5th Street, NE.  Neighbors along 5th Street NE have noted that 5th Street is frequently being used by drivers to cut through the neighborhood to get to/from Florida Avenue to H Street, NE. A traffic safety assessment for 5th Street, NE,  between K and M Streets, NE, was submitted to DDOT last August and results are still pending. In the meantime, neighbors are requesting the ANC’s support for additional and/or reconfigured speed humps along 5th Street, NE. Speed humps already exist between L and M Streets,  NE, but neighbors have noted that drivers will quickly accelerate/brake in between the traffic calming measures.

MoveDC 2021 update.  DDOT is updating its long-range transportation plan through an effort called move DC 2021 and recently held virtual town halls and continues to hold telephone office hours for the general public. The Committee will review and provide feedback on: (1) the stated goals/policies; and (2) the interactive “Mobility Priority Network” maps for transit, bicycle, and freight.

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