The Week Ahead…Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

The “Happiness” Art Show at Frame of Mine Store on Capitol Hill opened Saturday and will run through June 19.  The Gallery is located at 545 8th Street, SE.  The show is sponsored by the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL).

Participating artists were asked to explore their art interpretations of “happiness” using any media, including photography.  CHAL invites you to visit the gallery when shopping at Frame of Mine as well as viewing it online at the store website at: www.frameofmine.dc – the art may be purchased through the store.

The following artists are featured in the show: Anne Albright, Ken Bachman, Sally Canzoneri, Karen Cohen, Martin DeAlteriis, Elizabeth Eby, Tara Hamilton, Louise Holland, Steve Kunin, Victoria Lakes, Bennett Lowenthal, McCain McMurray, Heidi Nielson, Ann Pickett, Martha Pope, Nan Raphael, Carolyn Rondthaler, Judy Searles, Alexia Stefanovich, Rifat Taher, Karen Van Allen, Elin Whitney–Smith and Karen Zens,

For more information about the “Happiness” Show and the Art League, visit the website at www.caphillartleague.org

The featured piece is “Spring” by Elizabeth Eby. 

The Week Ahead…Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 2, 2021

Highlights:

  • Monday: Southeast Library reopens after pandemic closure.
  • Wednesday: Southeast Library Virtual Community Meeting to hear design updates.
  • Thursday: The $18 million new Southwest Library opens, 900 Wesley Place, SW.  It has been closed since June, 2019. 

Monday, May 3

Southeast Library will reopen for limited services on May 3, Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Here’s what is meant by “limited services” : https://www.dclibrary.org/reopen   For more information, go here: https://www.dclibrary.org/node/68011

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • Scissors & Scotch, 331 N Street, NE. Request for ANC6C Support for new liquor license.  (From the website: “The Scissors & Scotch experience offers a complimentary cocktail, coffee, or cold one with every haircut, plus a full-service bar and lounge, because we know you’ll be ready for round two.”}
  • Capitol Fine Wine and Spirits, 415 H St.reet, NE. Renewal of Class A retailer’s license.
  • Kogod Liquors, 441 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Renewal of Class A retailer’s license and request to terminate the Settlement Agreement. 
  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington, 1325 2nd Street, NE. New retailer’s Class B liquor license.  Washington DC
  • Cru Hemp Lounge, 816 H Street, NE. New retailer’s Class C restaurant liquor license.   

Tuesday, May 4

ANC6C Environment, Parks and Events Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Agenda not available at press time. 

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://www.anc6b.org/calendar/ 

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 360 7th St SE: The Eastern Wine Bar. Historic Preservation Application.  Concept: add metal pergola structure at sidewalk;
  • 420 11th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Rear addition and change in front façade from stucco to wood siding.
  • 1525 K Street, SE. Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a rear, one-story addition with roof deck, to an existing, three-story, attached, principal dwelling unit.
  • POSTPONED –818 Potomac Ave SE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Modification of Significance to change the principal use of and add special exception relief for the approved project at 818 Potomac Avenue, SE.
  • 232 10th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application and Zoning Adjustment Application.  Conception Review and Special Exception to construct a three-story with cellar and roof deck, rear addition, to an existing attached, two-story with cellar, principal dwelling unit.  [Applicant has requested a delay in BZA Hearing Date to 6/9/2021]
  • 313 9th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Second story addition to existing two-bay garage.   [Will be considered only at full meeting on May 11]
  • POSTPONED – 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE: Historic Preservation Application. Concept: remove awning and bays at front and add two new door openings; add two window wells at west elevation and larger basement areaway at rear; new window openings at rear second story; new openings and cladding at rear one-story addition; new openings at one-story garage. [Case will be considered in June. New HPRB hearing date 6/24/21 or 7/1/21]
  • POSTPONED – 13 7th St SE; Zoning Adjustment Application. Area Variance to construct a rear addition to an existing, attached, two-story with basement, principal dwelling unit. [Case will be considered in June; BZA Hearing rescheduled for 6/23/21]

Wednesday, May 5

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 220 H Street, NE, aka Senate Square. Zoning Adjustment for a modification of consequence to an approved 2005 PUD to allow the required affordable housing units to be rented rather than sold.

CANCELLED:  ANC6B Transportation Committee *No Monthly Meeting for May* [The update on traffic signals regarding the Pennsylvania Avenue Streetlights Project will be heard at the Full ANC6B meeting on May 11.] 

DC Public Library will hold a virtual Southeast Library Community Meeting at 6:30pm.

To join the meeting: 

The event password is “dcpl”.

https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=eebcad716f325999d0d98fb0aa9f904e6  

Learn more about the project at https://www.dclibrary.org/southeastlibraryrenovation

Agenda:

  • SE Library design team will present the latest design, share the project timeline, and solicit community feedback.

Thursday, May 6

Mayor Bowser announced in mid-April the reopening of the new Southwest Library will be on May 6. 

  • Services will be limited. Operating hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Agenda not available at press time. 

ANC6B  Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://www.anc6b.org/calendar/

  • Extreme Pizza, 520 8th Street, SE. Renewal Class C Tavern License. 
  • Santa Rose Taqueria, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Request to transfer Class “C” Restaurant license from 301 Penn Ave SE to 313-315 Penn Ave SE. 

Friends of Southeast Library will hold a virtual meeting at 5:30pm. 

Info on how to join the meeting TBA.

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