The Week Ahead…ANC Highlights…& Some Recent Photos

One of the interactive FUTURES exhibits at the Smithsonian Arts + Industrial Building responds to your spoken word to create a unique pattern of light.

“Expanded Present” – a site-specific installation over the entrance to the building and the FUTURES exhibit created by Soo Sunny Park, is an assemblage of NASA-developed dichroic glass panels which respond with different colors of light as the sun changes position.  Here’s a link to some photos taken at night:  https://aib.si.edu/futures_soosunnypark/

Futures – now on view until July 6, 2022.  For more information, go here:  https://aib.si.edu/futures/ Photo: The Smithsonian

Fight Club – Beuchert’s Saloon’s pandemic sandwich and booze pop-up – will take over the space formerly occupied by Hank’s on the Hill at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  They will be open seven days a week with an expanded menu.  The team behind the move is also opening Newlands in the nearby former Montmartre space on 7th Street.   Eater DC has a write up on Fight Club here:  https://bit.ly/3ArrUMf

On Monday, January 10, ANC6D received an update on the mixed use building proposed for 899 Maine Avenue, SE, by developer Jair Lynch.  A Holland & Knight attorney provided a list of community benefits the developer intends to offer the community as compensation for conceding increased size and density which would not otherwise be permitted under current zoning restrictions.  They include:
1. Leed Gold Standard Construction (This means that under the widely used green and sustainable rating system the building is rated at 60 – 79 points, less than platinum rating of 80 or more points.)
2. 15% family affordable units at 60% Area Median Income (AMI
3. A contribution to Jefferson School PTA
4. Neighborhood oriented retail

The mixed use project will provide around 500 residential units and first floor retail.  There will be two levels of parking providing one space for every three units.  Jair Lynch plans on filing a planned use development application with the Zoning Commission next month.  That should set off a round of discussions with ANC6D on the proffered community benefits. 

The Week Ahead…ANC Highlights…& Some Recent Photos

By Larry Janezich

Posted January 23, 2022       

ANC Highlights:

  • Tuesday:  ANC6B vote on “As You Are Bar’s” Tavern License Application. 
  • Wednesday:  ANC6A, 6B, & 6C Planning committees will meet virtually with DC’s Office of Attorney General on advocating for public interest in land use cases. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday, January 24

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

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the agenda:

  • Eastern High School Grant Presentation – Heather Schoell, Adina Wadsworth
  • Eastern High School Happenings – Regina McClure, Elizabeth Braganza

Tuesday, January 25

ANC6A Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the agenda:

  • Taqueria Al Lado II at 809 12th Street, NE.  Application for a Class C Restaurant License.
  • Ocean Lounge at 1220 H Street, NE.  Discussion of Stipulated License request. 

ANC6B Executive Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 6:30pm.   .

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6b.org/calendar/

Agenda: 

  • To set the agenda for the February meeting of the ANC

ANC6B will hold a virtual Special Call Meeting at 7:30pm.

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6b.org/calendar/

Agenda:

  • Vote on “As You Are Bar’s” Tavern License Application. 

Wednesday, January 26

Joint ANC 6A/B/C Planning and Zoning Committee Virtual Meeting at 7:00pm with Office Of The DC Attorney General.

To join the meeting, go here:  https://bit.ly/3H2dtko

Agenda:

  • ANC 6A’s Economic Development and Zoning Committee, ANC 6B’s Planning and Zoning Committee, and ANC 6C’s Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee are hosting a joint virtual meeting with the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Land Use Section, to discuss OAG’s recent announcement of a new focus on advocating for the public interest in zoning and development cases.

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here:

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Among items on the agenda:

  • Report of the Chair
  • Report of the Market Manager
  • Financial Report
  • Implementation of the Strategic Plan
  • HVAC
  • Leases
  • Eastern Market Main Street
  • Signage
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Report of the Market Operations Committee Meeting: Tom Kuchenberg
  • Capital Improvements Report: Monte Edwards:
  • Tenant’s Council Report: Anita Jefferson

Thursday, January 27

ANC6A Transportation & Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the agenda:

  • Discussion of recent new speed hump and raised crosswalk approvals by DDOT:  300 block of 17th Place, NE; 900 block of G Street, NE; 12th Street, NE and Wylie Street, NE, (crosswalk); 200 block of 9th Street, NE; 200 block of 9thStreet NE; 400 block of 9th Street NE.
  • Discussion of new DDOT procedures, including whether to request improvements to DDOT TSI Dashboard (https://ddot.dc.gov/featured-content/traffic-safetyinvestigation-tsi-dashboard ); and when to recommend an ANC resolution in support of a traffic safety change.
  • Request for traffic calming at 13th NE and D Streets NE and recent accident at this intersection. Pending TSI 22-0027049 (filed 1-16-2022).
  • Request for speed camera at westbound 1300 block of H Street, NE, and other pending speed camera requests.
  • Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. Diane Romo Thomas of the Rock ‘N Roll RunningSeries will review plans for the March 26, 2022 event, including the race course and road closures in ANC 6A.

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  1. Golem

    I hope Markert does something to keep the noise level under control. It was impossible to hold a civil conversation in Hanks and I and a lot of other simply stopped going. Fight Club had great food and I hope this and his other Newland venture succeeds.