The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week or So

On Tuesday, March 8, United States Attorney for DC Matthew Graves appeared before ANC6B to talk about his mission and his office.  He said the principal function of the US Attorney’s office is community safety – crime suppression: “Our goal is to be the model of 21st Century prosecution.  The recent increase in violent crime is unacceptable and we are doing all we can to turn it down….  Only a small number of community members – 200 to 300 individuals – are responsible for violent crime.
Graves brought up his office’s concern with a bill encompassing the recommendations of the D.C. Criminal Code Revision Commission now before the City Council.  He specifically mentioned a proposal to designate unarmed carjacking as a robbery “equivalent to a purse snatching.”  He also cited as problematic making a misdemeanor jury-demandable if there is the possibility of jail time for the accused. 
ANC6B also voted unanimously to request the Zoning Commission to mail a Notice of Intent (NOI) to File a Map Amendment to Rezone 1323 E Street, SE from PDR-1 to RA-2.  This is the location of the last mile delivery DoorDash Mart – located in the former temporary Frager’s Hardware owned by John Weintraub.  Changing the zoning from retail/industrial to residential would allow DoorDash to continue operations but would limit any future use of the site to residential.  The site is the last street-facing property zoned for industrial use on a block which has been converted to moderate density residential use.  The ANC action would provide a 45 day notice before the filing takes place.  Weintraub joined the virtual meeting but said he had no comment other than he would have to seek legal counsel.  The rezoning would likely reduce the property’s resale value. 
On Wednesday, ANC6C took issue with the Ward 6 Redistricting Task Force plan for their ANC.  Commissioner Mark Eckenweiler expressed frustration that his concerns that the Task Force plan would create a host of undersized single member district in adjoining ANC6E had fallen on deaf ears.  One of his proposals to remedy that would be to extend the ANC6C boundary west and create another single member district for ANC6C (6C08 above). ANC6E is likely to resist extension of the boundary to the west.  To the east, the adjoining ANC6A which currently has 7 single member districts under the redistricting plan is likely to resist any move by ANC6C to increase the number of single member districts beyond parity.
On February 27, CHC reported on an encampment centered around a large tarp covered bus at the corner of 18th and D Streets, NE. The site had been of particular concern to 6A Commissioner Sondra Phillips Gilbert. The photo from today above appears to show progress in the resolution of the problem.
But last at last Thursday’s ANC6A meeting, Phillips Gilbert told commissioners that the bus – sans tarp in this photo – had moved catty corner across 18th Street.
Tuesday, March 1, circa 5:00pm. Coming in like a lion.

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week of So

by Larry Janezich

Posted March 13

The Week Ahead…

Monday, March 14

ANC6D will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Among items on the agenda:
  • Public Safety Report – MPD.
  • DCRA, Reporting illegal construction.
  • Petalpalooza update.
  • Redistricting Update, Wards 6 and 8.
  • Game Day Traffic Operations and parking plan.


Ward 7 ANC Redistricting Task Force will hold a virtual roundtable at 6:00pm. 

Register in advance for this webinar:  (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.)


  • This Roundtable will determine the ANC and SMD boundaries for Ward 7 for the next ten years. Current Ward 6 residents who live east of 15th Street will be affected.

Tuesday, March 15

Ward 6 Redistricting Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

Register in advance for this webinar:


  • Final Approval of the Map and Report.

Wednesday, March 16

The ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For information on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 1207 H Street, NE. Zoning Application.   Request for a map amendment to change the property from its current NC-14 zoning (Mixed Use: Medium Density Residential and Medium Density Commercial) to NC-15 )medium density mixed use) which permits a height of 70 feet and an FAR of 4.8, and will be subject to the enhanced affordability requirements under the IZ+ program.
  • 647 16th Street, NE. Zoning Adjustment Application.   Request for special exception zoning relief to permit construction of a third story and rear addition, and convert to a flat, an existing, attached, two-story with cellar in a principal dwelling unit.   
  • 15th Street Alley. Zoning Adjustment Application.   Request for an area variance to construct six, new, attached, two-story with cellar and roof deck, principal dwelling units in the RF-1 zone.
  • 242 11th Street, NE. Historic Preservation Application.  Historic review of the construction of a ten foot (by right) addition on the rear of building while also adding a 3rd floor addition, and a second floor addition to an existing one story garage.
  • 1108 Constitution Avenue, NE. Historic Preservation Application.  Review of the construction of a rear yard addition and cellar addition which will fill in the dogleg.

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  1. Mark Ugoretz

    What kind of miscreant steels the wheels off of a car parked in a clearly labeled space reserved for a disabled neighbor? The disabled neighbor lives 1/2 block away
    ________________________ Mark Ugoretz 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002