The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Week Past + Redistricting Update

The final map for Hill East Single Member District Boundaries. Friday afternoon, the City Council’s Redistricting Subcommittee voted to recommend to the City Council Committee on the Whole that Hill East be divided into north and south components, each part of a different Ward 7 ANC.  Hill East residents and the commissioners of the former Ward 6 ANCs (ANC6B and ANC6A) have struggled mightily for a single Ward 7 ANC west of the river.  The Committee on the Whole will vote to place the entire ANC/Single Member District boundary plan on the Council’s agenda for the next legislative meeting.  Theoretically, once before the Council, changes could be made.  If Council passes the plan on the initial vote, a second and final vote will occur at the next legislative session.  The measure then goes to the Mayor for her signature. 

Here’s a rendering of what a completed Southeast Boulevard Project could look like if DDOT gets federal funding to finish this project.  Last Thursday, at a Special Meeting of ANC6B, the commission agreed to a letter of support requested by DDOT to accompany an application for a federal grant to complete the Southeast Boulevard and Barney Circle Projects. A coterie of residents of L Street between 13th and 15th Street voiced opposition, citing their concerns their quality of life will suffer if the project moves forward.  Plans would include an underground garage for Circulator buses.  ANC6B has long expressed reservations about the bus garage but also stated that a 100% electric bus fleet would mitigate some of the issues. 

There’s been major progress on The Ethel on Reservation 13 since we last visited.  A sign says “Coming March 1013 – 100 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, work force training opportunities, transitional housing, 11,000 square feet of retail.  Permanent Supportive Housing provides long-term housing voucher and intensive case management to individuals and families who are chronically homeless and continue to be at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  

Progress on new Pacci’s Italian restaurant on Lincoln Park.  There’s been a lot of activity at the proposed restaurant at 106 13th Street, SE.  The building formerly housed the Park Café, Ninnella, and the Lincoln Park Kitchen and Wine Bar.  A complete renovation has been underway and owner Spiro Gioldasis had hoped to open in 2019, and might have but for the pandemic.  Much of the gutting and renovation has been done, and it looks like the workers are closing in on the final build out. 

Here’s a shot inside from last week – still a ways to go.  For more on Pacci’s restaurants, go here:

Here’s a shot of Session Americana performing at the Hill Center on May 15 as part of the free outdoor American Roots Music Series.  Out of Boston, Session Americana is a rock/folk band/collective of musicians that move in and out of the band and performances.  Americana music meets at the starburst crossroads of American music traditions including folk, gospel, blues, country, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, and bluegrass.  For more, go here:  

The Week Ahead…

by Larry Janezich

Monday, May 23

Forum:  DC Democratic Mayoral candidates Primary, at Hill Center, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

In-person attendees should RSVP here:

Virtual attendees can RSVP here to get the link:

  • The Ward 6 Democrats have teamed up with the Hill Rag, the Hill Center, the DC Democrats, the Ward 2 Democrats, and the DC Young Democrats to sponsor a series of four candidate forums during May at Hill Center.


ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to access, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Ludlow-Taylor Grant Application – Erin K Johnston, Co-Chair, LT ES PTO Grants Committee; Angeline Spain, Co-Chair, LT ES PTO Grants Committee
  • Eliot Hine Grant Application – Arijua McCarter, 8th grade student

Tuesday, May 24

ANC6A Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee meeting CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 25

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

For info on how to access, go here:  TBA

Among items on the draft agenda, go here:  TBA

Friday, May 20

Friday Night Live Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.  (Info on the featured artist was not available at press time.)

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