The Week Ahead & Some Photos from the Past Week

The Week Ahead & Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted July 17, 2022

RFK Demolition:  Last Monday night, Rob Stowe, VP of Development and Strategic Initiatives for Events DC told a public virtual meeting hosted by Events DC about the planned demolition of RFK Stadium.  Stowe said the demolition will be complete by the end of 2023 and will take place in two stages.  Stage 1:  Abatement of asbestos material.  A Department of Energy and Environment permit has been applied for and prep work has begun.  Continual air monitoring will be done to protect the community.  Stage 2:  Demolition.  Raze the structure, disconnect and cap utilities, remove debris, salvage material, and re-grade and return site to its original condition.  Water cannons will be employed to reduce dust and measures will be taken for rodent and vector control.  A request for a Raze Permit has been submitted. 
Crime on H Street, NE:  Last Wednesday night, MPD Assistant Chief Andre Wright briefed ANC6A on MPD efforts to tackle high crime areas, one of which includes the H Street, NE, corridor that lies in ANC6A and ANC6C.  He said there are three prongs to the campaign against violent crime campaign:  One of the prongs is the Night Life Initiative – a doubling down on addressing violence in the entertainment and night life areas – such as the H Street Corridor from 3rd Street to Benning Road.  A Multi-Agency Night Life Task Force pilot program will be active during the summer months and emphasize reducing robberies, thefts from autos, ABRA violations, addressing ATVs, and enforcing traffic and parking regulations.  The task force will be out on Friday and Saturday nights, through the early morning, and on Sunday evenings when there is a Monday holiday.  The two other prongs in the fight against violent crime are, 1) the homicide reduction plan targeting the four most violent districts, including the 6th and 7th Districts where 60% of the homicides occur, and 2) a program focusing specifically on reducing robberies. 
Mural for Eastern Market Alley:  Last Tuesday night, Ann Blackwell, Eastern Market Main Street’s Executive Director appeared before ANC6B to request their support for a proposed mural on the alley-facing wall of Clothes Encounters across from the Market.  According to a Twitter post, Blackwell says “We have three different concepts, all from DC artists, to “wake up” this alley. We need to hear if Capitol Hill likes this idea.  Eastern Market Main Street is a nonprofit….We are applying for a grant from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for this project.”  She says public art murals are economic drivers for neighboring businesses, serve equally for residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds, and put the neighborhood in direct support of the area’s artists.  To support or comment on the proposal, you can sign the petition here:
Little District Books is a queer-owned Washington, DC based independent book store that celebrates LGBTQ+ authors and stories. It opened on Barracks Row last month.  Their website says, “We are a proud part of a neighborhood that has been a haven for the LGBTQIA+ community over the last 50+ years.  Owner Patrick Kern, is a 10-year resident of the greater Washington, DC area.  See more here:

Hill East Burger Coming Soon: A smoked burger saloon is coming soon to the space previously occupied by Wisdom at 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  The creative minds behind the move are the same team who opened Republic Cantina Tex-Mex at 43 N Street, NW, and Sloppy Mama’s BBQ at 5731 Langdon Boulevard in Arlington
And across Pennsylvania Avenue from the new burger joint shows what you can get away with if you build an addition outside of the Historic District. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday, July 18

ANC6D holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm

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

Among items on the draft Agenda:

  • Public Safety Report
  • DDOT Update, I Street SW/SE, 4th Street, SW, and M Street Projects.
  • DDOT Resolution and Notice of Intent Comments re I Street SW/SE Bike Lane Project.
  • 807 Maine Avenue, SW.  PUD, Mill Creek Development.
  • RiverPoint Restaurant Expansion and Modification of Consequence.
  • Rubell Contemporary Art Museum (Opening October 29), 65 I Street, SW.  Pick Up and Drop Off Zone
  • 301 K Street, SW, Modification of Consequence.
  • ABC cases – TBA

                                                              ***                                                                                           ANC6A Committee on Transportation holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm

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

Among items on the draft Agenda:

  • H Street NE Bus Priority Project.  Zack Gambetti-Mendez, DDOT Transportation Planner will present on the status of the project.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Curbside charging; DDOT regulations.  Josh Charles, CEO, Coul Street, will discuss his company’s curbside charging solutions.  The Committee will also review the new DDOT EV charging regulations and program (see
  • Update on pending Traffic Safety Inspections and status of work order requests from DDOT Ward 6 Community Engagement Specialist Abraham Diallo.
  • 11th Street, NE.  The Committee will discuss various traffic safety issues on 11th Street, NE, from Maryland Avenue, NE, to Massachusetts Avenue, NE, including a review of a recent DDOT response to Traffic Safety Inspections. 

Wednesday, July 20

ANC6A Committee on Economic Development and Zoning holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm

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

Among items on the draft Agenda:

  • 223 8th Street, NE.  Historic Preservation Application.  Historic review of a plan to construct a rear three-story addition; add a partial third floor on the existing house, and renovate the existing house for a home in the Capital Hill Historic District.
  • 814 14th Street, NE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.   Request for Special Exception zoning relief from the loading requirements and Special Exception zoning relief from the design requirements to raze three existing buildings and to construct a new, six-story with cellar and penthouse, mixed use building.
  • 1341 H Street, NE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.   Request for a special exception under the enlargement and design requirements to construct a mixed-use building.
  • Racial Equity Analysis Tool.  Consideration for ANC6A’s input as part of a public meeting to review the Zoning Commission’s adopted use of a tool to evaluate all zoning actions through a racial equity lens.

Friday, July 22

July 22 Friday Night Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Features Jazz from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.


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2 responses to “The Week Ahead & Some Photos from the Past Week

  1. Golem

    EV Charging stations: I read through much of the new regulations regarding EV charging stations (EVCS) on public streets. Given the number of known fees provided for by the regs, plus the unknown fees that will be charged by an outside vendor, as well as addition regulations affecting the use of it would be helpful to know how those fees for charging and EV compare to the cost of filling a tank with gas.

    Many EV buyers purchase their EVs in part as a means of avoiding the high cost of gasoline, thus offsetting the substantial premium paid for an EV over the lower cost of a vehicle with an internal combustion (IC) engine. If the cost of charging at a public charging station, including fines, is equal or even close to the cost of a tank of gas, residents will be dissuaded from EVs.

    In addition, the regs appear to limit the number of charging stations available on a block, as well as limiting a residents access to a parking place in front of their home if it contains a charging station which, again, is a disincentive for approval of the addition of charging stations.

    One effect of the regulations, at least on an initial reading, is that it may further limit the number of parking places in front of resident’s homes. While I recognize that the current DC government is biased against automobiles owned and used by residents, if the EV charging stations result in reduced availability for parking, there is likely to be a public backlash against providing EVCS on any residential streets.

    • David

      Frankly, the District shouldn’t provide any EV charging stations on public property. Gas stations exist on private property and are privately funded; the same should go for EV charging stations. To do otherwise is to subsidize to Elon Musk.