The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

Della Barba Pizza at 1382 East Capitol NE, will open its doors on Wednesday, October 19th
Here’s a look inside – the hallway on the right leads to the ordering and pickup counter.  And here’s a link to the menu: 
The scuttlebutt is that DPR is getting ready to announce in November when it will start on the renovation of “Spielburg Park” at 17th and C Streets, SE.  The park was informally named by the community after movie director Steven Spielberg donated playground equipment after shooting part of the film Minority Report in the neighborhood.   
CHC reported in April of 2021 that DPR planned to upgrade both Spielburg and Garfield Parks on the same timeline. See here:  CHC contributor Hilary Russell reported October 10 that work on Garfield Park will start next spring. The $750,000 upgrade for Spielburg Park will mean new site furnishings, new playground equipment, playground shade, land ighting and ADA upgrades.
Here’s a photo progress report on The Ethel – the low income residential project adjacent to the Stadium/Armory Metro stop on Reservation 13 near the corner of 19th and C Streets, SE.  The building will provide 100% “deeply affordable” single bedroom units intended for those with 0 – 30% of Area Median Income.  The 100 low income units will be Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units.  PSH provides a rent subsidy and services – 24 hour security, on-site case management, and clinical staff available 24/7.  See CHC post here:
Not many residents know that the entrance to the Rumsey Aquatic Court was once on C Street, SE.  CHC didn’t know until it was called to our attention by contributor Hillary Russell, who wrote a pair of recent articles on the history of the community pool.  Here’s a street view of the south side of the building.
And here’s a look at what’s behind the brick wall as seen through the latticed brick work on the east end of the enclosure.  CM Charles Allen has added funding to the FY 2023 Budget and money for the design phase became available on October 1, but as Allen said, “it will take time.”  Watch for future community meeting(s) – timing uncertain – and opportunities for the community input. 

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted October 16, 2022

Monday, October 17

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

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Among items on the agenda:
  • Review pending Traffic Safety Investigation (TSI) requests.
  • Discuss curbside electric vehicle charging with DDOT representative, including progress on vendor permits granted under the DDOT regulation.  ( ), alternative/additional curbside solutions beyond the DDOT regulation, and limitations on use of Level 2 charging cables over the sidewalk.  (The Committee heard a presentation from Coul St, a company with a plan for curbside chargers last July.   See here: )

Wednesday, November 19

ANC6B Transportation Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Briefings on Current Legislation under Review at DC Council– Christopher Laskowski, Legislative Director, Office of CM Allen:
  1. B24-0673 Safer Streets Amendment Act of 2022
  2. B24-0978/0977 Department of For Hire Vehicles Delivery Vehicle Traffic Enforcement Expansion Temporary Amendment Act of 2022
  • Review of Residential Parking at 4th & Independence Avenue SE– Commissioner Jennifer Samolyk
  • Discussion on Holding 2023 Open Streets Event along 8th Street SE/NE– Commissioner Edward Ryder
  • DDOT’s EV Curbside Charging Program & Rules (tentative)


ANC6A Economic Development & Zoning Committee will hold 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.
  • 1717 E Street, NE. Zoning Adjustment Application.   Request for Special Exception zoning relief  to construct two new, semi-detached, four-story, 4-unit, apartment houses in the RF-1 zone.
  • 1219 K Street, NE. Discussion of the situation facing tenants at the Havana Building at 1219 K Street NE, and what support and actions the ANC could take to support them.
  • Green New Deal for Housing Act (B24-0802): Consideration for ANC6A’s input to the Green New Deal in Housing Act, currently before the DC City Council.
  • Text Amendment to zones NC-9 though NC-17: Discussion and consideration of sponsoring a text amendment to zoning districts NC-9, NC-10, NC-11, NC-12, NC-13, NC-14, NC-15, NC-16 and NC-17 to actively encourage use for the arts.


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