Ginza Karaoke opens this week. The so-far unmarked entrance to Ginza Karaoke and Barbeque Lounge is situated between Bitter Grace and Bombay Street Food on Barracks Row at 526 8th Street. Eat DC reports the entertainment/restaurant venue is hosting a soft opening at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 16th. The Japanese BBQ restaurant ill be on the roof top while the karaoke will be confined to the second floor where there will be 8 private rooms and a dance floor. Total capacity is set at 157 people plus 49 at the rooftop restaurant.
Here’s a shot of the glittery fun-promising view you see as you step inside Ginza.
Wednesday night, ANC6B met under the gavel of newly elected Vice Chair, Commissioner Jennifer Samolyk, who stepped up to the leadership to fill the seat left vacant when former Vice Chair Alison Horn resigned from the ANC because of relocation. The committee voted to send letters to DDOT regarding their concerns about the 30% design for the I-695 11th Street Off-Ramp and giving the ANC’s conditional support of a plan for an Open Street Event on 8th Street SE/NE listing numerous potential issues.
Also from the Wednesday night ANC6B meeting, a Navy Yard Land Swap: The Navy Yard, citing security concerns, wants to swap land on their east end (yellow) to a developer who has the rights to develop Federal Center land on M Street (blue). This is an image of the plan the Navy prefers. The proposed use of the land on M Street (blue) would be to site a new Naval Museum. The proposed use of the east end of the Navy Yard (yellow) would potentially be 2 million s.f. of residential, retail, office and parking. There will be community meetings next week on the Environmental Impact Study to receive comments. See below, Tuesday and Wednesday.
807 Maine Avenue, SW. ANC6D held a Special Meeting last Thursday, chaired by Commissioner Edward Daniels, and continued to hold Mill Creek Development’s feet to the fire, listing the community benefits the ANC wants in exchange for their conditional support of the residential/retail development at 807 Maine Avenue, SW.
- A commitment to provide 42 below market rate units (27 proffered by the developer at 50/60% AMI) plus 27 units at 60/80% equally divided.
- Reduced FAR Floor Area Ratio
- Not to be construed as altering Small Area Plan in SW or elsewhere in DC
- Financial support of $150,000 in supplemental educational activites to PTO of Jefferson Academy Middle School
- $100,000 equally divided between PTOs of Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and Richard Wright Public Charter School
- $75,000 for public art under direction of minority and women owned business in consultation with group to be selected by the ANC.
- Approved construction management plan and a plan for dog waste management stations
ANC6A, chaired by Commissioner Amber Gove, met last Thursday night and announced an ANC6A Multi-Agency Community Outreach Walk on WEDNESDAY November 16: Meet at 9:30am, 600 8th Street, NE. Presumably this will include MPD and DOH and DPW as well as representatives from the Mayor’s office.
The Week Ahead…
By Larry Janezich
Posted November 13, 2022
The Week Ahead…
Monday, November 14
ANC6D will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on how to join the meeting, go here: https://www.anc6d.org/virtualmeeting/
Among the items on the draft agenda:
- Not available at press time. (6D – less transparent than other ANCs in Ward 6, does not release its agenda early)
Tuesday, November 15
Virtual Community Meeting on Navy Yard Land Swap: 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The Navy Yard hosts the first of two virtual meetings to receive verbal comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study of land transfers at Washington Navy Yard. The Concept plan is to create potential for 2 million square feet of residential, retail, office, and parking use ~1300 at 11th and O Street SE (Background Info and how to join the meeting here: EIS: https://ndw.cnic.navy.mil/WNY-Land-Acquisition/1/
Wednesday, November 16
ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on how to join the meeting, go here: https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/
Among items of the draft agenda:
- 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.
- 1022 Maryland Avenue, NE. Zoning Adjustment Application. Request for Special Exception zoning relief to permit a Health care facility for up to 15 persons in an existing, three-story detached building.
ANC6A Multi-Agency Community Outreach Walk: Meet at 9:30am, 600 8th Street, NE.
Virtual community Meeting on Navy Yard Land Swap: 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The Navy Yard hosts the second of two virtual meetings to receive verbal comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study of land transfers at Washington Navy Yard. The Concept plan is to create potential for 2 million square feet of residential, retail, office, and parking use ~1300 at 11th and O Street, SE. Background Info and how to join the meeting here: EIS: https://ndw.cnic.navy.mil/WNY-Land-Acquisition/1/