The Week Ahead … & Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted December 4, 2022

Enrollment up at Eastern High.  Last Monday night, ANC6B’s Community Outreach Committee held its virtual annual education forum and heard from several principals and officials from Capitol Hill Schools.  Among them was the new principal of Eastern High, Steve Miller.  Miller reported that enrollment at Eastern High continues to increase and is projected to increase next school year:  (2021 – 728)  (2022-2023 – 835)  (2023-2024 –  projected 895).  Miller attributed the growth to “the strength of a lot of the schools feeding into us and as the result of more families choosing to stay on the Hill.”

Among wide range of education and extra curricular opportunities offered by Eastern High:   International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (early college credit in HS), Honors Cohorts, NAF Academy of Health Services (grads are EMT certified), 18+ Athletic teams, E-Sports Team, The Blue and White Marching Machine Band and Lady Gems Dance Squad, and JROTC cadet training.

Since the committee will not meet in December, the night’s meeting was the last for resident Chair Roni Hamilton’s since redistricting placed her residence in Ward 7 as of January 1.

Here’s a photo of Eastern Marker’s North Hall on Saturday afternoon – many street vendors had opted to set up inside owing to the heavy rain earlier in the day.

Some vendors displayed offerings outside the market after the weather cleared in the afternoon.

Kashmir Boutiques at 760 C Street is closing its doors.  The shop opened on July 1, 2021.  

Last week, the Capitol Hill Christmas tree (in the background) nicknamed “Big George” after George Didden, was lit to great fanfare and large crowds.  Meanwhile, a companion tree – ” Little George” – maintains a stately presence near the playground on the NE quadrant of the Metro Plaza.  

The Week Ahead … & Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted December 4, 2022

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

Tuesday, December 6

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6b.org/calendar/

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • 531 12th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Concept Review. Third story-addition and roof deck garden, new front window well and expanded areaway.
  • 647 G Street, SE. Historic Preservation Concept Review. New three-story rear addition.
  • Motion to withdraw ANC6B applications for Barney Circle Historic District as the entirety of the application is no longer in ANC6B.

Wednesday, December 7

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6b.org/calendar/   

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • 9th & I Streets, SE, Intersection Traffic Study Request – Scott Kratz
  • Community Petition for Stoplight at 11th and D Streets, SE – Joe Howard, 400 11th Street, SE.
  • Speed Hump Request for 300 block of 3rd Street, SE – Eric Monaghan & Frank Avery

Thursday, December 8

ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee will not meet this month.

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ANC6A 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 on the draft agenda:

Community Presentations

  • Safety improvements at West Virginia Avenue NE and 8th Street NE & West Virginia Avenue, NE and 9th Street, NE – District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Consent Agenda

Community Outreach Committee

  • Motion that ANC6A honor Edna Jane “EJ” Truax with the ANC 6A Good Neighbor Award at the December 2022 ANC 6A meeting.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing

  • Motion that ANC6A recognize a change in the membership of the ABL Committee, reflecting the departures from the Committee of Ian Stanford (as of 11/1/2022) and Mona Hatoum (as of 12/1/2022), and the upcoming departure of Mike Velazquez (as of 1/1/2023), resulting in an ABL Committee membership consisting of incumbent members Erin Sullivan, Kara Hughley, Joe Krisch, and Mike Velasquez as of 12/1/2022, and Sullivan, Hughley, and Krisch as of 1/1/2023.
  • Motion that ANC6A write a letter of support in favor of Daru at 1451 Maryland Avenue, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A take no action with regard to the application of Hill Prince at 1337 H Street NE,for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A take no action with regard to the application of Nomad Hookah Bar at 1200 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A take no action with regard to the application of Ocean Lounge at 1220 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC 6A take no action with regard to the application of The Pug/Toki Underground at 1234 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A take no action with regard to the application of The Haymaker Bar at 1015 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A write a letter of support in favor of The Elroy at 1423 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC6A oppose the license renewal application of On the Rocks, at 1242 H Street, NE, unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date.
  • Motion that ANC6A write a letter of support in favor of Bronze DC at 1245 H Street, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC 6A oppose the application of Sol Mexican Grill at 1251 H Street NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Motion that ANC 6A oppose the application by Cru Lounge at 1360 H Street, NE, for a Class C Restaurant License unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date. Further, that if a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date, ANC 6A write a letter of support in favor of the applicant’s request for a stipulated license.
  • Motion that ANC6A oppose the application by Noble Convenience and Tobacco at 1305 H Street, NE, for a Class A Liquor Store License unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date.

Transportation and Public Space

  • Motion that ANC 6A send a letter to DDOT opposing Chick-Fil-A’s application for a taller fence because the DC code does not allow fences greater than the current 42 inches in public space, and exceptions are only for high-security sites such as embassies.
  • Motion that ANC 6A send a letter to DDOT requesting that ANCs receive 30 days notice to review public space applications because ANCs meet only once a month.
  • Motion that ANC6A send a letter to DDOT recommending the installation of an all-way stop at the intersection of 16th and East Capitol Streets, NE and SE, and in that letter it should state that safety reasons necessitating the action are to mitigate crashes, and improve pedestrian, bicycle and student safety in the immediate area.
  • Motion that ANC6A send a letter to DDOT requesting traffic calming or speed for the 300 to 700 blocks of 19th , NE, and in making that recommendation we would also reference various open TSIs for that stretch.
  • Motion that ANC6A send a letter to DDOT recommending the creation of a reasonably-sized loading zone on a portion of the 1500 block of East Capitol Street, NE (north side), recommend loading zone restrictions apply 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and allow the prevailing residential parking permit (RPP) designation with exceptions at all other times, recommend the ANC include in its letter a recommendation to install Zone 6 RPP signs with a 2-hour exception for any remaining curbside parking that is presently ambiguously signed and that is not used for a loading zone.

Economic Development and Zoning Committee

  • Motion that ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for the request for special exception zoning and other relief to construct two new, semi-detached, four-story, 4-unit, apartment houses at 1717 E Street, NE, in the RF-1 zone with the caveat that the owner make best efforts to get a letter of support from the neighbor at 1709 E Street, NE.

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Plenary Session: 

Economic Development and Zoning

  • Motion that ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for the request for specialbexception zoning and other relief to permit a health care facility for up to 15 persons in an existing, three-story, detached building at 1022 Maryland Avenue.

 

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