New Mural at East City Books, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. CHC asked proprietor Laurie Gillman about it. She says, “Even before opening the shop, I’d look at that big, blank gray wall and think about images that could go there and make the space more interesting. After being open for a couple of years, one of the comments we got most often was that people would miss our entrance since it’s not directly on the street. I talked with our graphic designer, Phoebe Hunt Smith, about doing something big and fun on that wall that would also help potential customers see our entrance, and we came up with the idea of big books. All the bright, cheery colors were chosen to give a little hint of the atmosphere inside.”
The Week Ahead… & A New Mural at East City Books
by Larry Janezich
Monday, June 3
ANC6B’s Hill East Task Force holds a community meeting at 7:00pm, St. Coletta, 1900 Independence Avenue, SE.
Briefing on construction and deconstruction projects related to Reservation 13. Donatelli Development, DMPED, DDOT, DGS, Pepco, Washington Gas, Verizon, and the various contractors and subcontractors will be speaking at the event.
CHRS Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE.
DC Chesapeake Cleanup Community Meeting at Navy Yard – Food – Refreshments – Boat Ride
One of the components/requirements of the program of each Chesapeake Bay watershed state plus The District of Columbia is community outreach and I wanted to share some information that you may find of interest. The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is co-hosting a community meeting to discuss the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay and gather feedback from the community on improving the health of our rivers and streams.
The meeting will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Earth Conservation Corps Pumphouse, just south of Nats Stadium, at 1520 First Street, SE. Light food and refreshments will be provided.
**This meeting will also feature a Free Anacostia Boat Tour ride via the Anacostia Explorers Program before the meeting leaving the dock around 4:45 pm. If you’d like to attend, please also register for a Boat Tour Ticket at checkout so we can save you a spot on the trip.**
Sign up and see here for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-watershed-implementation-plan-public-meeting-4-with-earth-conservation-corps-tickets-61537492296?aff=ebapi
Tuesday, June 4
ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Ave, SE.
Among items on the agenda:
201 East Capitol Street, SE (Folger Library) – Historic Preservation Application – Concept: Exterior modifications to create a new visitor entrance; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application – Concept: Modifications to interior Historic Landmark – Bond Reading Room.
ANC Support letter for Lockwood Apartments community benefit funds moved to escrow. Presenter: Sarah Davidson, Insight Property Group.
708 4th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application – Special to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing, attached principal dwelling unit.
142 D Street SE – Historic Preservation Application for rear, upper, and dogleg infill addition; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: two-story rear addition.
530 11th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application for Special exceptions to construct a two-story rear addition; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: Rear two-story and dogleg infill addition.
221 10th Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application for Special exceptions to construct an accessory building with a garage and dwelling unit; to be heard concurrently with Historic Preservation Application for Concept: two-story carriage house.
233 1/2 9th Street, SE; Concept: Historic Preservation Application for rooftop addition to existing accessory building/garage; Applicant.
ANC 6C Environment, Parks & Events Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Office Building, 700 2nd Street, NE.
Among items on the agenda:
Green Buildings Program – District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) staff will provide an overview of the District’s Green Buildings program.
Call Boxes – Taking stock of our call-box inventory and discuss next steps.
MPD First District Community Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00pm, Kingsman Public Charter School.
Wednesday, June 5
ANC6B Transportation Committee will meet at 7:00pm, in the Conference Room, Ground Floor, The Yard 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – entrance to 700 Penn is to the left of the Trader Joe’s entrance.
Among items on the agenda:
Discussion on Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019 (B 23-0288) – Chris Laskowski, Legislative Director, Office of CM Allen.
Discussion and letter on reversing bike lane to contraflow on the 700 Block of 15th Street, SE, relating to installation of traffic calming measures at the intersection of 15th Street, SE; Kentucky Avenue, SE; Potomac Ave, SE; and G Street, SE)
Letter to DDOT on Penn-Potomac Avenue Project.
Letter to DDOT on SE Blvd/Barney Circle Project.
Thursday, June 6
ANC6B’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm in the Conference Room, Ground Floor, The Yard, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – entrance to 700 Penn is to the left of the Trader Joe’s entrance.
Alcoholic Beverage License Renewals:
Radici, 301 7th Street, SE – restaurant license.
La Plaza Mexican Restaurant, 629 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant license.
Le Pain Quotidien, 666 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant license, beer and wine.
The Ugly Mug Dining Saloon/Valor Brew Pub, 723 8TH Street, SE – restaurant license.
La Lomita Dos, 308 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – restaurant license.
Ambar, 523 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.
District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge, 500 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.
Medium Rare Barracks Row, 515 8th Street, SE – restaurant license.
Bullfrog Bagels; 317 7th Street, SE – restaurant license, wine and beer.
ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE.
Among items on the draft agenda:
4th and 5th Streets near Union Market converted to two-way
Verizon – 120 7th Street, NE – Follow-up on the Verizon telecommunications building at 120 7th Street, NE. At previous TPS meetings, Verizon and nearby residents have discussed issues with loading and improper use of public space. In the May meeting, Verizon stated it had conducted a survey but did not have the results yet. They will be present to discuss what mitigations they are willing to offer.
35 New York Avenue, NE – Public Space Application – Streetscape improvements associated with new building construction. Improvements include Pepco vault, curb and gutter, sidewalk, commercial driveway for loading area, and bike racks.
Friends of Southeast Library (FOSEL) meet at 5:30 in Southeast Library, lower level.
Saturday, June 8
Grand Opening – The Fields at RFK Campus. 10:00am – 3:00pm, 2400 East Capitol Street, SE. Food, music, youth activities. See here: https://mailchi.mp/eventsdc/grand-opening-mpf?e=386ef1ea5e
Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale, 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9:
Rediscover Eastern Market Weekend Celebration from June 7th-9th. This celebration is just in time to recognize the 10 year milestone since the building was fully refurbished and restored! Learn about the past, present and future of Eastern Market and the small businesses that call Eastern Market home. More here: