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Crazy Aunt Helen’s Comfort Food Restaurant Coming to Barracks Row

 

Crazy Aunt Helen’s Comfort Food is Coming to Barracks Row

by Larry Janezich

Eater DC’s Tierney Plumb reports the arrival of a new comfort food restaurant on Barracks Row.  Shane Mayson and executive chef Mykie Moll will open Crazy Aunt Helen’s where Finn McCool’s used to be at 713 8th Street, SE.  The new eatery hopes to open in mid-June.

According to Tierney, the menu will include brisket, Reuben sandwiches, roast chicken, and crab cakes and will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7:00am until 9:00pm. 

Finn McCool’s closed in February.  Operator Tom Johnson, managing partner of the Hill Restaurant Group announced in August of 2020 that he was giving up the lease last August as the pandemic and lease issues required a consolidation.  He also relinquised the lease on Orchid, which has since been re-born at Extreme Pizza.  

The Hill Restaurant Group’s remaining restaurants on or near Capitol Hill include Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Lola’s, Tortuga, Boxcar, Ophelia’s Fish House and the former Willie’s, now Stadium Sports in Southwest near Nats Park.

Here’s a link to Tierney’s report.  https://bit.ly/3f1dMQD

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The Week Ahead…Meeting Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

The Week Ahead…Meeting Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

By Larry Janezich

Posted May 16, 2021

Highlights:

  • Thursday – DMPED Disposition Hearing on Reservation 13 Phase II

Monday, May 17

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Update on proposal to site a public bathroom on 17th Street and Benning Road NE, under the Public Restroom Facilities and Promotion Act.
  • Discussion of DDOT Notice of Intent to install on-way protected bikeways on the 800 and 900 blocks of West Virginia Avenue, NE.
  • Discussion of public space permit application for an outdoor patio at the Capitol Square Bar and Grill at 1500 East Capitol Street. Drawings:  https://bit.ly/3frceyB
  • Update on Tennessee Avenue. NE, traffic calming. Will Handsfield from DDOT will present.
  • Discussion of public space permit application for an outdoor patio at Bullfrog Bagels on H Street, NE.
  • Discussion of fence permit at 1369 C Street, NE.
  • Discussion of installing a speed hump in the 1500 block of Isherwood Street, NE.
  • Discussion of converting stoplights to 4-way stops (time permitting).

Tuesday, May 18

The Capitol Hill Business Interest Working Group will hold a virtual meeting from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. 

Draft agenda TBA

To join the meeting:

Meeting link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/j.php?MTID=md3f632178764866fae3cc7e724e4bc29

Meeting number: 172 195 4619

Password: AqJSHusr726

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)

Access code: 172 195 4619

Wednesday, May 19

ANC6A Economic Development & 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 on the draft agenda: 

  • Discussion of the standard and approaches to be used for reviewing special exception requests to regulations that govern the building of a rear wall that extends more than ten feet past an adjoining property.

Thursday, May 20

DMPED will hold a virtual hearing regarding the disposition of Reservation 13 Phase II at 6:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here: 

https://dmped.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dmped/page_content/attachments/HE%20PH%20II%20Disposition%2015%20Day%20Register%20Notice%20Final.pdf

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ANC6A Commissioner Asks MPD for Help on 17th and Benning Road Trouble Spot

ANC6A Commissioner Asks MPD for Help on 17th and Benning Road Trouble Spot

by Larry Janezich

ANC6A07 Commissioner Sondra Phillip-Gilbert says she has struggled to get the attention of MPD District 5 officials regarding trouble spots in her single member district including one at 17th and Benning Road.  Last Thursday, at a safety meeting/walk following a shooting near 15th and C, NE, which left two wounded and residents alarmed, Phillips-Gilbert delivered an impassioned plea to MPD Officials asking for assistance in her own adjoining single member district.  She asked First District Commander Morgan Kane and Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict to come to her single member district and walk with her on a tour of trouble spots.  She spoke the hurt and pain she feels because she is unable to help the residents who come to her with their concerns. 

Her single member district 6A07 in the northeast corner of ANC6A is bordered on the north by Benning Road and on the east by 19th Street, and largely by 16th Street on the west.  The district lies in MPD District 5, outside of First District Commander Kane’s responsibilities.  Benedict, an MPD Executive Assistant Chief, participated in last week’s meeting because he is a nearby resident.  Fifth District Commander William Fitzgerald was not present at the safety meeting  which was in the First District. 

Phillips-Gilbert seized the opportunity to draw attention to her problems by inviting Commander Kane and Assistant Chief Benedict to come and walk with me her in the Rosedale Community and provide the same support that they were giving her neighboring ANC district. 

She told Capitol Hill Corner, “My concern is that when public safety issues are presented, as Commander Kane stated, we must also include other agencies and resources to lend support to address these public safety concerns.

My concern is that the Rosedale Community does not get the wrap around support and strategy to resolve the chronic public safety concerns. We tend to receive what I call the Band-Aid approach whereby; they give you just enough support from one or two agencies to hold you together until the next explosion hits the community, and then you start the process all over again.

I want to see all agencies and MPD come together to sit down with me and discuss strategies on resolving the chronic public safety concerns at 17th and Benning Road, and other hot spot areas throughout the Rosedale community this year.  It is my hope that by the close of the Summer Crime Preventive Program that I can speak on how effective the program addressed the concerns of the community and restored my hope and faith in them all.”

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Mayor To Lift Most Covid Capacity Restrictions May 21 – Masks Requirements Remain

Mayor To Lift Most Covid Capacity Restrictions May 21 – Masks Requirements Remain

by Larry Janezich

In today’s Situational Briefing, Mayor Bowser said she would order lifting of most Covid restrictions on May 21, as the rate of corona virus infections continue to fall in DC.  Bars, nightclubs, large entertainment venues, and sports arenas will have to wait until June 11 before limits are lifted.

Residents, workers, and visitors will continue to be required to wear masks. 

On May 21, there will be no capacity limits on the following:

  • Restaurants (bars will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity)
  • Weddings and special events
  • Business meetings and seated conventions
  • Places of worship
  • Non-essential retail
  • Personal services
  • Private at home gatherings
  • Libraries, museums, galleries
  • Recreation centers
  • Gym and fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Office space
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Large sports and entertainment venues will continue to operate under a waiver process

On June 11, there will be no capacity limits on bars and large sports and entertainment venues.

On June 7, 50% of DC government workers will return to work.

On July 12, all DC government employees will be required to return to work. 

Here’s a link to Mayor Bowser’s PowerPoint presentation from today’s briefing:  https://bit.ly/33tH3wH

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The Week Ahead…ANC Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

The Week Ahead…ANC Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 9, 2021

ANC Highlights:

  • Monday – ANC6D. US Attorney’s Office for DC – Community Prosecution update – Christopher Wade.
  • Monday – ANC6D. Parking Enforcement Protocol & Status Update – DPW.
  • Thursday – ANC6A considers a restaurant liquor license for Capitol Square Bar and Grill, 1500 East Capitol Street, NE.

Monday, May 10

ANC6D holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here: https://www.anc6d.org/virtualmeeting/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Public Safety report – First District MPD – with Capt. Dorrough & Lt. Donigian.
  • US Attorney’s Office for DC – Community Prosecution update – Christopher Wade.
  • G-RAG Public Housing Concerns.
  • DC Housing Authority, Greenleaf Redevelopment Update – Director Tyrone Garret.
  • Parking Enforcement Protocol & Status Update – DPW.
  • Letter to Verizon, Public Service Commission, DPW, DDOT & EOM re Verizon’s illegal parking.
  • L’Enfant Plaza D Street Mural.
  • Letter to CM Allen re Greenleaf Status vs. Build First.
  • Letter to CM Allen re Comp Plan.
  • Discussion – Marine Corps Marathon – Jared Kline.
  • Letter to Vulcan and EPA.
  • Letter of response to DC United re Home Game COVID Protocol.
  • Letter to Capitol Riverfront BID re Buzzard Point Bike Trail Proposal.

Tuesday, May 11

ANC6B holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://bit.ly/3hfdA1B

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Presentation: Department of Parks and Recreation – Summer Camps, DC Pools, and Recreation Centers – (Tentative)
  • Extreme Pizza, 520 8th Street, SE. Renewal Class C Tavern License. 
  • Santa Rose Taqueria, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Request to transfer Class “C” Restaurant license from 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, to 313-315 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
  • The Eastern Wine Bar, 360 7th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Concept: add metal pergola structure for sidewalk café.
  • 420 11th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Rear addition and change in front façade from stucco to wood siding. 
  • 1525 K Street, SE. Zoning Adjustment Application for Special Exception to construct a rear, one-story addition with roof deck, to an existing, three-story, attached, principal dwelling unit. 
  • 313 9th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application for a second story addition to existing two-bay garage.
  • 818 Potomac Avenue, SE. Zoning Adjustment Application.   Modification of Significance to change the principal use of and add special exception relief for the approved project at 818 Potomac Avenue, SE.   [6B consideration delayed until June.  New BZA Hearing Date 6/30/2021]
  • 21-261 232 10th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application for Concept Review and  Zoning Adjustment Application for Special Exception to construct a three-story with cellar and roof deck, rear addition, to an existing attached, two-story with cellar, for a principal dwelling unit.  [BZA and HPRB cases delayed until after ANC 6B June meetings. ANC 6B review delayed until June]
  • 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE. Historic Preservation Application for Concept removal of awning and bays at front and add two new door openings; add two window wells at west elevation and larger basement areaway at rear; new window openings at rear second story; new openings and cladding at rear one-story addition; new openings at one-story garage.  [Case will be considered in June; New HPRB hearing date 6/24/21 or 7/1/21]
  • 13 7th Street, SE. Bureau of Zoning Adjustment for Area Variance to construct a rear addition to an existing, attached, two-story with basement, principal dwelling unit.  [Case will be considered in June; BZA Hearing rescheduled for 6/23/21]
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Streetlights Project – Update on Traffic Signals. (Tentative)

Wednesday, May 12

ANC6C holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • Community support and need to help our restaurants – Lisa Banusiewicz.
  • Office of Campaign Finance – Deloris Ramsey.
  • Scissors and Scotch, 331 N Street, NE – Application for new license (class pending).
  • Capitol Fine Wine and Spirits, 415 H Street, NE – Renewal of Class A retail license.
  • Kogod Liquors, 441 New Jersey Ave, NW – Renewal of Class A retail license and request to terminate the settlement agreement.
  • Courtyard by Marriott, Washington 1325 2nd Street, NE – New Class B liquor license.
  • Hemp Lounge, 816 H Street, NE – New Class C restaurant liquor license. (located in ANC6A)
  • DDOT Notice of Intent for Contraflow bike lanes on C and 3rd Streets NE.
  • 713 Maryland Avenue, NE. Discussion of parking in public space.
  • Baltimore-Washington SCMAGLEV project, draft environmental impact statement.
  • 220 H Street, NE, Senate Square. Zoning Application.  PUD modification to an approved PUD to allow required affordable housing units to be rented rather than sold. 
  • 200 K Street, NE. Zoning Application.  PUD modification to waive the 35-day waiting period between filing and set down. 
  • NoMa parks update.

Thursday, May 12

ANC6A holds 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:

  • Presentation: MPD Summer Crime Initiative – Captain Paul Hrebenak, MPD. 
  • Presentaton: Anthony Diallo, Ward 6 Account Manager, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs , Celeste Duffie, Community Relations Specialist, Department of Public Works.
  • Presentation: Rank the Vote DC – Casey Watts.
  • Master Liquors at 1806 D Street, NE. Renewal of Class A Retail License.  Recommendation:  ANC6A protest the application on the grounds of negative effect on peace, order, quiet, and property values, and that the ANC authorize the chair and vice-chair of the ANC and the – of the ABL to represent the ANC in this matter.
  • Capitol Square Bar and Grill, 1500 East Capitol Street, NE. Application for a Class C Restaurant License.  Recommendation: ANC 6A protest the application on the grounds of negative effect on peace, order, and quiet, and on vehicular and pedestrian safety, unless a satisfactory settlement agreement is finalized before the protest deadline, and that the ANC authorize the chair and vice-chair of the ANC, the commissioner in whose SMD the establishment is located, and the co-chairs of the ABL to represent the ANC in this matter.
  • New H Wine & Spirits, 914 H Street, NE. Renewal of Class A Retail License. Recommendation:  Take no action. 
  • Jumbo Liquors at 1122 H Street, NE. Renewal of Class A Retail License. Recommendation:  Take no action. 
  • Grand Liquors at 409A 15th Street, NE. Renewal of Class A Retail License. Recommendation:  Take no action. 
  • River Mart, 250 11th Street, NE. Renewal of Class A Retail License. Recommendation: 
  • Resolution on the Negative Impact of Fencing Around the U.S. Capitol on Local Transportation.
  • Letter to DDOT in support of a dedicated parking spot for HIPS in front of their location at 906 H Street, NE, from 11:00 pm – 6:00 am, seven days a week, with the option of a PUDO (pick up/drop off space) during other hours.
  • Suggested Motion: ANC6A approve a Resolution in opposition to the proposed siting of a public restroom pilot at 17th Street and Benning Road NE.

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MPD to Act After Street Fight Gunfire Hits Two Homes on 15th Street NE

MPD to Act After Street Fight Gunfire Hits Two Homes on 15th Street NE

Posted May 8, 2021

by Larry Janezich

Thursday evening residents near 15th and C Streets NE turned out for a discussion and safety walk with MPD after violence erupted last Saturday afternoon and a spate of gunshots resulted in the wounding of two individuals and bullets penetrating the interior of two nearby homes and striking the fence of a third. 

MPD officials who came out to the meeting included Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict (who has lived in the community for 20 years and who brought his wife and three daughters to the walk), First District Commander Morgan Kane, and Lt. Daniel Dyn. 

The meeting/walk was organized by ANC6A08 Commissioner Brian Alcorn whose single member district is divided by the boundary between MPD Districts 1 and 5.   ANC Commissioners from abutting or nearby single member districts turned out for the meeting, along with more than 30 residents.

Neighbors say that there are two sites on or near C Street, NE, between 15th and 16th Streets, where troublemakers gather to gamble, drink and do drugs – empty lots off the alley on the north side of C Street in the same block and the triangle park at the intersection of 16th and C Streets, NE.  These activities, the neighbors say, have continued despite many 911 calls for police assistance and that the on-going proliferation of a number of minor incidents culminated in the shooting last Saturday. 

One neighbor has called 911 “hundreds – probably thousands” of times to little or no effect with respect to resolving the problem.  Some neighbors say they feel intimidated and terrorized by the activities.  One neighbor whose home was struck by a bullet said that Saturday’s shooting left him and his family feeling threatened inside his own home. 

Kane told the group before leading a walk to the trouble spots that she works closely with MPD 5th District Commander William Fitzgerald and that one of the things police need to do is to disrupt gambling activities – “that’s one of the strategies we employ.”  Part of the difficulty in enforcement is that some of the activity occurs on privately owned vacant lots and part because these activities happen on either side of an MPD District dividing line.  She spoke of the importance of bringing other city agencies to the table to address issues – including crisis response teams, substance abuse teams and parking enforcement. 

Executive Assistant Chief Benedict backed up Kane’s commitment to the goal of making sure all residents are able to walk safely in their community, saying he has lived in the community for 20 years and was here today with his family because “this is my community and I wanted to be here”.

 

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Here Are the Latest Design Concepts for SE Library

Councilmember Charles Allen – who joined the virtual meeting – said he had had a preview of the presentation, and had found it “phenomenal” and “stimulating – filled with space and light”, adding “I think you’ll be super excited to see where we’ve landed.”

Here Are the Latest Design Concepts for SE Library

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 6, 2021

On Wednesday night, DC Public Library held a virtual community meeting on the $23 million renovation of the Southeast Library, and Quinn Evans Architects gave Capitol Hill residents a look at the latest schematics for the plan. Representatives of Quinn Evans took attendees through a PowerPoint presentation. 

The Upper Floor Plan: Here is adult collection, the media collection, a study room, and a staff workroom.  The floor will be accessed through the original 7th Street entrance and the west stairwell/elevators via a new entrance on South Carolina Avenue.

Here’s a rendition of the Upper Floor looking toward the 7th Street entrance, showing the skylight and the light well.  Furniture is notional and may not reflect what will finally be placed. 

The Ground Floor Plan will feature a large meeting room, a study, a conference room, community computing, holds and new books, a circulation work room and storage.  Friends of Southeast Library will have a storage room here to hold books donated for book sales.    

Here’s a rendition of what the Ground Floor will look like from the 7th Street side conference room looking to the west end of the library.  The “goldenrod” painted stairwell and elevators will permit access at the west end of the library, again via the new South Carolina entrance.  Access is also permitted via interior stairwell descending from the main 7th Street entrance.   

The below grade Lower Floor Plan includes:  the elementary collection, spaces for programs and activities, the picture book collection, the early learning collection, and the teen collection.  It also has staff rooms and the manager’s office.  Natural light from the light well will be supplemented by a skylight running the length of the building over the underground extension of the below grade floor on the library’s south side.  This level will be accessed directly from the  new entrance on South Carolina. 

Here’s a rendition of the Lower Level showing the underground southern extension lit by its own skylight as well as the central light well. 

And here’s a rendition of the new entrance from South Carolina Avenue.

Designers say the renovation will provide:

  • 25% more meeting/conference spaces
  • Almost 50% more computer space
  • Double the space for adult seating
  • 3 times the space for children and families
  • Collaboration opportunities
  • 3 bookable group rooms
  • Ground floor meeting story hour space
  • Entry level access for children’s programs
  • Age specific active learning spaces
  • Nine fold increase in children’s seating
  • Children’s collection increased more than 50%

The current library is closing at the end of 2022 and the renovated library will reopen in the spring of 2024. 

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Hotel/Airbnb Disrupter Sonder Expands Operation off Lower Barracks Row

Hotel/Airbnb Disrupter Sonder Expands Operation off Lower Barracks Row

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 5, 2021

Murillo/Malnati Development Group is changing the use of what was to be a 49 unit apartment building overlooking Virginia Avenue Park at 818 Potomac Avenue, SE, to what will functionally be self-service hotel.  In its new incarnation, the building will be managed by the billion dollar disruptive hospitality startup Sonder, and the 49 units will join 32 short term rental units in an adjacent building at 816 Potomac Avenue also owned by Murillo/Malnati and already being operated by Sonder. 

The change comes as a matter of right, but the developer has to come back to the city via ANC6B because they need a special exception for not having required loading.  Although scheduled for next week’s meeting, 6B’s consideration was postponed until June, when the Zoning Adjustment Application will come before the BZA. 

Sonder is a short term hospitality company that operates like a combination Airbnb and hotel.  The company offers apartments like an Airbnb but in buildings they own or lease which are licensed as hotels.  The rentals operate on a self-sufficiency model, but the company claims they offer the best of both of the hospitality worlds they target.  Units have ready-to-cook-in kitchens and washers and dryers.  So far, Sonder has apartments in 26 cities here and abroad. Sonder also operates The Avenue Flats in Del Ray, Alexandria and The Grace in Old Town, Alexandria.

As to the name: “sonder” is a Portuguese word meaning – among other things, “to probe”.  But it probably comes from John Koenig’s forthcoming The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (Simon & Schuster, November 16, 2021), i.e., “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own”.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dictionary_of_Obscure_Sorrows  

Here’s a piece from Business Insider on how to book through Sonder:  https://www.businessinsider.com/book-sonder-rental-how-to-step-by-step-guide-2019-12  

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District Soul Food on Barracks Row Falls Victim to Pandemic

District Soul Food on Barracks Row Falls Victim to Pandemic

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 3, 2021

District Soul Food is closed.  David Roundtree, the restaurant’s chief operation officer, told Capitol Hill Corner this morning, “We’re moving”, adding that details on the move would be forthcoming. 

The restaurant opened in February of 2019 bringing “soul food with a French connection” – to Barracks Row.  At the time, Roundtree said they were trying to set themselves apart by offering a full service restaurant with live music and a cigar lounge all in one.

The restaurant has struggled during the pandemic  and the health and safety restrictions imposed by mayoral order. 

The restaurant joins a host of other Capitol Hill restaurants which closed because of the COVID virus, including, Montmartre, 7th Hill Pizza, Aqua al 2, Capitol Lounge, Emilie’s, Wisdom, Finn McCool’s, Tortilla Coast, and Hank’s Oyster Bar. 

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The Week Ahead…Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

The “Happiness” Art Show at Frame of Mine Store on Capitol Hill opened Saturday and will run through June 19.  The Gallery is located at 545 8th Street, SE.  The show is sponsored by the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL).

Participating artists were asked to explore their art interpretations of “happiness” using any media, including photography.  CHAL invites you to visit the gallery when shopping at Frame of Mine as well as viewing it online at the store website at: www.frameofmine.dc – the art may be purchased through the store.

The following artists are featured in the show: Anne Albright, Ken Bachman, Sally Canzoneri, Karen Cohen, Martin DeAlteriis, Elizabeth Eby, Tara Hamilton, Louise Holland, Steve Kunin, Victoria Lakes, Bennett Lowenthal, McCain McMurray, Heidi Nielson, Ann Pickett, Martha Pope, Nan Raphael, Carolyn Rondthaler, Judy Searles, Alexia Stefanovich, Rifat Taher, Karen Van Allen, Elin Whitney–Smith and Karen Zens,

For more information about the “Happiness” Show and the Art League, visit the website at www.caphillartleague.org

The featured piece is “Spring” by Elizabeth Eby. 

The Week Ahead…Highlights…Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted May 2, 2021

Highlights:

  • Monday: Southeast Library reopens after pandemic closure.
  • Wednesday: Southeast Library Virtual Community Meeting to hear design updates.
  • Thursday: The $18 million new Southwest Library opens, 900 Wesley Place, SW.  It has been closed since June, 2019. 

Monday, May 3

Southeast Library will reopen for limited services on May 3, Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Here’s what is meant by “limited services” : https://www.dclibrary.org/reopen   For more information, go here: https://www.dclibrary.org/node/68011

ANC6C Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda: 

  • Scissors & Scotch, 331 N Street, NE. Request for ANC6C Support for new liquor license.  (From the website: “The Scissors & Scotch experience offers a complimentary cocktail, coffee, or cold one with every haircut, plus a full-service bar and lounge, because we know you’ll be ready for round two.”}
  • Capitol Fine Wine and Spirits, 415 H St.reet, NE. Renewal of Class A retailer’s license.
  • Kogod Liquors, 441 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Renewal of Class A retailer’s license and request to terminate the Settlement Agreement. 
  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington, 1325 2nd Street, NE. New retailer’s Class B liquor license.  Washington DC
  • Cru Hemp Lounge, 816 H Street, NE. New retailer’s Class C restaurant liquor license.   

Tuesday, May 4

ANC6C Environment, Parks and Events Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Agenda not available at press time. 

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 360 7th St SE: The Eastern Wine Bar. Historic Preservation Application.  Concept: add metal pergola structure at sidewalk;
  • 420 11th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Rear addition and change in front façade from stucco to wood siding.
  • 1525 K Street, SE. Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a rear, one-story addition with roof deck, to an existing, three-story, attached, principal dwelling unit.
  • POSTPONED –818 Potomac Ave SE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Modification of Significance to change the principal use of and add special exception relief for the approved project at 818 Potomac Avenue, SE.
  • 232 10th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application and Zoning Adjustment Application.  Conception Review and Special Exception to construct a three-story with cellar and roof deck, rear addition, to an existing attached, two-story with cellar, principal dwelling unit.  [Applicant has requested a delay in BZA Hearing Date to 6/9/2021]
  • 313 9th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application.  Second story addition to existing two-bay garage.   [Will be considered only at full meeting on May 11]
  • POSTPONED – 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE: Historic Preservation Application. Concept: remove awning and bays at front and add two new door openings; add two window wells at west elevation and larger basement areaway at rear; new window openings at rear second story; new openings and cladding at rear one-story addition; new openings at one-story garage. [Case will be considered in June. New HPRB hearing date 6/24/21 or 7/1/21]
  • POSTPONED – 13 7th St SE; Zoning Adjustment Application. Area Variance to construct a rear addition to an existing, attached, two-story with basement, principal dwelling unit. [Case will be considered in June; BZA Hearing rescheduled for 6/23/21]

Wednesday, May 5

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 220 H Street, NE, aka Senate Square. Zoning Adjustment for a modification of consequence to an approved 2005 PUD to allow the required affordable housing units to be rented rather than sold.

CANCELLED:  ANC6B Transportation Committee *No Monthly Meeting for May* [The update on traffic signals regarding the Pennsylvania Avenue Streetlights Project will be heard at the Full ANC6B meeting on May 11.] 

DC Public Library will hold a virtual Southeast Library Community Meeting at 6:30pm.

To join the meeting: 

The event password is “dcpl”.

https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=eebcad716f325999d0d98fb0aa9f904e6  

Learn more about the project at https://www.dclibrary.org/southeastlibraryrenovation

Agenda:

  • SE Library design team will present the latest design, share the project timeline, and solicit community feedback.

Thursday, May 6

Mayor Bowser announced in mid-April the reopening of the new Southwest Library will be on May 6. 

  • Services will be limited. Operating hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.

ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Agenda not available at press time. 

ANC6B  Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

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

  • Extreme Pizza, 520 8th Street, SE. Renewal Class C Tavern License. 
  • Santa Rose Taqueria, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Request to transfer Class “C” Restaurant license from 301 Penn Ave SE to 313-315 Penn Ave SE. 

Friends of Southeast Library will hold a virtual meeting at 5:30pm. 

Info on how to join the meeting TBA.

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