Capitol Hill Food Outlets – Shopping and Take-Away – Updated *

Peregrine

Peregrine Is Open

Over on Barracks Row, Valor has grab and go growlers.

Capitol Hill Food Outlets – Shopping and Take-Away – Updated Periodically

by Larry Janezich

Here’s a list of some nearby grocery venues and their operating hours and shopping restrictions – list will be updated as info becomes available. New additions are marked with an asterisk*. 

Eastern Market – Open Tuesday to Friday – 7:00am -7:00pm; Saturday – 7am – 6pm; Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Trader Joe’s – Open 9:00am – 7:00pm until further notice.  Customers asked to limit purchases to 2 of any one item and one full shopping cart.  No special hours for at risk customers.  700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Harris Teeter – Open 7:00am – 8:00pm.  No special hours for high risk patrons.  Product Limits: three (3) items each for the following categories: Water, Toilet Tissue, Canned Meat, Pasta, Cleaning Supplies, Airborne, Cold, Flu & Allergy.  1350 Potomac Avenue, SE.

Whole Foods – Open 8:00am – 9:00pm.  Customers who are 60 and older can shop one hour (7:00am – 8:00am) before opening to the public.  Closure of hot tables and prepared food service.   101 H Street, SE and 600 H Street, NE.

Giant – Open 6:00am – 10:00pm.  The first hour of operation between 6:00am and 7:00pm is reserved for customers 60 and older.  300 H Street, NE.

Yes! Organic Market – Open 7:00am – 10:00pm.  410 8th Street, SE.

*Roland’s – Open 8:00am – 9:00/10:00pm for deli carryout and groceries.

And a list of some Capitol Hill restaurants and coffee shops offering take-away and delivery – list will be updated as info becomes available.  Hours may vary. 

(Emergency legislation passed by the City Council allows for pick up or delivery of beer and wine to be consumed in the home from a restaurant if ordered with food.)

Aatish on the Hill – Open 5:00pm – 10:00pm for carryout.  202-733-5026.

*Barrel – Open 2:00pm – 7:00pm for carryout.  events@barreldc.com

Beuchert’s – Open 5:30pm – 10:00pm for pickup and delivery.  202-733-1384.

*Bibija – Open 11:00am – 5:00pm for carryout.  202-544-3049

*Bombay Street Food – Open 11:30am – 10:00pm for carryout and delivery. 202-558-9506

*Burrito Brothers – Open 7:00am – 9:00pm for carryout and delivery. 202-543-6835.

*Café Berlin – Open 12:00noon – 8:00pm for carryout.  202-543-7656

*CAVA – Open 12:00noon – 9:00pm for carryout and curbside delivery.  202-543-9090.

Chi-Ko – Open 5:00pm – 9:00pm for takeout and delivery.  202-558-9934.

Chipotle – Open 10:45am – 10:00pm for takeout and delivery.  202-464-3390.

District Taco – Open 8:00am – 10:00pm for carryout. District Taco is also available for free delivery independently outside of the food apps. 202-735-5649.

*District Doughnuts – Open 7:00am – 4:00pm for carryout. 202-817-3196

*District Soul Food – Open 4:00pm – 7:00pm for carryout.  202-544-8882

Dunkin’ Donuts – Open 5:00am to 9:00pm for carryout. 202-543-3923

Emilie’s – Open 10:30am to 8:00pm for takeout. 202-544-4368.

*Good Stuff Eatery – Open 11:00am – 10:00pm for carryout and delivery.  202-791-0168.

*Hunan Dynasty – 11:00am – 9:30pm.  Order on line.  http://bit.ly/2wb9kvf

*Hype Café – Open 8:00am – 6:00pm for carryout.  202-629-3046.

*La Lomita – Open 4:00pm – 10:30pm for carryout.  202-546-3109.

*La Lomita Dos – Open 11:30am – 10:pm for carryout.  202-544-0616.

*Las Placitas – Open 11:00am – 10:00pm for carryout.  202-543-3700

La Plaza – Open 11:30am – 1030pm for takeout. 202 546 9512/202-845-7038.

*Lavagna – Open 5:00pm – 10:00pm for carryout and delivery – https://www.lavagnadc.com/ 

*Little Pearl – Open 10:00am – 8:30pm for take out “food and booze”. 202-618-1868.

*Mangialardo’s  – Open 8:00am – 3:00pm for take out.  202-543-6212,

*Mr. Henry’s – Open 4:00pm – 8:00pm for carryout.  202-546-8412.

*Nooshi – Open 5:00pm – 8:00/9:00pm for carry out (30% off). 202-827-8832.

Peregrine – Open 8:00am – 4:00pm for takeout.  202-629-4381.

*Pete’s Diner – Open 6:00am – 3:00pm for carryout.  202-544-7335.

*Pizza Iole and Kabob & More – Open mid-day, hours flexible for carry out.  202-544-0910

Prego Deli – Open 10:00am – 5:00pm for takeout and deliveries. 202-547-8686.

Radicci – Open 7:30am – 8:00pm for takeout.  202-758-0086.

*Rose’s Luxury – Open 5:00am – 8:00pm (may vary) for takeout.  202 580 8889 (text is best).

San Pham – Open 11:00am – 10:00pm for takeout.  202-544-9368.

*Santa Rosa – Open 11:00am – 9:00pm for carryout and curbside pickup.  202-450-4800.

Starbucks 8th Street – Open 6:00am – 8:00pm for grab and go.  202-544-7913.

*Starbucks 3rd Street – Open 6:00am – 6:00pm for grab and go. · 202-544-9783.

*Sushi Hachi – Open 11:30am – 9:30am for curbside pickup and delivery.  202-640-1881.

*Sweetgreen – Open 10:30am – 9:00pm for curbside pickup.  On-line http://bit.ly/2J0h7Pd

*Szechuan House – Open 10:30am – 10:00pm for take out and delivery.  202-546-5303

*Taco City – Open 11:00am – 8:00pm. 202-629-4012.

*The Pursuit Wine Bar & Kitchen – Open 4:00pm – 9:00pm for carryout.  202 609-7420

The Queen Vic – Open 5:30pm – 8:30pm (hours may vary) for carryout.  202- 396-2001.

*Trattoria Alberto – Open 5:00pm – 9:30pm for carryout.  202-544-2007.

*Ted’s Bulletin – Open 7:30am – 8:00pm for carryout and delivery. 202-544-8337.

Tortilla Café – Open 9:00am – 8:00pm for takeout and delivery.  202-547-5700.

*Torai Sushi – Open 11:00am – 9:00pm for carryout.  202-525-2053.

*Tune Inn – Open 8:00am – 10:00pm for carryout food and booze.  202-543-2725.

Tunicliff’s – Open 11:00am – 10:45pm for takeout.  202-544-5680.

*Ugly Mug/Valor – Open 11:00am – 11:00pm for carry out. 202-547-8459/202-547-8459.

*We the People – Open 11:00am – 10:00pm for carryout and delivery.  202-544-4008.

7th Street Hill Café – Open 7:00am – 2:00pm for grab-and-go.  202-544-7770.

& Pizza – 11:00am – 11:00pm for takeout.  202-558-7549.

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Hill Restaurant Group Closes Restaurants – Issues Apology – Hopes to Reopen

Hill Restaurant Group Closes Restaurants – Issues Apology – Hopes to Reopen

By Larry Janezich

The following statement was posted this afternoon on the Hill Restaurant Group Homepage:

“To all our valued and loyal customers,

Due to the restrictions set forth by the Mayor’s Office, it has made it impossible for us to continue to stay open for business so we will be closing all of our restaurants to reevaluate our situation. We apologize for the post on district industry- it was not meant to be selfish. We just felt is was unfair for the Mayors office to mandate such hash (sic) restrictions without any notice or consultation with business owners. We reached out to the Mayor’s office to voice our concern on the implications that it would have on the restaurant industry in hopes that she would rethink and maybe come up with more tenable rules and regulations to protect the public and be able to continue to do business and have received no response. We, as a group, have gone to extreme measures to try to make our establishments as safe as possible. Hill Restaurant Group employs 150 people and we were already struggling to keep everyone employed and now with the new restrictions, this has become impossible. We do take the current situation very seriously and will try and reopen in the near future. We do hope this comes to an end as soon as possible and wish for the health and safety of everyone.”

Earlier, Tom Johnson, the managing partner of Hill Restaurant Group, told the Washington Post in regard to the restrictions placed on the industry, “I have to start letting people go. I don’t have the wherewithal to pay them,” Johnson said. “It’s literally going to put me out of business. I’m going to go bankrupt.”

The group comprises seven restaurants on or near Capitol Hill: Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Finn McCool’s, Lola’s, Orchid, Tortuga, Willie’s and Ophelia’s Fish House.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/coronavirus-dc-maryland-virginia/2020/03/16/2362519a-6777-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html

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Mayor Forces Defiant Hill Restaurant Group’s Compliance with New Restrictions

Hill Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant, the Hawk ‘n’ Dove

Mayor Forces Defiant Hill Restaurant Group’s Compliance with New Restrictions

By Larry Janezich

On Sunday, Tom Johnson, managing partner of the Hill Restaurant Group, issued a statement defying the Mayor’s order restricting operations of bars, restaurants and nightclubs (see below). The group comprises seven restaurants on or near Capitol Hill: Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Finn McCool’s, Lola’s, Orchid, Tortuga, Willie’s and Ophelia’s Fish House. On Monday morning, Mayor Bowser personally called out the restaurant group, leading to a hasty retreat.

DC Health Advisory says restaurants and bars “must” limit occupancy to 250, suspend bar seating, suspend service to standing patrons, and limit occupancy to tables and booths six feet apart.

This morning, the Mayor responded personally and directly by tweet, as follows:

“Hill Restaurant Group —

While I recognize that all of us have been stressed beyond our immediate understanding of how coronavirus has so quickly upended our daily lives and personal and business existence — you must comply with the DC Health notice.

We all have an obligation to do our part to contain the spread of this global pandemic and get to the business of recovery as soon as possible.

Until then, your compliance is required, and we will exercise the full force of our MPD, FEMS, DC Health and ABRA……and the emergency authority to achieve it.

Meanwhile, I hope your patrons will encourage you to modify your operations at the soonest, to consider grab & go and delivery options in your food serving establishments……and to stick with you until our city comes out on the other side of this pandemic. We’ll all get through this together.”

Johnson’s statement, on behalf of the Hill Restaurant group, first reported by Jessica Sidman of Washingtonian, is as follows:

“The safety and comfort of our patrons has and always will be a top concern for us at our Hill Restaurant Group restaurants.  Our staff has been trained to maintain even stricter precautions to protect our guests.  In light of recent developments, all Hill Restaurant Group restaurants will continue to operate as normal and we encourage our fellow industry folks to do the same.  We understand the gravity of effects that the Corona Virus (sic) has or will have on our community especially the hospitality industry.  However, we will not bow to pressure from the Mayor’s Office or any group for that matter who covertly is attempting to shut us down.  We fully support our employees and our patrons.  It is not our burden to bear nor is it out staff’s burden to bear. – Hill Restaurant Group”

After the Mayor’s tweet, Johnson said he would comply by closing half his restaurants and laying off staff, according to reporter Fenit Nirappil of the Washington Post.

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The Week Ahead…& Virus Closes a Capitol Hill Daycare/New Rules for Bars & Restaurants, Etc.

 

This was the scene at Eastern Market on Saturday afternoon after craft vendors received a directive from Keith A. Anderson, Director of DGS: ”…out of an abundance of caution, the Department of General Services (DGS) is cancelling the Eastern Market Outdoor Weekend Crafts Market, effective immediately. However, so that residents can continue to purchase fresh food, the indoor merchants and the Eastern Market Farmers Market will remain open.”

Meanwhile, it was business as usual for the weekend flea markets run by Carole Wright (Saturday) and Michael Berman (Sunday) on C Street, though Berman was not allowed to set up on 7th Street on Sunday.

The Week Ahead…& Virus Closes a Capitol Hill Daycare/New Rules for Bars & Restaurants, Etc.

By Larry Janezich

The Washington Post reported this afternoon in a piece by Erin Cox that a Capitol Hill daycare will close after a parent reported infection. 

STEM Preschool Capitol Hill, in the Hine Project at 8th and D Street, SE, will close for at least a week starting Monday.  A parent reported by email from an anonymous account that s/he had a “mild case” of coronavirus.  Parents were advised to monitor their children for symptoms.  According to the email, the parent was in contact with children, staff, and other parents this week, and that the parent’s child was not currently showing symptoms.

The story was posted in WaPo live local updates section at 1:02pm, here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/03/15/coronavirus-dc-maryland-virginia-updates/

DC Health Department issues rules for restaurants and taverns and closes nightclubs.

Posted on DC’s coronavirus website on Sunday, March 15, 2020, under “News”:

“(Washington, DC) This notice clarifies the actions restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, and multi-purpose facilities must take to comply with the District of Columbia Department of Health’s (DC Health) Emergency Rulemaking to Prohibit Mass Gatherings effective March 13, 2020.

Restaurants and taverns licensed in the District of Columbia are approved with various configurations, floor plans, and occupancy limits. To comply with DC Health’s prohibition of mass gatherings and achieve the public health goals of social distancing, restaurants and taverns shall:

Ensure that no more two hundred and fifty (250) people are present in the space at the same time

Suspend the use of bar seating

Suspend service to standing patrons

Limit individual table seating to six (6) persons or less

Ensure that tables (including booths) that are occupied by patrons are separated by at least six (6) feet of distance

Venues licensed as nightclubs and multi-purpose facilities in the District of Columbia must suspend operations to comply with the Emergency Rulemaking to Prohibit Mass Gatherings.”

For more information on the District’s response, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

Revised store hours for all Trader Joe’s locations.

From a notice posed on its website on March 14, 2020:

“Beginning Monday, March 16th and until further notice, all Trader Joe’s stores will be open from 9:00am until 7:00pm to support our Crew Members in taking care of one another and our customers.”

Lavagna closing owing to coronavirus.

According to an email distributed by the restaurant, Lavagna is temporarily closed due to coronavirus.

“The health and safety of our guests and staff are our biggest concern, so we’ve decided to close the restaurant temporarily.

We hope that all of our guests practice conscious social distancing, and stay healthy!

We’ll see you soon!”

The Week Ahead…

Monday, March 16

The ANC6A Transportation & Public Space Committee meeting has been canceled.

Tuesday, March 17

The March 17, 2020 meeting of the ANC6A Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee meeting has been canceled due to lack of business items.

Wednesday, March 18

The March 18, 2019 of the ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee meeting has been canceled due to lack of business items.

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City To Close Day Care Centers and Ban Public Gatherings Over 250 & Over 10 for those at Risk

Mayor Bowser and City Officials brief reporters on plans for addressing the coronavirus outbreak today.

City To Close Day Care Centers and Ban Public Gatherings Over 250 & Over 10 for those at Risk

By Larry Janezich

Mayor Bowser and city officials held a press conference today to update residents on plans for mitigating the coronavirus outbreak and for continuing city operations.

On Monday, and lasting through March 31, the Department of Health will close most day care and all recreation centers.  The city will also ban mass gatherings of 250 people or more and gatherings of 10 or more for people at risk – those over 60, those with chronic health conditions, and those with compromised immune systems.

There are some exceptions.  The city is recruiting day care providers for the children of essential city employees and some near hospitals for the children of health care workers.

Exceptions for gatherings of 250 are restaurants with traditional seating for that number of diners, but the ban will apply to restaurant and banquet rooms.  The ban also applies to theaters with seating for 250 or more but fewer than that will be ok.

Exceptions to the rule against gatherings of 10 or more at risk include the schools, workplace, healthcare facilities, and residential buildings.  Senior centers will be asked to restrict activities.  Related to the latter, guidance will be issued with respect to visiting care facilities.

Asked if social distancing applied to press conferences such as the one ongoing, Bowser replied that ideally a press conference would occur in the emergency operations center, but that could lead to someone infecting the response team.  Her office is considering alternate ways to hold press conferences.

DC Public Libraries will close on Monday, March 16 and will reopen on Wednesday, April 1.

Testing – Doctors will decide when testing is necessary.  Those with symptoms are directed to consult a doctor before visiting a healthcare facility.  If the doctor thinks a test is justified a test can be done at a private lab which will share results – both positive and negative – with the doctor and the DC Department of Health. Currently, there are two major commercial labs accepting samples for testing.  You do not need to go through the Department of Health for testing at a private lab.

Current guidelines for testing by the Department of Health remain in place.  Patients must be referred by a doctor.  Currently, the DOH testing capacity is 10 to 15 a day.  The expected arrival of robotic equipment will enhance that capacity.  At present, ten cases have tested positive, 49 tested negative, and 10 cases are pending.  The Department of Health will track, compile, and post numbers of cases and results in the evenings.

Schools – Remote learning is being implemented Monday, March 16 through March 31, in the interest of the safety of children and staff.  Students will not report to schools during that time.  For those without computers or reliable Internet, hard copies of lessons can be picked up from the schools. Charter schools are advised to conform to this directive.  Bowser asked parents to keep remote learning from being an opportunity for students congregating and stressed social distancing as part of the mitigation plan.

The District will provide meals to students on weekdays from Monday, March 16, through Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meal sites will be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov.  (In Ward 6, meals will be available at Eastern High School and Jefferson Middle School.)

Essential City Services – Starting Monday, March 16, through Tuesday, March 31, the city government will operate under an agency-specific telework schedule.  About 50% of the city workforce will work from home, portions of some city agencies will conduct operations with limited public interaction, and some agencies like public safety and public works agencies will be fully staffed.  Normal operations will resume on Wednesday, April 1.

Emergency legislation – City Council Chair Phil Mendelson said that next Tuesday, the Counsel will pass emergency legislation which will not need Congressional approval to authorize a public health emergency for the next 45 days.  The Council will work with the city’s chief financial officers to provide relief including tax deferral for businesses, relief for individuals, extension of licenses, and protection for evictions and utility disconnections.

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CM Charles Allen on Schools, Risk Exposure, City Services – Emergency Legislation Next Tuesday

CM Charles Allen on Schools, Risk Exposure, City Services – Emergency Legislation Next Tuesday

By Larry Janezich

CM Charles Allen held a phone call press conference with Capitol Hill community news organizations on Thursday afternoon to answer questions about the city’s response to the health emergency.  He said the City Council will take up legislation next Tuesday to address the coronavirus outbreak.

On schools, Allen said that the Mayor, the Chancellor and Allen himself were assessing the risk levels and that any decision to close schools would be made in the context of its effect on parents who have jobs and on continuation of the schools’ food programs – plans are in place for the latter.  He said everyone should have a backup plan in case a decision is made to close schools.

On risk exposure, Allen said that once an individual tests positive for the virus, a Department of Health epidemiologist team traces the person’s public contacts back for a week or 10 days.  In cases where the individual comes into contact with a large number of people who can’t be reached directly – such as the parishioners of Christ Church in Georgetown – the Department asks anyone who came into contact with the person to call the Department of Health.  Otherwise, every effort is made to protect private information.

City services including trash and recycling pickup will continue throughout the emergency.  Department of Public Works employees have been provided with personal protection equipment, and are already wearing masks and gloves.

City Council Chair Phil Mendelson has placed a package of legislation on the agenda for next Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  The measures provide for wage replacement and job protection for residents who face work stoppages due to quarantine or actual sickness, delayed taxes for businesses, small business grants, and protection from eviction, price gouging, and disconnection of electric, gas, and water service.   Also included are provisions for continuity of public benefits and services, extension of licenses and registration, authority for Medical Board-authorized pharmacists to issue one-time prescription refills, and relief for ANCs and other boards, commissions and public bodies from monthly meeting requirements.  The legislation will extend the time for the Mayor to submit a budget, and allow more flexibility for the Council to conduct its legislative business by permitting remote voting during the emergency.  Copies of the legislation are available on City Council Chair Phil Mendelson’s website here:  http://bit.ly/39LEyHV

To follow CM Allen’s coronavirus updates, go here:  http://www.charlesallenward6.com/

For DC’s coronavirus website, go here:  https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

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The Week Ahead…& DDOT Director Marootian Is at ANC6A on Thursday

The Sunday Flea Market at Eastern Market came out of hibernation today.  The flea market takes time off during the slow months of January and February and reemerge in the spring.  

The Week Ahead…

by Larry Janezich

Monday, March 9

ANC6D meets at 7:00pm, 1385 Canal Street, SE, DC Water and Sewer Authority.

Among items on the Draft Agenda:

Public Safety Report – First District MPD (PSA 103, PSA 105 & PSA 106) Capt. Pulliam, Lt. Donigian, Lt. Anderson.

Consent Agenda

March of Dimes – March for Babies Walk – May 9.

Army 10-Miler – October 11.

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k – November 1.

8th Annual DC Metro HBCU Alliance 5k Run/Walk & Community Day – July 11.

Providence Health Imaging Center Letter of Support.

Request for extension of placarding ESQ Bower LLC.

Pillar Church SW Picnic at Jefferson Field – Request for Amplified Sound.

Letter of support for The Bullpen, one-day substantial change application for April 2, July 4, and July 29.

Letter of support for Walters one-day substantial change application for April 2.

Presentations & Resolutions

Office of People’s Counsel Utilities Presentation – Cheryl Morse.

Amerigroup – Audree Hall.

National Cherry Blossom Festival – Petalpalooza.

2020 Census Support Resolution.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing.

La Famosa – 1300 4th Street, SE – New Class “C” Restaurant License, Cooperative Agreement.

Colada – 10 Pearl Street, SW – New Class “C” Restaurant License, Cooperative Agreement & Stipulated License.

Roy Boys – 1025 1st Street, SE – Class “C” Restaurant License, Protest Application.

Development, Planning, and Transportation

1900 Half Street, SW – Zoning Application – Modification of Consequence to Design Review (Educational Use).

Follow-up letter to PSC regarding utilities oversight.

Letter to WMATA regarding idling buses.

Tuesday, March 10

ANC 6B meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the Draft Agenda:

Consent Agenda

Washington Yacht Club, 1500 M Street SE – Historic Preservation Application for New Designation as a Historic Landmark.

1247 E Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application – Time extension request to extend permitting an additional 2 years on variance from the use provisions to operate a coffee shop/café in the first floor space within an existing apartment house.

512 A Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application to construct new 2-story carriage house at rear alley.

250 7th Street, SE, Eat BRGZ – Public Space Application for New Sidewalk Cafe Un-Enclosed/Add Sidewalk Cafe seating adjacent to existing Summer Garden, located on the 7th Street side of building.

FY2021 Budget Oversight Testimony at Office of Planning.

Presentations:

Director Robinson, Director of DC DMV – Real ID Renewals and Timelines, etc.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing

1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, Trusty’s Bar, request to install three (3) Dragon’s Ascent electronic games of skill machines.

Planning and Zoning

710 E Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application to permit a rear 3-story addition.

1330 K Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application – to waive the 40-day Notice Requirement for Increased Relief for the Special Exception to construct a third story and a rear addition to convert a single-family dwelling unit into two dwelling units and to expand an accessory building for a third residential unit.

Review of NCPC’s Lighting Policy and Framework of its Monumental Core Streetscape Project.

Letter on RES-13 to Mayor Bowser and DC Council.

Resolution on Supporting DC’s Homeless Funding Effort.

Resolution to DCHA Requesting Information Regarding Potomac Gardens Housing Plans.

Resolution in Support of the Friends of Virginia Avenue Park.

Wednesday, March 11

ANC6C meets at 7:00pm, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Among items on the Draft Agenda:

Community Announcements

Mayor’s budget—Tyler Williams.

DPW spring cleaning—Celeste Duffie.

311 services—Jettia Vance.

Alcoholic Beverage Licensing.

Junction Bistro, Bar, and Bakery; 238 Massachusetts Avenue, NE – Application for a sidewalk café.

Transportation and Public Space

Request for resident-only parking—Union Station: 200 E, 300 E, 200 F, 300 F, 500 2nd, 500 3rd, 600 3rd; Congressional buildings: 200 C, 300 C, 400 3rd, 200 A, 300 A, 400 A, 700 A, unit 3rd, 100 3rd, unit 4th, and 100 4th (all in NE).

Union Station Expansion/Burnham Place projects.

Streets Market, 51 M Street NE, Public Space Application for a sidewalk café.

Hotel/office/retail project, 20 Mass Avenue, NW – Public Space Application.

DC Council budget oversight hearings

Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development

22 M Street, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application for a special exception to allow animal care and boarding use.

630 C Street, NE – Historic Preservation Application for concept approval to add a rear addition and a two-story carriage house.

 645 Lexington Place, NE – Historic Preservation Application – concept approval to demolish garage and construct a three-story rear addition and new front steps.

Environment, Parks, and Events

NoMa Parks update.

Capitol Hill Classic races, May 17.

Thursday, March 12

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm at Miner Elementary, 601 15th Street, NE.

Among items on the Draft Agenda:

Presentation:

Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing

Letter to all establishments with Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) licenses in ANC 6A reminding establishments of settlement agreement requirements: 1) to take steps to address loitering in front of establishments; and 2) to post signage asking that patrons not make excessive noise when arriving or departing.

Transportation and Public Space

1387 North Carolina Avenue, NE – Letter to DDOT stating that the ANC has no substantial objection to the public space permit application for fence over 42 inches at 1387 North Carolina Avenue, NE, provided that the permit is corrected to list the current owner and state the correct height of the fence, and that ANC6A send a letter to the company that built the fence requesting that they do not perform unpermitted work in the future and suggesting that it compensate the current owner for her time in obtaining the retroactive permit.

Request for Resident Only Parking (ROP) for the unit block of 10th Street, NE; the 100 block of 10th Street, NE; the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NE; the 100 Block of 9th Street, NE; the unit block of 9th Street, NE; and the 1200 block of Linden Place, NE.

Economic Development and Zoning

216 9th Street, Zoning Adjustment Application for special exceptions to permit construction of a two-story rear addition to an existing attached flat on the conditions that  the applicant conducting a shadow study to ensure that there is no impact on the light and air of the neighbors, and best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors.

1006 10th Street, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application for special exceptions to permit construction of a two-story rear addition to an existing semi-detached principal dwelling unit on the condition that the applicant conducting a shadow study to ensure that there is no impact on the light and air of the neighbors, and best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors.

216 14th Place, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application for a special exception to permit construction of a two story rear addition to an existing attached principal dwelling unit on the condition that the applicant make best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors at   220 and 212 14th Place, NE and from the neighbor across the alley at 223 11th Street, NE.

326 11th Street, NE – Historic Preservation Application – for relief to build a rear addition onto an existing structure.

Saturday, March 14

Friends of Southeast Library hold their Second Saturday Book sale at Southeast Library, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Proposed Bike Lanes for PA Avenue SE Will Reduce Travel Lanes – May Affect Parking

DDOT Officials Mike Goodno standing (left) and Greg Matlesky (right) brief Chair Kirsten Oldenburg’s ANC6B Transportation Committee on the plan to install bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue SE at a meeting last Wednesday night. 

Proposed Bike Lanes for PA Avenue SE Will Reduce Travel Lanes – May Affect Parking

By Larry Janezich

Wednesday night, Mike Goodno and Greg Greg Matlesky, managers of DDOT’s Pennsylvania Avenue SE Corridor Study, told ANC6B’s Transportation Committee some of the details of a plan to put bike lanes on PA Avenue between 2nd Street, SE and Barney Circle.

According to Goodno, the goal is to help get people out of cars, and would accomplish this by redesigning the avenue to provide for safer, more accessible, multi-modal transportation options – in this case, buses and bicycles.  This is in keeping with DC’s long term goal of significantly improving non-motorized transportation conditions in the city.

Currently, PA Avenue from 2nd Street to Barney Circle has three travel lanes and a parking lane, but no bike lane.

There are three alternatives being considered to provide bike lanes. All of them will reduce the number of travel lanes and two of them would provide for restricted parking during rush hour.

The first proposal would provide two travel lanes, restricted parking during rush hour, a rush hour priority bus lane and a curbside bike lane.

The second alternative would provide two travel lanes, a full-time parking lane, a curbside bike lane, but  no dedicated bus lane.

A third alternative would provide two travel lanes, restricted parking during rush hour, a rush-hour bus lane, and a median-side bike lane.

6B Transportation Committee resident member Floyd Brown raised the concern that few drivers on the commuter route would be likely to use the bike or bus options and a reduced number of travel lanes would divert auto traffic onto secondary residential streets.  The managers said they would take a look at that before the upcoming community meeting when more details of the plan would be presented.

Resident commissioner John Manley pressed Goodno and Metlesky about what happens to bikers after 2nd Street as they travel west, since the bike lane would not continue on to Independence Avenue.  DDOT has no clear answer on that, or on what happens to bikers traveling east after they reach Barney Circle.

A community meeting was scheduled on March 25 at 6:00pm at Friendship school until a Commissioner Kelly Waud pointed out that it conflicted with Councilmember Charles Allen’s Budget Town Hall scheduled for the same time at Maury Elementary.  Goodno said the date of the DDOT community meeting may be changed.

For more, go here:  https://www.pennavese.com/

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Renovation of SE Library Pushed Back – Closing Late 2022 & Reopening Early 2024

Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Libraries, (right) said, “Walking through a library with hundreds of thousands of books is a beautiful thing, but we’re faced with a question of priorities.  What do you give up?”  The process produces a health tension –  not everybody will get everything they want.  There will be compromises.  That reflects the fundamental level of tension in a neighborhood library.”  At left, Chuck Wray, Quinn-Evans Architect’s design team leader.

CM Charles Allen told community members , “The project will be better with your input…the library of today is not the library of 50 years ago…we can set something up for the generations coming behind us.”

Allen engages in hands-on community input with SE Library activist Jill Lawrence and others.

Some 40 residents turned out for the community meeting – organizers judged this a low turnout, noting conflicts with other meetings that night and further competition from Super Tuesday results.

Renovation of SE Library Pushed Back – Closing Late 2022 & Reopening Early 2024

by Larry Janezich

Despite hopes that the renovation of Southeast Library could be finished before the Library’s 2022 anniversary date, the start of construction has been pushed back to late 2022 making spring of 2024 the target for reopening the library.  The Library will remain open until late 2022 instead of closing in late 2021.

At the first community meeting on the renovation last Tuesday night in the North Hall at Eastern Market, Chuck Wray, head of Quinn-Evans Architect’s library renovation design team, said that the complexity of the approval process for work on  the historic Carnegie Library caused the adjustment of the project timeline*.

There are no answers yet to the two most frequently asked questions:  “What will the new library look like and how much bigger will it be?”  Wray says, “We’re champing at the bit to start designing,” but the design process won’t start until late 2020 after extensive data collection and engagement with the community.

Some 500 community members have responded to the on-line survey seeking input on how the library is used.  One take-away from the survey was that although residents think the library is important they don’t like to spend time there.  85% of potential library patrons find Southeast Library more convenient but 65% don’t go there, preferring the newly renovated Northeast Library.  “Environment” was the reason Wray cited for the preference for another library.

Wray says the 21st century library is an agent of civic engagement, simultaneously a learning center, a social center and a cultural center.  Designers will focus on accommodating Southeast Library’s diverse population.  Some of that population is the library’s homeless patrons.  Wray said that one of the challenges will be designing the library for a diverse population, noting that “when you create a popular attractive space, if everybody wants to be there, will everybody be comfortable with everybody there?”

The goal is to connect patrons with collections and each other – to enhance communications between people.  According to Wray, one measure of the success of the project will be the degree to which that is connection is achieved.

Councilmember Charles Allen was on hand to encourage residents to provide input to get the best library possible.  Allen said that “Southeast library is a great opportunity and a challenging one…we worked hard on the timing to coordinate the project with the renovation of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza…and pushed Richard (Gavilan) to think about the Plaza as part of the extension of the library and to incorporate additional outdoor space into the design.”

*Timeline

Winter 2020 – Programming and community engagement

Spring/Summer 2020 – Concept development

Late 2020 mid 2022 – Design

Late 2022 – early 2024 – Construction

Spring 2024 – Reopen

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The Week Ahead…Community Meeting on Redevelopment of SE Library – Next Tuesday at 7:00pm

The Week Ahead…Community Meeting on Redevelopment of SE Library – Next Tuesday at 7:00pm

by Larry Janezich

Also, the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee met last Wednesday.

 

Robert Weinstein and Scott Betz s(standing) of Architrave, selected by the city to conduct a $300,000 strategic study of Eastern Market, told the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee on Wednesday night, that there had been 3,000 responses to the firm’s on line survey and the firm was compiling the information. EMCAC members expressed concern that the survey would not reveal why Eastern Market has lost so much of its customer base and urged a deeper dive into that question. Architrave has arranged for several invitation only feedback meetings for representatives of various groups of merchants, vendors, and other stakeholders.  In order to permit the free exchange of comments and ideas, EMCAC members or market management will not be a part of the meetings.  Architrave’s study of five other historic markets have been placed on the project’s website, here: https://www.easternmarketplan.org/market-case-studies

The Week Ahead…

Monday, March 2

ANC6C’s Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street, NE.

An agenda was not available at press time.

Tuesday, March 3

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

710 E Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application for a rear 3-story addition.

Washington Yacht Club, 1500 M Street SE – Historic Preservation Application for New Designation as a Historic Landmark.

1247 E Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application –  Time extension request to extend permitting an additional 2 years on variance from the use provisions to operate a coffee shop/café in the first floor space within an existing apartment house.

1330 K Street, SE – Zoning Adjustment Application – Special Exception to construct a third story and a rear addition to convert a single-family dwelling unit into two dwelling units and to expand an accessory building for a third residential unit.

20-219 512 A Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application to construct new 2-story carriage house at rear alley.

Eat Brgz, 250 7th Street, SE – Public Space Application –New Sidewalk Cafe Un-Enclosed/Add Sidewalk Cafe seating adjacent to existing Summer Garden, located on the 7th Street side of building.]

ANC6C Environment, Parks and Event Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street.

Community Meeting on the Redevelopment of Southeast Library

Community Meeting:  7:00pm, North Hall of Eastern Market.  DC Public Library officials and members of the design/build team of Whiting-Turner Construction/Quinn Evans Architects will engage members of the community and seek input on the $23 million redevelopment of the historic Southeast Neighborhood Library.

For more information on the project and to take a survey regarding how much you use the library, go here:  https://www.dclibrary.org/southeastlibraryrenovation

Wednesday, March 4

ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. 

Draft agenda:

Update on Pennsylvania Avenue SE Corridor Study – Mike Goodno, DDOT

Review of DDOT Proposed Rulemaking on Electric Charging Stations

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 6:30pm, Northeast Library, 7th & D Streets, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

22 M Street, NE – Zoning Adjustment Application to permit an animal care and boarding use on the ground floor of an existing mixed use building.

 630 C Street, NE  – Historic Preservation Application to permit a rear addition and a two-story carriage house.

645 Lexington Place, NE – Historic Preservation Application to demolish garage and construct three-story rear addition and new front steps.

Thursday, March 5

ANC6B Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm in the Frager’s Conference Room at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Agenda:

1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, Trusty’s Bar – request to install three Dragon’s Ascent electronic games of skill machines.

ANC 6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Draft agenda:

The committee will review the request for the following residential permit parking blocks to be designated as resident-only parking:

Union Station parking challenges:

200 E, 300 E, 200 F, 300 F, 500 2nd, 500 3rd, 600 3rd (all in NE)

Congressional building parking challenges:

200 C, 300 C, 400 3rd (all in NE)

Union Station Expansion and Burnham Place Projects

Representatives from the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and the Federal Railroad Administration will provide an update on the Union Station Expansion project.

Representatives: Beverley Swaim-Staley, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation; David Valenstein, FRA; and Gretchen Pfaehler, consultant.

Streets Market, 51 M Street, NE – Public Space Application for a proposed unenclosed sidewalk cafe with ten 32” x 64” tables (four of which are ADA accessible) and a total of 40 seats. Proposed hours of operation are from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. The cafe proposes to also have a 3’ tall fence.

Friends of Southeast Library meet at 5:30pm at Southeast Library, lower level.

Saturday, March 7

Hill East Community Litter Cleanup

1st Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am; Trusty’s and Atlas Vets have 10:00am cleanup starts. Volunteer bag and glove pick-up locations include Fulcrum Properties – 1328 G Street, SE; Trusty’s – 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 7-11 – 1501 Independence Avenue, SE; Atlas Vet – 1326 H Street, NE; Chik-fil-A – 1401 Maryland Avenue, SE (offering free breakfast sandwich to volunteers); and Wine & Butter Cafe, 1023 East Capitol Street.   Volunteers return filled bags to any of these sponsors.  At 10:00 am, Fulcrum Properties offers mimosas, coffee and donuts to volunteers. Info on rain cancellation will be available by emailing here: CleanCapHill@gmail.com

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