The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its February 25, 2015 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not result in or require a vote.
The CDC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend HPRB concept, design, and massing approval for the proposed project at 920 N St, NW (Blagden Alley), with the prevision that the Developer work with HPO staff to select a different brick color that is more compatible with the colors of the existing buildings in Blagden Alley.
The CDC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee in support of the public space application to maintain an existing curb cut at 1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave., NW. The Applicant explained that acquisition of the smaller of the two lots triggered a procedural need to obtain a public space permit.
The CDC voted unanimously (13-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee in support of the public space application for a sidewalk cafe at 1333 14th St, NW (Slipstream Café). The Applicant assured the Committee that there would be no permanent fixtures in the sidewalk café area, and that the space occupied would not extend out as far as that of neighboring Birch & Barley.
The CDC voted unanimously (13-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee in support of the public space application for a sidewalk cafe at 1337 11th St, NW, contingent upon permitted use of a reduced area from that initially requested by the Applicant, such that the paved space of the permitted area not extend further east than the back wall of the three story part of the structure (not including the porch addition), and that the remaining portion of the space up to the alleyway be permeable green space. An earlier motion for full support of the Applicant’s initial request failed by a vote of 6-7.
The CDC voted unanimously (13-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend BZA approval for the variance requests (lot occupancy; minimum side yard setback; and non-conforming structure) needed to allow for a third story addition to the residence at 1413 Q St, NW. The addition in question will not change the footprint of the home, and the addition height will be in line with existing structures on the block.
*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the March 4, 2015 ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting for consideration and a final vote by the full Commission. Please note that this meeting summary is provided as a courtesy for individuals who were not able to attend the CDC meeting. The information contained here within is not an exhaustive summary nor does it constitute official meeting minutes. The above information may not be referenced in any official business matter related to the Commission. Please see the “Minutes” page of the ANC 2F blog for official meeting business.
REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
• Commissioner Announcements
• Report from Councilmember Jack Evans’ Office
• Report from Executive Office of the Mayor
• Report from Metropolitan Police Department, Third District, PSA 307
• Discussion of PEPCO merger with Exelon (Commissioner Tuma)
• Community Announcements
- 5 minute recess -
• Approval of Agenda
• Approval of Minutes for February 4, 2015 Monthly Public Meeting
ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | Kate Gordon, Chair
• Committee Report:o New license request for TG Cigars (1188 9th St, NW – 2F06)
o New license request for Mercadito (901 Mass Ave, NW – 2F06)
• Other Business Items:
o New license request for Chao Ku, LLC (1414 9th St, NW – 2F06)
o New license request for The Dabney (1216-1226 9th St, NW – 2F06)
Community Development Committee (CDC) | Kevin Deeley, Chair
• Committee Report: Unanimous votes:
o HPRB concept, massing, and design for920 N St, NW (2F06)
o DDOT public space application for 1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW (2F02)
o DDOT public space application for 1333 14th St, NW (2F03)
o DDOT public space application for 1337 11th St, NW (2F04)
o BZA variance requests for third story addition at 1413 Q St, NW (2F01)
Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Charlie Bengel, Chair
• Committee Report
Education Committee | Pepin Tuma, Chair
• Committee Report
• Request for Resolution asking DCRA to deny rooming house permit for 1517 12th St, NW (Eve Pelonis)
• Approval of 2015 budget
• Approval of ANC Quarterly Report for FY15 Q1
• Approval of Expenditures
NOTICE: This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the Commission. It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the Commission at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft. Individuals who may have official business before the Commission or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.
Affected streets include 15th St, NW between L St, NW and Massachusetts Ave, NW.
Starting Monday, February 23, DDOT will be performing a roadway improvement project along the above mentioned streets. Weather permitting, the project is expected to take three weeks to complete. All work will be conducted Mondays through Saturdays, 7AM to 7PM.
AGENDA* ANC 2F CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING February 26, 2015
National City Christian Church – Third Floor Conference Room
5 Thomas Circle, NW (entrance: 14th St, NW)
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
· Introduction of Committee Members
· Review of Crime Stats
NOTICE: This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the CPSC. It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the Committee at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft. Individuals who may have official business before the Committee or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or the CPSC Chair in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
February 25, 2015, 7:00 PM
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
· Approval of Meeting Agenda
· Approval of January 29, 2015 Meeting Minutes
· HPRB concept, massing, and design for 920 N St, NW (Blagden Alley)
· DDOT Public Space Application for 1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW
· DDOT Public Space Application for1333 14th St, NW
· DDOT Public Space Application for 1337 11th St, NW
NOTICE: This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the CDC. It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the Committee at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft. You many visit www.ANC2F.org for the most up-to-date version of any meeting agenda. Individuals who may have official business before the Committee or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or the CDC Chair in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.
In order to accommodate growing interest, the ANC Single Member District meeting for 2F-06regarding Blagden Alley has been relocated. While the date and time remain the same, here are all of the details:
Wednesday, February 18, 7PM National City Christian Church Community Room (accessed from 14th St side entrance) 5 Thomas Circle, NW
Entrance: Enter from 14th Street through the iron gates. Once in the courtyard, the door will be on your right. Once inside, ask the receptionist for directions to the community room that is down the hall.
Note this meeting is intended for the residents of ANC 2F-06. Click the image of the map in the right-hand column of this page to view a map of 2F-06.
Charlie Bengel Commissioner, Single Member District 06 Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2F
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide. Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in a Homicide which occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015 in the 1100 block of 14th Street, NW. The subject was captured by the building’s surveillance cameras.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN #15-020-472.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
To learn more about the MPD Rewards program, please visit www.mpdc.dc.gov/rewards.
The District has ended a nonprofit’s ambitious bid to transform the Franklin School into a center of the arts, issuing a new solicitation for a partner to rehabilitate the facility at 925 13th St. NW “for a suitable use that is compatible with the building’s historic character.”
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s economic development team… formally canceled the city’s arrangement with the Institute of Contemporary Expression-DC. The award was vacated Monday morning, and by the late afternoon, a new request for qualifications appeared on the website of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.”
The next ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting is Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm at the Washington Plaza hotel.
Commissioner Bengel announced an upcoming community meeting for 2F-06 (Bengel’s Single Member District) on February 18 at 7pm at the Whitman Condo (910 M St, NW). Bengel described the meeting as a “one-stop listening tour” for community concerns in and around Blagden Alley.
Bengel also announceda meeting with the Gang of Three for 1219 9th St, NW on February 11 at 5:30pm at La Colombe coffee house. The meeting is to discuss the project and related BZA case. Douglas Development will give a short presentation.
Commissioner Pepin Tuma inquired among the Commissioners about the process for re-installing “No Pets Allowed” signs for the center of Logan Circle. Discussion among the Commissioners was inconclusive about next steps and which body has the authority to install such signs.
Tuma also asked that discussion of the PEPCO merger with Exelon be placed on next month’s agenda.
Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ officenotified the Commission that ANC 6E has made a formal request through Councilmember Charles Allen to make the Zone 2 parking area along the 6E border– in which Zone 6 residents are presently permitted to park– permanently available to them for on-street parking. Kimbel, through Evans’ office, and the Commission, plan to oppose ANC 6E’s efforts so that the Zone 2 area in question is rightfully reserved for Zone 2 resident parking.
Commissioner John Fanning shared that Mayor Bowser will be hostingthree community engagement forums to solicit community feedback on next year’s budget. The forums will be held Thursday, Feb 19 from 7-8:30pm at Woodrow Wilson High School; Saturday, Feb 21 from 1-230pm at Anacostia High School; and Monday, Feb 23 from 7-830pm at the new Dunbar High School.
Sgt. Sgt. Terestre provided the monthly crime report (Jan 5 – Feb 4), which compared crime statistics to the same period in 2014. Violent crimes are down, while non-violent crimes (particularly thefts and thefts from autos) totaled 21 this period vs. 14 in the same period last year. Terestre shared that MPD 307 recently made 4 theft arrests, 3 heroine possession arrests, and 25 lock-ups resulting from a Craigslist prostitution sting coordinated in cooperation with the management of the Cambria Hotel. Officer Burgos was also present to speak to MPD’s bicycle-based efforts to deter property crimes.
Commissioner Tuma kicked off discussion of community concerns about the status of re-modernization funds for Garrison Elementary. Tuma shared that the Mayor’s office has initiated a reprogramming request for $4$14 million of the $16 million allocated to Garrison’s re-modernization. Numerous community members shared their resolve to fight the Mayor’s reprogramming request and spoke to their efforts to collaborate with Councilmember Evans’ office to ensure all previously allocated funds are preserved for Garrison. The Commission resolved to take formal action at later time once specific information about the reprogramming request is available.
Brad Reichard, member of the Friends of Gompers Park Board of Directors, shared an update aboutplans for improving Gompers Park using Community Benefit funds from the 9th & L Marriott Planed Unit Development. Reichard shared a handout and detailed the Board’s discussions with the National Park Service to—among other improvements—restore the base of the memorial, thin out the American holly trees, and potentially improve lighting in the park.
Ibrahim Mumin distributed flyers for an upcoming community event entitled “What to do when you are stopped by the police.”The February 12 event, which will be held from 6:30-8:30pm at First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, has been organized to help prevent encounters with the police from escalating because of distrust and suspicion.
ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT
Commissioner Kate Gordon, Chair of the APC, announced the date and location of the next APC meeting:Wednesday, February 11, at 7pm at the National City Christian Church (Community Room, accessible through the 14th St, NW side entrance).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to support and recommend approval for the HPRB concept and design for rear addition/alterations at 1330 Vermont Ave, NW. The single family home will be converted into five residential units. The proposed alterations will not be visible from the street or affect the façade in any way.
CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT
Commissioner Bengel, Chair of the CPSC, announced the date of the next CPSC meeting:Thursday, February 26, location TBD.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
Commissioner Pepin Tuma, Chair of the Ed Committee, shared that the date and location of the next Ed Committee meeting would be set shortly.
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to send a letter to the Mayor’s Office urging Mayor Bowser to reconsider postponement of Franklin School Surplus Declaration and Disposition Approval Resolutions and support immediate enactment of resolutions consistent with those she requested be withdrawn on January 26, 2015 (PR 21-9 and PR 21-10, filed in the Office of the Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia on October 3, 2014). As detailed by the Washington City Paper, the ICE-DC Franklin School project is one of five in flux as Bowser reviews citywide development awards.
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint the following At-Large members to the ABRA Policy Committee (APC): Alan Hahn; John Guggenmos.
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0)to appoint the following At-Large members to the Community Development Committee (CDC): Joel Heisey; Jim Loucks; Helen Kramer; Ron Rubin; and John Long.
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0)to appoint the following At-Large member to the Crime & Public Safety Committee (CPSC): Matt Wood.
The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint the following At-Large member to the Education Committee: Warren H.
*Please note that this meeting summary is provided by ANC 2F as a courtesy for individuals who were not able to attend the Regular Monthly Public Meeting. The information contained here within is not an exhaustive summary nor does it constitute official meeting minutes. The above information may not be referenced in any official business matter related to the Commission. Please see the “Minutes” page of the ANC 2F blog for official meeting business.