Draft Agenda for Jan. 29 CDC Meeting

AGENDA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
January 29, 2015*
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

*Note: This meeting occurs on a Thursday

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Approval of December 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes 7:00
OLD BUSINESS
· HPRB concept review for 1421 Corcoran St, NW 7:05
NEW BUSINESS
· HPRB concept review for rear addition at 1330 Vermont Ave, NW 7:25

OPEN FORUM

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.

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NO January 2015 APC Meeting

Jan. 21 APC Meeting Cancelled

This month’s ANC 2F ABRA Policy Committee (APC) meeting– scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2015– has been cancelled. There are no new business items for the Committee’s consideration this month.

THE NEXT APC MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7pm, location to be determined.

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Application Process Open for D.C. Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet

Chancelollor's Parent Cabinet

 

DCPS is excited to announce that the application process has opened for the second cohort of the Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet to serve beginning March 2015. The Parent Cabinet provides a forum for meaningful dialogue between families, the Chancellor, and the DCPS Leadership Team.

TO APPLY: Parents may submit an online application or send in a paper application. We have posted an overview of the Parent Cabinet as well as all of the application materials here on the DCPS Website. Please share this information with your networks or consider applying if you are a DCPS parent. All applications must be submitted by January 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

For questions and additional information, contact the Office of Family and Public Engagement at ofpe.info@dc.gov or 202-719-6613.

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January 7, 2015 Regular Monthly Public Meeting Summary

NOTICE: The next ABRA Policy Committee (APC) meeting will be Wednesday, January 21 at 7pm. Location to be determined.

 

NOTICE: The next Community Development Committee (CDC) meeting will be Thursday, January 29 at 7pm in the Monroe room at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office shared that city trash pickup, which did not happen on Tuesday because of the snowstorm, will resume on Friday. Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday. Kimbel also shared that Councilmember Evans is demanding answers from Pepco about the source of the ongoing power outage that started Tuesday in parts of Dupont and Logan Circles, as well as Pepco’s prolonged response to the outage.
  • Commissioner Fanning shared that he has been retained by the Bowser administration as the Ward 2 Community Liaison. Fanning encouraged community members to reach out to him with questions, concerns, and issues at (202) 340-7229 or john.fanning@dc.gov.
  • Sgt. Sgt. Terestre provided the monthly crime report (Dec 7 – Jan 6), and compared crime statistics to those of the same period from the prior year. Although total crime is down to 60 incidents versus 67 in the same period last year, robberies with a gun increased from 0 to 3. In response to the recent armed robberies, MPD has established a fixed post detail (24/7) at 11th & N Streets, NW.
  • Community member Daniel Greenberg shared that DDOT finally took action to force a developer that had been blocking off both ends of an alleyway running behind the 1300 block of 14th St, NW to open up access at one end of the alley.
  • Community member Ibrahim Mumin shared that there will be a community forum on January 29th from 6:30 to 8:30pm (location TBD) entitled “What to Do When You’re Stopped by the Police.” The forum aims to prevent escalation of interactions between police and community members, especially youth, in light of the national issue surrounding police interactions with civilians.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND CHAIRS

  • The Commission held elections for the four Officer positions (Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary), and the Chair positions of each ANC 2F Committee (CDC, APC, CPSC, and Education). The Commission unanimously voted in the following Officers and Chairs:
Chairman Commissioner John Fanning (2F04)
Vice Chair Commissioner Pepin Tuma (2F03)
Treasurer Commissioner Karin Berry (2F02)
Secretary Commissioner Jim Lamare (2F05)
APC Chair Commissioner Kate Gordon (2F01)
CDC Chair Commissioner Kevin Deeley (2F08)
CPSC Chair Commissioner Charlie Bengel (2F06)
Education Chair Commissioner Pepin Tuma (2F03)

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • No committee report.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • The Commission voted unanimously (8-0) to adopt the CDC’s recommendation for the following business items considered at the CDC’s December 2014 meeting: 1) A lack of support for the HPRB concept of a by-right raze project at 1421 Corcoran St, NW because the project plans were not sufficiently complete; 2) Support for HPRB concept and massing for 1527 12th St, NW, with a specific request for the project to include parking spaces, and the delegation of design review to HPO staff; and 3) Support for HPRB concept of an addition to 1132 10th St, NW, with a specific request for iron restoration work, support of the recessed trash area, and delegation of design review to HPO staff.
  • The Commission also voted unanimously (8-0) to support and recommend approval for the Planned Unit Development at Square 369 (9th & L St, NW proposed Marriott project). Relatedly, Commissioner Deeley explained that ANC 2F and the developer, Quadrangle, had reached an accord for the Community Benefits Agreement that is part of the PUD. The Community Benefits Agreement consists of a one time $5,000 donation to Thomson Elementary School PTA, and a one time $10,000 $20,000 donation to each Gompers Park and the 10th Street park for maintenance and improvement.

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • No committee report.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • Commissioner Fanning yielded the floor to Sheri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office. Kimbel expressed concern that a lack of progress in advancing plans for the remodernization of Garrison Elementary may jeopardize currently available funding. Kimbel asked the Commission to consider adopting a resolution encouraging the immediate use of available funds to proceed with remodernization plans. The Commission voted unanimously (8-0) to adopt such a resolution and share it with DCPS, the State Board of Education, and Councilmember Evans’ office.

NEW BUSINESS

  • The Commission voted unanimously (8-0) to ask Jack Evans’ office to pass a resolution thanking outgoing Commissioners Peter Lallas (2F01), Walt Cain (2F02), Stephanie Dahle (2F03), Greg Melcher (2F06), and Matt Raymond (2F07) for their service.
  • The Commission voted unanimously (8-0) to set the following 2015 dates for the Regular Monthly Meetings. With exception of the November date*, all Regular Monthly Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month: February 4; March 4; April 1; May 6; June 3; July 1; August 5; September 2; October 7; Thursday, November 12*; and December 2.
  • Special Note: the July, August, and September Regular Monthly Meetings, as well as the July and August CDC meetings, will NOT be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel. The hotel’s meeting rooms will be under renovation during the summer. The alternate meeting location(s) are yet TBD.

*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.

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Draft Agenda for Jan. 7, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting

ANC 2F AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY FORUM

 

•    Commissioner Announcements 7:00
•    Report from Councilmember Jack Evans’ Office 7:05
•    Report from Executive Office of the Mayor 7:15
•    Report from Metropolitan Police Department, Third District, PSA 307 7:20
•    Community Announcements 7:30

 

- 5 minute recess -

 

BUSINESS MEETING

 

•   Election of Officers 7:40
•   Appointment of Committee Chairs 7:50
•   Approval of Agenda 8:00
•   Approval of Minutes for December 10, 2014 Monthly Public Meeting 8:00

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | Chair TBD

•  Committee Report 8:05

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Chair TBD

•  Committee Report

o    Marriott Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 9th & L St, NW (Square 369)

o    HPRB concept review for raze of 1421 Corcoran St, NW

o    HPRB concept, design, and massing for 1527 12th St, NW

o    HRPB concept/addition for 1132 10th St, NW

8:10

Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Chair TBD

•   Committee Report 8:20

Education Committee | Chair TBD

•     Committee Report 8:25
OLD BUSINESS[none]

NEW BUSINESS
•     Scheduling of 2015 ANC 2F meeting dates 8:30
TREASURER’S REPORT
•     Approval of Expenditures 8:40

 

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.

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Dec 17, 2014 CDC Meeting Summary

Summary of CDC Actions

December 17, 2014

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its December 17, 2014 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote.

SPECIAL NOTICE: The date of the January 2015 CDC meeting will be scheduled at the first regular monthly public meeting of the ANC 2F Commission in 2015 on January 7th, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the Planned Unit Development (PUD) application for Square 369 (9th & L St, NW), site of the proposed Marriott development. Prior to the December 17 CDC meeting, ANC 2F and the developer for the project, Quadrangle Development, were able to reach an agreement for a one-time $45,000 contribution by Quadrangle to three community organizations as part of the Community Benefits Agreement component of the PUD. The contribution will be split among Thomson Elementary (5k for PTA equipment for students) and both Gompers Park and the 10th Street Park (20k each for park maintenance and improvement).
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC write a letter expressing its lack of support for the HPRB concept, massing, and design of a proposed, new, five-story, three-unit residential building at 1421 Corcoran St, NW. The project is part of the by-right raze of an existing non-conforming contributing structure on the property. The Committee felt the project plans presented by the Applicant’s architect were not complete enough for full consideration and support. Specifically, the Committee stated that the project drawings failed to provide sufficient context, visualization, and detail about how the proposed structure would fit in with the fabric of the street. CDC Chair Walt Cain encouraged the Applicant to return to the CDC with more thorough project support materials and answers to the Committee’s questions and concerns about the project, including a status report on the Applicant’s outreach to immediate neighbors impacted by the project.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the HPRB concept and massing of the proposed restoration and renovation of 1527 12th St, NW. The CDC’s vote included consent to delegating design review to HPO staff, and a specific request for inclusion of parking spaces in the project. The Committee praised the thorough, thoughtful restoration plan for the project, which plans to convert a presently derelict building into four residential units.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (11-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the HPRB concept and massing of the rear roof addition to 1132 10th St, NW. The CDC’s vote included consent to delegating design review to HPO staff; specific requests for front yard clean-up and restoration of the metal/iron work; and the Committee’s support for the proposed trash recess area on the side of the building. The Committee was convinced of the negligible impact of the proposed addition and was supportive of the project design and proposed restoration work. The Applicant will have to return to the CDC for a zoning variance (area and parking) related to the project.

Other Agenda Items:

  • Committee member Joyce Cowan moved that the Committee adopt a resolution of appreciation and gratitude for Commissioner Walt Cain’s service as Chair of the CDC. The resolution was adopted by unanimous consent, and included complimentary remarks from several Committee members.

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the January 7, 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 by ANC 2F 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.

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Available Drinking Water During Do Not Drink Advisory for Portion of NW D.C.

During the investigation of potential contamination in a portion of DC Water’s drinking water system, D.C. Water is deploying a mobile water dispensing unit near the impact area in NW Washington, D.C.

The unit is located on O Street between 6th and 7th Streets NW. Water will be available for customers affected by the Do Not Drink Advisory until further notice. Customers must bring water containers, such as reusable water bottles or other large water receptacles. 

An interactive map can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1xrvzFM and directional boundaries are listed below:

South – Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW 
East – 8th St. NW 
West – 13th St. NW, and a portion extending slightly further west 
North – S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW)

Do not use water for:

•    Drinking
•    Preparing and cooking food, including washing fruits and vegetables
•    Preparing infant formula
•    Brushing teeth
•    Making ice and washing dishes
•    Giving water to pets
•    Taking showers and baths
**Skin and eye irritations may occur if water is used for bathing and other hygiene activities. 

Continue to use water for: 
•    Washing clothes 
•    Flushing the toilet
•    Watering plants

On December 17, 2014, DC Water received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the water and issued a Do Not Drink Advisory for a portion of NW DC. DC Water crews worked through the night to flush the water distribution system in the affected area and completed flushing this morning. The goal was to flush the contaminant out of the system by running large volumes of water out of the fire hydrants. If laboratory tests confirm this was successful, the restrictions could be lifted today. The source of the contaminant is still under investigation. Those in the affected area should continue to follow the precautions outlined above, and impacted customers should make alternative plans for water use until further notice. As noted above, water is available on O Street between 6th and 7th Streets NW. 

Share this information with everyone who drinks this water, especially those who may not receive this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). DC Water will continue to provide updates and customers will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted. For more information, visitwww.dcwater.com or contact DC Water Customer Service at 202-354-3600 or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.

Related Links:
name: Interactive Map of Impact Area
url: http://bit.ly/1xrvzFM

Contact Information:
Office of External Affairs
202.787.2200
ExternalAffairs@dcwater.com

You can view this News Release at http://www.dcwater.com/news/listings/press_release697.cfm

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Dec. 10 Regular Monthly Meeting Summary

SPECIAL NOTE: The next regular monthly public meeting will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00pm. The location of the meeting will be confirmed shortly and shared via email and the ANC 2F blog. At that time, the new ANC 2F Commission will set all meeting dates (including Committee meeting dates) for 2015.

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Commissioner Lamare shared that the Kingman Boys and Girls Club is in need of tutors for children in grades 2 through 7 on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Kingman has offered a wonderful academic support program for children for many years, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Interested parties should contact Allen Richardson, the Kingman Education Director, at 202-483 1210 or by email at allen.richardson@dc.gov
  • Commissioner Cain encouraged community members who are interested in serving on one of ANC 2F’s Committees to email anc2foffice@gmail.com with their contact information. Interested individuals will be placed on a list for consideration by the newly appointed Committee Chairs in January 2015.
  • Commissioner Melcher announced the disbanding of the Washington Convention Center Advisory Committee (under the Committee’s sunset clause) after 19 years of existence. The Committee’s purview—an advisory role on a wide variety of community issues related to the Convention Center—will be assumed by ANCs 2F and 6E.
  • Commissioner Cain recognized the service of the outgoing Commissioners (Raymond, Lallas, Melcher, Dahle, and Cain) at their last regular monthly meeting, and welcomed incoming Commissioners Tuma, Bengel, Sylvester, Gordon, and Barry, who will assume their roles on January 2, 2015.

COMMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office provided the following updates:
  1. Her kind words and sincere gratitude for the service of outgoing Commissioners Raymond, Lallas, Melcher, Dahle, and Cain.
  2. The District Council recently voted to “surplus” the Francis Stephens School in Foggy Bottom. The building will become joint office space and a school to train teachers specializing in autistic student education. Kimbel noted that the Council’s decision to surplus the Francis Stephens School bodes well for the upcoming decision on surplusing the Franklin School in ANC 2F in order to become the ICE-DC contemporary art space.
  • Sgt. Terestre, accompanied by Officer Garcia, a recent addition to PSA 307, provided the monthly crime report (Nov 9 – Dec 9). Violent crime (robberies and assaults) in PSA 307 is up ony slightly (3 vs. 1 in the preceding 30 day period). Property crime (burglaries and thefts), a persistent problem in PSA 307, has increased significantly in the past 30 days. Home burglaries, which have been concentrated in Logan Circle along 14th Street, have ticked up. Theft from autos has spiked: 43 vs. 27 in the preceding 30 days, with the principal problem area being between O and M Streets, NW and 9th to 14th Streets, NW.
  • Terestre also shared that 28 “detail officers” (cadets currently in training) will be paired with current officers in ANC 2F during the holiday season for additional police coverage.
  • Thor Nelson with the Office of Planning announced the release of the Environmental Assessment for the Franklin Park Vision and Transformation Plan. Nelson handed out copies of an Environmental Assessment newsletter, which details the three proposed transformation plans, including the preferred plan known as “The Edge” site plan. Nelson encouraged community members to provide comments on the Plan/EA during the open comment period, which will close on January 9, 2015.

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • The Commission voted unanimously (6-0) to adopt the APC Committee report, which included support of Settlement Agreement (SA) modifications requested by the owner of three restaurants: 1423 P St, NW (Logan Tavern), 1443 P St, NW (Commissary), and 1320 14th St, NW (The Pig). The SA amendments (one for each restaurant) allow for operations until 1:00am each year on New Year’s Eve.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • The Commission voted unanimously (6-0) to support the following Applicant requests considered at the CDC’s November 19 meeting: 1) DDOT public space application for 1320 14th St, NW (The Pig); 2) BZA variance requests for 1218 9th St, NW; and 3) a demolition permit request for 1618 14th St, NW, contingent on the preservation and restoration of the building’s front/façade wall.
  • Before endorsing the demolition permit request for 1618 14th St, NW, the Commission entertained extensive community input. Several community members expressed their dismay that a demolition permit would “reward” the negligent behavior of the owner of the building, who allowed the structure to be “de facto demolished by decay.” Other community members expressed concern that forcing the owner to preserve the façade would complicate development possibilities, potentially risk continued inaction on the owner’s part, and thus “punish” surrounding neighbors. At least one community member spoke to the “unadorned but pleasing” aesthetic of the pre-Civil War structure’s façade, noting that the building’s historic significance lies with the architectural insignificance that reflects the time in which the structure was built.
  • The CDC report also included a summary of the presentation given by the Applicant behind 1428 9th St, NW (initial HPRB design presentation), and a reminder that the CDC will be considering the Community Benefits Agreement that will accompany the Planned Unit Development for the proposed Marriott hotel project at 9th & L, NW at the upcoming CDC meeting on Wednesday, December 17.

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • No Committee update.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • No Committee update.

OLD BUSINESS

  • None

NEW BUSINESS

  • The Commission set the meeting date for the first ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting of 2015: January 7, 2015 at 7:00pm (location to be confirmed). At that meeting, the new ANC 2F Commission will set all meeting dates for 2015.

*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.

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Dec. 17 APC Meeting Cancelled

The ANC 2F ABRA Policy Committee (APC) meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 has been cancelled. There are no new business items for the Committee’s consideration this month.

On January 7, 2015, the new ANC 2F Commission will hold its first regular monthly public meeting (specifics to be announced). At that time, a Chair for the APC will be appointed by the Commission, and the APC’s 2015 meeting schedule will be set.

Happy and safe holidays to all! See you in 2015.

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Student Tutoring Opportunity

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Kingman Boys and Girls Club Tutoring Opportunity

The Kingman Boys and Girls Club (around the corner from the Studio Theater) is in need of tutors for children in grades 2 through 7. Tutoring would take place on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

Kingman has offered a wonderful academic support program for children for many years, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Allen Richardson, the Kingman Education Director, at 202-483-1210 or allen.richardson@dc.gov

Thank you!!!

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