Community Development Update – September 2014

Summary of CDC Actions

September 24, 2014 Meeting

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its September 24, 2014 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote. 

SPECIAL NOTICE: The October CDC meeting will not be held on the usual fourth Wednesday of the month. Instead, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Subscribers to ANC 2F’s email list will receive additional reminders about the date change

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend HPRB support for the concept and massing for the rear addition to 1608 14th St, NW (the location of Rice restaurant) as being consistent with the 14th St Historic District. The vote included a friendly amendment indicating the Committee’s strong preference for CMU siding material on the addition.
  • After extensive Committee discussion and community input, the CDC voted (6-0-3) to recommend that the full ANC support the raze application for the contributing historic buildings at 911 & 913 L St, NW (Square 369), with the caveat that the owner promise to do as much as possible to deconstruct the two buildings in question and incorporate the facades and/or buildings designs into the interior of the proposed hotel development.
  • SB Urban made a number of zoning requests related to its proposed 123 unit rental properties (two buildings) at 90 & 91 Blagden Alley, NW. The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC recommend Board of Zoning Adjustment endorsement of the following: 1) a side yard variance for the 91 Blagden Alley, including a Committee request for an easement to the additional public alley space created by the variance; 2) an open court width variance for 90 Blagden Alley; 3) a lot occupancy variance allowing for only the first floor of 90 Blagden Alley; and, 4 & 5) a special exception for multiple penthouses and related setback requirements for both buildings.
  • The Committee tabled a vote on the requested 100% parking variances for both 90 & 91 Blagden Alley. The Committee asked the Applicant to return to the October 29 CDC meeting to address the parking variance requests in greater detail. Specifically, the Committee requested details about the the freight loading/unloading situation for the project, and the Applicant’s plans to increase bike sharing options in the immediate neighborhood.
  • The Committee voted (8-0-1) to recommend that the full ANC endorse the HPRB concept, massing, and final design of an addition to 1327 Q St, NW. The vote included a friendly amendment asking the Applicant to ensure no planted materials on the roof would be visible from the street level.
  • The Committee voted unanimously (8-0) to recommend that the full ANC endorse the HPRB concept and massing for 1209-1213 10th St, NW (The American, in Blagden Alley). The project, as proposed, would preserve the building’s existing massing except for the addition of a small wing for restrooms.

Other Items Considered:

  • The developer and architect for 925 M St, NW (a proposed, new single residential building with two units), presented its initial concept, massing, and design to the CDC. The Committee largely supported the concept and massing of the project, while providing a great deal of feedback about the initial design of the project. No action was taken, as the Applicant will return to the CDC for the October 29 meeting.

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the October 1, 2o14 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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Draft Agenda for Oct. 1 Regular Monthly Public Meeting

AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 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

 

·      Approval of Agenda 7:40
·      Approval of Minutes for August 6 and September 10, 2014 meetings 7:40

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | John Fanning, Chair

·      Committee Report 7:45

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Walt Cain, Chair

·      Committee Report: 7:55
       ·     1608 14th St, NW (HPRB)·     1017 12th St, NW (BZA)

·     911 and 913 L St, NW (Mayor’s Agent / raze application)

·     90 & 91 Blagden Alley, NW (BZA)

·     925 M St, NW (HPRB)

·     1327 Q St, NW (HPRB)

·     1209-1213 10th St, NW / The American (HPRB)

Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Peter Lallas, Chair

·      Committee Report 8:10

Education Committee | John Fanning and Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Co-Chairs

·      Committee Report 8:20
OLD BUSINESS

(none)

 

NEW BUSINESS

(none)

TREASURER’S REPORT
·      Approval of Expenditures 8:30

 

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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Visitor Parking Passes Extended

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***Notice from DDOT***

All 2014 Visitor Parking Passes (VPP) have been extended and will be valid through December 31, 2014. The VPP is designed to allow guest of District residents to park for more than two (2) hours on Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zoned blocks and is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and within the same RPP and ANC boundary as printed on the pass.

Please be sure to check the District Department of Transportation website or contact the DDOT Call Center at (202) 671-2700 for more information on the 2015 VPP program.

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Draft Agenda for 9/24 CDC Meeting

AGENDA*

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
September 24, 2014
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

•  Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
•  Approval of August 27, 2014 Meeting Minutes 7:00
OLD BUSINESS
•  HPRB approval for 1608 14th St, NW concept/rear addition 7:05
NEW BUSINESS
•  Consideration of raze application for 911 and 913 L St, NW 7:25
•  BZA variance and special exception relief for 90 & 91 Blagden Alley, NW 7:45
•  HPRB concept and massing for 925 M St, NW 8:05
•  HPRB concept/roof structure and deck, and rear alterations for 1327 Q St, NW 8:25
•  HPRB concept, massing, and design for 1209-1213 10th St, NW (The American) 8:45

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. 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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Join Us for the Celebrate Logan Event, Sat. Sep 20th!

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 Logan Circle and the 14th Street Corridor declared THE BEST neighborhood to “ingest and imbibe” by Thrillist.com!

Let’s CELEBRATE LOGAN! Join TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and N Street Village on Saturday, September 20 for three hours of exclusive tasting with our incredible neighborhood restaurant partners. Tickets are just $45 and 100% of the proceeds will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

Enjoy oysters at Pearl Dive, drinks at Tico, tapas at Barcelona …and much more…all for a great cause. You will leave with a full belly AND a full heart.

Date: Saturday, September 20

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions about sponsorship, please contact Stuart Allen at 202.939.2085 or sallen@nstreetvillage.org.

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Draft Agenda for Sep. 17 ABRA Policy Committee Meeting

AGENDA*

ANC 2F ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
September 17, 2014
N Street Village (1333 N St, NW) – 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

 

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Review and approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
COMMUNITY FORUM
· Remarks from ABRA Director Fred Moosally 7:05
OLD BUSINESS
           None
NEW BUSINESS
            None

OPEN FORUM

 

NOTICE: This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the APC. 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 APC Chair in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

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Draft Agenda for Sep. 10 Regular Monthly Meeting

AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 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
·      Demonstration of SketchFactor mobile app (Daniel Herrington) 7:30
·      Community Announcements 7:40

– 5 minute recess -

 

BUSINESS MEETING
·      Approval of Agenda 7:50
·      Approval of Minutes for August 6, 2014 Monthly Public Meeting 7:50

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | John Fanning, Chair

·      Committee Report: 7:55

·      CherCher Ethiopian Restaurant (1334 9th St, NW) SA modification

·      New license request for & Pizza (1400 K St, NW)

·      Change request to license for Studio Theatre (1501 14th St, NW)

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Walt Cain, Chair

·      Committee Report: 8:05

·      BZA rear yard setback special exception for 1738 14th St, NW

·      Finishing materials issue for rear of 1250 9th St, NW (Colonel)

·      HPRB approval for 928 O St, NW

Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Peter Lallas, Chair

·      Committee Report 8:15

Education Committee | Chris Linn and Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Co-Chairs

·      Committee Report 8:25

OLD BUSINESS

·     Surplus and disposition approval support request from Institute for Contemporary Expression (Franklin School project)  8:35

NEW BUSINESS

·     “Moms in Logan Circle” grant application for Little Goblins Parade 8:45
·     Settlement Agreement amendment for 1423 P St, NW (Logan Tavern) pertaining to sidewalk operating hours 9:00

TREASURER’S REPORT

·      Approval of Expenditures 9:15

 

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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Aug 27 CDC Meeting Summary

Summary of CDC Actions

From the August 27, 2014 meeting

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its August 27, 2014 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote. Click on the images to the left to view the full presentation deck (PDF) for each project.

Announcements:

  • Karin Slenczka, Director of Administrative Services at the Residences at Thomas Circle (1330 Massachusetts Ave, NW), promoted an upcoming event benefiting senior residents of the District: the “Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Walk” on Saturday, September 6.
  • CDC Member Joyce Cowan shared that DDOT extended the expiration date of all ANC 2F Visitor Parking Passes from September 30 to December 31, 2014. DDOT is attempting to synchronize the individual VPP programs throughout the city and roll out a unified citywide VPP program in 2015.

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted (8-0-1) to recommend that the full ANC endorse the rear yard setback special exception at 1738 14th St, NW for the Applicant’s upcoming Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing. The Applicant returned to the CDC to clarify the nature of its request (a special exception) after an initial appearance at the June 2014 CDC meeting during which the Committee voted to recommend disapproval of a variance request.
  • The CDC voted (8-1) to recommend that the full ANC endorse “Scheme C” for the rear finishing materials at 1250 9th St, NW (The Colonel), as presented by developer CAS Riegler. Commissioner Melcher, in whose Single-Member District the development is located, communicated neighbors’ strong preference for Scheme C, which proposed a stucco finish for the upper three levels of the rear side of the building, clapboard siding for the second and third floors, and stone for the first level. The issue of the finishing materials for the rear side of The Colonel arose after the developer initially installed all horizontal siding, an act which conflicted with the developer’s plans as filed with HPO and subsequently resulted in consternation from surrounding neighbors.
  • The CDC voted (8-1) to recommend that the full ANC recommend HPRB approval for 928 O St, NW, a proposed three-unit residential development in a currently vacant lot near Naylor Court. The Applicant returned to the Committee (after an initial appearance at the June 2014 meeting) with a modified design preferred by the Committee members, and an update on the Applicant’s outreach to involve surrounding neighbors in the project.

 

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the September 10 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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Draft Agenda for 8/27 CDC Meeting

AGENDA*

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
August 27, 2014
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Approval of July 30, 2014 Meeting Minutes 7:00
OLD BUSINESS
· BZA rear yard setback special exception for 1738 14th St, NW 7:05
· Finishing materials issue for rear of 1250 9th St, NW 7:25
NEW BUSINESS
· HPRB approval for 928 O St, NW 7:45
· Consideration of raze application for 911 and 913 L St, NW Postponed to Sep 24 CDC meeting 8:05

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. 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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Help Make ANC 2F an Age-Friendly Neighborhood!

Age Friendly Walk
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In cooperation with Age-Friendly DC, The Residences at Thomas Circle is coordinating the Block-by-Block Walk in ANC 2F, representing the Thomas Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods. The goal is to identify both neighborhood assets and concerns affecting the quality of life for Seniors (age 60 and above) in the District—Because what’s good for older residents can be good for those with different mobility needs – wheelchair, tricycle, walker or stroller. The data collected will help the city improve policy and practice to make daily life better for everyone.

To learn more about the Age-Friendly Walk in ANC 2F,
please join us on
Tuesday, August 26, at 3 pm
The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Ave. NW
With a Special Selection of Refreshments Catered by Our Executive Chef!For more information, or to register for the walk, please email: age-friendly-walk@thomascircle.com

 

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