ANC 2F Meeting Agenda for December 4, 2013



Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:00 PM

                                       Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)


Call to order at 7:00 p.m. 


  • Commissioner Announcements


  • Report from Executive Office of the Mayor


  • Report from Office of Jack Evans, City Councilmember, Ward 2


  • Report from Metropolitan Police Department, Third District, PSA 307


  • Presentation of the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility’s (DCSEU) programs and services (Sarah Robinson)


  • Discussion of O St. traffic configuration (Paul Harrison)


  • Community Announcements


– 5 minute recess –


  • Approval of Agenda


  • Approval of Minutes for November 6, 2013 Monthly Public Meeting




Alcohol Policy Committee (APC) | John Fanning, Chair

  • Presentation of Committee’s Scope and Goals document


  • 1336 14th St, NW (Ghana Café) Entertainment Endorsement – Update


  • 1333 14th St, NW (Glass House) Settlement Agreement


  • License Renewals:
    • 1314 9th St, NW (A n D) – APC vote (4-0) in support
    • 1410 14th St, NW (Black Whiskey) – APC vote (4-0) in support
    • 1401 K St, NW #B (Lima Restaurant and Lounge) – no action taken
    • 1420 K St, NW (Lotus) – no action taken
    • 1010 Vermont Ave, NW (Josephine) – no action taken


Community Development Committee (CDC) | Walt Cain, Chair

  • Committee Update


Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Chris Linn, Chair

  • Committee Update


 Education Committee | Matt Connolly and Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Co-Chairs

  • Committee Update








  • Amendment to Settlement Agreement with 1454-1460 P Street NW (Tortilla Coast) to extend hours of operation


  • Recommendation to DMPED for redevelopment of historic Franklin School


  • Recommendation to Mayor’s Agent on demolition application for 1211 10th Street, NW (Square 369, Lot 82)


  • Consideration of support for bill sponsored by Councilmember Jack Evans to provide a tax break to companies purchasing trash compactors




  • 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 Committee.  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 a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See for contact information.

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Alcohol Policy Committee Meeting Agenda for November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00 PM
N Street Village (1333 N Street, NW) – 2nd floor Multipurpose Room

  • Review and Approval of Agenda




  • 1314 9th St, NW (A n D)
  • 1410 14th St, NW (Black Whiskey)
  • 1401 K St, NW #B (Lima Restaurant and Lounge)
  • 1420 K St, NW (Lotus)
  • 1010 Vermont Ave, NW (Josephine)





NOTICE:  This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the Committee.  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 a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See for contact information.

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What do you want to see at the Franklin School?


At its December meeting on Wednesday, December 4, the Commission will consider the four proposed projects for the Historic Franklin School, and advise the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development on which project is in the best interests of our community.  The four proposals are:

  • CoStar Group & Abdo Development—Office space to be used as a CoStar technology hub and learning center
  • Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group & Bundy Development Corporation—Office space for the National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs, including work space and affordable housing for technology entrepreneurs
  • Douglas Development—A boutique hotel and restaurants
  • Institute for Contemporary Expression & EastBanc—An art gallery, restaurant by ThinkFoodGroup, bookstore, and café.

The four developers presented their projects at a community forum on October 30, 2013, and responded to questions from the public.  The presentations are located on the Deputy Mayor’s website, as well as a summary of the community’s questions and developers’ responses.

ANC 2F invites your feedback on these proposals.  Please send comments to your local ANC commissioner (see list below), and we hope you can join us at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel.


SMD Name Phone Email
2F01      Peter Lallas            (202) 821-3160
2F02 Walt Cain (601) 941-9869
2F03 Chris Linn (202) 669-6771
2F04 John Fanning (202) 510-1983
2F05 Jim Lamare (202) 292-1974
2F06 Greg Melcher (202) 713-0457
2F07 Matt Raymond (202) 744-1921
2F08 Matt Connolly       (202) 347-3590

Find your Commissioner here.

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Changes to D.C.’s School Enrollment Lottery

The Logan Circle, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom Ward 2 Education Network invites you to attend a community education forum on Saturday, November 16 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the School Without Walls Francis-Stevens Campus at 2425 N St NW, in rooms 208 & 209. 

This meeting will feature Kari Brandt from DCPS who will make a presentation about MYSCHOOLDC.ORG, the portal for next year’s Enrollment Lottery. Megan Hanley, a former community outreach coordinator for Ward 2 schools will also be on hand to answer questions. The 2014/15 lottery sign-ups will go from fromDecember 16 through March 3 (Feb 3 for high schools).

This year’s lottery will combine DCPS and Public Charter Schools for the first time.

There will be light snacks. Babysitters will be on hand to care for the kids in a separate playroom just steps from our meeting room.

RSVP to:


This meeting is sponsored by the Foggy Bottom Association, the Logan Circle Community Association, and the Dupont Circle Citizen Association in conjunction with the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions from Foggy Bottom (ANC 2A), Dupont Circle (ANC 2B) and Logan Circle (ANC 2F).

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November 6, 2013 Public Meeting Summary

We had a full crowd on Wednesday night. Kudos to the attendees who were in it for the long haul and stayed until the end of the meeting at 10:01 pm! For the rest of you early birds, here’s a brief summary of what happened:


  • ADA improvements to the pedestrian ramps on sidewalks will start soon at 21st St, NW and end at 12th St, NW in about one year. DDOT and its contractors will be working on one corner per intersection at a time. Disruptions may occur to WMATA bus routes. For questions and concerns, call (202) 678-6600 or visit
  • The District is collaborating with the National Park Service to create a new vision and transformation plan for Franklin Square. The multi-year project aims to improve uses of the park, add new amenities, and enhance the landscape. The Office of Planning is seeking resident input. Call (202) 741-5241, visit or email Thor Nelson ( with questions and comments.
  • The D.C. Board of Elections presented a Precinct Boundary Efficiency Plan, which proposes to realign all voting precinct boundaries in the District to correspond with existing ANC single-member district (SMD) boundary lines and revise the precinct numbering system to associate each precinct to its designated ward. For more information and to provide feedback on this plan, visit


  • Commissioner Connolly announced that the four development teams currently under consideration for redevelopment of the historic Franklin School recently presented their plans to the community. The ANC 2F Community Development Committee will consider the four plans at its November meeting  (date TBD) and make a recommendation for the full ANC’s consideration in December.


  • The Settlement Agreement (SA) for the American (restaurant at 1209-1213 10th Street, NW / Blagden Alley) has been finalized. The Commission unanimously endorsed the SA, a copy of which can be found here.
  • The Commission voted 7-1 in favor of accepting the APC’s recommendation to oppose the petition of 920 14th St, NW (Park at 14th) to terminate its current Settlement Agreement.
  • The Commission voted 7-1 in favor of amending its liquor license policy to require all licensees in the ANC to come before the Commission for new licenses, license renewal requests and substantial changes in operation. Previously, it usually has been the ANC’s informal practice not to seek settlement agreements or review applications regarding licenses in the Central Business District.
  • The Commission voted unanimously to accept the APC recommendations to support ABRA license renewals for: 1435 P St, NW (Number Nine); 1610 14th St, NW (Ghibellina); 1415 P St, NW (Vegas Lounge); and 1301 K St, NW (Capitale).
  • The Commission voted unanimously to accept the APC recommendation to oppose the license renewal for 1318 9th St, NW (Vita, formerly Mood Lounge). Separately, the commission voted unanimously to protest current conditions of the license permitting a cover charge, dancing, and an entertainment endorsement.


  • The Commission voted unanimously to accept the CDC recommendation to advise the BZA to accept the six variances and one special exception requested by CAS/Riegler, the developer of 1101 Rhode Island Ave, NW, contingent upon the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding establishing additional conditions on the developer. The Commission commended the developer for its extensive efforts in working with nearby community members to mitigate the project’s impacts.
  • Commissioner Cain reiterated the Commission’s intention to develop a Visitor Parking Program for ANC 2F to bring to Councilmember Jack Evans’ office. Community input is welcome through the ANC 2F web site or in person at the November CDC meeting.
  • The Commission voted 6-2 in favor of endorsing the CDC’s recommendation to petition WMATA to remove the bus stop on the west side of 14th St, NW south of Rhode Island Ave, NW.


  • The October 19th Fall Crime Outreach and Awareness event was a great success. The Commission expressed its gratitude to MPD for its collaboration and support.


  • Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendant of Education attended the Committee’s October 26 meeting, during which community members provided feedback about proposed changes to the District’s school rating system.
  • The next Education Committee meeting will take place on Saturday, November 16 at the School Without Walls (2130 G St, NW) at 1pm.  The meeting will focus on the new enrollment lottery system for next year, which includes a single lottery for public and charter schools. All are welcome to attend.
  • Garrison Elementary’s abandoned pool has finally been razed, after countless years of neglect. The school has also raised nearly $15 million for its modernization efforts.


  • Roger Kemp from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia brought the Commission’s and the community’s attention to three upcoming court cases involving violent and serious crimes on the 1400 block of R Street, NW and Johnson Ave, NW. The Commission voted unanimously to accept Mr. Kemp’s request that the ANC write Community Impact Statements to the judges of the cases in question, in order to emphasize the impact ongoing crime in this area has on the safety, security, and well-being of the surrounding community and the District as a whole.

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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D.C. Leaf Collection Season Starts Mon., Nov 4

The District’s leaf collection season starts Monday, November 4 and residents can go toLeaf Collection Schedule to find the collection dates for their neighborhoods.  The schedules also are being mailed to residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services.

“It looks like this weekend will be perfect for raking leaves,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr.  “We ask people to check the schedule for when their leaves will be collected and then rake their leaves into the treeboxes the weekend before their collection cycles start to make sure their leaves are collected.”

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