ANC 2F Meeting Agenda for February 5, 2014

AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, February 5, 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 Executive Office of the Mayor 7:05
·      Report from Office of Jack Evans, City Councilmember, Ward 2 7:10
·      Report from Metropolitan Police Dept, Third District, PSA 307 7:15
·      1309-1313 13th Street, NW (Holladay Corp.) development plans presentation 7:20
·      Community Announcement 7:35

 – 5 minute recess –

BUSINESS MEETING
·      Approval of Agenda 7:45
·      Approval of Minutes for Jan. 8, 2014 Monthly Public Meeting 7:45

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Alcohol Policy Committee (APC) | John Fanning, Chair

·      Modifications to APC’s scope and responsibilities 7:50

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Walt Cain, Chair

·      Establishment of a Mid City/Logan Circle Business Improvement District 8:00
·      Community parking recommendation for 1325 S St, NW 8:10

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

·      Committee Update 8:20

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

·      Committee Update 8:30

 

OLD BUSINESS

·      Appeal of ABRA letter of dismissal re: 1318 9th St, NW (Mood Lounge/Vita)  8:40
·      ABRA protest for 1209-1213 10th St, NW (American [restaurant])  8:50
·      920 14th St, NW (The Park) request to terminate Settlement Agreement  9:00

 

NEW BUSINESS

·      901 Massachusetts Ave, NW (Marriott Marquis) ABRA new license request 9:10
·      Settlement Agreement amendment 1435 P St, NW (Number 9) for live music 9:25

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

·      Approval of ANC Quarterly Report for Q1 FY14 2013 9:40
·      Approval of Expenditures 9:45

 

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 www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

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Establishment of a Mid City BID & Enhanced Parking

LCCA Partners with Local Businesses to Address Community Issues

The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) has joined with local businesses to address two issues of significance in the neighborhood: the establishment of a greater 14th & U Business Improvement District (BID) and enhanced parking for local businesses and visitors. At last night’s ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) meeting, LCCA President Tim Christensen and JBG’s Ted Featherstone presented both proposals to the Committee. Click here for a PDF copy of the presentation.

Several D.C. neighborhoods have established BIDs to focus on safety, cleanliness, neighborhood and small business marketing, and events programming.  A 14th & U BID would address similar priorities. An informal planning group met last summer with D.C. officials to explore the feasibility of a BID and came away encouraged to proceed.

The parking issue for businesses and visitors was exacerbated with the establishment of the enhanced residential parking program in the neighborhood. While the program greatly expanded parking opportunities for holders of Zone 2 residential parking permits, it also cut by half the number of available spaces for businesses and visitors on the streets adjacent to the 14th Street corridor in Logan Circle. After months of research and planning under the leadership of JBG Companies, LCCA launched preliminary plans for a parking garage at the D.C. Parks and Recreation property at 1325 S Street, NW.

The CDC voted unanimously (10-0) to recommend that the full ANC endorse the exploration of public parking options by the City Council for the lot at 1325 S St, NW.

For more information about the BID, email midcityBID@gmail.com or visit www.midcityBID.org (coming soon). 

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CDC Meeting Agenda for January 22, 2014

AGENDA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00pm
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00pm

  • Approval of meeting agenda
  • Approval of December 11, 2013 meeting minutes

OLD BUSINESS

  • Marriott hotel project (9th & L St, NW) HPRB presentation rescheduled to Feb 19 CDC meeting
  • Visitor Parking Program discussion
  • 1313-17 14th St, NW development dialogue with neighbors rescheduled to Feb 19 CDC meeting

NEW BUSINESS

  • Establishment of a Mid City/Logan Circle Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Community parking options for 1325 S St, NW

OPEN FORUM

 

*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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A Fond Farewell from Matt Connolly (2F08)

Matt-Connolly-photoAs many of you already know, I will be resigning as an ANC commissioner at the end of January. My fiancée and I had an opportunity to return home to Boston that we couldn’t pass up. Although I am excited to move closer to family, I am sad to move from this wonderful neighborhood.

I firmly believe in the concept attributed to Helen Keller, among others, that “alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” My fellow commissioners, my education committee co-chair Evelyn Boyd Simmons, and Sherri Kimbel from Councilmember Evans’ Office probably know my approach better than most, as I constantly seek their help on, well, everything.

We have accomplished a lot in my two years on the Commission. Among my favorites:

  • We worked hand in hand with parents and community members to successfully remove Garrison Elementary from the DCPS closure list, and persuaded the City Council to begin modernizing the school this year;
  • Working with Evelyn, we showed the important role an ANC can play in education issues. With the ANC’s support, we founded the Ward 2 Education Network, which provides a community forum to discuss local education issues. What started as a partnership with LCCA, it has now expanded to include three ANCs and three community associations, in Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom;
  • Working with Sherri and a host of DC agencies, we resolved a huge rat problem on the 1100 block of Mass that had been plaguing the neighborhood for years.

We have also made substantial progress in other areas, but more needs to be done. We need to find the remaining money to fully modernize Garrison and fix the grounds so that we have the strong neighborhood school our children deserve. The Franklin School building will soon have a new tenant, and we have taken steps to turn Franklin park into a world-class area. Although I no longer can play a part in the work left to be done, I look forward to seeing and hearing about everything you will continue to do.

I am very grateful for the support and guidance everyone has given me these last two years. And to my constituents, thank you for the trust you put in me.

Sincerely,

Matt Connolly

 

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January 8, 2014 Public Meeting Summary

This past Wednesday was the first ANC 2F meeting of 2014 as well as the last meeting of Commissioner Connolly’s tenure. Connolly and his fiancé will be moving to Boston at the end of the month. In addition to electing new officers and appointing new committee chairs, the Commission considered a number of important issues.

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Commissioner Matt Connolly announced his resignation due to relocation to Boston at the end of the month. Connolly reflected on the Commission’s numerous achievements during his two-year tenure, and thanked his constituents for their support and collaboration. Commissioner Raymond moved to adopt a resolution thanking Connolly for his dedicated service, leadership, and activism. The resolution was approved unanimously by the Commission and echoed by several community members who eulogized Connolly’s efforts.
  • Commissioner Raymond noted that WMATA denied the Commission’s request for bus stop removal at 1336 14th Street, NW (see November 6, 2013 meeting minutes).

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office also spoke to an ongoing effort by Evans’ office to legislate a property tax discount for senior citizen residents of the District.
  • Jack Jacobson, Ward 2 representative for the State Board of Education, shared information about the approved Next Generation Science Standards for D.C. Public Schools.  Jacobson also spoke to challenges with the enforcement of recently adopted truancy rules by the Office of State Superintendent.
  • Metropolitan Police Department PSA 307 hopes to send a vice officer to the February ANC 2F meeting to speak to the community about MPD’s undercover efforts to fight crime. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS

The Commission elected the following officers and appointed the following committee chairs for 2014:

 Officers

Matt Raymond, Chairman

Walt Cain, Vice Chairman

Jim Lamare, Secretary

Greg Melcher, Treasurer

 

Committee Chairs

Walt Cain, Chair, Community Development Committee (CDC)

John Fanning, Chair, Alcohol Policy Committee (APC)

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

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

ALCOHOL POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • Upon recommendation of the APC, the full Commission voted unanimously to support alcohol license renewal for Baby Wale (1124 9th St, NW).
  • Commissioners Fanning and Linn noted that Ghana Café (1336 14th St, NW) is currently in the process of ABRA mediation in regards to its request for an entertainment endorsement and settlement agreement modification.                               

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • The full Commission voted unanimously to adopt the CDC’s recommendation of approval for 1313-17 14th St, NW’s HPRB application, with the addendum that the business item return to the February CDC meeting (January 22) so that the developer and the neighboring N Street Village may provide an update on their dialogue about efforts to minimize the development’s impacts on the latter party.
  • Commissioner Cain moved that the ANC endorse a Visitor Parking Program for all residents living within the boundaries of ANC 2F and at a Resident Parking Permit (RPP) eligible address. The proposed program would consist of a coupon booklet containing 10 individual coupons for temporary visitor parking. Each coupon would be valid for seven (7) days and may not be reused. Residents would have to opt in to the program. Each program participant would receive one coupon booklet per year (through the end of FY14). The motion was seconded and approved by the Commission (7-1).

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Linn shared that the accused individuals in three recent court cases related to violent crimes on the 1400 block of R St, NW and Johnson Ave, NW (see November 6, 2013 meeting minutes) were handed punitive sentences. Linn noted that ANC 2F submitted community impact statements to the court related to each case.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • The January Education Committee meeting was Saturday, January 11th at Ross Elementary School. The meeting featured Maya Garcia from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and focused on a discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards recently adopted by D.C. Public Schools.
  • On February 8th at 10 a.m., the Education Network will host Deputy Mayor of Education Abigail Smith to lead a discussion on School Boundaries and Feeder Patterns.  Location TBD.

NEW BUSINESS

  • The Commission considered two proposals put forth by DDOT to improve the notoriously troublesome traffic flow conditions at the intersection of 12th St, NW and Massachusetts Ave, NW. The Commission voted unanimously to recommend that DDOT proceed with the proposal referred to as “Proposal #2” (click here to see a color-coded diagram of the proposal). A brief summary of the proposal’s conditions include:
    • On 12th St just south of Massachusetts Ave, provide two through lanes to improve traffic merging (the rightmost lane will also allow for a right turn onto eastbound Mass Ave);
    • On 12th St just south of Massachusetts Ave, provide two dedicated left turn lanes (onto westbound Mass Ave) to improve traffic flow along 12th St;
    • For the pedestrian crossing signal on the west side of 12th St NW, provide a protected left turn phase (a dedicated time for pedestrians to cross Mass Ave without allowing left-turning traffic onto west-bound Mass Ave) to reduce pedestrian/vehicular conflicts;
    • Widening of the aforementioned crosswalk and relocation of stop bar for cars;
    • Provide a shared bike lane (cars & bikes) on 12th St north of Massachusetts Ave;
    • Remove 11 total parking spaces on 12th St (4 two-hour zone “residents only” parking spots for; 4 non-rush hour meter parking spots, and 3 non-rush hour parking spots);
    • Convert 2 parking spaces from “Government vehicles only parking” to two hour zone parking (“residents only” parking).

DDOT welcomes additional community input. You may email James Cheeks at james.cheeks@dc.gov or call 202-671-2656 with your comments.

  • The Commission voted 7-1 to write a letter to Councilmember Jack Evans in support of legislation requested by the Hill Group to allow for a partial alley closing for a bay window projection at 1017 12th St, NW.
  • The Commission voted on meeting dates for the remainder of 2014 pending confirmation with the Washington Plaza Hotel. The following are the official, confirmed meeting dates for 2014:

2014 Regular Monthly Meetings

*The first Wednesday of each month, except where marked with an asterisk

Feb 5

Mar 5

Apr 2

May 14*

Jun 4

Jul 9*

Aug 6

Sep 10*

Oct 1

Nov 5

Dec 3

 

2014 Community Development Commission (CDC) Meetings

The last Wednesday of each month, except where marked with an asterisk

Jan 22*

Feb 19*

Mar 26

Apr 30

May 28

Jun 25

Jul 30

Aug 27

Sep 24

Oct 29

Nov 19*

Dec 17*

*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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Alcohol Policy Committee Meeting Agenda for January 15, 2014

AGENDA
ALCOHOL POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, January 15, 2013, 7:00 PM
N Street Village (1333 N Street, NW) – 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

 

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

  • Review and approval of Agenda
  • Approval of December 18, 2013 meeting minutes

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

  • Scope and role of the APC
  • Review of 2003 ANC 2F ABRA Policy
  • Discussion of template Settlement Agreement

OPEN FORUM

 

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 www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

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Next Generation Science Standards explained at Ward 2 Ed Network 1/11

The Logan Circle, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom Ward 2 Education Network invites you to attend a community education forum on Saturday, January 11th from 10am to 11:30am at Ross Elementary School at 1730 R St NW. (The DC Education Festival http://www.dcedufest.org/ is on the same day, so spend your morning with us before you head to the Convention Center!)

DC adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) this week, joining eight states (including Maryland). This meeting will feature Maya Garcia from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Join us for information about and demonstrations of NGSS, which emphasize hands-on learning of science and engineering The focus of these standards is on big concepts that connect classroom learning to how science and engineering impact our communities and our world.

There will be light snacks.  Babysitters will be on hand to care for kids.

RSVP to: W2EdNetwork@gmail.com

Please SAVE the DATE:  On February 8th  at 10 a.m., the Education Network will host Deputy Mayor of Education Abigail Smith to lead a discussion on School Boundaries and Feeder Patterns.  Location TBD.

These meetings are 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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DDOT Proposals for 12th St & Mass Ave, NW Intersection

At the upcoming ANC 2F regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel (click here for meeting agenda), the ANC 2F Commissioners will review two District Department of Transportation (DDOT) proposals for improving traffic flow through the troubled intersection at 12th St, NW and Massachusetts Ave, NW. You may review plans of the existing intersection and DDOT’s two proposals below. Please consider attending the meeting if you have questions about the proposals, and more importantly, to provide community feedback to both the Commission and DDOT.

Please note that the below proposals are draft plans. DDOT has indicated there are a few adjustments to be made to each proposal that are not currently reflected in the plans.


Existing intersection 


DDOT Proposal #1


DDOT Proposal #2

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ANC 2F Meeting Agenda for January 8, 2014

AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, January 8, 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 Executive Office of the Mayor 7:05
·      Report from Office of Jack Evans, City Councilmember, Ward 2 7:10
·      Report from Metropolitan Police Dept, Third District, PSA 307 7:15
·      Community Announcements 7:20

 – 5 minute recess –

BUSINESS MEETING
·      Election of Officers 7:30
·      Approval of Committee Chairpersons 7:40
·      Approval of Agenda 7:45
·      Approval of Minutes for December 4, 2013 Monthly Public Meeting 7:45

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Alcohol Policy Committee (APC) | John Fanning, Chair

·      License Renewal for 1124 9th St, NW (Baby Wale) – APC voted (3-0) in support 7:50
·      1336 14th St, NW (Ghana Café) Entertainment endorsement and Settlement Agreement 7:55
·      Modifications to APC’s scope and responsibilities 8:05

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Walt Cain, Chair

·      HPRB Application for 1313-17 14th St, NW 8:15
·      Marriott Hotel project (9th & L St, NW) HPRB presentation 8:30
·      Visitor Parking Program recommendation for ANC 2F 8:45

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

·      Committee Update 8:55

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

·      Committee Update 9:05

OLD BUSINESS

[none]

NEW BUSINESS

·      DDOT proposals for traffic flow management at 12th St, NW & Massachusetts Ave, NW intersection 9:15
·      1017 12th St, NW (The Hill Group) permit request for bay window projection and building wrapping 9:30
·      Scheduling of meeting dates for 2014 9:45

TREASURER’S REPORT

·      Approval of Expenditures 9:50
·      Approval of 2014 Budget 9:55

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 www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

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