ANC 2F AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, May 6, 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
•    Remarks from Councilmember Jack Evans 7:05
•    Report from Executive Office of the Mayor 7:20
•    Report from Metropolitan Police Department, Third District, PSA 307 7:25
•    Progress of Garrison Elementary re-modernization (Commissioner Tuma) 7:35
•    Community Announcements 7:40

 

– 5 minute recess –

 

BUSINESS MEETING
•   Approval of Agenda 7:50
•   Approval of Minutes for April 1, 2015 Monthly Public Meeting 7:50

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | Kate Gordon, Chair

•    New Class “C” license for XO Restaurant and Lounge (1426 L St, NW) 7:55
•    Settlement Agreement revision for Batch 13 (1724 14th St, NW)
•    Class “A” license renewal for Barrel House Liquors (1341 14th St, NW)
•    Class “A” license renewal for 9 & P St. Liquor (1428 9th St, NW)
•    Class “A” license renewal for Modern Liquors (901 M St, NW)
•    Class “A” license renewal for A-1 Wine & Liquors (1420 K St, NW)
•    Neighborhood concerns over Vita Lounge (1318 9th Street NW) Settlement Agreement violations

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Kevin Deeley, Chair

•    Committee Report:

o  HPRB concept, massing, and design for 1001 O St, NW

o  Support request for pilot “parklet” on street at 1333 14th St, NW

8:10

 

Crime and Public Safety Committee (CPSC) | Charlie Bengel, Chair

•    Committee Report 8:20

Education Committee | Pepin Tuma, Chair

•    Committee Report 8:30

OLD BUSINESS

[none]

NEW BUSINESS

•    Request for letter of support for 2015 Capital Pride Parade route 8:35

 

TREASURER’S REPORT
•    Approval of Quarterly Report for 2015 Q2 8:45
•    Approval of Expenditures 8:50

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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Summary of April 2015 CDC Actions

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its April 22, 2015 meeting.

  • The CDC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to HPRB in opposition of the updated design submitted for concept and massing of the proposed two-unit, three story project at 1001 O St, NW, due to lack of sufficient detail for a project of this type, and lack of conformity with the historic details in the neighborhood. The Applicant had initially presented to the CDC at the March 2015 meeting. The Committee unanimously felt the design was still inconsistent with the aesthetic context and architectural character of the neighborhood. Additionally, the Committee felt there was insufficient design detail in order to support the project in its entirety.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (12-0) to recommend that the full ANC support the general concept of installing a parklet in the street in front of Slipstream (1333 14th St, NW), provided that the parklet proposal return to the CDC for a full and through design review with community comment. Ryan Fleming, co-owner of Slipstream, solicited the Committee’s initial thoughts about his potential participation in DDOT’s pilot parklet program, which consists of placing 3 or 4 parklets (miniature parks constructed on raised platforms that would occupy public space the size of a parking spot in the parking lane of a street) in highly trafficked pedestrian areas of the city.

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the May 6, 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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Draft Apr. 22 CDC Agenda

AGENDA*

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
April 22, 2015
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Approval of March 25, 2015 Meeting Minutes 7:00
OLD BUSINESS
· HPRB concept, massing, and design for new construction at 1001 O St, NW 7:05
NEW BUSINESS
· Support request for pilot “parklet” installation on street in front of 1333 14th St, NW (Slipstream Cafe) 7:30

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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Draft Apr. 15 ABRA Policy Committee Agenda

AGENDA*

ANC 2F ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
National City Christian Church (14th Street entrance)
Community Meeting Room (Ground floor, off atrium)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Review and approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Review and approval of March 18, 2015 meeting minutes 7:00
OLD BUSINESS
· Settlement Agreement with Chao Ku, LLC (1414 9th St, NW – 2F06) 7:05
· Settlement Agreement with The Dabney (1216-1226 9th St, NW – 2F06) 7:10
· Creation of APC presenter guidelines handout 7:15
NEW BUSINESS
· SA renewal for Batch 13 (1724 14th St, NW – 2F01) 7:25
· New Class “C” license request for XO Restaurant & Lounge (1426 L St, NW  – 2F05) 7:40

OPEN FORUM

 

· Neighborhood concerns over Vita Lounge (1318 9th St, NW – 2F06) SA violations 7:55

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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Apr. 1 Regular Monthly Meeting Summary

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Commissioner Bengel shared that MPD made an arrest in the homicide of David Messerschmitt, who was murdered in the Donovan House Hotel on February 10.
  • Commissioner Tuma provided an update on the future of Garrison elementary. Tuma shared his excitement that the Deputy Mayor for Education, Jennie Niles committed to a $42 million modernization of Garrison, with an intended completion date of August 2017. Tuma has invited a representative from the DC Department of General Services to future ANC 2F meetings to talk to residents and provide updates of the modernization timeline and its progress. Tuma underscored the importance of ongoing community involvement in shaping a long-term plan for how Garrison Elementary and its fit into the neighborhood and the greater DCPS feeder system.

COMMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office shared two announcements: 1) two of the four escalators at the Mt. Vernon Square Metro station will be closed for repairs starting April 20; and 2) on April 2 there will be a Ward 2 town hall meeting with D.C. Water CEO General George S. Hawkins at Francis-Stevens Education Campus (Auditorium).
  • Eli Hoffman, Ward 2/3 Representative for the DC Public Schools Community Action Team, shared that Round 1 of the My School DC Lottery results were now available at www.myschooldc.org. Hoffman also encouraged community members to become mentors for the DC Public Schools’ Empowering Males of Color initiative.
  • Vanessa Thally, Chief of the Neighborhood and Victim Services Section of the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG), shared updates on OAG’s strategic goals to grow and strengthen its office. OAG hopes to accomplish this goal through proposed legislation that will grant its office greater independence, and allow OAG to keep a small fraction of the money the office brings in through settlements and claims.
  • Cheryl Morse and Attorney Eric Sears from the DC Office of the People’s Council; Mark Battle, VP of PEPCO for the DC Region; and Robert Robertson, representative of an intervening party in the Exelon/Pepco merger, each presented their views on the proposed $6.8 billion merger. Sears detailed the DC Office of the People’s Counsel’s reasons for opposing the merger. Battle shared commitments made by Exelon to address each of the concerns detailed by Sears. Robertson spoke specifically to concerns related to the merger’s impact on consumers’ ability to access electricity through renewable energy options. Community views on the merger were mixed, and the Commission acknowledged the complexity of determining the merger pros and cons for consumers.

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Kate Gordon, Chair of the APC, presented the Committee’s recommendations from its March meeting as individual business items. The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) in support of the APC’s recommendations to 1) enter into a Settlement Agreement (SA) with Chao Ku (1414 9th St, NW – 2F06); 2) enter into a Settlement Agreement (SA) with The Dabney (1216-1226 9th St, NW – 2F06), thus withdrawing the Commission’s previously filed protest of the Applicant’s request for a liquor license; and 3) not protest the license renewal for Continental Wine & Liquor (1100 Vermont Ave, NW).
  • Gordon also summarized the Committee’s non-binding, informal conversation with owner of Lost & Found (1240 9th St, NW – 2F06, including the Committee’s numerous concerns about modifying the establishment’s Settlement Agreement to allow for sidewalk café service in a portion of Blagden Alley immediately outside the back garage door of the bar.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Deeley, Chair of the CDC, moved for and received adoption of the March CDC meeting report by unanimous consent. The report included the CDC’s recommendations to: 1) support Mount Olivet Lutheran Church’s (1306-1308 Vermont Ave, NW) request for a letter of support related to its DC Preservation League matching grant application for exterior brick repointing; 2) recommend that HPRB not approve the concept and massing for new construction at 1001 O St, NW.
  • Deeley also summarized the Committee’s non-binding, informal conversation with the owner of Lost & Found (1240 9th St, NW – 2F06) about the same issue mentioned above in the APC Committee report. Deeley shared that it would be very unlikely that the DDOT Public Space Committee would permit sidewalk café use in a public alley, and that the Committee was extremely concerned about the precedent that would be set if such a use were allowed in the alley.

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Bengel, Chair of the CPSC, shared the Committee’s priorities for the year: prostitution, public drunkenness, and theft from autos. The next CPSC meeting will be in April, date TBD.
  • Bengel shared that he will be conducing a nighttime walking tour with MPD in order to identify lighting and other safety issues in SMD 2F06.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • Commissioner Tuma, Chair of the Ed Committee, announced Garrison Elementary’s May 1-8 online fundraising auction to help pay for school field trips, cultural events, Teacher Appreciation Week, and other special programs for the kids.Tuma recognized local businesses contributing to the auction and encouraged others to join.

OLD BUSINESS

[none]

NEW BUSINESS

[none]

 

*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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