July 22 CDC Meeting Summary

The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its July 22, 2015 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote.

Actions Taken:

  • The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) advising staff that the CDC was unable to consider the final design for 1001 O St, NW. The Committee determined that the Applicant failed to adhere to CDC presentation rules, which clearly require that presenters provide sufficient printed copies of presentation materials for the Committee’s review at the meeting. A motion to suspend the CDC’s presentation rules in order to consider the Applicant’s request failed (by a vote of 1-7-1). As part of the former, adopted motion, Commissioner Deeley included remarks advising HPO that ANC 2F’s comments on the application would be delayed because of the Applicant’s failure to adhere to Committee rules.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (9-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee recommending denial of Bunna Ethiopian Café’s (1400 L St, NW) application for an unenclosed sidewalk café. The Committee’s vote was the procedural result of the Applicant’s failure to attend the meeting and address the Committee.
  • The CDC voted (8-1) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee in support of the public space application at 1530 14th St, NW, which will allow an exception for installation of a bollard on the corner of the building and a guardrail along the side of the building facing the adjacent alley. The owner of the building detailed the extensive damage to the building structure resulting from delivery trucks, and explained that the requested bollard and guardrail would mitigate further damage to his building. The dissenting Committee member vote expressed a desire for the Applicant to solicit greater community comment from surrounding neighbors about his plans.

Other Agenda Items:

  • None

*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the August 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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