Draft Oct. 7 Regular Monthly Meeting Agenda

ANC 2F AGENDA

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)
MEETING LOCATION NOTICE: The location for this meeting will be the Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, NW.

 

Note: This is the most up-to-date version of this agenda, which includes tracked additions and deletions that have occurred after the original version of the agenda was distributed by email.

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY FORUM

 

•    Commissioner Announcements 7:00
•    Report from Metropolitan Police Department, Third District, PSA 307 7:05
•    Report from Councilmember Jack Evans’ office 7:15
•    Report from the Executive Office of the Mayor 7:20
•    Community Announcements 7:25

 

– 5 minute recess –

 

BUSINESS MEETING

 

•   Approval of Agenda 7:35
•   Approval of Minutes for September 2, 2015 Monthly Public Meeting 7:35

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

•    Committee Report 7:40

ABRA Policy Committee (APC) | Kate Gordon, Chair

•    Committee votes:
o  Stipulated license request for Barrel House Liquors: location transfer
from 1341 14th St, NW to 1339 14th St, NW (2F03)
o  New Class “C” Restaurant license request for El Sol Restaurant &
Tequileria
(1227 11th St, NW – 2F07)
•    Other Committee items (no vote taken):
o  New Class “C” Tavern license request for “Naylor Stables, LLC
(1322 9th St, NW – 2F06)
o  Substantial change request from Class “C” Restaurant to Class “C”
Tavern license for Veranda (1100 P St, NW – 2F04)
o  Substantial change request to Hotel Helix’s (1430 Rhode Island Ave
NW – 2F03) Class “C” Hotel license for a summer roof garden
7:50

 

 

 

 

 

Community Development Committee (CDC) | Kevin Deeley, Chair

   Committee votes:
o  DDOT notice of intent for installation of bike lane on 12th Street,
NW
from Pennsylvania Ave to L St (2F08)
o  DDOT public space application for unenclosed sidewalk café at
            1504 14th St, NW (Studio Theatre – 2F02)
o  HPO concept, design, and massing for rear addition to existing
row home at 1312 S St, NW (2F01)
o  HPO concept for garage renovation and second story addition at
            1317 Naylor Ct, NW (2F06)
•    Other Committee items (no vote taken):
o   Discussion of historic landmark status for Barrel House Liquors
(1341 14th St, NW – 2F03)
o   DDOT notice of intent for installation of contra-flow bicycle lanes on
N St, NW
 between 15th St & Vermont Ave
o   DDOT notice of intent for installation of contra-flow bicycle lanes on
M St, NW
 between 9th St & Blagden Alley
8:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Committee | Pepin Tuma, Chair

•    Committee Report 8:25
OLD BUSINESS
[none]
NEW BUSINESS
[none]
TREASURER’S REPORT
•    Approval of Expenditures 8:35

 

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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Volunteer “Goblin Wranglers” Needed for Oct. 24 Little Goblins Parade

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Calling all Neighbors and Friends of the Little Goblins Parade!

The 5th Annual Little Goblins Parade (an annual neighborhood spookfest for the kids of Logan/Dupont) needs Volunteer “Goblin Wranglers” to help! The October 24th
(1-4pm)
 parade will assemble at Logan Circle and march to Stead Park with a pause on the 1400 block of P to collect treats.  After that, its on to Stead Park field for family-friendly music, dancing, games and more!
Please send an email to Evelyn Boyd if you are willing to volunteer this year. More details to follow!

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Impact of Papal Visit on ANC 2F

Dear Neighbors,

By now you’re undoubtedly aware that the Pope will be here in DC Sept. 22-24.  To help residents and visitors navigate the District on those days, the DC Government has set up an official Web site to be THE authoritative source on event information.

The Web site is http://pope.dc.gov (yes, it’s for real).  You can find out the schedule of events, street closures, and parking restrictions so you can either follow the goings-on, or completely avoid them as the case may be.

There is even an all-in-one map of closures, alternate routes, parade routes, and parking restrictions:

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Please be aware that while our ANC will not directly experience any (planned) street closures, we will have the following parking restrictions beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22 that will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • O Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between O and N Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (West side) between O and N Streets NW
  • L Street NW (South side) between 9th  and 10th Streets NW
  • 10th Street NW (East and West side) between L Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • L Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between L and K Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (East and West sides) between L and K Streets NW

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Draft 9/24 CDC Agenda

AGENDA*

ANC 2F COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, September 24, 2015  |  7:00pm
National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW)

 

MEETING DATE AND LOCATION: this meeting will take place on a Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday scheduling. The meeting location is the National City Christian Church. The October CDC meeting will return to the Washington Plaza Hotel.

 

Note: please visit www.anc2f.org to see the most up-to-date version of this agenda, which includes any tracked additions and deletions that occur after the agenda is distributed by email.

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

· Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Approval of August 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes 7:00

 

COMMUNITY FORUM
· Discussion of historic landmark status for Barrel House Liquors (1341 14th St, NW – 2F03) facade 7:05
· DDOT notice of intent for installation of contra-flow bicycle lanes on N St, NW between 15th St & Vermont Ave 7:10
·DDOT notice of intent for installation of contra-flow bicycle lanes on M St, NW between 9th St & Blagden Alley 7:15
OLD BUSINESS
[none]
NEW BUSINESS
· DDOT notice of intent for installation of bike lane on 12th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Ave to L St (2F08) 7:20
· DDOT public space application for unenclosed sidewalk café at 1504 14th St, NW (Studio Theatre – 2F02) 7:25
· HPO concept, design, and massing for rear addition to existing rowhome at 1312 S St, NW (2F01) 7:50
· HPO concept for garage renovation and second story addition at 1317 Naylor Ct, NW (2F06) 8:15

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. 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 Sep. 16, 2015 APC Agenda

AGENDA*

ANC 2F ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, NW (14th Street entrance)
Community Meeting Room (Ground floor, off atrium)

 

Special Notices:

  • The order of the agenda items for this meeting will not be as listed below. The APC Chair intends to re-order the business items with deference to both presenter and community members’ time constraints.
  • This meeting will be held at the National City Christian Church at 5 Thomas Circle, NW. If the 14th street entrance is still under construction, please follow the signs to the side alley entrance off of N St, NW.

 

Note: please visit www.anc2f.org to see the most up-to-date version of this agenda, which includes any tracked additions and deletions that occur after the agenda is distributed by email.

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Review and approval of Meeting Agenda
· Review and approval of August 19, 2015 meeting minutes
OLD BUSINESS
· New Class “C” Restaurant license request for El Sol Restaurant & Tequileria (1227 11th St, NW – 2F07); Status: protested by ANC 2F
· Substantial change request from Class “C” Restaurant to Class “C” Tavern license for Veranda (1100 P St, NW – 2F04); Status: protested by ANC 2F, referred back to Committee by Commission
· Substantial change request to Hotel Helix’s (1430 Rhode Island Ave NW – 2F03) Class “C” Hotel license for a summer roof garden; Status: protested by ANC 2F
NEW BUSINESS
· New Class “C” Tavern license request for “Naylor Stables , LLC”/TBD (1322 9th St, NW – 2F06) Status: protested by ANC 2F
· Stipulated license request for Barrel House Liquors: location transfer from 1341 14th St, NW to 1339 14th St, NW (2F03)

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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Sep. 2 Regular Monthly Meeting Summary

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Commissioner Bengel thanked the ANC 2F Commissioners who participated in the recent Pizza for Police night, at which pizza was purchased for officers stationed at the police outreach center at 7th & O Streets, NW, and toys were purchased for neighborhood children.
  • Commissioner Tuma provided a brief summary of the recent Public Safety Discussion for ANC Commissioners and Civic Leaders convened by Councilmember Anita Bonds. Bonds convened the meeting to discuss strategies and develop a community response to combat the District’s rising homicide rate. Over 100 ANC Commissioners and civic leaders from every ward attended the meeting. Tuma felt the meeting’s focus on specific short- and long-term action plans across various disciplines was extremely productive.

COMMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sgt. David Terestre provided the monthly crime report, which compared crime statistics in PSA 307 from July 22, 2015 – August 21, 2015 to the same period in 2014. In sum, overall crime is at the same level. Conversely, overall crime in the sixty-day period (June 22 – August 21) is down compared to last year, and overall crime in the year-to-date period (Jan 1 – August 21) is down significantly compared to last year. Terestre also noted that crime in both ANC 2F (which encompasses other PSAs) and the entire 3rd District is also down over the past 30 days compared to the same period in 2014.
  • Sherri Kimbel from Councilmember Jack Evans’ office shared three updates: 1) Evans’ office gave away 2,200+ tickets for tomorrow’s Ward 2 Night at Nationals Park; 2) Thursday, September 10 is Ward 2 Night at Shakespeare Theatre, which will feature A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Residents should call 202-724-8058 or email staff member Amorde Brabham at abrabham@dccouncil.us for tickets; 3) the end of the DC Council recess is approaching, and Councilmembers will face off at a ping pong tournament in Farragut Square the afternoon of September 4.
  • Eva Lewis, Ward 2 Liaison from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, provided 3 updates: 1) thanks to Commissioners Tuma and Fanning for their involvement with the Garrison Elementary school supply drive, and thanks to Commissioner Gordon for her donations; 2) the Mayor’s six month progress report; 3) a two-page action plan from the Mayor’s recent press conference addressing the uptick in violence and the Mayor’s plan to address it; 4) the final Ward 2 AlleyPalooza— a DC program to reconstruct and repair eight alleys in each of the eight wards across the city—will take place at 2515-2517 K St, NW.

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Gordon, Chair of the APC, presented each of the business items comprising the APC Report individually for the Commission’s review:
    • The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to refer the substantial change request from Class “C” Restaurant to Class “C” Tavern for Veranda (1100 P St, NW) back to the APC for further discussion with the Applicant and community, given the Commission’s concerns about the transferability of a tavern license to a future owner. A prior motion to support the requested substantial change failed by a vote of 3-4;
    • The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to enter into a new Settlement Agreement with Espita Mezcaleria (1250 9th St, NW), based on the standard ANC 2F SA template, with support for a sidewalk café, and the following revisions made subsequent to the APC-endorsed SA: 1) kitchen facilities will remain open until a minimum of one hour prior to closing; 2) with a full service menu until at least 10pm (with the exception of days on which operations cease prior to 10pm, during which a full service menu is offered until closing); and 3) the option to offer a light fare menu after 10pm;
    • The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to modify ANC 2F’s existing Settlement Agreement with Modern Liquors (1200 9th St, NW) to allow extended hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 10am to midnight; Sunday: 9am to 10pm;
    • The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to protest the new license application for “Naylor Stables, LLC” (name TBD) at 1322 9th St, NW as a procedural matter in order to maintain ANC 2F’s standing in the upcoming ABRA hearings.
  • Gordon then shared updates on two business items on which the Committee had not taken formal action:
    • The Applicant for El Sol Restaurant & Taqueria (1227 11th St, NW) failed for a second time to attend the [August] APC meeting, and as such, the next step in the Applicant’s license request process will be a September 10 ABRA mediation meeting;
    • Discussions continue between the community, ANC 2F, and the Applicants behind Hotel Helix’s (1430 Rhode Island Ave, NW) substantial change request for a Class “C” Hotel license for a summer roof garden.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Kevin Deeley, CDC Chair, moved for and received unanimous adoption (7-0) of the following two Committee Report business items that received the unanimous support of the Committee at its August 2015 meeting:
    • A letter in support of the DDOT public space application for an unenclosed sidewalk café at Bunna Ethiopian Cafe (1400 L St, NW), provided that any planters positioned around the cafe area do not encumber a minimum ten foot clearance for pedestrian space;
    • A letter to the Board of Zoning Adjustment in support of two special exceptions related to a rear addition at 1319 Naylor Ct, NW: 1) a lot coverage special exception to allow just under 70% lot coverage, and 2) a rear yard setback special exception.
  • Deeley then separately presented one Committee business item that did not receive unanimous Committee support, as well as one new business item, respectively:
    • The Commission voted (6-0-1) to write a letter to the Historic Preservation Review Board in support of the proposed concept and massing for 0012R Logan Circle, NW;
    • The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to write a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee recommending denial of Studio Theatre’s (1501 14th St, NW) application for an unenclosed sidewalk café, as a procedural matter in order to maintain ANC 2F’s standing in the matter.
  • Finally, Deeley provided brief updates on Committee business items for which a Commission vote was not required:
    • The Applicant requesting historic design support for the replacement of front steps at 1517 Vermont Ave, NW will return to the CDC to re-present its request, including zoning special exception(s) and updated historic design plans;
    • The Commission will continue to follow up with HPO staff regarding the Applicant’s for 1001 O St, NW’s unwillingness to engage with the CDC about the final design review process. The Commission will determine when and how ANC 2F will have an opportunity to review the final design before desk approval, as directed by the HPRB.
    • Deeley will coordinate with the CDC, ANC 2F Commissioners, and DMPED to organize a special meeting at which the finalists for the latest round of the Franklin School redevelopment project will present their proposals to the community for feedback.

CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Bengel noted that the CPSC had not met recently, but shared an update on the crime and safety situation in ANC 2F. MPD stings have resulted in over 200 arrests related to prostitution, notably reducing prostitution activity in the neighborhood. Bengel said he was pleased to share news of Mayor Bowser’s recently released crime plan, which responded to community pleas for action, and incorporated several points in Bengel’s own call for action. Bengel acknowledged that while crime in ANC 2F was level, citywide stats showed a clear uptick in violent crime over the past year.
  • Commissioner Tuma made a request for the community to go beyond vigilance and reporting of crimes, and stay both active throughout criminal proceedings. Tuma noted that the writing of Community Impact Statements were an effective way to ensure the community’s voice is heard.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • Commissioner Tuma thanked the participants of the recent Garrison Elementary school supply drive and welcomed the start of the new school year. Tuma shared that he, parents, and other stakeholders of the Garrison Elementary modernization process planned to meet with the Department of General Services in the upcoming weeks to ensure the project moves forward.

OLD BUSINESS

NONE

NEW BUSINESS

  • Commissioner Gordon, APC Chair, urged the Commission to consider retaining legal counsel to represent ANC 2F in future ABRA issues of significant community concern. Gordon noted that other ANCs hire legal counsel for this purpose. Commissioner Bengel affirmed the need for ANC 2F to “have an expert in [our] corner.” The Commission took no official action, but agreed to discuss the topic further and make a formal decision at the October regular monthly meeting.

*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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Aug 26 CDC Meeting Summary

The following is a summary of official actions** taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its August 26, 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 (13-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the DDOT Public Space Committee in support of the public space application for an unenclosed sidewalk café at 1400 L St, NW (Bunna Ethiopian Café), provided that any planters positioned around the cafe area do not encumber a minimum ten foot clearance for pedestrian space.
  • The CDC voted unanimously (13-0) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the Board of Zoning Adjustment in support of two special exceptions related to a rear addition at 1319 Naylor Ct, NW: 1) a lot coverage special exception to allow 76%  just under 70% lot coverage, and 2) a rear yard setback special exception. View of the two-story rear addition to the existing residential structure will be completely obscured from the adjacent alley. The Applicant provided six letters of neighbor support for the addition and related special exception requests.
  • The CDC voted (11-1-1) to recommend that the full ANC send a letter to the Historic Preservation Review Board in support of the concept and massing for 0012R Logan Circle, NW. The proposed project is a combination apartment/studio building with garage space on a small, currently vacant rear lot behind 1308-1310 Q Street, NW. The Applicant also detailed desired BZA special exceptions, but the Committee determined it could not make a recommendation until the Applicant filed a BZA case. The Committee expressed its concerns with adding density to an already dense area, and the precedent that might be set by supporting the related BZA requests.

Other Agenda Items:

  • The CDC tabled action on an Applicant’s request for support of the design for replacement of the front steps at 1517 Vermont Ave, NW. The Committee determined that the current steps are painted brownstone steps that are an original part of the building’s historic fabric, and as such the proposed removal of the stairs would not be in line with historic preservation guidelines. The Applicant also detailed a proposed back deck, which the Committee determined would require a zoning special exception. At the Committee’s suggestion, the Applicant agreed to return to the CDC at a future time to present the entire request for zoning special exception(s) and historic design plans.
  • The Committee debated the best course of action related to final design review for 1001 O St, NW, given that the Applicant declined to attend the CDC meeting and present a status update. After extensive discussion and a review of the HPRB’s instructions to the Applicant and HPO to communicate final design developments to ANC 2F, the Committee decided to follow up with HPO staff Brendan Meyer* (see note below), inform Meyer of the Applicant’s unwillingness to engage with the CDC, and determine when and how ANC 2F would have an opportunity to review the final design before desk approval.

*Note: subsequent to the August 26, 2015 CDC meeting, HPO staff member Brendan Meyer noted via email to ANC 2F Commissioners that the final approval process was ongoing and would eventually include DCRA’s review of multiple other disciplines required for permit approval (ie zoning, mechanical, and structural). Meyer explained that HPO would again review the design after the other disciplines had shared their comments and final approval, and at that time there would be another opportunity for the Applicant to engage ANC 2F before HPO’s final approval on behalf of the Historic Preservation Review Board.

**All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the September 2, 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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