The following is a summary of official actions* taken by the ANC 2F Community Development Committee (CDC) at its September 28, 2016 meeting, as well as other agenda items that came before the Committee but which did not require a vote.
1316 R St, NW (2F01)
HPRB concept, massing, and design for three story + basement rear addition
Carlos Vasquez, representative for the applicant, requested the Committee’s support for historic concept, massing, and design of a three-story and basement rear addition to an existing row home. Vasquez presented the applicant’s intention to restore the historic details of building (including façade, stairs, windows) removed by previous owners, maintain the existing four units, and use the proposed expansion space to convert the existing one bedroom units into two bedroom units.
Committee input: the proposed extension may have zoning (lot coverage) implications
Community input: concern over the substantial nature (albeit permitted) of the rear extension as compared to surrounding houses
Committee recommendation: that ANC 2F send a letter to HPRB recommending approval of the concept, massing, and design for the proposed addition (5-1)
1412 Q St, NW (2F02)
HPRB concept and design for renovation + partial four story addition
Greg Kearley, Managing Principal for Inscape Studio and representative for the applicant, requested the Committee’s support for historic concept and design of a partial four-story (plus basement) addition to an existing one-story structure at 1412 Q St, NW. Kearley presented the applicant’s desire to add an addition, in part to cater to the commercial tenant’s—The Bike Rack—desire for additional space. Kearley noted the design and massing were still conceptual at this point because of both ongoing conversations with HPO about their preferences and the applicant’s desire to consider ANC 2F’s input.
Committee input: refine the window layout on second and third floors; overall massing should be scaled back
Community input: owner has not reached out to immediate neighbors about this project; the addition is out of scale and character with the neighborhood; the addition will block neighbors’ light
Committee recommendation: None. Applicant agreed to engage neighbors in further conversation, revise plans, and return to CDC in October.
1232 9th St, NW (2F06)
BZA special exception (use requirement to establish animal care and boarding use)
Wagtime owners Lisa Schreiber and Ofer Khal requested the Committee’s support for a zoning special exception to allow for continued operation of their boarding and animal daycare business. Khal and Schreiber explained that the initial three-year term granted by BZA for their special exception was about to expire, so they had to go before Zoning again to request a permanent special exception.
Committee input: the outdoor (roof deck) component of daycare operations is the principal concern of the Committee and this component was the main impetus for the initial, three-year, conditional special exception.
Committee recommendation: that ANC 2F send a letter to BZA recommending approval of the application for the requested special exception (6-0)
DDOT Revision of Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program
Commissioner Deeley shared that DDOT has proposed a citywide revision to the RPP program, which would enforce resident-only parking on one side of the street. Deeley explained that ANC 2F already has this type of enforcement (including the related street signs), and suggested that ANC 2F share with DDOT its positive experience with these regulations.
Committee recommendation: that ANC 2F send a letter to DDOT expressing its positive experience with the resident-only restrictions on one side of the street, supporting continuance of this program, and renewing its previous request for extension of resident-only hours until 11pm (4-0-1)
*All actions taken by the CDC will be presented at the upcoming 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.