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Chair Amber Gove (6A04) called the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A meeting to order at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE, with Commissioners Mike Soderman (6A03), Brian Alcorn (6A08), Ruth Ann Hudson (6A05) and Stephanie Zimny (6A06) in attendance. Commissioners Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07), Phil Toomajian (6A02) and Marie Claire Brown (6A01) were absent.

Community Presentation
Andrew DeFrank, Ward 6 community engagement specialist of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), provided brief updates on some of the major projects underway in Ward 6. The Maryland Avenue project is on schedule and expected to be completed in 2021. Likewise, the C Street NE project is also moving along according to schedule, with an anticipated start in spring 2021. By the end of March 2020, the project designs will be sent to the Office of Contracting and Procurement.

Nancee Lyons of the Department of Public Works (DPW) shared that Atlas Theater is considering having a mural painted on the east wall of its building, facing the alley. It is open to input from the local community, as the goal is for the mural to reflect the culture of the immediate neighborhood. More information can be found by visiting www.muralsdcproject.com.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL) Committee
The commissioners voted unanimously to approve and authorize either co-chair of the Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee to send a letter to all establishments with Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) licenses in ANC 6A, reminding establishments of settlement agreement requirements to take steps to address loitering in front of establishments and to post signage asking that patrons not make excessive noise when arriving or departing.

ABL Committee meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Sherwood Recreation Center, corner of 10th and G streets NE.

Transportation and Public Space (TPS) Committee
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to DDOT stating that the ANC has no substantial objection to the public space permit application (Tracking # 346179 Review # 641311) for a fence over 42 inches high at 1387 North Carolina Ave. NE, provided that the permit is corrected to list the current owner and state the correct height of the fence, and that ANC 6A send a letter to the company that built the fence requesting that it perform no unpermitted work in the future and suggesting that it compensate the current owner for her time in obtaining the retroactive permit.

The commissioners voted unanimously to submit a request for resident-only parking (ROP) for the unit block of 10th Street, the 100 block of 10th Street, the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue, the 100 Block of Ninth Street, the unit block of Ninth Street and the 1200 block of Linden Place NE.

TPS Committee meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G St. NE (photo ID required).

Economic Development and Zoning (EDZ) Committee
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) supporting an application for special exemption from the lot occupancy requirements and the nonconforming structure requirements to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing attached flat at 216 Ninth St. NE (BZA #20250) in the RF-1 Zone, on the condition that the applicant conduct a shadow study to ensure that there is no impact on the light and air of the neighbors, and makes best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors.

The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to BZA supporting special exemption from the lot occupancy requirements, the rear yard requirements and the nonconforming structure requirements to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing semi-detached principal dwelling unit at 1006 10th St. NE (BZA #20248) in the RF-1 Zone, on the condition that the applicant conduct a shadow study to ensure that there is no impact on the light and air of the neighbors, and make best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors.

The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to the BZA supporting an application for a special exception from the lot occupancy requirements and the rear addition requirements to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing attached principal dwelling unit at 216 14th Place NE (BZA #20245) in the RF-1 Zone, on the condition that the applicant make best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors at 220 and 212 14th Place and from the neighbor across the alley at 223 11th St. NE.

The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to the Historic Preservation Review Board supporting relief to build a rear addition onto an existing structure at 326 11th St. NE (HPA 20-170) in the Capitol Hill Historic District.

EDZ Committee meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G streets NE.

Single-Member District Reports
Zimny shared that the issue regarding Amazing Love staff improperly using DC visitor parking permits has been resolved. The Metropolitan Police Department discovered a local resident who was procuring additional permits and providing them to Amazing Love.

Gove reported a positive experience from her hard-hat tour of the progress at Eliot-Hine Middle School. The panel to select the art to be installed in the new school building will continue as scheduled, but presentations will be virtual. The commissioners also plugged the DC rebate program encouraging residents to install street-facing security cameras on private residences. More information can be found by visiting https://ovsjg.dc.gov/service/private-security-camera-system-incentive-program.

Brown informed residents to visit www.coronavirus.dc.gov for up-to-date information about to DC’s response to the coronavirus.

Visit www.anc6a.org for calendar of events, changes of date/venue, agendas and other information.