Liquor Licenses, Traffic Issues Dominate June ANC 6A Meeting

ANC 6A Next Meets July 8

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Chair Amber Gove (6A04) convened the June 10, 2021 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A via Zoom with Commissioners Keya Chatterjee (6A01), Phil Toomajian (6A02), Mike Soderman (6A03), Laura Gentile (6A05), Robb Dooling (6A06) and Brian Alcorn (6A08) in attendance. Commissioner Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07) was absent.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee

  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to protest the application of Toki 1244 H Street NE, LLC t/a

Toki Underground at 1244 H Street, NE (ABRA #118153) for a Class C Tavern License unless a satisfactory settlement agreement is finalized before the protest deadline.

  • The Commissioners voted against amending its settlement agreement with Dangerously Delicious DC LLC t/a Pie Shop at 1339 H Street, NE (ABRA #087422) to permit outdoor entertainment. This matter will be readdressed in the July ANC6A meeting.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to protest the application of Exotic Wine and Spirit, Inc. t/a Exotic Wine & Spirits at 801 Maryland Avenue, NE (ABRA #118158) for a Class A Retailer’s License unless a satisfactory settlement agreement is finalized before the protest deadline.
  • The Commissioners voted to protest the application of Wasted, Inc. t/a Cru Hemp Lounge at 816 H Street, NE (ABRA #117958) for a Class C Tavern license unless a satisfactory settlement agreement is finalized before the protest deadline. The vote was 6 in favor, 0 against with Commissioner Dooling abstaining.
  • The Commissioners voted to support the stipulated license application of Wasted, Inc. t/a Cru Hemp Lounge at 816 H Street, NE (ABRA #117958) for a Class C Tavern license if a settlement agreement is reached. The vote was 5 in favor with Commissioners Toomajian and Soderman voting against.

The Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Transportation and Public Space (TPS) Committee

  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter of support for the District Department of Transportaion’s (DDOT) proposed Option 3 on the 800 and 900 blocks of West Virginia Avenue NE (NOI # 21-136-PSD) (1-way with protected bike lanes) plus additional traffic calming measures, such as high visibility raised crosswalks and/or speed humps.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter of support to DDOT regarding the permit application for Capitol Square Bar and Grill at 1500 East Capitol Street (Tracking # 10852880), provided that the application be amended by the applicant to provide 15 feet of passageway on all sides of the patio; the outdoor patio cease operations at 10:00 pm on Sunday – Thursday and 11:00 pm on Friday – Saturday; and the patio capacity be limited to 35 seats and 40 standing.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter of support to DDOT for a permit application to be filed or already filed for a reinforced fence at 1369 C Street NE, including a new enclosure of the driveway, provided that the fence design conforms to the existing fence height and openness.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter to DDOT requesting speed humps, raised crosswalks, and other traffic-calming measures on the 1500 block of Isherwood Street NE.

The Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month.

Community Outreach Committee

  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to provide a grant of $1,500 to Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid.

The Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Monday of each month.

Other Business

  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter to Mayor Bowser and the DC Council in support of full funding for the Vision Zero Act in DC’s FY22 budget.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter to moveDC providing comments regarding the DDOT’s draft moveDC 2021 update.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to send a letter to the Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to request it immediately issue a Correction Order for building permits B2002071, B2002072 and B2002073 to correct technical errors on the printed permits issued on April 28, 2021.
  • The Commissioners voted, unanimously, to pre-approve its sponsorship for an appeal of the issuance of building permits B2002071, B2002072 and B2002073 by DCRA on the basis of technical errors on the printed permits should DCRA fail to issue a Correction Order for the permits issued on April 28, 2021.

Visit www.anc6a.org for a calendar of meeting times, meeting agendas and other information.