ANC6A Supports Numerous Traffic Calming Measures

ANC6A Report

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Chair Amber Gove (6A04) convened the September 9, 2021 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A via Zoom with Commissioners Keya Chatterjee (6A01), Commissioners Phil Toomajian (6A02), Mike Soderman (6A03), Laura Gentile (6A05), Robb Dooling (6A06), Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07) and Brian Alcorn (6A08) all in attendance.

Transportation and Public Space (TPS) Committee
The commissioners voted, unanimously, to send letters to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT):

  • regarding failure to fulfill longstanding promise to install curb extensions at 8th & F and 8th & G Streets NE as promised in response to ANC6A 2019 priority list request.
  • for consideration of speed humps and/or raised crosswalks in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street NE.
  • for consideration of traffic calming measures, including speed humps and/or raised crosswalks, on F Street NE between 17th and 18th Streets NE and the Intersection of 18th NE and E Streets NE and 18th Street NE from D to E Streets NE and E Street NE from 18th to 19th Streets NE.
  • for consideration of traffic calming measures on the 700 – 1300 blocks of I Street NE including consideration of speed humps and/or raised crosswalks.
  • for consideration of traffic calming measures on the 1300, 1400 and 1500 blocks of East Capitol Street NE including consideration of speed humps and/or raised crosswalks.
  • for consideration of traffic calming measures on the 300 block of 19th Street NE including consideration of speed humps and/or raised crosswalks.
  • consideration of raised crosswalks and other traffic calming measures at the intersections of 14th and A Streets NE, 15th and A Streets NE, and 15th Street and Constitution Avenue.

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

Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee

  • The commissioners voted, unanimously, to protest the application of H Street Spirits, LLC, t/a H Street Spirits at 1368 H Street NE (ABRA #118781) for a Class A Retail License unless a Settlement Agreement is finalized prior to the protest deadline and that Mona Hatoum and the Chair and Vice-Chair of the ANC be authorized to represent the ANC in this matter.
  • The commissioners voted, unanimously, to protest the application of The Capitol Trading, LLC, t/a Z Korner Store at 234 15th Street NE (ABRA #118839) for a Class B Retail License unless a Settlement Agreement is finalized prior to the protest deadline and that Mona Hatoum, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the ANC and Commissioners Laura Gentile and Brian Alcorn be authorized to represent the ANC in this matter.
  • The commissioners voted, unanimously, to approve the most current membership list for the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee as Mona Hatoum and Ian Stanford and remove Kate Robinson for lack of attendance.
  • The commissioners voted, unanimously, to accept the resignations of Nick Alberti and Mark Samburg from the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee and approved the appointments of Erin Sullivan, Joe Krisch and Kara Hughley.

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

Economic Development and Zoning

  • The commissioners voted to send a letter of support to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) for a Modification of Consequence pursuant to Y § 703, to previously approved plans (BZA Case #20436) to add a penthouse enclosure, including a staircase, and roof deck at 1300 I Street, NE (BZA Case #20436A), with the caveat that the developer make best efforts to get letters of support from the neighbors on I Street and Florida Avenue, and that the developer change the treatment on the penthouse structure to match and flow with the rest of the building.
  • The commissioners voted to send a letter of support to HPA regarding a historic review of a project for the renovation and addition of a third story to a two-story building, and reconfigure the facade’s windows and door openings to an existing two-unit row house with conversion to a single family row house at 810 C Street, NE (HPA 21-416) in the Historic District with the caveat that the developer make best efforts to get letters of support from the owners or occupants of adjacent properties.
  • The commissioners approved the appointment of Roberta Shapiro as a member of the Economic Development and Zoning Committee.

The Economic Development and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month.

Principal Sah Brown, Eastern High School
Principal Brown gave an update onEastern High to the ANC.  In addition to returning to full-time in person learning this school year, the roughly 630 students at Eastern High School will be able to participate in typical extracurricular activities, clubs and tutoring. Principal Brown said the overarching focus this year for students at Eastern High School is spread across four broad areas identified as addressing students emotional needs by performing trauma assessments as needed and increasing students’ access to counselors; literacy via a stronger focus on complex text analysis and understanding; increased engagement with staff and other students to personally reconnect after so much digital interaction, and acceleration, a particular focus for ninth and tenth graders, to bolster their math and reading skills by extending lesson times for these subjects and ensuring all grades are getting grade-level content. This will be assisted via expanded tutoring available both during and after school hours.

Other Business

  • The commissioners voted to send a letter of support to DDOT for NOI #21-210-TOA for the establishment of a reserved parking space at 437 15th Street NE. The vote was 7 in favor with Commissioner Toomajian abstaining.

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