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Chair Amber Gove (6A04) convened the November 10, 2022 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A with Commissioners Keya Chatterjee (6A01),  Phil Toomajian (6A02),  Mike Soderman (6A03), Robb Dooling (6A06), Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07) and Brian Alcorn (6A08) in attendance. Commissioner Laura Gentile (6A05) was absent.

Capitol Hill Village
Capitol Hill Village is a local volunteer-based non-profit that provides volunteer services to older adults that help them age on their own terms and in their own homes for as long as they choose. They offer services encouraging social engagement, activism and volunteerism as well as provide education about longevity, current affairs and wellness. Capitol Hill Village connects the senior adults they assist directly with neighbors who can help with a variety of tasks like changing light bulbs or providing rides to appointments, but they also have lectures and social events throughout the year. One of the major goals of this organization is to ensure the older adults in their service area know they are valued within their community. Through their website, capitolhillvillage.org, neighbors and interested volunteers can find a complete list of the plethora of services offered and how to get involved.

Rosedale Community Center
The Rosedale Community Center, located at 1701 Gales Street NE is transitioning to its winter programing. This will include activities such as basketball for kids ages 5 through 12 and mentor programs for both young girls and boys ages 6 through 12. The Community Center also has pickleball on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-2:00 pm, cheerleading and dance programs, as well as a fitness center (open 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm) that is free to use for all DC residents, a basketball court and a computer lab. The new hours for the Rosedale Community Center are Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm,  and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The following actions were accepted by unanimous consent:

Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL)
ANC 6A will submit a letter of support in favor of:

  • DC Culinary Academy, LLC t/a Brine at 1357-1359 H Street NE (ABRA-110889) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Biergarten Haus, Inc. t/a Biergarten Haus at 1355 H Street NE (ABRA-083695) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Rosato, LLC t/a Sospeso at 1344 H Street NE (ABRA-100766) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Par Bar, LLC t/a H Street Country Club at 1335 H Street NE (ABRA-076649) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Dangerously Delicious DC LLC t/a Pie Shop at 1339 H Street NE (ABRA-087422) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Langston Bar & Grille, LLC t/a Langston Bar & Grille at 1831 Benning Road NE (ABRA-076260) for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • ANC 6A opposes the license renewal application of Lattice Partners LLC t/a Copycat Co. at 1110 H Street NE (ABRA-096474) unless a new settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date.
  • ANC 6A will take no action regarding the renewal of the Class C Restaurant License for Capitol Square Bar and Grill LLC t/a DC Capitol Square Bar & Grill at 1500 East Capitol Street NE (ABRA118000).

Economic Development and Zoning (EDZ)
ANC 6A provided EDZ with a mandate to further investigate a text amendment for zoning districts NC-9, NC-10, NC-11, NC12, NC-13, NC-14, NC-15, NC-16 and NC-17 to actively encourage use for the arts.

Commission Business
ANC 6A will send a letter to Councilmembers Vincent Gray and Robert White, Department of General Services (DGS) Director Keith Anderson and DCPC Chancellor Lewis Ferabee to request urgent support for repairs and improvements to Eastern High School Athletic Facilities.

ANC 6A approved the appointment of Ayisha Lockett as a member of the Economic Development and Zoning Committee.

ANC 6A will send a letter to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) requesting they delay their decision regarding Chick Fil A’s (1401 Maryland Avenue NE) application for the replacement of their fence so the TPS and full ANC may review the application.

Other Motions

  • ANC 6A send multiple letters of support to the city and relevant parties with recommendations to assist the tenants at the Havana Building at 1219 K Street NE. The motion passed with 6 Commissioners in favor with Commissioner Toomajian recusing himself.

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