Traffic Calming and Liquor Licenses Head the Agenda

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Chair Amber Gove (6A04) convened the December 8, 2022 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A with Commissioners Keya Chatterjee (6A01),  Phil Toomajian (6A02), Mike Soderman (6A03), Laura Gentile (6A05), Robb Dooling (6A06), Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07) and Brian Alcorn (6A08) all in attendance.

The following actions were accepted by unanimous consent:

Community Outreach (COC)

  • ANC 6A will honor Ednajane “EJ” Truax with the ANC 6A Good Neighbor Award at the December 2022 ANC 6A meeting.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL)
ANC 6A voted to recognize a change in the membership of the ABL Committee, reflecting the departures from the Committee of Ian Stanford and Mona Hatoum, and the upcoming departure of Mike Velazquez, resulting in an ABL Committee membership consisting of incumbent members Erin Sullivan, Kara Hughley, Joe Krisch, and Mike Velasquez, Sullivan, Hughley, and Krisch.

ANC 6A will write a letter of support in favor of:

  • Daruwalla, LLC t/a Daru at 1451 Maryland Avenue NE for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • The New Elroy Bar, LLC t/a The Elroy at 1423 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Bronze DC, LLC t/a Bronze DC at 1245 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.

ANC 6A will take no action with regard to the application of:

  • Bespoke 1337, LLC t/a Hill Prince at 1337 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Hoost, LLC t/a Nomad Hookah Bar at 1200 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • The McKenzie Group, LLC t/a Ocean Lounge at 1220 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • The Pug, LLC t/a The Pug/Toki Underground at 1234 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • Another Round LLC t/a The Haymaker Bar at 1015 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.

ANC 6A will oppose the license renewal application of:

  • On the Rocks, LLC t/a On the Rocks at 1242 H Street NE unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date.
  • Fernando Postigo t/a Sol Mexican Grill at 1251 H Street NE for the renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
  • RMC Group Lounge, LLC t/a Cru Lounge at 1360 H Street NE for a Class C Restaurant License unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date. If a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date, ANC 6A will write a letter of support in favor of the applicant’s request for a stipulated license.
  • Noble Convenience, LLC t/a Noble Convenience and Tobacco at 1305 H Street NE for a Class A Liquor Store License unless a settlement agreement is entered into prior to the protest date.

Transportation and Public Space (TPS)

  • ANC 6A will send a letter to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opposing Chick-Fil-A’s application for a taller fence because the DC code does not allow fences greater than the current 42 inches in public space, and exceptions are only for high-security sites such as embassies.
  • ANC 6Avoted to send a letter to DDOT requesting that ANCs receive 30-days notice to review public space applications because ANCs meet only once a month.
  • ANC 6A will send a letter to DDOT recommending the installation of an all-way stop at the intersection of 16th and East Capitol Streets NE and SE. In that letter it will state safety reasons necessitating the action are to mitigate crashes, and improve pedestrian, bicycle and student safety in the immediate area.
  • ANC 6A voted to send a letter to DDOT requesting traffic calming or speed lights for the 300 to 700 blocks of 19th Street NE.
  • ANC 6A will send a letter to DDOT recommending the creation of a reasonably-sized loading zone on a portion of the 1500 block of East Capitol Street NE (north side). Additionally, this letter will also recommend loading zone restrictions apply 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and allow the prevailing residential parking permit (RPP) designation with exceptions at all other times. ANC will also recommend DDOT install Zone 6 RPP signs, with a 2-hour exception, for any remaining curbside parking that is presently ambiguously signed and that is not used for a loading zone.

Economic Development and Zoning (EDZ)

  • ANC 6A will send a letter of support to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) for the request for the special exception zoning relief from the subdivision requirements, special exception zoning relief from the rear addition requirements, area variance zoning relief from the building height requirements as well as area variance zoning relief from the front setback requirements and area variance zoning relief from the rear yard requirements, plus use variance zoning relief from the matter-of-right uses to construct two new, semi-detached, four-story, 4-unit, apartment houses at 1717 E Street NE (BZA #20821) in the RF-1 zone with the caveat that the owner make best efforts to get a letter of support from the neighbor at 1709 E Street NE.
  • ANC 6A will send a letter of support to BZA for the request for special exception zoning relief from the matter-of-right uses to permit a youth residential care facility for up to 15 persons in an existing, three-story, detached building at 1022 Maryland Avenue NE (BZA #20554) in the RF-1 zone.

ANC 6A will meet Jan. 12, 2023. Visit www.anc6a.org for a calendar of meeting times, meeting agendas and other information.