ANC Preview: Last Call Edition

ANC Round Up: Back From the Beach Edition

 

Next week, the ANC will be meeting for its July session. It’s the last meeting of the commission until September. So if you’ve got something you want done, better do it next week!

As it stands, there are only a couple interesting items:

35th St.

After all the hubbub over the Glover Park changes, people began to wonder if it wouldn’t make sense to take that one block of 35th st. north of Whitehaven–which is currently one-way southward–and make it two way. That way, cars going north wouldn’t have to turn right on Whitehaven to get onto Wisconsin.

GM’s not sure what the benefit of doing this would be. You’d probably have to add a traffic light because otherwise it would be a really tough left turn to make from 35th. Then you’d have three consecutive traffic lights within 200 yards or so.

But maybe there’s some upside GM’s not seeing.

George

The George club on Prospect has long chafed under the voluntary agreement they inherited from the dearly departed Georgetown Billiards. Once again they are applying to the ABC board to terminate the agreement (they’re actually now called “settlement agreements”, which is probably a more accurate description). Opposition has been fairly steady, so expect more conflict.

New GU Dorm

On the agenda is an item on a new residence hall for GU. GM hasn’t heard any details yet, so he’s interested to see what they’ve come up with to meet their obligations under the campus plan. They earlier proposed converting the conference hotel, but have since dismissed that as a possibility.

Sadly, GM won’t be present at the meeting. He’ll be off enjoying the cool temperatures of Northern Europe. So you’ll have to get your coverage somewhere else next week.

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  1. Dizzy

    GM’s not sure what the benefit of doing this would be. You’d probably have to add a traffic light because otherwise it would be a really tough left turn to make from 35th. Then you’d have three consecutive traffic lights within 200 yards or so.

    If they two-wayed and signalized the intersection at Wisconsin and 35th – with a left-turn arrow on NB Wisconsin – you could probably de-signalize the intersection of Wisconsin and Whitehaven. Anyone on Whitehaven going north would turn up 35th; anyone going south would just stay on Whitehaven and make a right turn, where a signal is less important.

    On the agenda is an item on a new residence hall for GU. GM hasn’t heard any details yet, so he’s interested to see what they’ve come up with to meet their obligations under the campus plan. They earlier proposed converting the conference hotel, but have since dismissed that as a possibility.

    If I had to guess, I’d say it’s the “Reiss Triangle” proposal – ramming in a wedge-shaped, staggered-layer (to keep the massing facing Visi from being too great, supposedly) building opposite Reiss. One of the few green spaces left on campus, although it is poorly programmed and very underutilized. From the renderings, it looks like that passage may take on a very “Death Star Trench” appearance, but they’ve been very preliminary sketches thus far.

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