ANC Preview: Race Season Heating Up


The ANC will meet for its June session next Monday at 6:30 at Visitation.

For regular followers of the ANC, you’ll be all too familiar with the great Race Closures War of 2010. That was when the ANC started forcefully pushing back against the increase in street closures due to races, etc. While a marker may have been placed, it does seem like there’s been no actual decrease in the proliferations of races through Georgetown lately. And next monday, we get to hear about two more: the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure and the Four Seasons Sprint Four the Cure 5K.

But races aren’t the only thing on the agenda. One thing that jumps out at GM is an item stating “Bike and pedestrian safety on K and Water Streets”. GM is not sure what that indicates, but some commissioners take any and all opportunities to complain about bicyclists’ behaviors down on K St. Keep in mind, it’s not bicyclists that are killing people every few years in Georgetown, yet some commissioners elevate the bike threat above all reason.

This reaches a point of ridiculousness when an organization like the Washington Area Bicyclists Association comes to seek approval for a fun ride through Georgetown and certain commissioners take the opportunity to scold WABA for how a few bicyclists act. By contrast, at no point in the long saga to interfere with Glover Park’s traffic calming did any commissioners take the opportunity to scold drivers for doing things like speeding or running stop signs, or other things that actually kill people. And the ANC certainly never once considered withholding measures designed to improve driving on the condition that drivers improve their behavior first (a standard that gets applied to bicyclists constantly.)

Rather than waste breath complaining about behavior by cyclists that is undesirable, but not particularly dangerous, the commission ought to be pushing for bike lanes along K which will minimize the conflict.

Anyway, here is the rest of the agenda, which will include an update on Hyde renovations and a debate on switching Burleith students from Stoddert to Hyde, which has the potential to get kind of awkward:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E
3265 S Street, NW • Washington, DC  20007
(202) 724-7098  • •
ANC 2E Public Meeting
Monday, June 2, 2014
at 6:30 p.m.

We will be meeting this month at the Georgetown Visitation School, 35th
 and Volta Place, Heritage Room, first building on left by gatehouse, 2nd floor

Approval of the Agenda

•       Approval of June 2, 2014, ANC 2E Public Meeting Agenda


•       Approval of April 28, 2014, Meeting Minutes
•       Designation of ANC 2E Secretary
•       Public Safety and Police Report
•       Financial Report – Approval of 2nd Quarterly Financial Report 2014
•       Transportation Report
•       DPW Report

Community Commendation

•       Commendation for Francisco Fimbres

Community Comment

•       Status of Hyde-Addison School construction plans

New Business

•       Proposed school boundary change for Burleith residents
•       American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure – September 27, 2014
•       34th Annual Four Seasons Sprint Four the Cure 5K – September 20, 2014
•       Bike and pedestrian safety on K and Water Streets, NW


•       Request by Safeway to amend a Settlement Agreement to change permitted sales hours from 9am-10pm to7am-10pm

The following establishments are not anticipated to be reviewed by ANC 2E.  Please contact ANC 2E by Friday, May 30, if you have an issue.

•       1201 28th Street, NW, Das Ethopian, License No. ABRA-086644, Substantial change application closing change from 11pm to 2am (Petition Date June 16)
•       1338 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Smith Point, License No. ABRA-060131, Substantial change application (class change from CR to CT license) (Petition Date June 16)
•       3003 M Street, NW, I-Thai – license renewal (Petition Date June 2)

DDOT Public Space

•       3050 K Street, NW, DDOT Tracking Number 10128676, Fiola Mare,  Application for a valet staging zone


•       2709 N Street, NW, Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, BZA Application No. 18780, Application for variances from the lot area, lot occupancy, rear yard, and side yard requirements to convert a church into two one-family dwellings, (Hearing Date June 17)

Old Georgetown Board


SMD 06, 2715 N Street NW, OG 14-143  (HPA 14-283)  Alexander Memorial Baptist Church – Rectory, Alterations, Concept

SMD 06, 2709 and 2717 N Street NW, OG 14-225  (HPA 14-430)  Alexander Memorial Baptist Church – Church and Vacant Lot, Alterations and New Construction, Concept

        Government of the District of Columbia, DC DDOT, Various locations, Bike Racks on streets or sidewalks

        Government of the District of Columbia, Department of General Services, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Rose Park, Alterations to playground, ADA ramp, Concept

SMD 05, 3601-3607 M Street, NW, OG 14-113  (HPA 14-220)  Residential, New building, Concept


1.      SMD 03, 1525 34th Street, NW, OG 14-205  (HPA 14-410)  Residence, Site work at front yard: fences, storage bins, walkway, gates – existing, Permit
2.      SMD 03, 1519 35th Street, NW, OG 14-223  (HPA 14-428)  Residence, Alterations to rear, Concept, For review by Historic Preservation Review Board
3.      SMD 03, 3225 N Street, NW, OG 14-196  (HPA 14-399)  Residence, Alterations to basement entrance, Concept
4.      SMD 03, 3265 N Street, NW, OG 14-187  (HPA 14-380)  Residence, Alterations to rear, addition, Permit
5.      SMD 03, 3265 N Street, NW, OG 14-209  (HPA 14-414)  Residence, Alterations to garage, Concept
6.      SMD 03, 3310 Volta Place, NW, OG 14-203  (HPA 14-407)  Residence, Replacement windows and door, alterations to rear, Concept
7.      SMD 05, 3000 K Street, NW, OG 14-179  (HPA 14-350)  Mixed-use, Outdoor café, alterations to storefront, awnings, signs – Mama Rouge, Permit
8.      SMD 05. 3000 M Street, NW, OG 14-130  (HPA 14-270)  Mixed-use, Partial demolition, addition, alterations, Revised Concept
9.      SMD 05, 3328 M Street, NW, OG 14-221  (HPA 14-426)  Commercial, Awnings at 2nd floor windows, sign, banner – Calligaris, Permit
10.     SMD 05, 3410 Prospect Street, NW, OG 14-206  (HPA 14-411)  Residence, Alterations to rear, terraces, Concept
11.     SMD 06, 2929 M Street, NW, OG 14-182  (HPA 14-354)  Commercial, Alterations at ATM, Concept
12.     SMD 06, 3061 M Street, NW, OG 14-195  (HPA 14-397)  Commercial, Alterations to storefront, Concept
13.     SMD 06, 2919 Dumbarton Street, NW, OG 14-219  (HPA 14-424)  Residence, Replace roof, rooftop mechanical equipment, Permit
14.     SMD 07, 1607 31st Street, NW, OG 14-183  (HPA 14-358)  Residence, Rebuild retaining wall and wood fence, Concept
15.     SMD 07, 2611 P Street, NW, OG 14-212  (HPA 14-417)  Commercial/Residence, Replacement windows, awning and blade signs – Poliform – Sagart Studio, Concept
16.     SMD 07, 2500 Q Street, NW, OG 14-188  (HPA 14-385)  Gateway Georgetown Condominiums, Rooftop antennas and enclosure (for Verizon), Permit
17.     SMD 07, 2823 Q Street, NW, OG 14-152  (HPA 14-321)  Residence, Replace door surround, Permit
18.     SMD 07, 2911 Q Street, NW, OG 14-180  (HPA 14-351)  Residence, Green roof on garage, site alterations, fences, Permit
19.     SMD 07, 2913 Q Street, NW, OG 14-181  (HPA 14-352)  Residence, Replacement fence, site alterations, Permit


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