ANC Preview: Where the Sidewalk Extension Ends?

The ANC will be meeting for its November session next Monday night at 6:30 pm via Zoom. On the agenda are several interesting items, but the one that caught GM’s eye was the Old Georgetown Board item concerning the sidewalk extensions throughout Georgetown.

The extensions have been in their current form and extent since earlier this year, when the BID constructed them. While the sections that have been converted to outdoor dining have been received mostly positively, the sections that merely expand the sidewalk have received more mixed reviews. And the ANC sided with the critics and passed a resolution in September opposing all sidewalk extensions that aren’t being used for dining so that a few people can park their cars there instead.

That resolution concerned the permitting of the sidewalk extensions. This month the matter comes up under the OGB calendar. Could this be the end of the sidewalk extensions? We’ll see. It would be a perfect statement of the reality of historic preservation if the OGB decides it’s somehow too inconsistent with history to have wide sidewalks but a Virginian parking his 2021 Toyota Tacoma there for three hours is A O.K. Historic preservation for thee, not for me, essentially.

Also on the agenda is a possible resolution concerning DDOT’s recent announcement that it would move to streamline the adoption of traffic safety measures in response to a spike in traffic violence across the city. The agency made the move because people, including little kids, keep dying on the streets and the approval process to make the streets safer is too slow and filled with veto points that prevent safety measures from being adopted. So naturally the ANC–one those veto points–is requesting information about this new process. GM hopes they support making these changes but fears they’d rather keep the current system.

Here is the rest of the agenda:

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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E
ANC 2E Public Meeting
Monday, November 1st, 2021
at 6:30 p.m.
Online at: bit.ly/ANC2ENovember2021
In accordance with the “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” and
current DC Health limitations on mass gatherings, this meeting will be held online via
Zoom and can be accessed at the link above (there is no fee or account needed to use
Zoom).
If you do not have a computer or access to the internet, you may join the meeting via phone
at (301) 715-8592 or (646) 558-8656 with meeting ID 874 6076 3108 #.
Approval of the Agenda
• Approval of the ANC’s November 1st, 2021 Meeting Agenda
• Approval of the ANC’s October 4th, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Administrative

• Public Safety and Police Report
• Approval of the ANC’s FY 2021 Quarter 3 Financial Report
• Approval of the ANC’s FY 2021 Quarter 4 Financial Report
• Approval of the ANC’s FY 2022 Budget
Community Comment
• Presentation by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Update from Ward 2 Education State Board of Education Representative Allister Chang
• Update from the Mayor’s Office
• Update from Councilmember Brooke Pinto’s Office
• Update Regarding the Upcoming Hearing on the Georgetown BID’s Widened Sidewalk
Project
New Business
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the Hours of Operation for George’s King of
Falafel and Cheesesteak
• Consideration of a Resolution Requesting that the City Develops a Transparent Process
for Restaurants Without Alcoholic Beverage Licenses on Mixed Use Streets that Want to
be Open Past Midnight
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• Consideration of a Resolution Requesting Information on the District Department of
Transportation’s Recent Policy Changes Regarding Processes to Gather Community
Input
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce’s
Statue Application Before the Commemorative Works Committee
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the Jelleff Recreation Center Project
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the Removal of Parking Meters on S Street NW
• Consideration of a Resolution Commending the S&R Foundation on Maintaining and
Improving the Adjacent Playground
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
• Application by Bozzelli’s Italian Deli for a New Retailer’s Class “D” Restaurant License
at 3000 K Street NW (ABRA-118868)
• Application by Afghania for a New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant License at 2811 M
Street NW (ABRA-118936)
Zoning
• Board of Zoning Adjustment Application for a Special Exception from the Rear Addition
Restrictions to Construct a Third Story and Rear Addition with Roof Deck to an Existing,
Attached, Two-Story with Cellar Principal Dwelling Unit at 3625 T Street NW (BZA

20545)

• Board of Zoning Adjustment Application for a Special Exception from the Lot
Occupancy Requirements to Construct a Third Story Addition to an Existing, Attached,
Two-story, Mixed-Use Building at 1517 Wisconsin Avenue NW (BZA #20565)
Old Georgetown Board
Full Review at This Time by ANC 2E: The ANC proposes to adopt a resolution regarding the
following projects, which are on the upcoming November 4th, 2021 agenda of the Old Georgetown
Board (OGB).
Multiple Single Member District Projects

  1. OG 22-017 (HPA 22-027)
    Curb Lane of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square Various, Lot Various)
    Public Right of Way
    Sidewalk extensions in curb lane on M and Wisconsin
    Permit
    Individual Single Member District Projects
  2. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-016 (HPA 22-026)
    1511 33rd Street, NW (Square 1255, Lot 814)
    Residence
    Alterations to steps, railings, stoop, and threshold at front entrance
    Permit
  3. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-221 (HPA 21-400)
    1243 34th Street, NW (Square 1220, Lot 89)
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    Residence
    Rear addition and renovation
    Concept
  4. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-014 (HPA 22-024)
    3252 N Street, NW (Square 1218, Lot 857)
    Residence
    Rebuild retaining wall, new stair, new fence
    Concept
  5. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-007 (HPA 22-017)
    3340 N Street, NW (Square 1220, Lot 0845)
    Residence
    Install shutters on front façade
    Permit
  6. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-289 (HPA 21-493)
    3147 P Street, NW (Square 1270, Lot 820)
    Residence
    Addition
    Concept
  7. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-001 (HPA 22-011)
    1515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1271, Lot 44)
    Mixed-use
    Rear addition and renovation
    Permit
  8. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-006 (HPA 22-016)
    1025 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 835)
    Commercial
    Sign for “Beirut Nights”
    Permit
  9. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-005 (HPA 22-015)
    1027 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 69)
    Commercial
    Sign for “Beirut Nights”
    Permit
  10. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-009 (HPA 22-019)
    1312 31st Street, NW (Square 1232, Lot 49)
    Residence
    Foundation waterproofing
    Permit
  11. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-019 (HPA 22-029)
    3000 K Street, NW (Square 1173, Lot 821)
    Mixed-use
    Terrace renovations
    Permit
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  12. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-004 (HPA 22-014)
    3524-3526 K Street, NW (Square 1179, Lot 0808)
    Residence
    Demolition of two existing residences; construction of new 5-story, 8-unit apartment
    building
    Concept
  13. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-280 (HPA 21-484)
    3128 M Street, NW (Square 1199, Lot 812)
    Commercial
    Signage for Buck Mason, alterations
    Permit
  14. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-248 (HPA 21-452)
    3223 M Street, NW (Square 1207, Lot 109)
    Commercial
    Addition
    Concept
  15. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-255 (HPA 21-459)
    1059 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (Square 1197, Lot 834)
    Residence
    Replace rear deck
    Permit
    No Comment at This Time by ANC 2E: The following projects, which are on the upcoming
    November 4th, 2021 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board (OGB), have not been added to the ANC
    meeting agenda for OGB-related design review and we do not propose to adopt a resolution
    regarding them at this time. If there are concerns about any of these projects, please contact the ANC
    office by Friday, October 29th, 2021.
  16. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-312 (HPA 21-544)
    1690 32nd Street, NW (Square 1280, Lot 59)
    Residence
    Window and door replacement
    Permit
  17. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-181 (HPA 21-336)
    1660 33rd Street, NW (Square 1290, Lot 239)
    Residence
    Window, trim, stucco, and light replacement
    Permit
  18. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-011 (HPA 22-021)
    3327 Q Street, NW (Square 1278, Lot 241)
    Residence
    Rear addition
    Concept
  19. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-314 (HPA 21-546)
    3231 Reservoir Road, NW (Square 1280, Lot 71)
    Residence
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    New garage
    Concept
  20. SMD 2E04 – OG 21-237 (HPA 21-438)
    3700 O Street, NW (Square 1321, Lot 833)
    Georgetown University – Lauinger Library
    Antennas for Verizon
    Concept
  21. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-018 (HPA 22-028)
    3104 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1232, Lot 829)
    Residence
    Replace windows, doors, and garage door
    Permit
  22. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-003 (HPA 22-013)
    3210 Grace Street, NW (Square 1188, 123, Lot 2017)
    Multi-family residence
    Door replacement
    Permit
  23. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-012 (HPA 22-022)
    1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (Square 1191, Lot 0072)
    Commercial
    Install two condensing units at roof
    Permit
  24. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-010 (HPA 22-020)
    1350 27th Street, NW (Square 1239, Lot 161)
    Residence
    Window and door replacement
    Permit
  25. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-008 (HPA 22-018)
    2929 M Street, NW (Square 1210, Lot 209)
    Commercial
    Signage for “Truist”
    Permit
  26. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-015 (HPA 22-025)
    3033 M Street, NW (Square 1209, Lot 63)
    Commercial
    Storefront alterations, new sign for Reformation
    Concept
  27. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-256 (HPA 21-460)
    2605 O Street, NW (Square 1262, Lot 2001)
    Residence
    Replace three windows
    Permit
  28. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-257 (HPA 21-461)
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    2804 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1235, Lot 167)
    Single-family residence
    Replace windows on front and rear; replace rear doors
    Permit
  29. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-013 (HPA 22-023)
    1688 31st Street, NW (Square 1281, Lot 814)
    Residence
    New garage, rear addition, alterations
    Concept
  30. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-002 (HPA 22-012)
    2500 Q Street, NW (Square 1264, Lot 2179)
    Multi-family residence
    Window replacement
    Permit
  31. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-281 (HPA 21-485)
    3300 Whitehaven Street, NW (Square 1299, Lot 1024)
    Commercial
    New five-story residential building
    Concept
  32. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-311 (HPA 21-543)
    1805 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1299, Lot 319)
    Commercial
    Raze existing building for new four story building
    Revised concept

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