ANC Preview: Right on Red?

Another Red Light
Photo by ErWin.

Next week the ANC will meet for its June session. It will be on Tuesday (due to the holiday) at 6:30 pm, accessible by Zoom.

There are a few items from the agenda that caught GM’s eye. The first was a consideration of a resolution concerning the proposed “Safer Intersections Amendment Act of 2022”. This bill would make it the default across the city that no turn on red is legal. Right-turn-on-Red was introduced during the energy crisis on the 1970s as a gas-saving measure. Its persistence over the years regardless of decades of cheap gas shows that the real motivation has basically nothing to do with saving gas and everything to do with prioritizing impatient drivers over ever other road user. And the cost of that prioritization is reduced safety for pedestrians and cyclists. There is a reason why New York City never introduced the measure.

GM does not know what position the ANC will take on the bill. Georgetown is just the sort of environment where catering to impatient drivers puts people on foot or on bike at risk. For instance the intersection of Reservoir and Wisconsin absolutely should not allow right turns on red. The reason? Drivers looking to make the right turn on red from Reservoir are an absolute menace. They rarely come to a complete stop before gunning through the light. And their eyes are only looking to the left to see if any cars are coming. They never look for pedestrians crossing with the light from their right. All the drivers care about is finding a hole in the traffic. GM has yelled at countless drivers doing this exact move and they all are absolutely shocked to notice the human being they were about to run over. Right turn on red has no place in Georgetown, no matter how much whining drivers make about having to wait like every other road user (think about how there’s no “right turn on red” policy for pedestrians. They’re expected to wait no matter how clear the intersection is. It’s only drivers whose impatience is considered a problem to be assuaged.)

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
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
at 6:30 p.m.
Online at: bit.ly/ANC2EJune2022
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 828 0304 5239 #.
Approval of the Agenda – 6:30 pm
• Approval of the ANC’s May 31st, 2022 Meeting Agenda
• Approval of the ANC’s May 2nd, 2022 Meeting Minutes
Administrative – 6:35 pm

• Public Safety and Police Report
Community Comment – 6:45 pm
• Update from the Mayor’s Office
• Update from Councilmember Brooke Pinto’s Office
• Updates Regarding the Jelleff Recreation Center Renovation Project and Duke Ellington
Field Project
• Update from Government Agencies and Nonprofits Regarding Individuals Experiencing
Homelessness
• Update from Viyas Sundaram with The Fountain Inn and The Bourbon Concierge
Regarding His Vision for Georgetown
• Update from Georgetown Main Street
• Update Regarding the Upcoming Capital Fringe Festival at Georgetown Park
• Update Regarding Changes to the Funding for the New MacArthur High School
• Update Regarding Hardy Middle School Staffing Cuts
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New Business – 7:50 pm
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the District Department of Transportation’s
Notice of Intent for Curbside Changes to the 1000 Block of 31st Street NW to
Accommodate Deliveries and Traffic Flow (NOI #22-167-TOA)
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding DC Council Bill B24-0673 – the “Safer
Intersections Amendment Act of 2022”
• Special Event Application for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 30th,
2022
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board – 8:15 pm
• Application by Fiola Mare for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3050 K Street NW (ABRA-091251)
• Application by Rosewood Washington DC Hotel for Renewal of the Establishment’s
Retailer’s Class “C” Hotel License at 1050 31st Street NW (ABRA-102245)
• Application by Grace Street Coffee Roasters for Renewal of the Establishment’s
Retailer’s Class “D” Restaurant License at 3210 Grace Street NW (ABRA-118331)
• Application by Sequoia Grill for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3000 K Street NW, Suite 500 (ABRA-071453)
• Application by Peacock Café for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3251 Prospect Street NW #F (ABRA-025832)
• Application by Taj of India for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 2807 M Street NW (ABRA-060065)
• Application by Filomena for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 1063 Wisconsin Avenue NW (ABRA-003618)
• Application by La Chaumiere for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 2813 M Street NW (ABRA-000850)
• Application by Il Canale for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 1063-1065 31st Street NW (ABRA-083707)
• Application by Mai Thai of Georgetown for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s
Class “C” Restaurant License at 3251 Prospect Street NW #C-2 (ABRA-085973)
• Application by Miramar for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 1033 31st Street NW (ABRA-115376)
• Application by Susheria for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3101 K Street NW (ABRA-072014)
• Application by Pizzeria Paradiso for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3282 M Street NW (ABRA-060575)
• Application by Harmony Café for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3287 M Street NW (ABRA-023471)
• Application by El Centro D. F. for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue NW (ABRA-000604)
• Application by The City Tavern Club for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class
“C” Club License at 3206 M Street NW (ABRA-000801)
• Application by Potomac Paddle Pub, Potomac Paddle Club, Potomac Tiki Club for
Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “D” Marine Vessel License at George
Washington Memorial Parkway (ABRA-111118, -2, -3)
• Application by Cafe Georgetown for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class
“C” Restaurant License at 3141 N Street NW (ABRA-106108)
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• Application by Reverie for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3210 Grace Street NW (ABRA-108125)
• Application by BluFin Sushi To Go for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class
“C” Restaurant License at 3073 Canal Street NW (ABRA-108308)
• Application by Booeymonger Restaurant for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s
Class “D” Restaurant License at 3265 Prospect Street NW (ABRA-102904)
• Application by Guapos of Georgetown for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s
Class “C” Restaurant License at 3050 K Street NW (ABRA-109214)
• Application by Angolo Ristorante Italiano for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s
Class “C” Restaurant License at 2934 M Street NW (ABRA-109417)
• Application by Amigo Mio for Renewal of the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “C”
Restaurant License at 3057 M Street NW (ABRA-117816)
Public Space Committee – 8:20 pm
• Public Space Application by the Georgetown BID for the Placement of 8 Movable Plastic
Planters on the Sidewalk on the 2700 and 2800 Blocks of K Street NW (DDOT #326571)
Old Georgetown Board – 8:30 pm
Full Review at This Time by ANC 2E: The ANC proposes to adopt a resolution regarding the
following projects, which are on the upcoming May 5th, 2022 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board
(OGB).

  1. SMD 2E08 – OG 22-189 (HPA 22-320)
    3700 O Street, NW (Square 1321, Lot 833)
    Henle Village
    Demolish Henle Village for construction of two new residence buildings
    Concept
  2. OG 22-188 (HPA 22-319)
    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
  3. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-127 (HPA 22-220)
    1669-1671 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1280, Lot 103 and 924)
    Commercial
    Rear addition
    Concept
  4. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-182 (HPA 22-313)
    1524 33rd Street, NW (Square 1254, Lot 889)
    Residence
    Two new rowhouses
    Concept
  5. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-184 (HPA 22-315)
    3410 Volta Place, NW (Square 1253, Lot 851)
    Residence
    Page 4
    Addition, demolition, alterations, and site work
    Concept
  6. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-186 (HPA 22-317)
    1023 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 77, 835, 69)
    Commercial
    Add penthouse and reskin, construct five-story addition
    Concept
  7. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-006 (HPA 22-016)
    1025 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 835)
    Commercial
    Sign for “Beirut Nights”
    Permit
  8. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-005 (HPA 22-015)
    1027 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 69)
    Commercial
    Sign for “Beirut Nights”
    Permit
  9. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-137 (HPA 22-254)
    3600-3699 Block of Prospect Street, NW (Square 1201, Lot 814)
    Public Right of Way
    Small cell installation on existing utility pole
    Permit
  10. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-183 (HPA 22-314)
    1524 29th Street, NW (Square 1268, Lot 820)
    Residence
    Addition and interior renovation
    Concept
  11. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-178 (HPA 22-307)
    1653 32nd Street, NW (Square 1281, Lot 823)
    Residence
    Site work, interior alterations
    Concept
  12. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-185 (HPA 22-316)
    1665 Avon Place, NW (Square 4776, Lot 140-142)
    Residence
    Alterations, additions, and construction of two new rowhouses
    Concept
    No Comment at This Time by ANC 2E: The following projects, which are on the upcoming May
    5th, 2022 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,
    April 29th, 2022.
  13. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-174 (HPA 22-305)
    Page 5
    1605 35th Street, NW (Square 1277, Lot 5)
    Residence
    Window replacement
    Permit
  14. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-165 (HPA 22-296)
    3419 Q Street, NW (Square 1277, Lot 812)
    Residence
    New deck
    Permit
  15. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-167 (HPA 22-298)
    3202 Reservoir Road, NW (Square 1280, Lot 941)
    Residence
    New dormers, fenestration and roof alterations
    Concept
  16. SMD 2E02 – OG 22-168 (HPA 22-299)
    3210 Reservoir Road, NW (Square 1280, Lot 1001)
    Residence
    Solar panel installation
    Permit
  17. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-180 (HPA 22-311)
    1234-1242 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1218, Lot 102, 800)
    Commercial
    Revision to parapet design and signage
    Permit
  18. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-162 (HPA 22-293)
    1353-1355 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1243, Lot 812)
    Commercial
    Signage for Maman Bakery, seating
    Permit
  19. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-166 (HPA 22-297)
    1235 34th Street, NW (Square 1220, Lot 849)
    Residence
    Rear addition
    Concept
  20. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-118 (HPA 22-211)
    1517 34th Street, NW (Square 1258, Lot 862)
    Residence
    Roof replacement
    Permit
  21. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-144 (HPA 22-261)
    1529 34th Street, NW (Square 1254, Lot 859)
    Residence
    Replace existing one-story hyphen with two-story hyphen
    Concept
    Page 6
  22. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-161 (HPA 22-292)
    3321 N Street, NW (Square 1229, Lot 137)
    Residence
    Rooftop solar panels
    Permit
  23. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-164 (HPA 22-295)
    3131 O Street, NW (Square 1256, Lot 804)
    Residence
    New second-floor addition
    Concept
  24. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-117 (HPA 22-210)
    3315 P Street, NW (Square 1254, Lot 206)
    Residence
    Rear addition and renovation
    Concept
  25. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-156 (HPA 22-287)
    3210 Q Street, NW (Square 1271, Lot 43)
    Residence
    Addition
    Concept
  26. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-179 (HPA 22-310)
    1506 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1255, Lot 840)
    Commercial
    Signage for Storie Collective and Cann Construction
    Concept
  27. SMD 2E03 – OG 22-171 (HPA 22-302)
    1533 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1271, Lot 52)
    Commercial
    Signage for Glosslab, new transom
    Concept
  28. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-084 (HPA 22-155)
    1071-1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (Square 1197, Lot 62,77)
    Commercial
    Interior renovation, landscaping, and addition
    Concept
  29. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-157 (HPA 22-288)
    1061 31st Street, NW (Square 1198, Lot 63)
    Commercial
    Window replacement, landscaping alterations, replace wood siding
    Permit
  30. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-004 (HPA 22-014)
    3524-3526 K Street, NW (Square 1179, Lot 0808)
    Residence
    Page 7
    Demolition of two existing residences; construction of new 4-story, 8-unit apartment
    building
    Concept
  31. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-159 (HPA 22-290)
    3000 M Street, NW (Square 1197, Lot 70)
    Public Right of Way
    Replacement and repair of existing pavers
    Permit
  32. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-169 (HPA 22-300)
    3122 M Street, NW (Square 1199, Lot 814)
    Commercial
    Storefront alterations, signage for Smoothie King
    Permit
  33. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-108 (HPA 22-201)
    3140 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1232, Lot 812)
    Residence
    Install three bollards
    Permit
  34. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-160 (HPA 22-291)
    3210 Grace Street, NW (Square 1188, Lot 2025)
    Residence
    Door replacement
    Permit
  35. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-141 (HPA 22-258)
    2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Square 1195, Lot 34)
    Commercial
    Signage for Lugano Diamonds
    Permit
  36. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-170 (HPA 22-301)
    3416 Prospect Street, NW (Square 1204, Lot 835)
    Residence
    Addition
    Revised permit
  37. SMD 2E05 – TBD (HPA TBD)
    1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
    C & O Canal National Historic Park
    Temporary boat operation station
    Permit
  38. SMD 2E05 – OG 22-177 (HPA 22-308)
    3299 Water Street, NW (Square 1187, Lot 84)
    Commercial
    Sign – Grace Street Coffee
    Concept
    Page 8
  39. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-175 (HPA 22-306)
    1344 30th Street, NW (Square 1242, Lot 136)
    Residence
    Alterations to detached structures and landscape
    Concept
  40. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-176 (HPA 22-307)
    1344 30th Street, NW (Square 1242, Lot 136)
    Residence
    Fenestration alterations
    Permit
  41. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-181 (HPA 22-312)
    1511 30th Street, NW (Square 805, Lot 1268)
    Residence
    Rear addition
    Permit
  42. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-187 (HPA 22-318)
    2912 N Street, NW (Square 1211, Lot 18)
    Residence
    Porch replacement
    Concept
  43. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-051 (HPA 22-104)
    2737 O Street, NW (Square 1260, Lot 830)
    Residence
    Replace entrance stair, install gas lamp and trim at door, new deck
    Concept
  44. SMD 2E06 – OG 22-135 (HPA 22-252)
    3072 Q Street, NW (Square 1269, Lot 295)
    Residence
    Install decorative metal security door
    Concept
  45. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-163 (HPA 22-294)
    1703 32nd Street, NW (Square 2155, Lot 812)
    Dumbarton Oaks
    Alterations to existing greenhouse, site work
    Permit
  46. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-134 (HPA 22-251)
    2725 P Street, NW (Square 1266, Lot 295)
    Residence
    Install solar panels
    Permit
  47. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-173 (HPA 22-304)
    2733 P Street, NW (Square 1266, Lot 299)
    Residence
    Alterations to rear elevation
    Page 9
    Permit
  48. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-145 (HPA 22-262)
    2500 Q Street, NW, Unit 238 (Square 1264E, Lot 2208)
    Multi-family residence
    Replace windows damaged by fire
    Permit
  49. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-172 (HPA 22-303)
    2715 Q Street, NW (Square 1285, Lot 801, 813, 814)
    Dumbarton House
    Entrance reconfiguration at visitor center
    Permit
  50. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-107 (HPA 22-200)
    2909 Q Street, NW (Square 1283, Lot 5)
    Residence
    Window replacement
    Permit
  51. SMD 2E07 – OG 22-158 (HPA 22-289)
    3205 S Street, NW (Square 2155, Lot 812)
    Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
    Roof replacement and plaza repairs
    Permit

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