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The ANC meets for its next meeting on Monday. One of the bigger items on the agenda is our old friend Tudor Place.
As covered here in the past, Tudor Place needs to dramatically renovate its facilities to protect its collection of documents and thrive in the 21st century. Their proposals have been objected to by some neighbors who don’t like the scale of the changes. This is particularly the case with the 32nd St. neighbors who object to the proposed changes to the garage along the west side of the property.
Since Tudor Place last made a public proposal, they have hired a new architect and produced plans that have addressed most of the neighbors’ concerns. But some neighbors still object to the proposed changes to the garage. GM personally thinks the concerns are overwrought and that the proposal is not materially different than the current structure. But the neighbors are tenacious and will put up a fight. So come check it out.
Another interesting item on the agenda is on the topic of food trucks. DCRA release rules for comment a while back that would allow food trucks to continue to thrive while finally operating under rules designed for them. When DCRA director Bill Howland was at the ANC meeting last month, he was somewhat blindsided by a presentation by brick-and-mortar restaurant lawyer Andrew Kline, who railed against the proposed rules and requested that the ANC take a position against them. The ANC didn’t take all the bait that Kline laid out, but they indicated that they would probably object to allowing food trucks to operate on residential streets. The ANC is scheduled to talk about food trucks again on Monday, so expect a formal resolution on the matter of trucks on the residential streets.
Here’s the rest of the agenda:
Last Thursday, Tudor Place came before the Old Georgetown Board to seek approval for the concept of its proposed master construction plan. As you may remember, Tudor Place went before the ANC and the OGB in October.
In short: A group of some of the neighbors is objecting to Tudor Place’s plans as they are currently drafted. Some 32nd St. neighbors are particularly concerned about the proposed addition to the garage on the west side of the property. They have suggested Tudor Place dramatically scale back their plans. Tudor Place responds that they have taken many of the neighbors’ suggestions and the plan represents a compromise between the neighbors’ concerns and Tudor Place’s needs.
The ANC essentially took no side and merely expressed a desire for the discussion to continue. The OGB, on the other hand, deferred a decision to embark on a site visit. Having performed a site visit between its October and November meetings, the OGB was prepared to pass judgment last week, and it wasn’t what Tudor Place was hoping for.
The OGB essentially told Tudor Place to go completely back to the drawing board. Here’s specifically what they found: Continue reading
Photo by TedeyTan.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- Their plans for buildings are running into opposition, but nobody is going to complain about Tudor Place’s plans for new trees, right?
- There’s a good chance that Georgetown will get its second Capital Bikeshare station on Wisconsin just south of the canal.