Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F had planned to testify against the proposed Exxon station at Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW at a Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing June 10, but Exxon withdrew its application for a variance. The status of the project is now unclear, but the ANC has learned that Exxon applied for demolition permits for the three small stores that would be torn down to make way for the service station.
The ANC has donated $500 to Neighborhood Planning Councils 2 and 3 to set up a youth employment agency in the Ward 3 area.
Speakers on both sides of the Georgetown waterfront issue were scheduled to address the ANC at a recent meeting, but only the speaker opposed to the project -- Katherine Sullivan of the Georgetown ANC -- showed up. Anc 3F voted to join the Georgetown ANC in opposing the project.
The ANC also voted to oppose proposed City Council legislation that would create an "enterprise zone," a district where special incentives are offered to encourage business development. According to Commissioner Gloria Corn, the ANC feared that such a zone, though originally intended for Wards 7 and 8, might be set up in Ward 3. The ANC also objected to a provision in the bill whereby the mayor could waive city regulations -- including rent control -- within the zone.