Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A has withdrawn its opposition to a City Council bill authorizing city-backed revenue bonds to finance development by George Washington University. According to ANC Chairman Jon Nowick, important factors in the ANC's decision were a recent agreement by the university not to evict tenants of two buildings it may buy in the campus area and a public statement that it would not purchase the Marcheta apartment building at 1121 New Hampshire Ave. NW. The Marcheta would have been the first dormitory outside the campus boundaries.
The ANC recently met with representatives of the Pan American Health Organization, which owns the Governor Shepherd apartment building at 2121 Virginia Ave. NW, and with the building's tenants. The owners said that, at some future date, the building might be converted to office use or demolished. The ANC told the owners of its desire to protect rental housing in Foggy Bottom and urged the tenants to form an association and discuss the future of the building with the owners.
A zoning variance that would allow the managers of the BonWit Plaza condominiums at 2401 H St. NW to continue their present parking and loading arrangements, which do not conform to the zoning regulations, won ANC support at a recent meeting. The ANC voted to defer action on a zoning application that would allow George Washington University to use one floor of the Milton Hall dormitory at 2222 I St. NW for emergency student health care pending negotiations between the university and its student association. The student association wants the floor devoted to dormitory use.
The ANC will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary's Court, 725 24th St. NW, to consider zoning variances for a proposed 7-Eleven Store at 912 New Hampshire Ave. NW