A ban on charter buses on parts of 25th, 26th and I streets NW will be challenged by the River Inn at a forthcoming D.C. Department of Transportation hearing. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, which requested the ban, has set aside funds for legal representation at the hearing.
The D.C. Zoning Commission recently turned down the ANC's request that it hold hearings on the question of medical clinics in residential zones, but the D.C. Office of Planning and Development has promised continued study of the matter. The ANC is concerned that the proliferation of medical clinics and offices in the Foggy Bottom area might aggravate the apartment shortage. ANC chairman Jon Nowick and commissioner Steven Levy are working with Columbia Hospital, which plans a clinic in a commercial zone at 25th and M streets NW.
At the request of George Washington University, the ANC and Don't Tear It Down, a preservation group, are revising the agreement on preservation in the 2000 block of I Street NW. Because of technical problems the university will not be able to retain some interior walls of the 19th-century buildings. All the facades will be saved, as provided in the original agreement, and additional protection will be given other walls.
The ANC voted to oppose a requested zoning variance that would allow George Washington University to convert part of the Milton Hall dormitory at 2222 I St. NW to facilities for an emergency medical team.