A parking variance needed to expand the West End Circle Theatre won the conditional support of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A at a recent meeting. The ANC agreed to support the zoning variance provided that the D.C. Department of Transportation study the plan and make sure sufficient parking was provided and that the variance be reconsidered after three years so the impact on the neighborhood can be assessed.
The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment recently turned down a request by George Washington University for a variance to use part of Milton Hall, a dormitory at 23rd and I streets NW, for its emergency medical team. The ANC had opposed the variance. The BZA approved a variance to allow a 7-Eleven store at 912 New Hampshire Ave. NW, with conditions designed to address residents' objections. The conditions restrict operating hours to between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., ban game machines and floodlights, require adequate trash containers and limit the variance to three years, after which a new hearing will be held.
New ANC officers are Steve Levy, chairman; Jon Nowick, first vice chairman; Maria Tyler, second vice chairman; Louis Rigdon, secretary; and James Molinelli, treasurer. Other commissioners are Geoffrey Stamm and Ed Terry.