At a recent Redevelopment Land Agency hearing, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C testified in favor of the Poor People's Development Foundation Inc., which wants the exclusive right to negotiate to buy urban renewal Parcel 19 at 14th and R streets NW. The foundation wants the site for a wholesale and retail food operation that would supply community cooperatives it plans to establish. The site also would serve as a center for consumer education.
The ANC has informed the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment that it opposes a variance to convert a house at 1121 12th St. NW to law offices. In other zoning matters, the ANC took no position on an application to continue to operate a restaurant at 509 E St. NW and on an application by Vermont Avenue Baptist Church to convert a building at 1620 Vermont Ave. NW to an apartment building. The ANC has informed the D.C. Permit Branch that it has no objection to renting space at 440 First St. NW for a sidewalk cafe.
Chairman Louis R. Perkins recently represented the ANC at the annual meeting of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and at the dedication of the employes day-care center at Capitol Hill Hospital. He also is serving on a task force to explore program options for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.