Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B has joined a coalition of neighborhood groups concerned about what some see as drawbacks in the city's draft of a comprehensive plan. The groups are concerned that the plan calls for major development in the Dupont Circle area, including more parking lots and parking garages. The coalition has recommended that the mayor devise a formal procedure for public participation and approval before the plan is adopted.

Commissioner Mary Bergman will serve on a new advisory panel to help choose a tenant for the public space under Dupont Circle. Bids have been submitted to the city by a health spa, a market and a columbarium (a storage facility for ashes of cremated humans).

A new building containing office and apartment units will replace the parking lots at 17th and Q streets NW. The ANC supported the project, which the D.C. Zoning Commission approved recently.

The D.C. Department of Transportation has agreed to place an additional one-way stop sign at the intersection of 20th and S streets NW, as requested by the ANC. The department also will trim trees obstructing another sign there.

The ANC will elect officers at a meeting at 8 o'clock tonight at St. Thomas Church, 1772 Church St. NW.