Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B will not meet at its regularly scheduled time July 22. Its next meeting will be Aug. 12. To contact the ANC office, call 659-2275.
At their July 8 meeting, ANC 2B commissioners voted to ask the D.C. Zoning Commission to declare a moratorium on the use of buildings in residential zones for any new nonresidential purposes.
The commissioners also voted to ask the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to defer action on an application by Armand Dumas to construct an addition to the rear of a single-family house at 1712 21st St. NW. The commissioners said Dumas did not present plans for the addition to them at the meeting so they want the zoning board to postpone a decision on the addition until they can review the plans.
The ANC commissioners also voted to support an application to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board to alter a basement entrance to a town house at 2154 Newport St. NW by installing doors that would be visible from the street. The applicant requested the change as a safety precaution.
The new doors would not be historically accurate because the original basement entrance could not be seen from the street.
The ANC commissioners also approved applications to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board by the House of Rothschild restaurant, 1030 15th St. NW, and the Gourmet Bar, 900 19th St. NW.
The following ANC 2B grants to community organizations also were approved at the meeting: $250 to the Library Theatre, 6925 Willow St. NW, for its summer reading motivation program offered in D.C. public libraries; $1,000 to the National Preservation Institute, Judiciary Square NW, to help pay for an inventory of small businesses in the ANC 2B area; and $1,000 to the Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1407 S St. NW, to provide housing for displaced persons with AIDS.
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The ANC 2C Committee on ANC Operations will hold an open meeting Tuesday . Call the ANC office at 234-8400 for time and location.
At their July 1 meeting, ANC 2C commissioners voted to support a zoning board application by Dong Kyu Kim to allow retail use of an office building at 1129-33 11th St. NW.
ANC officials told Kim's attorney that the ANC is opposed to fast-food, convenience or liquor stores in the building, but would support a dry cleaning business, hardware store or bakery there. Kim's representatives have told the ANC that he is not sure what businesses he will rent space to if the zoning board grants his request.
The commissioners also voted not to support a conceptual design for converting the former Greyhound Bus Station, at 11th Street and New York Avenue NW, into an office building. The building has been designated a historic landmark by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board.
At the meeting, representatives of Carlyle Associates, which owns the terminal, presented a conceptual design for the building that would incorporate the front and tower of the building into a new office building, an ANC spokeswoman said. Members of the ANC 2C Housing and Economic Development Committee said the design was too massive and overpowered the landmark.
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Three ANC 3C commissioners were arrested the week of June 22 while protesting construction of a road at the entrance to Glover-Archibold Park. The road is to provide access to the office/retail complex under construction at 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
The ANC commissioners, Peggy Robin, Phil Mendelson and Peter Espenchied, and several other citizens, were arrested as they protested near the road site while construction vehicles were maneuvering to grade a road.
Robin and Espenchied were charged with failure to move on; Mendelson was charged with unlawful entry, but the charge has been dropped. The other charges in the case will be heard in D.C. Superior Court on July 24.
ANC 3D will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, in Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall, American University. The ANC will award grants at the meeting.
Commissioners will discuss the proposed campus master plan for American University, which the zoning board is scheduled to consider on Oct. 28. They also will discuss future plans for the site of the former Wesley Heights Pharmacy, 45th and Macomb streets NW.
The following applications to the zoning board also will be considered: by Carl W. Strawberry to open a dental office in a single-family house at 4890 MacArthur Blvd. NW; by Barbara Schriever Allan to continue to operate a child development center at a residence at 2828 Hurst Ter. NW; and by William Jordan to open a valet receiving service in an apartment building at 4201 Cathedral Ave. NW.
The commissioners also will consider an appeal to the zoning board by Wilma Roumel and Milton Andrews, who oppose a recent ruling allowing a psychologist's office to be located in a residence at 5357 MacArthur Blvd. NW.
ANC 4A will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW to consider relocating the ANC office from 5804-B Georgia Ave. NW to a building in the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue NW.
ANC 4B will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 23 at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW.
ANC 5A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brookland Elementary School, Michigan Avenue and Randolph Road NE.
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ANC 7F will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, East Capitol Street and Stoddert Place SE.
ANC 8B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call the ANC office at 889-9745 for meeting location and agenda information.