Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B will meet at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Thomas Church, 1772 Church St. NW. The Oct. 7 edition of the ANC 2B newsletter is available by calling the ANC office at 659-2275.
At the Oct. 14 meeting of ANC 2B, commissioners:
Elected David A. Maggi to represent Single Member District 06 of ANC 2B, succeeding Marilyn Welles, who resigned last spring because she moved out of the SMD.
Voted to support the Glover-Archibold Transfer Act of 1987, which proposes to transfer city-owned property just north of Glover-Archibold Park between Upton and Van Ness streets NW, to the National Park Service to be used as an entrance to the park. Commissioners of the ANC 3C area, where the park is located, have fought the planned opening of two roads on the property included in the transfer act, and have asked other ANCs to support the act.
Voted to support an application to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board by the Executive Sandwich Shop, at 1751 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, to serve beer and wine.
Voted to support an application to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board by John Wiebenson for a two-story building to be constructed at the site of the former Junkanoo Restaurant at 1629 Connecticut Ave. NW. The restaurant building is to be demolished.
Voted to oppose a bill proposed by D.C. City Council member Nadine P. Winter (D-Ward 6) for the city government to provide 1,000 free, off-street parking spaces throughout the District in order to alleviate parking problems in several neighborhoods. The commissioners said they oppose the bill because they fear it might require existing residences and buildings to be torn down in order to build parking facilities.
The ANC 2C committee on housing and economic development/environmental affairs will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Watha T. Daniel Public Library, Eighth Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW.
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ANC 3C will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Second District Police headquarters, Idaho Avenue and Newark Street NW.
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ANC 3D commissioners voted Oct. 13 to ask the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to withdraw the proposed American University campus master plan for development through the year 2000. The ANC commissioners, who said their constituents object strongly to plans to expand the university, specifically objected to a proposal to close an entrance to the campus at Nebraska Avenue near New Mexico Avenue NW. Commissioners also are opposed to the university's proposal to build a four-story garage and another building to house a performing arts center on the campus. They said the garage would increase traffic congestion and that the performing arts center would not have adequate noise and visual buffers for the adjacent neighborhood. The BZA is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the master plan application at 9 a.m. Oct. 28 in room 9 of the District Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave.
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ANC 3E commissioners unanimously voted Sept. 10 to support the proposed American University master plan for development through the year 2000, which has been submitted for approval to the Board of Zoning Adjustment. The ANC said it reserves the right to review each phase of development as it progresses, if the plan receives BZA approval, and requested that university officials notify the ANC before each phase of development begins.
The commissioners also voted to ask the D.C. Department of Public Works to install four-way stop signs at the intersection of 46th and Fessenden streets NW, in response to petitions submitted at the meeting by residents living near the intersection.
At the Sept. 10 meeting, the commissioners voted to support the Glover-Archibold Transfer Act of 1987. (See the Dupont Circle item for details.)
In addition, several residents voiced opposition to the proposed opening of Mr. Henry's bar and restaurant in the 4900 block of Wisconsin Ave. NW, saying there were already too many bars in that block. According to ANC officials, following the meeting Henry Yaffe, who proposed opening the restaurant, said he would abandon his plan because of the citizen opposition.
Also at the meeting, the commissioners voted to support an application by the Psychiatric Institute of Washington to the D.C. government to open a psychiatric hospital in an existing building at 4228 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Officials of the institute agreed to several conditions requested by neighbors, such as fencing the property and proper control of pedestrian and vehicular access to and from the building from neighborhood streets.
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ANC 3F will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Capital Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3150 Chesapeake St. NW. There will be updates on the Forest Hills Citizens Association's Connecticut Avenue beautification project, and on plans by Donahoe Cos. to construct a five-story building at 4100 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
The commissioners will consider the revised bylaws of the ANC. In addition, there will be a report on the Sunoco gas station at Fessenden Street and Connecticut Avenue NW. Citizens have recently complained that mechanics are parking and repairing cars on nearby residential streets.
ANC 3G will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. There will be a discussion on whether or not trash cleanup and truck deliveries at Magruder's grocery store, 5626 Connecticut Ave. NW, are in keeping with a written agreement between the ANC and the store.
In addition, a representative from the Carnegie Institution of Washington will discuss the organziation's plans to construct a new building and to renovate and build additions to two existing buildings at the institution's campus at 5241 Broad Branch Rd. NW.
ANC 4A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Shepherd Elementary School auditorium, 14th and Jonquil streets NW. There will be a presentation on the civil infraction enforcment program of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which is designed to maintain the residential character and appearance of neighborhoods in the city. There will also be an update on a citizens proposal for the city government to open a public public library in the Shepherd Park area.
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ANC 4B will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW. Joseph P. Yelldell, director of the D.C. Office of Emergency Preparedness, will discuss hazardous material accidents; the Rev. Kenneth Frazier, a representative of the nonprofit Frederick Douglass Foundation, will discuss civil defense, and Capt. John Hilbert, of the Fourth District Police, will discuss Ward 4 police and crime matters.
ANC 5A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Call the ANC office at 653-6563 for the meeting location and agenda information.
ANC 6A will sponsor a town hall meeting and a forum for at-large and Ward 6 D.C. School Board candidates from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Washington Fellowship Church, 907 Maryland Ave. NE.
ANC 6B and the Capitol Hill section of the D.C. League of Women Voters will sponsor an election forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Buchanan Secondary Learning Center, 13th and D streets SE. At 7 p.m., there will be presenations by representatives for and against an initiative on the November ballot requiring a 5-cent deposit on soda and beer bottles and cans sold in the District. The Ward 6 D.C. School Board candidates will speak at 8 p.m.
The next regular meeting of ANC 6B will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
At the Oct. 13 meeting of ANC 6B, the commissioners approved the ANC operating budget for 1988 of approximately $48,000.
The commissioners also voted to support the portions of an application to the D.C. Zoning Commission by the city's Office of Planning that deals with rezoning in the ANC 6B area.
The commissioners also voted to support plans by the Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club to renovate its 50-year-old facility at 17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue SE.
The commissioners also voted to support improvements to the Southeast/Southwest freeway proposed by the D.C. Department of Public Works. However, the commissioners recommended that the city conduct further studies to determine how the proposed relocation of the freeway access ramp from Third Street to Seventh Street SE will affect traffic patterns. The commissioners also recommended that trees be planted in Garfield Park, which is adjacent to the freeway at Third Street SE, to buffer the noise from the freeway.
The commissioners also voted to ask city officials to designate a portion of the proposed D.C. prision site, at 19th and E streets SE, as an historic landmark. A recent archeological dig uncovered prehistoric and historic artifacts there.
The executive committee of ANC 7B will hold an open meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the ANC office, located in Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church, 3200 S St. SE.
ANC 8B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the ANC office, Suite 1, 2629 Jasper St. SE. The owner and the developer of a vacant lot at Alabama Avenue and Knox Place SE will discuss their plans to build a convenience store and dry cleaning business there.
A representative of the Seventh District Police Headquarters also will discuss citizen complaints about prostitution on Alabama Avenue near the intersections of Stanton Road and 23rd Street SE. Residents of the area have complained about prostitution at those locations for more than a year, but they say the illegal activities have increased recently and they want police to do something about it.