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Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1A will meet at 7 p.m. today at the D.C. Urban League, 3501 14th St. NW.
At ANC 1A's Nov. 2 meeting, Larry Press, of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, reported that the city's Redevelopment Land Agency plans to sell a city-owned lot bounded by 14th Street, Park Road, Holmead Place and Monroe Street NW, to developers who want to build a Safeway grocery store there. Press said construction is expected to begin by next spring.
The commissioners also voted to seek a temporary restraining order from D.C. Superior Court to close the Celebrity Hall disco, at 3401 Georgia Ave. NW. The commissioners said they were prompted by fights and unsupervised teen-agers at the club.
ANC 1D has not met since Oct. 2. At that meeting, Harold Washburn and Jean Lindley, ANC 1D's only two commissioners, split on whether to support the Turkish Embassy's application to demolish the Turkish Chancellery at 2523 Massachusetts Ave. NW and build a new chancellery there.
Washburn voted not to support the plans; Lindley voted to support them. Since the votes cancelled each other, ANC 1D will not take a position on the plans.
The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board recently voted against the demolition plans, but in favor of the construction if the demolition is allowed.
Also at that Oct. 2 meeting, the commissioners voted to take no position on the D.C. Bottle Bill Initiative, which failed in the Nov. 3 election.
The next meeting of ANC 1D will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Margaret's Church. The commissioners will discuss the ANC's grants to community organizations and crime in the Kalorama and Sheridan areas.
ANC 1E will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Mount Pleasant Library, 16th and Lamont streets NW. The Nov. 26 meeting has been cancelled for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Delphine Shepard, of the D.C. Bureau of Parking Services, will discuss the city's residential parking program, which limits the amount of outsider parking allowed on a residential block in neighborhoods in the program.
And, representatives from the Fourth District Police Headquarters and the D.C. Department of Public Works will discuss what residents can do about abandoned cars. Also, a representative from Buyers-Up, a consumer advocate group, will tell how to purchase fuel oil at a discount.
ANC 2B will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Church, 1772 Church St. NW. Commissioners will discuss the ANC's policy on making grants to community organizations. This meeting had been scheduled for Nov. 11, but was canceled because of snow.
The ANC 2B November newsletter is available by calling the office at 659-2275. The ANC office recently moved to 1555 Connecticut Ave., Suite 201, Wash. D.C. 20036. The office phone number is the same.
ANC 2C the commissioners said in their Nov. 4 meeting that they plan to write a letter to the D.C. Department of Transportation asking that a stop sign be placed on the southwest corner of Fifth and M streets NW to stop eastbound traffic on M Street.
Commissioner Clarene Martin presented a petition at the meeting signed by residents who live near the intersection and feel it is hazardous without the stop sign.
The commissioners also voted to support an application to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment by the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development to open a restaurant and carryout service at 500 Third St. NW. Community Family Life Services plans to rent the building from the city department to use the upper floors for offices and the first floor for a restaurant. The commission requested that the BZA place a five-year limit on the zoning variance if it is granted.
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ANC 3C will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Second District Police Headquarters, Idaho Avenue and Newark Street.
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ANC 4B will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW. Rick Powell, of the D.C. Community Labor Alliance, will discuss workmen's compensation reform. Jim Epstein, acting executive director of the Premier Arts Company theater club, also will speak. The ANC's Nov. 26 meeting has been cancelled because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
ANC 5A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at St. Paul's Temple Church of God and Christ, 3420 16th St. NE. Representatives from the D.C. Department of Emergency Preparedness and the D.C. Department of Public Works' Water and Sewer Administration will speak.
ANC 6B will meet at at its regularly scheduled time Tuesday. The next ANC meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
At the Nov. 10 ANC 6B meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved the ANC's fourth quarter financial report. The ANC also is seeking someone to represent Single Member District (SMD) 10. Anyone interested should call the ANC office at 543-3344.
Also at the meeting, commissioner Karen Walker said the city is planning on forming an Eastern Market Community Development Corporation to manage rehabilitation of the historic farmer's market at Seventh Street and North Carolina Avenue SE. The commissioners voted to have Walker, who represents the neighborhood where the market is located, serve on the community development corporation.
And, the commissioners voted to appeal the recent approval by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment for a Domino's Pizza delivery business to open at 1500 Pennsylania Ave. SE. The ANC is opposed to a pizza business at that site because they consider Domino's a fast-food restaurant and it would be located in a low-density commerical zone, that commissioners say would be less than 25 feet from a residentially zoned area.
The ANC 7B executive committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the ANC office, Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church, 3200 S St. SE.
ANC 7C will hold a town meeting at 7 p.m. today at Merritt Elementary School, 50th and Hayes streets NE to hear a presentation of D.C. Department of Human Services' plans to build a drug treatment center at Nannie Helen Burroughs and Division avenues NE.
ANC 8B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the ANC office, Suite 1, 2629 Jasper St. SE.
About 60 people attended the ANC 8E Infant Mortality Workshop Oct. 31. Calling the program a sucess, ANC officials say they plan to have another one next year. Dr. Reed Tuckson, the District'scommissioner of public health, spoke on preventing infant death.