Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1A will not meet at its regularly scheduled time today. The next meeting of ANC 1A will be Jan. 5. To contact the ANC, call 232-0175.


ANC 1E's executive committee took the following actions at its Dec. 1 meeting: Discussed with the managers of the Argyle Convenience Store, 3220 17th St. NW, their plan to apply to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to open a carryout delicatessen in the store. The commissioners asked the store managers to give them a written proposal on the carryout. Heard a report from the ANC's Housing Committee about its Nov. 20 meeting with representatives of Ministries United to Support Community Life Endeavors (MUSCLE), a nonprofit community organization. The ANC is looking for ways to retain low- and moderate-income housing in the Mount Pleasant area. MUSCLE representatives said they would be willing to work with the ANC to achieve that goal.

Decided to distribute complaint forms through the ANC 1E newsletter encouraging residents to air such concerns as problems with trash pickup, parking and police services.

Approved the following grants to community organizations: $1,000 to Bancroft Elementary School, at 18th and Newton streets NW, to purchase more equipment for the school's computer lab; and $250 to the Fourth District Police Headquarter's annual children's Christmas party, which will be held tomorrow at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, 4250 Harewood Rd. NE. For more information about the party, call the Fourth District Police at 576-6745.

ANC 1E commissioner Alice Kelly testified Dec. 10 at a public hearing held by the D.C. Council's Committee on Human Services to support D.C. Council member H.R. Crawford's (D-Ward 7) proposed Community-Based Residential Facilities Fair Distribution Act of 1987. The bill proposes equal distribution of group homes, such as those for juvenile delinquents or mentally retarded adults, in the city's eight wards.


ANC 2B commissioners established at their Dec. 9 meeting a committee to study an offer by the owner of the Moorings Building at 19th and Q streets NW to allow Hollywood Men's Hair Stylists to relocate there.

The ANC had agreed to help the hairstyling business look for a new location in the ANC 2B area since the business must move from its current location in the Dupont Plaza Hotel by Jan. 15. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment must approve the business locating in the Moorings Building since the building is zoned for use by nonprofit organizations.

The committee will decide at its January meeting whether to recommend that the hairstyling business be allowed to move to the Moorings Building. About 1,500 people have signed a petition asking that the business be allowed to relocate.

The following actions also were taken at the meeting:

Agreed to support an application by the Blue Willow Floral Shop to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to renew a special exception to operate the shop in a building zoned for residential use at 1729 20th St. NW.

Agreed to send a letter to D.C. Council member H.R. Crawford (D-Ward 7) suggesting that his proposed Community-Based Residential Facilities Fair Distribution Act of 1987, also require the number of residents in group homes to be equally distributed in the city's eight wards. The bill currently requires that the group homes themselves, such as those for the mentally ill, be established equally in each of the wards. But the number of residents in group homes varies, meaning some neighborhoods would have more group home residents than others.

Voted not to support two applications to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, one to build a two-story addition on a two-story stone building at 1700 Connecticut Ave. NW, and a second to relocate the entrance of a four-story brick town house at 2021 Massachusettes Ave. NW from the first to the second floor. The proposal would require that an outside staircase be built, and the commissioners felt the staircase would not compliment the building's architectural style. The commissioners opposed the first application because they felt the addition would hurt the integrity of the building's architecture.

Decided to support the D.C. Office of Planning's recommendation to the D.C. Zoning Commission that artists be permitted to have combination studios and living space in areas zoned for residential use, provided no more than 60 percent of the space is used as a studio and that art galleries not be permitted in residentially zoned areas. Bella Schwartz was the only commissioner to vote against the resolution.

The commissioners discussed the zoning commission's proposed amendments to the District code governing home offices, including how many business deliveries can be made to a home each week and how many employes a home office may have. The commissioners agreed to ask the zoning commission to hold another public hearing on the proposal.

ANC 2B will not meet at its regularly scheduled time Dec. 23 because of the holidays. To contact the ANC, call 659-2275.


ANC 3C will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Second District Police Headquarters, Idaho Avenue and Newark Street NW.


ANC 4B will not meet at its regularly scheduled time Dec. 24 because of the holidays. The next meeting will be held Jan. 28. To contact the ANC, call 726-7292.


ANC 8B is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. Call the ANC office at 889-9745 for the location and agenda information.