1E MOUNT PLEASANT
Advisory neighborhood commissioners of ANC 1E asked the city's Board of Zoning Adjustment to postpone ruling on a request by GAP Inc., which runs a day-care center at the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, to increase from 25 to 84 the number of children it can care for when it moves to 3060 16th St. NW. The commissioners argued that the community needs more time to study the proposal and discuss concerns about parking, safety and trash pickup. The BZA agreed to reschedule the hearing for Sept. 26. The ANC will hold a community meeting on the issue Sept. 4.
On Tuesday, ANC 1E will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at 1855 Lamont St. NW. People who have applied to be on the board of directors of Mainstreet Inc., a community organization dedicated to sprucing up Mount Pleasant Street, have been invited to speak. Those who want to speak, however, must call the ANC office at 462-3595. 3C CLEVELAND PARK-WOODLEY PARK
At its July 23 meeting, ANC 3C did the following:
Adopted a resolution that will be sent to the D.C. Fine Arts Commission supporting renovation plans proposed for a row of commercial buildings in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW (across from the National Zoo). The owner of the buildings plans to restore the facades of the storefronts to their original design.
Adopted a resolution to be sent to the D.C. Office of Planning objecting to its draft of the Ward 3 comprehensive plan, which will set land-use policy for the neighborhood when adopted by the D.C. Council.
The resolution contends that the draft Ward 3 plan points out problems but offers no solutions and also fails to address some goals, such as to promote tourism, set forth in the citywide comprehenisve plan.
Adopted a resolution to be sent the D.C. Zoning Commission in support of rezoning of land along Wisconsin Avenue NW near the Washington Cathedral. The ANC said the current zoning allows buildings to be 90 feet tall, which is too high for the area. The ANC wants the limit lowered to 40 feet, which commissioners said is about the height of many of the present buildings.
Voted to give an ANC grant of $1,000 to the Woodley Park Business Association to use for landscaping along the sidewalks in the 2600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW.
Adopted a resolution to be sent to the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs protesting that the owner of a house at 3417 Lowell St. NW still has not sought a variance from the zoning office to build an addition to a house. The owner already had built most of the addition when the city's regulatory office issued a stop-work order because the addition did not comply with zoning regulations. Some neighbors have complained that the owner has neither removed the addition nor obtained the needed variance. 3G CHEVY CHASE
ANC 3G will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW, to do the following:
Hear a representative of the D.C. Department of Human Services discuss the opening of a group home at 6014 32nd St. NW for mentally handicapped residents.
Consider a zoning request by Allen and Elizabeth Muchnick and Alvin Czajkowskim, owner of a house at 3110 Quesada St. NW, for a variance to build a deck on the house that would be closer to the rear property line than zoning regulations allow.
At its July 23 meeting, the ANC did the following:
Voted to write to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board requesting an investigation of the status of the liquor license for Rossini's Italian Restaurant at 5507 Connecticut Ave. NW.
At its meeting July 10, the ANC voted to send a letter to the city's regulatory affairs office asking it to investigate the Mandarin Palace Restaurant, 5540 Connecticut Ave. NW, which commissioners said is using ite second floor for banquets and private parties, which they had understood was not to be allowed under the terms of an agreement with the zoning office. For more information, call 363-5803. 5A BROOKLAND-WOODRIDGE-RIGGS-MICH. PK.
ANC 5A will hold a forum tonight for D.C. Council and D.C. delegate candidates seeking to represent Ward 5. The forum begins at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Elementary School, at 12th Street and Michigan Avenue NE. 5B IVY CITY-TRINIDAD-BROOKLAND-ARBORETUM
ANC 5B commissioner Enez Martin, who represents residents in the Woodridge area, will hold a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Langdon Recreation Center, 2901 20th St. NE, to hear a presentation by Archie Arvedisian of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington on plans to build a recreation center for children at the Montana Terrace housing project.
ANC 5B is seeking volunteers and donations for the eighth annual Trinidad Day, set for Aug. 18. Contact the ANC office at 576-8765 for more information.