At a meeting Aug. 8, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B did the following:

Agreed to oppose designs proposed by a developer for a mixed-use building in the southwest corner of 18th and R streets NW.

Agreed to protest a request for a liquor license from the R Street Grill restaurant planned for 1635 R St. NW, because the ANC will not meet again before the license deadline for comment. The ANC will review the application at its September meeting.

Agreed to distribute grants from its $14,000 in surplus funds as follows:

$1,000 to the School for Friends;

$500 to Library Theater;

$800 to Emmaus Services for the Aging;

$1,000 to Foundry Housing, a housing organization for elderly people;

$500 to the Whitman Walker Walker clinic;

$600 to the Church Street Park Association.


The ANC will hold a forum for candidates running for the D.C. Council at-large seat at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Capital Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3150 Chesapeake St. NW.

Candidates scheduled to appear include Democratic nominees Johnny Barnes, Linda Cropp and Terry Lynch, as well as W. Cardell Shelton, a Republican, and Council member Hilda Mason (Statethood-At large).

The ANC announced that it has been notified by the D.C. Department of Human Services that a group home for six to eight mentally disabled adults will open in October at 4345 Wisconsin Ave. NW.


At its August 6 meeting, the ANC did the following:

Voted to support a bill that would allow a five percent discount to D.C. homeowners who pay their entire year's property tax bill at one time.

Heard a representative from the D.C. Department of Human Services discuss the opening of a group home at 6104 32nd St. NW for four mentally retarded males who will receive 24-hour supervision.

Voted to support a zoning request by Allen and Elizabeth Muchnick and Alvin Czajkowskim, owners of a house at 3110 Quesada St. NW, for a variance to build a large deck on the house that would be closer to the rear property line than zoning law allows.


ANC 5B commissioners announced their plans to participate in the eighth annual Trinidad Day festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to dusk at the Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE. There will be pony rides, free food and drinks, dunk tanks and D.C. mayoral candidates are expected to attend.


ANC 6B will meet 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the ANC meeting room at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE to vote on the following:

The ANC's third quarter financial report.

A request to renew a liquor license from S&J Liquors, 1500 Massachusetts Ave. SE, a license that the 15th Street Neighborhood Association has voted not to support because of complaints about loitering, trash and public drunkeness.

A Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) application by the Folger Shakespearean Library for a two-story rear addition on a residence at 305 East Capitol St. SE.

A BZA application by Jack and Renee Carlson to convert a former dry cleaning store at 1307 East Capitol St. SE into offices.

A BZA application by Mark and Sandra Anderson to convert a first-floor rear porch into a breakfast room, remodel a second-floor rear porch and build a garage abutting an alley at 1332 Massachusetts Ave. SE.