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ANC 2B November 2018 Final Agenda Posted

The final agenda for the ANC’s November meeting has been posted and can be viewed at the following link:

Final November 2018 Agenda

The meeting will be on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm. Please note that the meeting will take place at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 500. This is the SAIS building that is located on the north side of the 1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue.

Please also note that, due School of Advanced International Studies policies, all meeting attendees will be required to show photo ID in order to enter the school building.

Oral interpretation / oral transliteration will be available during the meeting.

ANC 2B November 2018 Agenda Posted

The agenda for the ANC’s November meeting has been posted and can be viewed at the following link:

November 2018 Agenda

The meeting will be on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm. Please note that the meeting will take place at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 500. This is the SAIS building that is located on the north side of the 1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue.

Please also note that, due School of Advanced International Studies policies, all meeting attendees will be required to show photo ID in order to enter the school building.

ANC 2B Meeting Notices for Upcoming ZPD and TPI Committee Meetings

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Zoning, Preservation, and Development (ZPD) Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The committee will review the following historic preservation and zoning applications:

  • 1608 20th Street NW – Permit / Rear two-story addition (HPRB #19-048) (2B02)
  • 1733 16th Street NW – Concept / Four-story plus penthouse new apartment building (HPRB #18-668) (2B04)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to the single member district commissioner associated with the project and Interim ZPD Committee Chair Daniel Warwick at 2B02@anc.dc.gov.

Additionally, ANC 2B will hold a special November Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome and review of meeting norms
  • Consideration of a resolution regarding the District Department of Transportation’s proposed rulemaking on residential parking regulations
  • Consideration of a resolution regarding the District Department of Transportation’s proposed rulemaking on dockless vehicle regulations
  • Consideration of a resolution regarding the District Department of Transportation’s proposed installation of parking restrictions for passenger loading (NOI #18-192)
  • Consideration of a resolution regarding the Department of For-Hire Vehicles’ proposed rulemaking on grants for more energy efficient and accessible vehicles

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chair Randy Downs.

Lastly, please note that the TPI Committee’s regular November meeting has been rescheduled due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting will now be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

ANC 2B to Review Policies and Procedures Manual in December

In anticipation of the large quantity of regulatory matters that ANC 2B will have to review during the Commission’s regular November 2018 meeting, the ANC has decided to move review of proposed changes to the ANC’s Policies and Procedures Manual, including proposed changes to the ANC’s Public Space Guidelines, to a meeting held by the Commission in December. More information regarding the proposed changes and the date, time, and location of the meeting will be sent out soon.

Please let your single member district commissioner know if you have any questions about this matter.

REMINDER: ANC 2B Community Meeting on Public Space for Sidewalk Cafes + Survey Results

ANC 2B would like to thank those who participated in our recent survey on the use of outdoor space for sidewalk cafes. (For reference, here are the ANC’s current guidelines.)

As previously announced, ANC 2B is also holding a community meeting this evening on the topic. In advance of that discussion, we’d like to share high-level results of the survey:

  • There were over 230 responses, with the majority being residents of Dupont Circle and living on/near a mixed-use block.
  • Respondents largely feel that there are either too few or just the right number of establishments which may have sidewalk cafes / outdoor restaurants.
  • Most respondents typically patronize sidewalk cafes at least 2-3 times per month.
  • No one closing time is preferred by a majority of respondents, though the preferred distribution of closing hours was later for Friday and Saturday evenings than for Sunday through Thursday evenings.
  • A majority of respondents believe that the appropriate time to close sidewalk cafes / outdoor restaurants should be impacted by such factors as whether alcohol is served, whether there is amplified noise, and/or whether there is full food service being offered until closing.

The complete survey results can be found here. We appreciate the diversity of opinions and willingness to share your thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you at ANC 2B’s public space community meeting on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Society of the Cincinnati at the Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Daniel Warwick
Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B