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List of Alcohol License Renewals Being Considered During ANC 2B’s May Meeting

Hello neighbors,

Below is a link to the list of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board license renewal applications that ANC 2B will consider during its regular May meeting this Wednesday.

ANC 2B License Renewals for May 2016 Meeting

Please note that there will be time set aside for community members to raise any concerns regarding the establishments included in the attached list during the meeting.

As a reminder, the ANC’s regular May meeting will be this Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here.

Please let your single member district commissioner or I know if you have any questions about this matter. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Peter Sacco
Executive Director
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B

ZPD Committee Agenda for May 4, 2016

The ANC’s Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee will meet Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. Please reach out to Commissioner Warwick and your single member district commissioner if you have questions or concerns.

The following projects are on the Committee’s agenda:

1508-1512 21st Street NW – Revised residential renovation and rear addition to three existing multifamily rowhouses, including restoration of the historic façades on 21st Street (HPRB #16-148) (2B02) (10 mins)

1800 R Street NW – Application for a variance to allow for the opening of a yoga studio in a condominium building (BZA #19262) (2B03)

923 16th Street NW – Historic landmarking application for the St. Regis Hotel (formerly the Carlton Hotel), including a proposed side and roof addition (HPRB #16-293) (2B05)

1800 N Street NW – Public space application for an enclosed sidewalk cafe at Surfside (DDOT #10235344) (2B07)

1101-1111 16th Street NW – Revised concept / façade alterations to non-contributing buildings as two buildings are combined (HPRB #16-157) (2B05)

Remembering Commissioner Michael Feldstein – A Statement from the Dupont Circle ANC

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Commissioner Michael Feldstein, who has served the residents and businesses of district 2B-01 on the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission for almost eight years. Mike passed away in his home on April 13th following an extended illness.

Mike was a true leader who constantly pushed for progress and inspired those around him with his vision, kindness and tenacity. Throughout his career in international development and aid, and then in his work for the neighborhood, he was a strong advocate for the most vulnerable among us, especially for those who suffer quietly or without the ability to ask for help. In Dupont, he fiercely championed the beautification and utilization of our public spaces to the benefit of all of us.

Mike’s passing has already left a palpable hole in our neighborhood. We were consistently amazed by his ability to bring people together. Wherever his travels took him, he developed fast friendships and built strong relationships. His personality and ability to bring people together helped define our community.

Those who knew Mike know that he would never want anyone to make a fuss about him, but he did say that if friends were insistent they could honor his memory through a donation to the Dupont Circle Village, whose members rallied around Mike in his last days and weeks. Mike’s family, which includes so many neighbors, community members and friends, are planning a ceremony in celebration of his life the weekend of April 30. Please check back here for more details.

His family in Dupont Circle misses him dearly.

Information on ANC 2B Hearings for 2016 Alcohol License Renewals

Hello neighbors,

As some of you might have seen from ANC 2B’s regular April meeting agenda that was sent out earlier this week, the ANC will begin considering a series of alcohol license renewals during next Wednesday’s meeting. According to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), approximately 1,500 alcoholic beverage licenses from across the city are due to be renewed in 2016. This includes all restaurant, hotel, multipurpose facility, club, marine vessel, train, caterer, tavern, and nightclub licenses. Due to the fact that ANC 2B contains a large share of the city’s alcohol licenses, the ANC will set aside time during several upcoming regular meetings in order to consider the renewal of licenses.

The alcohol license renewal process is a critical time for the ANC to ensure that establishments are following the rules and being good neighbors. The process allows for the ANC to work with individual establishments to address any concerns from their neighbors. Community members are thus encouraged to attend the ANC’s meetings where renewals are being considered and to voice concerns about any individual establishments that are up for renewal.

I have created a list of the establishments whose license renewals will be considered during the ANC’s regular April meeting next week. The list can be found below:

ANC 2B License Renewals for April 2016 Meeting

Please note that the establishments included in the list are only the ones whose renewal hearing date in front of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has been set for before the ANC’s regular May meeting on May 11, 2016. There will be time set aside for community members to raise any concerns regarding the establishments included in the attached list during next Wednesday’s meeting.

As a reminder, the ANC’s regular April meeting will be next Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 pm at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here.

Additionally, more information on the 2016 alcohol license renewal process can be found here.

Please let your single member district commissioner or I know if you have any questions about this matter. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Sincerely,

Peter Sacco
Executive Director
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B

ZPD Committee Meeting April 6th

The ANC’s Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee will meet March 2nd 7PM at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The agenda is listed below:

BZA #19255 – 2B01 – 1735 Fraser Court – area variance to permit a 207 square foot enlargement of a nonconforming single-family dwelling that exceeds the allowable lot occupancy percentage and FAR requirements.

HPRB – 2000 Florida Ave NW HPA 16-258 – 2B01 – American Geophysical Union – renovation of existing noncontributing office building targetting net zero