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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

October 17th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold its October Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome and review of meeting norms
  • Presentation and discussion on the “High Crash Site Review” for the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and R Street NW and the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, S Street, and Florida Avenue NW
  • Update on ANC actions after the death of Carol Joan Tomason in the crosswalk at the intersection of H Street and 15th Street NW
  • Updates regarding the 17th Street NW pedestrian, cyclist, and curbside management safety improvements

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.

The purpose of the Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee is to promote a safe and effective transportation system for the residents and visitors of Dupont Circle and improve the use of public space in our neighborhood.

Final ANC 2B October 2018 Agenda Posted WITH LOCATION CHANGE

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

Final October 2018 Agenda

The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 pm. Please note that, due to meeting room scheduling conflicts, the location of the meeting has changed. The new meeting location is the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Rome Building at 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW. This is a SAIS building that is located on the north side of the 1600 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 October 2018 Agenda Posted

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

October 2018 Agenda

The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th 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.