Author Archives: Daniel Warwick

AGU and ANC 2B to host public meeting on renovation of AGU headquarters (2000 Florida Ave NW)

Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) invite you to an informational reception to learn about and provide feedback regarding the plans to renovate the AGU Headquarters Building.

Where: AGU Headquarters, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Conference Room A
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Please see the  AGU Community Meeting Flyer for more information and a rendering of the renovated building. We hope to see you on Wednesday!

ZPD Committee Meeting March 2nd

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:

Universalist National Memorial Church (BZA Case No. 18471A). The BZA hearing will take place on March 22 (2B09)

American Geophysical Union HPRB – (HPA #16-(# to come) ) redevelopment of 2000 Florida Ave NW to a net zero office building (2B01)

1701 Rhode Island Avenue (HPA #16-255) redevelopment of former YMCA building. David Tuchman for Akridge, the building owner, and Mark T. Ramirez, Hickock Cole, architect. (2B05)

ZPD Agenda February 3rd

The ANC’s Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee will meet February 3rd 7PM at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The agenda is listed below.

1719 T Street – Request for variances from FAR, lot occupancy, and closed court requirements, and a special exception from green area ratio requirements, to construct a three-story, four-unit apartment house (BZA #19188) (2B08) (15 mins)

1101-1111 16th Street concept/façade alterations to non-contributing buildings as two buildings are combined. 16th Street Historic District (2B05) Dodd Walker, Development Manager for owner/developer Akridge (, 202/624-8615); Construction Manager, Andrei Ponomarev; and Architect Peter G. Mendola, LEED® AP from Smith Group JJR. (HPA 16-157) (2B05)

Historic Landmark Application #11-05, Southern Railway Building, 1500 K Street NW (2B05)

1513 Church St NW. BZA special exemptions will be required since this a non-conforming structure: lot coverage (66%) and open court width. The owners want to “bump out” the 2nd floor 4′-3″ removing an existing deck to match the existing 1st floor building foot print and add a roof deck. The building footprint will not change and the roof deck is at the very rear of the structure. Owners Michael and Farrah Buff are represented by Joel heisey 202-257-5921. (BZA #19228) (2B05)

1503-1503 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Square 221, Lot 810, 15th Street Financial Historic District), Request for special exception relief from penthouse setback requirements and from the minimum rear yard requirements. (Historic Riggs bank building to become the Museum of the American Educator). Owner FOTP LLC represented by Norman (Chip) Glasgow, Jr., Holland and Knight,, 202/419-2460. (Ralph Finerman, Manager for owner.) This project has concept approval from HPR and US Commission of Fine Arts. (BZA #19299) (2B05)

Zoning Commission Case No. 04-33G, Inclusionary Zoning rule changes

ZPD Agenda December 2nd 7PM

ANC 2B’s next Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee meeting will be December 2nd 7PM at the Dupont Circle Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle NW). Following the public input session at the October ZPD meeting, this month the ZPD Committee will be hosting a public input session on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding among St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Cas Riegler, and the ANC. The *DRAFT* MOU is located here (pdf): St. Thomas – MOU – Draft -11-30-2015

Please reach out to Commissioners Warwick and Kupcinski with any questions, comments, or concerns.

ZPD Meeting

The regularly scheduled ZPD meeting will be held on November 4th 7PM at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. Below are the projects which will be considered:

1514 Q St NW – Historic Preservation Review of rear addition. HPRB # 15-635 (2B05)

1711 New Hampshire Ave BZA # 19131 Request for a varience to use an existing residential building for a non-profit use. (2B03)