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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)

October 7th ZPD and St. Thomas Development Public Input Meeting

The October 7th Zoning, Preservation, and Development Meeting of ANC 2B will be held in the West Wing meeting room of the Embassy Row Hotel at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW. The meeting will begin at 7PM and consider three regulatory applications as well as a public input meeting on the development at 1772 Church St NW.

Regulatory Agenda 7:00PM-7:30PM

1600 I St NW / 888 16th Street NW (Motion Picture Association of America) Applications to the a) Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and a) the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA):

a) HPRB Application No. 15-575, A noncontributing structure, Historic Preservation Review Board (Hearing Scheduled for October 22 (or 29 overflow))
b) BZA Case 19122 (i) to allow an increase of an existing, and (ii) to allow a portion of an existing roof structure to be devoted to enclosed communal amenity space that is to an outdoor roof terrace, to allow the renovation and expansion of the existing office building on the Subject Property in the SP-2 District.

1415 22nd St NW, Commission of Fine Arts Review

1514 Q St NW, Historic Preservation review of rear addition

1325 21st Street NW rear addition HPRB # 15-632 Note: delayed to November agenda at applicant’s request

Public Input Meeting 7:30-9:00PM

Following HPRB’s review of the St Thomas Church development at 1772 Church Street NW, the applicant applied for a zoning variance. When the applicant applied for a zoning variance, the ANC convened a small group of neighbors, the developer, the church, and the ANC to discuss reaching a memorandum of understanding regarding the construction and operational impacts of the development. The public input meeting is to engage the broader community on concerns and items for consideration. Committee members will be at the drop-in meeting to hear concerns in small groups.

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Commissioner Daniel Warwick.

Listed below are items the committee has already brainstormed for consideration.

Pre-construction Items:

  • Transportation Analysis
    • Trip Generation Study
    • Alley Width/Configuration
    • Alley Management Plan
  • Arborist Assessment (Street Trees)
  • Existing Conditions Survey
    • Neighboring Homes
    • Settlement Monitoring
  • Construction Staging Plan
    • Sequencing of Church/Residential Construction
    • Sidewalk/Alley/Roadway Restrictions
    • Overall Project Schedule

Construction Items:

  • Point of Contact Identification
  • Hours of Construction
  • Rodent Control
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Neighboring Property Surveys
  • Maintenance Reimbursements
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Alley and Parking Access
    • Notice of Closure
    • Parking Reimbursement
  • Construction Dust Mitigation
  • Construction Worker Parking
  • Alley Resurfacing

Operational Items:

  • Public & Private Outdoor Space
    • Usage
    • Noise Controls
    • Light Controls
    • Privacy
  • Trash Collection
  • Loading Zone Operations
  • Rear Door Access/Restrictions
  • Property Management Contact Identification
  • Community Utilization of Facilities
    • Meeting Space
    • Parking
  • Secondary Church Functions
    • Funerals
    • Weddings
    • Special Events
    • Potential Future Uses
  • MOU Specific Items
    • Effect of Agreement
    • Enforcement
    • Modifications