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NEWS: Our official ANC letters now available on our website!

We are pleased to announce that we have updated our Dupont Circle ANC website (www.dupontcircleanc.net) to list all our resolution letters month-by-month, going back to March 2010.  We will continue to post our resolution letters each month.  You can find all these resolution letters by going to “Documents” and then “Resolution Letters by Month,” or by using the following link: http://www.dupontcircleanc.net/documents/resolutions-letters/.

When the ANC passes a resolution on a matter — for example, supporting a liquor license application, raising a concern to the D.C. Council, or providing comment on proposed legislation — we share a letter incorporating the resolution with the relevant D.C. agency or other body.  The letter is signed by the Chairman with the line “ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION.”  The letter serves the official notice of our action to the relevant agency or body.  They are to give the resolution in the letter “great weight.”  In the past, these letters were mailed or sometimes faxed, but since around 2005 the ANC has shared almost all of its formal letters as e-mailed PDF files.

This new web page is part of our effort to make the ANC 2B website a comprehensive resource for the community, and also to promote open government.  Enjoy perusing our letters!

NEWS: ANC 2B approves revised public space guidelines

After several months of work by our ABRA Policy Committee, the ANC at our March 2011 meeting approved a revised set of guidelines for reviewing applications for public space sidewalk cafes.  These guidelines are an update of our 1997 guidelines.

The new public space guidelines will assist the ANC in considering all applications for public space sidewalk cafes fairly and thoroughly.  Applicants file sidewalk cafe requests to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Public Space Committee.  If liquor is to be served, then applicants must also file such requests to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.  The ANC hears these applications first, and the agencies are to give the ANC’s opinion “great weight” in considering the applications.

The process of revising these guidelines began in Fall 2010.  The ABRA Policy Committee circulated a draft and solicited public comment from December through February.  The final document was recommended by the Committee and adopted by the Commission at our March 9, 2011 public meeting.

The revised guidelines are available here.

Our prior posting on this topic is available here.

NEWS: Draft March 2011 ANC 2B agenda

DRAFT March 2011 agenda

Call to Order and Introduction of Commissioners (7:00pm) (5 mins)

Special Guest: Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans (7:05pm) (20 mins)

Minutes/Calendar (7:25pm) (5 mins)

  1. Approval of February 2011 Minutes
  2. Circulation of Monthly Work Calendar

Public Announcements (7:30pm) (5 mins)

  1. Next Public Safety Meeting for PSA 208: Tues. 7pm @ District 3 HQ (17th & V)
  2. Announcement of Adams Morgan 18th Street Project (Tom Pipkin)
  3. Other Announcements (if any)

General Items (7:35pm) (10 mins total)

Request for letter of support for the 2011 Capital Pride Parade (5 mins)

Request for letter of support for the 2011 17th Street Festival (5 mins)

Regulatory (7:45pm) (95 mins total)

Public Space Applications (30 minutes subtotal)

Application by Freshfarm Markets for Public Space permit for use of 800 block of Vermont Ave NW (5 mins) (2B05)

Application for public space sidewalk cafe by Tandoori Time (CR Restaurant), 1140 19th St NW, with 3 tables & 6 chairs, hours of operation Sun-Th 11am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11:30pm (2B06) (5 mins)

Application for public space amenities at Q St & 19th St NW by Diego D’Ambrosio (2B02) (10 mins)

Application by Shake Shack, 1216 18th St NW for for sidewalk cafe. (2B06) (10 mins)

ABC Applications (65 mins subtotal)

1. License Renewals:

CN (Nightclub) License Renewal: Royal Palace, 1805 Conn Ave NW. Petition due 3/21/11; Roll call hearing 4/4/11. (2B01) (5 mins)

2. New Licenses / Substantial Changes:

Application by The Mighty Pint (License #ABRA-084184), 1831 M Street NW, for substantial change to CT (Tavern) license to extend hours of operation to 11:30am-5:00am (every day), with hours of sales/service Sun-Th 11:30am-1:30am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30am. Current hours of operation: Sun-Th 11:30am-2:00am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-3:00am. Petition due 3/14/11; Roll-call hearing 3/28/11. (2B06) (10 mins)

Application by Hello Hospitality IV LLC t/a St. Arnold’s on Jefferson, 1827 Jefferson Pl NW, for substantial change to CR (Restaurant) license ABRA-085989 for extension of hours of operation, sales, and service, from current (Sun 3pm-10pm, M-Th 11am-11pm, Fr-Sat 11am-1am) to new Sun-Th 11am-2am, Fr-Sat 11am-3am. Petition due 3/21/11; Roll call hearing 4/4/11. (2B02) (10 mins)

Application by Luna/Skewers Restaurant, 1633 P St. N.W., for substantial change for a Sidewalk Cafe with seating capacity for 16 persons and a Summer Garden for 10 seats (ABRA License 078431). Hours of Operation for Sidewalk Cafe/Summer Garden: Sun. 10am-12am, Mon-Fri. 10am-11pm, Sat 10am-12am. Hours of Alcoholic Sales and Consumption for Sidewalk Cafe/Summer Garden: 10am-11pm daily. Petition due 3/28/11; Roll call hearing 4/11/11. (2B05) (10 mins)

Application by Policy, 1904 14th St NW, for substantial change to CR (Restaurant) license for 2 sidewalk cafes: (1) T Street 16 seats and (2) 14th Street 14 seats, with hours of operations/sales/service Sun-Th 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11:30pm. Petition due 4/4/11; Roll-call hearing 4/18/11 (2B09) (10 mins)

Application by Chi-Cha Lounge, 1624 U St NW, to terminate Voluntary Agreement on CT (Tavern) license with co-parties ANC 2B and Joseph Masullo. Petition due 4/11/11; Roll-call hearing 4/25/11. (2B08) (10 mins)

Application by One Lounge, 1606 20th St NW, for Entertainment Endorsement for dancing to occasional DJ for special events, ent. hours Sun-Th 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-3am. (2B02) (10 mins)

HPRB & Zoning Applications (0 mins subtotal)

No applications

Committee Reports (9:15pm) (30 mins total)

Dupont West Moratorium Ad Hoc Cmte (15 mins)

  1. Proposed resolutions on renewal of the moratorium

ABRA Policy Committee (10 mins)

  1. Proposed resolution on Public Space Sidewalk Cafe guidelines
  2. Reports on old business (if any): Draft model VA
  3. New item: Potential comments on Ward 2 Single Sales Ban
  4. Next Meeting: TBD

Zoning, Preservation & Development Committee (2 mins)

  1. Reports on old business (if any): Capital Bikeshare locations, Zoning Re-write, Conn Ave underpass greening, Conn Ave median & landscaping, Farragut virtual Metro tunnel, Speed hump study
  2. Next Meeting: Tues. 4/5/11 7pm @ Resource Center (if needed)

Community Involvement Committee (2 mins)

  1. Proposed resolution on Community “Grants” Policy: next month

Commissioner Reports (9:45pm) (2 mins total)

Neighboring Jurisdiction Reports (if any): West End/Foggy Bottom (2B06), Adams Morgan (2B01, 2B08), Kalorama (2B01, 2B02), Logan Circle (2B04, 2B05, 2B09), Georgetown (2B06), Columbia Heights/Shaw (2B09)

Short Reports on Old Business (if any)

  1. Polling locations for At-Large Special election (Stephens)
  2. DCPS non-discrimination (Jacobson)
  3. Marrakesh: CT tavern renewal (2B02)
  4. Soho: VA with amended hours (2B02)
  5. Republic of Congo: HPRB & BZA application for chancery (2B04)
  6. Brown Bag: Public space sidewalk cafe (2B05)
  7. Mad Hatter: sub. change sidewalk cafe (2B05/2B07)
  8. Kabab-ji: valet parking application (2B07)
  9. 1440 T St: rear addition (2B09)

Administrative/Financial Matters (9:47pm) (2 mins total)

  1. Finances/Treasurer’s Report
  2. Approval of ANC 2B FY 2010 Annual Report

Adjournment (9:50pm)